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2018 Gala Date
November 17, 2017 4:45 PM

Please join us for the St. Joseph's Home Forget-Me-Not Gala on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm. 

The Gala benefits the Continuing Care Fund to provide compassionate care to our current and future residents who are no longer able to bear the financial cost of their care.

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November 17, 2017 4:41 PM

 Congratulations to the St. Joseph's Home 2017 Raffle Winners:


Grand Prize: Bob and Theresa Watkin

Second Prize: Pauline Baszis

Third Prize: Cathy Lundeen Becker


Early Bird Winners: Kathy Maxey, Charlene McClure, and Lillian Fleck

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Early Bird Raffle Winners Announced
November 2, 2016 5:21 PM

 Winners of the 2016 St. Joseph's Home annual raffle announced

Updates posted Nov. 4, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Grand prize, $10,000: Donald Heckenkamp, Quincy

Second prize, $1,000: Jack Dolan, Springfield

Third prize, $500: Joe Pisarek, New Berlin

Oct. 14 - John Shafer (declined the prize, preferring that St. Joseph's Home use it for its ministries)

Oct. 21 - Charlotte Blumle (declined the prize, instructed St. Joseph's Home to use it for its ministries)

Oct. 28 - Carol and Bob Hogan

2016 raffle
September 12, 2016 3:10 PM

2016 Raffle is underway!

Raffle tickets are now available at St. Joseph's Home. The annual raffle is a vital project to help fund capital improvements. This year, raffle proceeds will support the addition of a new elevator and related building projects.

Grand prize is $10,000; second prize is $1,000; and third prize is $500. Winners will be drawn at 9 a.m. November 4.

Early-bird drawings on Oct. 14, 21 and 28 will have prizes of $100 each. Early-bird winners' tickets will go back into the barrel for a chance at the big prizes.

For tickets, please call or stop by the development office, 529-5596.

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2016 Forget-Me-Not Gala
February 25, 2016 10:38 PM


St. Joseph’s Home Forget-Me-Not Gala will take place Saturday, April 30th at the Crowne Plaza Springfield.

The Forget-Me-Not Gala benefits the Continuing Care Program. Help us assist those who can no longer bear the full cost of their care on their own.

The event will include a cocktail reception beginning at five p.m. with music by the
 Three Tenors Orchestra
, plated dinner with choice of one of three entrees, entertainment by Dual Piano Featuring Mark Gifford and Damien Kaplan, silent and live auctions, and raffles.


Individual tickets can be reserved for $70 each or a table of 10 for $600. Reservations can be made by calling 217-529-5596 or online by completing the secured form below. Make your reservation online today! 

Please note a 3% processing fee will be charged to all credit card transactions.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are needed and greatly appreciated to help offset the costs of this large and worthwhile fundraiser.  Together we can care for those who can no longer afford to bear the full cost on their own. Many opportunities are available. Click here for a fillable sponsorship form.

For additional information about this event or the Continuing Care Program, please contact Terri Hempstead at 217-529-5596 or info@saintjosephshome.org.

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Raffle winners announced
November 6, 2015 4:42 PM

Congratulations to winners of St. Joseph's Home's 2015 annual raffle! Winners are: grand prize Nancy Wesselman, second prize Lisa Giacomini-Fay, and third prize Gilda Fulgenzi. Early bird winners were Nancy Wesselman, Joan Garvert, and John Bartolozzi.

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2015 Annual Raffle Going On Now
September 20, 2015 3:19 PM | Tagged as raffle

St. Joseph's Home Annual Raffle is going on now.  Don't miss out on the fun and the opportunity to support a great cause!

Proceeds from this year's raffle will help fund a much needed project - the demolition of the "round building" in preparation for the construction of a new activity center that will honor the memory of Sr. Judith Morris.

The new addition will be more than an activity center.  It will be a gathering space for residents, friends and families, and community engagement.  We need your help to ensure the success of this enormous undertaking.

The raffle drawing will be held Friday, November 6, at 9 a.m. in the SJH Holy Family Center family room.  Please join us for donuts and coffee!

1,000 tickets must be purchased for prizes to be awarded.  In the event 1,000 tickets are not purchased, the raffle will revert to a 50/50 cash prize of net proceeds.

