Totus Tuus which means “Totally Yours” is our Vacation Bible School program which will begin June 4th - 9th, 2016. The cost is $30 per student or $50 for 2 or more students. Service Hour Opportunities are available for 8th thru 12th graders.
This program is for 1st-12th grade students.
TOTUS TUUS is a fun and energetic parish-based summer catechetical program for both grade school age children and junior and senior high school youth. We gather qualified college students and seminarians into teams of four in order to train them and send them out to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in various parishes throughout the Nashville diocese.
The first program runs Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM for junior and senior high school youth (grades 6-12). The goal is to put them in contact with the Risen Lord so they can develop a deep, personal relationship with Him. To this end, we have a night of Adoration, opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, relevant and vibrant catechesis, talks on vocational discernment, and an entire week of fellowship with the team members. For registration form and other information click below...
Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony - The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Honor Guard will place a wreath and offer prayers in remembrance of those who defended our freedoms in service to our country. Ceremony will take place Monday, May 29th, at 10:00 am, in the National Cemetery across Gallatin Road from Spring Hill Cemetery. Ceremony will be at the flag pole near the rear of the cemetery adjacent to the cemetery offices. All parishioners are invited to participate in this service honoring those men and women who by their sacrifices have earned our eternal gratitude.
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|St. Joseph Youth Ministry (3 Groups)
Elementary Group—4th & 5th Grade
Junior High Group—6th, 7th, & 8th Grade
Senior High Group—9th-12th Grade
Our next group meeting to knit/crochet is Sunday, May 22nd from 10:00-12:00pm. The meetings are held in the Media Room of the Parish Life Center.
A special thanks to Bonnie Roberts for coming to teach us how to make the Crochet Decade Rosaries!!!!
Thanks to all who came for fellowship and to learn something new! Congratulations to Ms. Mary who learned to single & double crochet!
See you all Monday May 22nd from 10-12 at the Parish Life Center!
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Now that this season’s elect and candidates enjoy full membership in the Church through the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil, the RCIA has entered the period known as mystagogy, which comes from a Greek work meaning “leading/teaching in the mysteries”.
For the next seven months RCIA participants will experience more fully the mysteries of our faith through the Gospel message and through the experience of the sacraments they have just begun to receive. It is by looking back on Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection just experienced during the Triduum and Easter, and through the sacraments of initiation, that one can begin to look forward with a proper perspective for Christian living – living the particular way of life of a disciple of Christ.
This period of mystagogy has deep roots in the early history of the Church. There are even significant writings that exist today of post-baptismal lectures by St. Cyril of Jerusalem, traditionally thought to have been conducted at the site of Christ’s empty tomb. How powerful would that have been?!
This is a time not just for our neophyte (“newly planted” in faith), our newly baptized, but for the community as a whole, to deepen in knowledge of the mysteries of God, the paschal mystery of Christ, and the sacraments. During this Easter season leading up to the celebration of Pentecost, we, too, are given an opportunity for ongoing transformation through the Church’s liturgy. The Mass readings during this time focus us all on the early Church and true discipleship; the prayers are focused on the neophyte, but direct all of us to our own baptism and confirmation and the promises made therein.
As we seek to live well this blessed time in our Church, please continue to pray for those now in full communion, their godparent and sponsors, the RCIA team, and our St. Joseph family as we all continue this shared journey of faith into discipleship and union with God!
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This month, as we continue to rejoice in the Easter Season, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima beginning May 13th. Our Lady's call to prayer and sacrifice for the salvation of souls and peace in the world is as relevant now as it was in 1917! To help us learn, live and share the message look for the booklet What Happened at Fatima and the CD Fatima - Living the Message. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us! Other offerings include the book Peter by Tim Gray and the CD The Case for Jesus by Dr. Brant Pitre.
CHECK OUT OUR HOLY WEEK EVENTS!
You will find pictures of the Easter Egg Hunt, Holy Thursday, First Communion, Women's Club Bake Sale, School Events & much, much more!
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!
Have you or someone you love been affected by cancer? The St. Joseph Cancer Support Group meets the second Saturday of each month at 9:00am in the Parish Life Center. For more information contact Ted Welsh at 615-305-9044 or Edye Durham RN, FCN at 615-218-9448.
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 and Thursday 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!
May is National Arthritis Awareness Month & Recent Blood Drive Results: