Each year when most of us are enjoying family and friends on holidays so many older folks and home bound spend this time alone. Volunteers will be cooking and delivering meals to approximately six hundred people on Thanksgiving Day.
We can only make this happen if many people donate time, food and money.
Donations are needed now. Fresh vegetables are being purchased now to put in the freezer to cook for the holidays.
Ladies will start on the desserts, corn bread dressing and etc. the first week of November.
If you want to donate money please make checks payable to Shepherd’s Center. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1243, Madison, TN 37116 or give to church office.
Place donated items in the brown box in the gathering space.
PLEASE FOOD & VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED: To date donations have been unusally sparse. We need your help!
Provides housing, food and fellowship for homeless men during the winter months.
WE STILL NEED: New Socks and Underwear, Disposable Razors, Deodorant, Hand Lotion, Toothpaste/Toothbrushes, Chapstick®, Travel Size Shampoo, Hand Sanitizer, Gently Worn Clothing [Jeans, Sweatshirts, Coats, Shoes, Gloves] and Backpacks. You can drop these items off at the church office.
As we have in prior years, St Joseph Parish held its annual Pledge Campaign the weekend of November 17/18. We ask each parishioner to commit to God and to the parish their response to God’s grace by returning their completed Commitment Card during the offertory collection at any Mass or by returning your Commitment Card directly to the parish office. It is very important that we hear from every parishioner so that we can properly plan the parish expenditures for both general operating expenses and parish wide ministry programs.
A letter from Fr Jean and a brochure detailing our current Stewardship Awakening Campaign was also mailed this past week – hopefully, you have received this mailing and taken time to review the parish material.
<<< † >>>Congratulations and welcome to catechumens Casey and Ashley
CHECK OUT OUR OCTOBER EVENTS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures of the School Events such as the Bulldog Bolt, Cross Country, Soccer & Volleyball. As well as pictures of Fr. Johns Installation Mass & Welcome Luncheon for the Bishop!
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
Through the month of November, the Church focuses on praying for our loved ones who have passed and calling our attention to the 'last things'. We again offer the title, The Four Last Things: Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell. Also, you will find help in 'preparing to prepare'. In the talk: Advent: Rethinking the Season, Dr. Tim Gray uses storytelling and the reading of the Old Testament to explain that we need to live the 'pre-season' of Advent well. This helps us be prepared to welcome and receive the greatest gift God the Father wants to give us at Christmas: His Son, Jesus. During the first weekend of Advent, there will be a LIGHTHOUSE CD GIVE-AWAY! They will be available after Mass at all the entrances. Please take one home and pass it along. +May the Holy Souls rest in the peace of the Lord! Contact Leona Steinhilber at 615-265-8375 with any questions or comments.
Saturday Morning Scripture Study: resumes September 22, 2018, with The Great Adventure’s “EPHESIANS: Discover Your Inheritance”, an 8-part study that will illuminate the nature of the Church and our great inheritance as sons/daughters in the family of God. See and save the full-page flyer at any church exit for more information and to register. There is no prior study necessary; all are welcome and can greatly benefit. Registration deadline is Friday, September 14, 2018, for assurance of receiving materials before the first session. Come explore God’s gracious word to us in the letter to the Ephesians! Contact: Debra Head (615-851-1908) or Don Steinhilber (615-265-8375
Sunday Morning Scripture Class @ 9:30AM
Beatitudes Matthew 5: 3-10
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven” Matthew 5:10
During the months of November and December the focus of the Sunday Scripture Class will be on the eighth beatitude.
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 12:30PM
Parish Food Pantry is located in the Parish Life Center. Open Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-12:30pm. Available to all parishioners as well as the community in need.
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!
The Health Ministry would like to thank everyone who donated blood last Sunday. Twenty-seven units of blood was collected. Three blood products can be obtained from each unit collected. Your donation made it possible for St. Joseph to help 812 patients! Thank you!
He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowds, so that they would not crush him. -Mark 3:9