It's easy to support this cause.  Click here for a ticket application.  Mail your completed application by November 5 to:

St. Joseph's Home
Attn: Raffle Committee
3306 South Sixth Street Road
Springfield, IL 62703

For additional information or questions, please feel free to contact Terri Hempstead, director of development, at 217-529-5596 or funddev@saintjosephshome.org.

As always, thank you for your support and generosity! 

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Carpenter's Club Invites New Members
March 11, 2015 4:43 PM


The St. Joseph’s Home Carpenter’s Club, chartered in 1993, was designed to help with capital improvement projects around SJH.

Members have been generous over the years with both time and monetary donations allowing many small, but necessary, projects to be completed— sidewalks, windows, lighting, landscaping, a waterfall, a new flag pole, and many more.

Members may volunteer to help with yard work, plant and care for a garden (residents love fresh vegetables), or repair and paint benches and picnic tables.

If you are able to volunteer your time or know of a group or organization that would be willing to volunteer, please call  217-529-5596.

Activity Center Announced
February 2, 2015 10:07 AM


Sr. Judith Morris to be Honored with Activity Center

In 2006, Sr. Judith Morris wrote a note to members of the community about a vision she had for a new Activity Center at  St. Joseph’s Home.

In that letter she said, “An Activity Center has long been a dream of ours, because we believe so strongly in caring for the whole person— not just their physical needs, but their intellectual, social and spiritual needs as well.”

Planning is now underway for that new Activity Center at St. Joseph’s Home.

Although in the beginning stages, this newly-designed Activity Center will replace our existing “round building” and provide an area expertly designed for creativity, fellowship and comfort for both daily resident  activities and family gatherings.

In honor of a guiding force for change at St. Joseph’s Home, we are proud to say this new Activity Center will be built in the memory of Sister Judith Morris. It is our hope The   Sister Judith Morris Activity Center will be a center of comfort, fellowship and warmth— qualities Sister Judith  carried throughout her many years of service to our Home.

For more information on this Activity Center, or for information on how you can support this project, please contact the Development Office at 217-529-5596.

2014 City Ornamet
October 13, 2014 1:44 PM


The 2014 City Ornament is now available at the following locations:

St. Joseph’s Home

The Pasfield House Inn

Bank of Springfield

Illinois State Museum

Abraham Lincoln Airport

Heartland Credit Union

Pease’s Candy

Vono Medical Supplies

Wild Birds Unlimited

St. John’s Hospital

Pleasant Nursery

Tinsley Dry  Goods

2014 City Ornament Unveiling
August 25, 2014 1:20 PM | Tagged as 2014, 2014 Ornament, christmas, development office, event, events, facebook, fund development, mission, ornament, Project, save the date, sponsors, St. Joseph's Home

The 2014 City Ornament has been officially unveiled by Mayor Houston. The ornament, featuring the Pasfield House Inn, is the first ornament made in color.

The unveiling ceremony, which took place Saturday, August 23rd at 5pm, was attended by state and local politicians, Sisters and staff of St. Joseph's Home, members of the Sangamon County Historical Society and our generous supporters.

See the news story about the unveiling by ABC channel 20 by clicking here 


2014 ornament sponsors:


R.W. Troxell & Company

Hart– Clayton, Inc.

Staab Funeral Home

Michael von Behren Builder, Inc.

FWAI Architects, Inc.

 E.L. Pruitt, Co.



Allen Henderson & Associates, Inc

Dan Dondaville/ Merrill Lynch. 


2014 Ornament Vendors:

St. Joseph’s Home 


Bank of Springfield (including Chatham branch)

Heartland Credit Union

Pease’s Candy Shop 

Vono Medical Supply

Wild Birds Unlimited

Illinois State Museum

Pleasant Nursery

St. John’s Hospital Gift Shop

Tinsley Dry Goods

Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport Gift 

2014 Forget-Me-Not Gala
February 18, 2014 4:27 PM

The 2014 Forget-Me-Not Gala exceeded our expectations! 

