Shepherd’s Center of Madison,
P.O. Box 1243, Madison, TN 37116
Thank you for your time, talents, donation of food and money. Over 700 meals were delivered to older folks in our community on Thanksgiving Day. We are doing the same thing Christmas Day and each person receiving a meal also gets a Christmas package.
ITEMS & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CHRISTMAS MEALS & DELIVERY OF MEALS
(Please place in the brown container in the gathering space.)
Saturday Morning Scripture Study, beginning January 13, 2018, will delve into Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians using “First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community”, an 11-part study from “The Great Adventure” series. Come study, pray, learn and rejoice with us as we let God’s word through St. Paul reintroduce and make new for us the gifts of grace, the Church and the Eucharist! See and save the full-page flyer in next weekend’s bulletin or at any church exit for more information and to register. There is no prior study necessary and all are welcome. Now is the time to explore God’s word in the Scriptures and let it transform your life! Registration deadline is January 4.
Contact: Debra Head (615-851-1908) or Don Steinhilber (615-265-8375)
Simbang Gabi will be celebrated this year beginning December 15th - 23rd at St. Joseph Church at 7:00 pm, except on Sunday, December 17th mass will begin @ 7:30PM and on Wednesday, December 20th it will be a communion mass only (no adoration or confession this day).
Fellowship gathering with a potluck dinner immediately following the mass in the school cafeteria. Bring your favorite native dish to share. All are welcome. For additional information call Al Go at 615-275-8805.
Is usually every 2nd Wednesday of the month
Due to the holidays & other functions already scheduled
THERE WILL NOT BE A POTLUCK IN
DECEMBER, JANUARY OR FEBRUARY (due to Ash Wednesday)
The next one will be held March 14th!
SO SAVE THE DATE!
Everyone is invited to come and join us for this family, friendly meal where we will 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!
The RCIA process is currently in the catechumenate period. “The catechumenate is an extended period during which the candidates are given suitable pastoral formation and guidance, aimed at training them in the Christian life.” Training is accomplished in 4 ways during this period:
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The St. Joseph parish community is called to play a significant role in supporting each of our candidates with prayer and active participation in the RCIA process. The RCIA team continues to receive inquiries from individuals seeking a closer relationship with God within the Catholic Church. Thus the team is seeking additional sponsors, especially male sponsors. If you feel called to participate in the RCIA process, please contact one of our team members at the numbers below.
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 Tip: “With our whole heart, our whole soul, our whole mind, with our whole strength and fortitude, with our whole understanding, with all our powers, with every effort, every affection, every feeling, every desire and wish, let us love the Lord God. Who has given and gives to each one of us our whole body, our whole soul and our whole life, Who has created, redeemed and will save us by His Mercy alone, Who did and does everything good for us.”
~ from Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Francis of Assisi
CHECK OUT OUR OCTOBER ~ DECEMBER PHOTOS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures including the Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat and 1st Reconciliation as well as the Thanksgiving Shepherd Center Event & the Christmas Brunch & Rectory Open House!
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!
As we journey through the Advent and Christmas season, stop by the Kiosk and pick up an inspiring CD, book or DVD for yourself or as a gift! This month we offer A Journey Through Advent - Liturgical Cycle B. In this CD, Bishop Robert Barron reflects on the readings for each Sunday in Advent and gives a bonus homily for Christmas. We again have the DVD: What Every Catholic Needs to Know About The Bible. For your reading pleasure, Dr. Scott Hahn provides a special addition of Joy To The World. Also available for children are the 'Cat Chat' audio presentations: The Mass Comes Alive and Amazing Angels & Super Saints, episodes 1&2. These are great ideas for the feast of St. Nicholas! Another CD to consider is the talk by Sr. Bethany Madonna: Desires of the Heart: Receiving the Gifts of the Father. Blessings for a fruitful Advent and joyous Christmas!
Service hours will be required for any student requesting subsidy from St. Joseph Church for the School Year 2018-2020. These hours should be accumulated during last year beginning in February 1st, 2016 and must be completed by January 31, 2018. 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, 2018.
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.
after your parish priest signs it by the end of March each year!