Date Founded: 1915
Church Location: 310 W. Central, Benld, Illinois
Notes: Prior to the establishment of St. Joseph's, Catholics in Benld attended services in Gillespie.
The cornerstone for St. Joseph's Church was laid October 17, 1915. Mass was first held at the newly built church on April 13, 1916.
Records Available in Diocesan Archives for Genealogy Research:
- Baptisms: 1924-1930
- Marriages: 1925-1930
- Deaths: none
- Notes: See: Gillespie, St. Jude for earliest records.