What a success.  We are so grateful to all those who sponsored, supported and attended this event.  More than $81,000 was raised to help the neediest of St. Joseph's Home residents.
Emcee, Gus Gordon, welcomed guests to an entertaining evening featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, 50/50 drawing, silent and live auctions, plated dinner and live music by the Three Tenors Orchestra. 
This biannual fundraiser has been the cornerstone of our Continuing Care Program (established by Sr. Mary Judith Morris, OSF), providing financial assistance to the neediest of residents. 
Sr. Judith ministered at St. Joseph's Home for more than 30 years as bookkeeper, co-administrator, administrator and Holy Family Center supervisor.  A tribute can be viewed from our homepage.
In Memoriam
Sr. Mary Judith Morris, OSF
Thank you!  2014 Gala Sponsors
 Hyacinth Sponsorships - $1,000

Phyllis Brissenden

Corporation Service Company
Uvanta Pharmacy
Dan Dondanville/ Merrill Lynch
fwai archititects inc.
George & Georgia Dirksen
George & Carole Ficke
Scott & Scott, P.C.
Shirley Stevenson
Young's Security Systems
Tulip Sponsorships - $500

Ann Unanue
Michael von Behren Builder, Inc.
Bud & Judy Denton
R.W. Troxell & Company
Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception
Dr. & Mrs. William Yu
C.J. & Laura Saladino

Staab Funeral Home
Marine Bank
John Busciacco in Loving Memory of John W. Montgomery
E.L. Pruitt Co.
Heartland Credit Union
Bank of Springfield
Richard & Peggy Fix
Graham & Graham, Ltd./Nancy Eckert Martin
Allen Henderson & Associates, Inc.
Rose Sponsorships - $100 - $450
Sysco Central IL
Harold O'Shea Builders
Novanis Infrastructure Solutions
United Community Bank
Mid-America Advertising
Dominican Sisters of Springfield
Butler Funeral Homes
Wolter, Beeman and Lynch, LLP
Siciliano, Inc. (Rick & Kim Lawrence)


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2013 Annual Raffle Winners
September 13, 2013 10:12 AM

Congratulations to our Early Bird Winners!

  • Early Bird Drawing ($50) - 9/13/13 - Carol Roeder, California
  • Early Bird Drawing ($50) - 9/20/13 - Mark & Sue Stoddart, Springfield
  • Early Bird Drawing ($50) - 9/27/13 - Harvey Bally, Springfield

Congratulations to our GRAND PRIZE WINNERS!!

  • GRAND PRIZE - $10,000 - David Kerwin, Springfield
  • 2nd PRIZE - $1,000 - Keri Mayfield, Springfield
  • 3rd PRIZE - $500 - Sharon Schraeder, Springfield

Thank you to everyone who participated and continue to support SJH.  Proceeds from this raffle will benefit the remodeling of the resident dining rooms and activity center. 

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SJH Fall Fest to be Held September 14, 2013
May 21, 2013 1:35 PM | Tagged as fall fest, Fall Festival


SJH Fall Fest will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at St. Joseph's Home.  The event will be from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. rain or shine (so pray for shine!).

Admission is Free.  Come enjoy art and craft vendors, good food and the following:

Attractions/Entertainment (booked to date):

  • Kids Activities and Facepainting
  • Balloon Artist (noon to 2 p.m.)
  • Bounce House (entire event)
  • Petting Zoo (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • The Three Tenors Band (9-piece band) - (noon to 2 p.m.)
  • Dan Wilson (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) - Guitar, country, spriritual


  • Cross Stitch
  • Photographic Prints
  • Metal Work
  • Chainsaw Artist - Wood Carvings 
  • Sr. Mary's Christmas/Holiday Corner
  • Resident Council's Christmas Bows and Reusable Shoppers
  • Candles
  • Various Jewelry
  • Glass Yard Ornaments
  • Cloth Purses/Tote Bags
  • Mug Rugs
  • Crochet Cowels and Frilly Scarves
  • Indoor/Outdoor Glass Art Designs
  • Handmade Bags, Totes and Totes for Walkers and Wheelchairs
  • Pumpkin Patch (tentative)


  • Little Flower Men's Club will be serving hamburgers, brats, and hot dogs.  Delicious!
  • SJH's famous chili 


Event Sponsor

  • Uvanta Pharmacy


  • Rochester State Bank
  • Ace Hardware
  • Harold O'Shea Builders


Check back for more addtions to this year's festival.  For more information, call 217-529-5596.



