Registration for Religious Education (RE) classes will be on August 20 & 27 from 9:45-10:45 in the school near Room 107. Classes begin on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Students new to the program will need to bring a copy of their Baptism certificate and their First Communion certificate and complete a registration form.
Teachers Needed: Do you like working with children? Have you thought about being a teacher? Do you love your Catholic faith and like sharing it with others?
If any of these describe you, then consider becoming a Sunday school teacher. The classes meet on Sundays from 9:45-10:45 from September to May. Several teachers are needed for this year. Teaching children and seeing the world through their eyes is a blessing to all of us catechists. Substitute teachers are needed also.
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!
Health Ministry Minute
Know Your Numbers - Blood pressure measures the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. If your blood pressure stays high for a long time, you may suffer from high blood pressure ( also called hypertension). High blood pressure increases your risk for heart attack or stroke more than any other risk factor. Know your numbers, contact the parish nurse Edye Durham RN,FCN and be screened today
Kroger Community Rewards:
IT HAS BEGUN, weekly sessions of the 2017-18 RCIA season, named the precatechumenate for the unbaptized. Excitingly, those being served, “inquirers,” whose interest, commitment and faith formation vary, have increased from our initial session and more may come. For all, it is a time of fellowship: 1) sharing stories and answering questions, 2) building relationships and foundations for future study and spiritual growth and 3) looking to the Rite of Acceptance (for the unbaptized) and the Rite of Welcoming (for the baptized), which we will celebrate late-September for those who are ready.
This is also an exciting time for our parish family, an essential part of RCIA! When Jesus sent his apostles to make disciples, it was within the community of believers that those “new disciples” were baptized, informed and transformed. Like in a family when a new baby arrives, those already in the family lend support, from the youngest who holds the new sibling, to older siblings who help feed and clothe the baby, to parents who provide for the child’s overall spiritual and physical needs. All of our St. Joseph family is called to welcome, engage, share with and invite into community our new inquirers.
For the month of August we offer Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life by Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. The book provides a "jump start" to a deeper spiritual life for today's active people. Also, the CD Our Lady of Fatima and the Fall of Communism by Craig Turner helps lead us to a greater awareness of the motherly help and protection that Mary offers mankind through her powerful intercession. Stop by and see what could help you to know, live and share your faith!
“…the fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Generosity, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control …” Galatians 5:22-23
During the month of August the focus will be on GENEROSITY, a fruit of the Holy Spirit.
The Handyman Ministry of St. Joseph Catholic Church is a volunteer based group serving the needs of our parishioners by putting the gospel's message into action.
Our mission is to reflect the love of Christ by creating tangible improvements in the lives of others both physically and spiritually.
Our goal is to provide free of charge labor for task that cannot be accomplished by oneself.
What we do: Complete tasks that cannot be accomplished by one-self such as minor plumbing, electrical, HVAC and carpentry tasks.
Our Commitment: The Handyman Ministry assists seniors, widows, widowers and those with disabilities in performing minor handyman tasks around the house.