Our beloved pastor of St. Joseph will be leaving for Atlanta to dedicate more time to his elected position as the Provincial Superior of his religious order Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales. A Farewell Reception will be held on Sunday, June 25th after the 11:00 Mass in the Parish Life Center.
Reservations are required and closed so that the appropriate amount of food can be ordered.
Father Ben's Farewell Potluck
will be the Wednesday, July 12th!
Let us send him off in style!
This will be the last parish function that Fr. Ben will attend
So SAVE THE DATE and come celebrate with him!
Everyone is invited to come and join us in celebrating Fr. Ben's service to our parish but we will also acknowledge 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).
Please bring an entree, dessert or side dish to share!
Suggested items to bring: Barbecue (Whitt's or homemade), Fried Chicken, Veggies (especially brussel sprouts & asparagus are his favorite), potato casseroles, Caesar Salad and of course ~ anything chocolate!
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No Youth Group Meetings for the months of May-August.
Camp Marymount 2017 Dates: http://www.campmarymount.com
St. Joseph Knit/Crochet won't meet Monday June 26th or Sunday July 2nd!!!
WE WILL MEET Sunday July 9th in the Media Room at the Parish Life Center from 1:00-3:30!!!!!
Enjoy your 4th of July!!!!
What you need to bring:
In this month honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we celebrate several Solemnities that cause us to rejoice in God's goodness! In the CD, God's Family and Ours - The Church and the Trinity, Dr. Scott Hahn uses familiarity with family life to bring us to a deeper understanding of the Holy Trinity. Also, in his CD, Signs of Life he shares some Catholic customs and their biblical roots. Or, stop by the kiosk and pick up a copy of the book, Abandonment to Divine Providence. Fr. Jean Pierre De Caussade, S.J. enlightens us to the truth that holiness is available to anyone and to do the will of God is the pathway to peace now and forever!
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.
Prayer offered up at night possesses a great power, more than the prayer of daytime...Isaac the Syrian
A nightly nighttime rendezvous with God in silence can and will become habit forming. The desire to meet the Lord in the silent darkness of the night will grow to the point that you will eventually find yourself carefully arranging your daily schedule so that you retire for the evening rest at the same time each night or as close to it as is possible. You will go about organizing your daytime schedule so that you will not be cheated out of your time with the Lord.
You may find yourself needing less sleep. A number of the saints slept very little, but prayed incessantly. Certainly, the time for getting up for the regular night vigil will become easier as you intensify the practice. The alarm clock won’t be necessary. Just a word said to your Guardian Angel will suffice. There can be times when remaining awake might be challenging. This becomes much less of a challenge as time progresses. A slight rocking motion of the head or body can help one stay awake. Or you can change to another prayer format or change prayer posture.
As you gain more experience in getting out of bed and going to the place of prayer, you will notice your body’s temperature rising before even getting up, possibly to the point of sweating. This can aid a person in realizing the call to prayer has occurred, just as in the final minutes of prayer, you will notice the body cooling down, as it readies itself for sleep once again.
The nighttime silence is a powerful, silent elixir for the spirit. It might even be intoxicating. It also is a profound weapon against Satan and his ilk.
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!
June is Cataract Awareness Month