Due to April's Potluck falling during Holy Week
Our Monthly Potluck which is held every second Wednesday of the month.
will be the 1st Wednesday, April 5th!
This is a monthly church family meal honoring the newcomers in our parish and those having a birthday that month.
Everyone is invited to come and join us in acknowledging those parishioners celebrating a birthday, as well as any newly registered parishioners. Mass begins at 6:00PM and then the "potluck" dinner will immediately follow in the Parish Life Center (at approximately 6:45pm).
Hope to see you there the food is absolutely wonderful!
And please bring an entree, side dish or dessert to share
Practice for Living Stations of the Cross will be held Sunday, March 26th & April 9th from 4PM to 6PM.
We are in need of actors (Adults & Students) for both speaking and non-speaking parts.
Contact Christine Holcomb #615-734-9763 if you can help!
Parish Lenten Fish Fry:All parishioners, school families, and friends of St. Joseph are invited to enjoy a Lenten meal and fellowship, Friday, March 31st, 5:30-7pm, in the school cafeteria. Please note the time is changed to 5:30pm to accommodate those who would like to go to Stations of the Cross at 7pm. Menu to include: Fish, Slaw, Hush Puppies, Fries and White Beans. Cost: Adults - $10, Child - $5, Family - $30. Proceeds to benefit St. Joseph School Tuition Assistance Fund. 8th grade students will be selling deserts to raise funds for their class trip. Meal sponsored by St. Joseph Parish Knights of Columbus.
School Lenten Penance Service Thursday, March 30th @ 10AM
Parish Lenten Penance Service Tuesday, April 4th @ 7PM
Links you may be interested in to make your Lent experience the best ever!
Wednesday, April 12th
(No Mass or Adoration @ St. Joseph Church)
Chrism Mass at the Cathedral @ 6PM
Holy Thursday Service, April 13th
Washing of the Feet - 7PM
Adoration - after mass till 10PM
Good Friday, April 14th, Living Stations @ 3PM
(No Adoration) will take place on church and School Campus
Good Friday Service @ 4PM
Holy Saturday Easter Vigil, April 15th - 7PM
Easter Sunday, April 16th - 8:30AM & 11AM
|St. Joseph Youth Ministry (3 Groups)
Elementary Group—4th & 5th Grade
Junior High Group—6th, 7th, & 8th Grade
Senior High Group—9th-12th Grade
Next group meet to knit/crochet is Sunday, March 5th from 1:00-3:30 p.m. in the Media Room of Parish Life Center.
What you need to bring:
Bring a friend and a snack to share. Coffee & Tea will be provided.
We are working on simple techniques & simple hat patterns & baby Baptismal blankets. The hats we produce will go to help St. Joseph Room in the Inn Ministry. The baby blankets are for our newly baptized babies in our Parish.
For more information contact Jennifer Rodgers 615/336-6530 or
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Within the RCIA period of “purification & enlightenment”, which mirrors and runs concurrently with Lent, are the “scrutinies”, celebrated with the elect during Mass on the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays of Lent. The scrutinies take seriously the profound love of God and the desire of God to bring all people to fullness of life and salvation. To that end, the scrutinies 1) raise up and expose whatever keeps the transforming love of God from freeing us, which is sin and evil, and 2) raise up dimensions of life that welcome the loving presence of God, thus encouraging full life. The scrutinies claim for the elect the saving and transforming love of Christ who is the living water (theme of 1st scrutiny), the light of the world (theme of 2nd scrutiny), and the resurrection and the life (theme of 3rd scrutiny).
While the scrutinies are celebrated for the elect, our candidates and the community should also derive benefit from the prayer and intercessions of these liturgies for their own personal reflection, since we, too, seek to be delivered from the present and future consequences of sin and to be strengthened in the midst of our own spiritual journey in order to be ever more fixed on Christ. Let us each intentionally and prayerfully join in these rites with intercession for both the elect and for ourselves on this journey we share!
† The 1st scrutiny will be during the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass for the Third Sunday of Lent, Mar 18/19.
† The 2nd scrutiny will be during the 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Mar 25/26.
† The 3rd scrutiny will be during the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Apr 1/2.
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Service hours will be required for any student requesting subsidy from St. Joseph Church for the School Year 2017-2018. These hours should be accumulated during last year beginning in February 1st, 2016 and must be completed by January 31, 2017. All service must be done on the St. Joseph Church/School campus and approved and signed by the Supervisor of the Service Event no later than January 31st, 2017.
As each 4th thru 12th grade student completes their service hours at St. Joseph Parish, these signed forms by the service co-ordinator should then be submitted to Belinda Myers for recording. Student Service forms and further info regarding this requirement is listed below.
by Friday, March 31st
For the Lenten season we offer 7 Secrets of Confession. In this book Vinny Flynn shares the "hidden" truths of this encounter with Jesus. He presents what many may find to be a whole new way of going to confession. Also, Kathleen Juergens has a recommendation: "If you have ANY doubts in the True Presence of the Holy Eucharist or you just want to sit in awe of what you hear on the Holy Eucharist, I strongly urge you to take home a copy of the CD titled, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist by Brant Pitre. Be prepared to NEVER look at the Holy Eucharist in the same way ever again. Don't be surprised if you find yourself weeping from what you hear. I bet you can't listen to it just once! Yes, it is THAT GOOD!!!" Stop by the Kiosk for other selections - there is something for everyone! If you have any questions or suggestions, call Leona Steinhilber at 615-265-8375.
CHECK OUT OUR JANUARY & FEBRUARY EVENTS!
You will find pictures of World Marriage Day Dinner & Dance, Father/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son Dance, Junior Legion of Mary, Volunteer Appreciation Dinner & 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.