St Joseph Dyer


On a small plot of donated land in 1867, the humble beginnings of St. Joseph Parish in Dyer began.
Little was known then that this plot would sit on a road which would become U.S. Highway, Route 30, one of the crossroads of America.
One cannot travel down Highway 30 without seeing the church and its beautiful steeple. We are conveniently located within one mile of the Indiana-Illinois border. The Town of Dyer continues to grow, with its numbers increasing both in commercial development and residential housing.
The legacy of St. Joseph Parish continues today and thrives as a passionate Faith Community supporting the needs of our Parish Family and the people of Dyer.
Our Parish has survived a devastating fire, two world wars and two pandemics and many other challenges, yet our resiliency, passion and faith has never faltered or wavered.
Many of our parishioners are long standing members of the church and the community, and have had their roots in Dyer, as well as St. Joseph, since the 1800’s.
Younger Families are joining the Parish as people are finding Dyer a great place to raise their Family.
Parish Membership …
The number of families has increased to almost 600.
  • Solid base membership of long standing Families that have their roots in Dyer since the 1800’s.
  • Continuing growth of young & middle age families moving to Dyer.
  • Daily Mass attendance consistently more than 50 people.
Parish Ministries …
  • Pastoral Council
  • Finance Council
  • Men’s Ministry
  • Woman’s Ministry (Halo Ladies)
  • Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Helping Hands Outreach Ministry
  • Tuesday Gospel of the Day Reflection Group
  • Homebound Ministry
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
  • Altar Servers
  • Choirs
  • Pro Life Office
  • Knights of Columbus
… and many more!!
Parish Practices and Traditions …
  • Holy Hour on Thursday evenings which includes exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Evening Prayer, Holy Rosary, Litany of St. Joseph and Benediction.
  • First Friday devotion to The Sacred Heart of Jesus which includes exposition of the Blessed Mass, Mid-day Prayer, Evening Prayer, Benediction and the Traditional Latin Mass.
  • First Saturday Mass with Rosary and Fatima Prayers after Mass.
  • During Advent and Lent, Morning and Evening Prayer is prayed in Church, open to all.
  • Daily Mass Monday through Friday at 9:00 AM.
  • Weekend Masses at 4:30 PM (Sat. Vigil); 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Sunday.
  • We maintain an online “St. Joseph Prayer Group” that allows our Parish Family to join one another in praying for each other’s needs and intentions … as well as a Parish Facebook and Instagram page to keep our Parish Family updated with all Parish events and activities.

St. Joseph Parish is a faith community centered in the Eucharist.
We are called by the Holy Spirit to Proclaim and Live the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by loving God and loving our Neighbor.
We do so with a fervor and zeal to conform our lives to the will of God our Father.
We strive to live out this Mission each and every day!

Our St. Joseph Parish Community prays that the Holy Spirit will guide you and that you will prayerfully discern joining and working together with us to live out our mission to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.