Help Needed: St. Joseph Knit/Crochet Group is in desperate need of donations of yarn for the Baptismal Blankets we make for babies in our parish (White Yarn) as well as yarn (solid dark colors for men) for hats and scarves for Room in the Inn Ministry of St. Joseph. Our next meeting is Sunday, June 3 from 1-3:30pm in the Parish Life Center Media Room. We provide yarn & needles for those persons wanting to learn a new skill. Please feel free to bring a friend & snack to share!!! Contact Jennifer Rodgers at .
To close out our fraternal year, we again will be the host council for the KofC 4th Degree Memorial Day Wreath Service in the National Cemetery across Gallatin Road from the church. This service honors all who have given service and some even their lives, to secure the freedoms we all enjoy as Americans. This service will occur on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th at 10:00AM by the flag pole adjacent to the Cemetery Administration Offices. All St. Joseph Parishioners are invited to attend this wreath laying and prayer service.
Mother's Day Carnations ~ Knights of Columbus would like to thank all of you for your generous donation of $291.00 toward Mulier Care, which operates a mobile Pregnancy Help Center here in Nashville. Their mission is to assist women with unplanned pregnancies in their initial decision to choose life and help them to become better prepared to care for themselves and their children before and after they give birth.
Thanks! The St. Joseph Women's Club would like to thank all our wonderful bakers who took the time to bake something for us to sell at our bake sale. We are so grateful to all of you and to all of our supporters who purchased our goods. It was a great bake sale. God bless all of you. Carole Mick
The Women’s Club will not meet the months of May, June and July. We hope you have a great summer. We will have our kick off luncheon at Demo's in August. For more information or any questions about the bake sale, please call Carole Mick at 615-868-9871
To whom much is given, much will be required.
Bishop J. Mark Spalding Invites Senior Members (60+) of the Parish to a Day at the CPC
Bishop Spalding wants to meet you! Please join him on Wednesday, May 23rd as he celebrates Mass at 9:00 a.m., then enjoy a meet and greet, and tour of the Catholic Pastoral Center, refreshments will also be served. The day will conclude by 1:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Lucy Blair—.>
The 2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal for Ministries is still in process.
Will be at St. Joseph the week of June 3rd ~ 8th. This will be a fun week full of skits, singing and activities led by college students for students in Grades 1st-12th. The upcoming 7th -12th graders will meet on Sunday - Thursday, June 3rd to June 7th in the evening from 7-9pm. The upcoming 1st-6th graders will meet in the morning from 9:00am-2:30pm on Monday - Friday, June 4th to 8th. The cost is $30 per student or $50 for 2 or more students for the week. So save the date!
Service Hour Opportunities are available for 8th - 12thgraders.
Registration will begin soon, so click on FORM to fill out and turn in at time of registration. Please contact Sharyn Curbo at 615-860-5042 or at St. Joseph Church, 1125 Gallatin Pike S., Madison, TN 37115.
CHECK OUT OUR MAY EVENTS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures of the Shepherd Center Food Deliveries, Bishop Mark Spalding School Mass, 1st Communion & Confirmation, Field Day and much, much more!
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!
If you have some pictures that you would like to share of current events ~ please email to Belinda
In this beautiful month of May, we begin by honoring our patron, St. Joseph The Worker! On the 10th, we have the Memorial of St. Damien de Veuster - Apostle to the lepers. There is a short biography in booklet form available. For the Solemnity of Pentecost, we offer another selection in the Luke E. Hart Series - The Holy Spirit. You might be interested in the talk, Understanding The Lord of the Rings as a Catholic Book, by Joseph Pearce. If you have questions or comments, call Leona Steinhilber at 615-265-8375. Mother Mary, Pray for us!
Sunday Morning Scripture Class: Beatitudes Matthew 5: 3-10
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be satisfied” Matthew 5:6
During the months of May and June the focus of the Sunday Scripture Class will be on the fourth beatitude.
Matthew 4:4 John 4:31-34 Revelation 6:8 Luke 12:16-21 Isaiah 45:8
“Sincere self-forgetting, sacrificial service to searching and suffering souls satisfies my self-esteem more than the stimulation of a celebrity status! Righteousness? It is: positive, Faith-Producing people, who are actively pursuing a God-given dream!” Be Happy Attitude number four “I really want to do the right thing!” To register or ask for information: call Paula Murphy cp# 615-495-8388 or Clair Ivanov hp# 615-865-1558 ()
The Parish Health Ministry attends to the "whole person" needs of our parishioners to promote wellness of body, mind and spirit. Health Ministry volunteers include healthcare professionals and lay parishioners. Office is located at the Parish Life Center and hours of operation are: Tuesday aThursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mindful Body Movement: Come try the Mindful Body Movement Class at St. Joseph every Tuesday at 1pm in the Parish Life Center. Wear athletic shoes, bring a bottle of water and a friend!
HEALTH TIP: Good nutrition is mostly about balance and moderation. In particular, good nutrition includes appropriate portion sizes. Here is a handy cheat sheet to help.
Obviously these are rough estimates and their accuracy will vary based on the size of your hand, but it's not a bad starting point.