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HVAC Project Fundraising Update
April 3, 2013 11:00 PM | Tagged as HVAC Rejuvenation Project, St. Joseph's Home

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Check Us Out on Facebook!
April 3, 2013 11:03 PM | Tagged as facebook, St. Joseph's Home

St. Joseph's Home now has a Facebook page you can interact with.  Check us out on Facebook by following the link at the bottom of our Homepage and don't forget to "Like" us while you're there.

We will list events, photos and latest happenings around the Home. 

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Save These Dates!
April 3, 2013 11:18 PM | Tagged as development office, events, save the date, St. Joseph's Home
Save the dates for the upcoming events at SJH:
  • Saturday, September 14 - Fall Fest
  • Saturday, September 28 - 2013 City Ornament Unveiling


More information to follow.  For questions or to volunteer call the Development Office, 217-529-5596 or email funddev@saintjosephshome.org.


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2012 Gala Success!
April 3, 2013 11:27 PM | Tagged as event, Forget-Me-Not Gala, sponsors, St. Joseph's Home

Thank you to all who supported the 2012 Forget-Me-Not Gala held April 28, 2012 at Christ the King Parish Center.  This event raised $61,000 to benefit our Continuing Care Program!

A special thank you to our 2012 Gala Sponsors:
Special Patrons ($1,000+) 
FWAI Architects, Inc.
Graham & Graham, Ltd.
Hart-Clayton, Inc.
Jay & Shirley Stevenson
Uvanta Pharmacy of Central IL
Banquet Sponsors ($500) 
John Busciacco
Dean Collins
Bud & Judy Denton
George & Georgia Dirksen
Steve & Jeannette Hassebrock
C.J. & Laura Saladino
Dominion Power
Scott & Scott, P.C.
Sisters of St. Francis of IC - Peoria
Staab Funeral Home
Ann Unanue
Michael von Behren Builder, Inc.
Young’s Security Systems, Inc.
Bangert, Inc. Plumbing
Butler Funeral Homes
Richard E. Fix
Harold O’Shea Builders                                                 
Heartland Credit Union
Siciliano, Inc.
Sysco Central IL

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SJH Wish List
April 3, 2013 11:34 PM | Tagged as fund development, St. Joseph's Home, wish list

A wish list has been created by our staff.  A top priority at SJH is the enhancement of our residents' daily lives and activities. 

Items posted to the wish list are for the direct benefit of our residents.

Take a look at our wish list located under "Support Our Ministry",  and see if there is anything you or your friends and family may be able to donate.  The information needed to make a donation is located on the wish list page.
For additional information, contact fund development at 217-529-5596 or funddev@saintjosephshome.org

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SJH Green Team Hard at Work
April 3, 2013 11:38 PM | Tagged as christmas, green team, St. Joseph's Home

The SJH Green Team is hard at work decorating the grounds for Christmas...



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About Us
April 3, 2013 11:46 PM | Tagged as About Us, independent, residents, St Francis, St. Joseph's Home

At St. Joseph's Home, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception and a qualified staff are dedicated to serving our residents in a loving, homelike atmosphere.

We care for the whole person, believing that all physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs must be met to enhance an individual’s wellbeing and quality of life. Through our programs of sheltered care and intermediate nursing care, we offer a secure and comfortable environment where our staff can attend to these needs on an individual basis.
We encourage our residents to live as fruitfully and independently as possible with the peace of mind knowing we are here to help when needed. Our care plan meetings involve the resident, family members, and our staff, so we can incorporate everyone’s input and implement the most appropriate level of care and assistance.
St. Joseph's Home welcomes residents regardless of faith, race, color, sex, or national origin

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Our Mission
April 3, 2013 11:50 PM | Tagged as Christian, individualized care, mission, residents, St. Joseph's Home
"The mission of St. Joseph's Home is to provide the aging and their families with compassionate and individualized care in a respectful environment that welcomes and supports each resident's religious beliefs and reflects the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi."
St. Joseph's Home of Springfield has operated under the Sisters' continuous sponsorship and supervision since 1903. Our Catholic, Christian heritage infuses caregiving with peacefulness and a deep awareness of the dignity of each person. We provide care to lessen and alleviate needs and encourage our residents to live as fruitfully as they can.
We also strive to assist each resident in the growth of their relationship to God so that their final years may be enriched and peaceful.


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