News & Events

The Bishops office has begun the process of reopening parishes throughout the diocese. Pastors have been given directives to begin this slow and thoughtful process. Fr. Andrejek asks your continued prayers and patience as he along with the newly formed committee work to meet all the required tasks that will allow us to safely and reverently celebrate the sacraments again. Parishioners will be informed of progress from the pastor via bulletin, e-mails and announcements prior to streamed Masses.

Here is the Executive Summary which details the Diocesan plan for reopening.


The Tax Credit Scholarship program offers a 75 percent income tax credit to individuals and businesses that contribute to qualified Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs). The SGOs then provide scholarships for students whose families meet the income requirements to attend qualified, private schools in Illinois, like St. Joseph School. Individuals can designate their donation directly to St. Joseph School!

Already for the 2020-2021 school year, 25 children are waiting in line and hoping for a scholarship to St. Joseph School. We are asking for your help to ensure all 25 children and their families have the opportunity to attend St. Joseph School.

Here is additional information.

Live Weekend Mass streaming Saturday evening at 5:00 pm

Live Daily Mass streaming Monday 6:00 pm; Tuesday – Friday 7:00 am, First Saturday 8:00 am

Watch online LIVE on    or on any mobile  device.

These Masses may be watched anytime following the live-streaming through our online RECORDINGS

These Masses may also be watched through our YouTube channel. Find “St. Joseph Pekin Live Mass” on YouTube.


In response to a letter issued from Bishop Jenky, all functions held at the church, parish center and school will be cancelled starting with Stations of the Cross tonight until further notice.

Please join us for our Spring Festival Fish Fry this Friday, March 13th at the VFW – Pekin from 4pm-7pm.

Fish, Fries, Coleslaw and Macaroni and Cheese will be served.

Adults $10 : Kids $5

Tickets at the door. Take out available

Ash Wednesday Masses will be at 9am and 6pm.

Join us at one of two places tonight to eat and have fellowship.

Wendy’s from 4pm-7pm – supports St. Joseph School

Kouri’s from 5pm – 9pm – supports Knights of Columbus (for Intellectual Disabilities fund and Seminarian fund)

We strongly encourage support and readership of our diocesan newspaper, The Catholic Post. We hope all members of our parish will use this valuable resource for Catholic living in our diocese. Follow The Catholic Post on Facebook to get breaking news first and to share stories and images of faith with your friends and family.

Catholic Post Bishops Letter 20


Join us at the Parish Center tonight from 6-7pm to hear from the Empower representative on how to take part in this amazing opportunity. We look forward to seeing you.