All students and parents of current Altar Servers as well as students who wish to be trained as an Altar Server and their parents must attend our information session & pizza party on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd @ 6:15PM in the St. Joseph School Library. This is a mandatory meeting. Please click picture to print RSVP and turn in by Friday, Sept. 28th.
Saint Joseph Church is currently recruiting Altar Servers to assist our priests with weekend Masses, funerals and other religious events. If you are in 4th grade or higher, have received First Holy Communion and are interested in becoming a Server; please contact Cara Smalley through the school office or leave a message with the church office.
Sunday, October 7th
after the 11:00 Mass
Everyone is invited to come and join us for this family, friendly meal where we will acknowledge and welcome all newly registered parishioners since January of this year and those entering our RCIA program. Mass begins at 11:00AM and then the "potluck" dinner will immediately follow in the Parish Life Center (at approximately 12:15PM).
Please bring an entree, dessert or side dish to share!
SO SAVE THE DATE & plan on joining in on the fun!
PLEASE BRING FOOD the Weekend of
October 7th & 8th
Your continuous generosity for our food pantry helps to feed many people. Please bring your donated food to the church and leave your gifts at the church exits. Please continue to offer the individually wrapped snack items for the family waiting rooms of the critical care units of Skyline hospital.
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On Sunday, October 7th, at the 11:00 am Mass, we as the community of St. Joseph Church, will celebrate the combined Rite of Acceptance into the order of catechumens and Rite of Welcoming. All parishioners are encouraged to attend this liturgy to welcome and show support for those seeking entrance to God’s Church and acceptance into the faith community of St. Joseph Parish.
For inquirers (unbaptized), the Rite of Acceptance is the first public declaration of their intention to continue their faith journey toward full initiation in the Catholic Church. The Church, in turn, accepts them and offers blessings. Following the rite, they are members of the Church although not fully initiated members. They will be called “catechumens”.
For candidates (baptized), the Rite of Welcoming is their first public announcement of their desire to complete their Christian initiation and be received into full communion of the Catholic Church. The Church welcomes them into community as our brothers and sisters in Christ. They continue to be called “candidates” as those who are formally seeking the remaining sacraments of initiation (confirmation & communion)
For both catechumens and candidates, their participation in these rites affirms their intention to establish a deeper relationship with God and to continue study in the Catholic Christian faith. As a community of faithful, we, members of the St. Joseph community, celebrate their new relationship with God and with us and offer our ongoing support, prayers, and witness to them.
Following the 11:00 am Mass all parishioners are invited to a Parish Potluck Welcoming uncheon in our PLC welcoming not only our RCIA catechumens and candidates, but also all newcomers who have registered in our parish this past year
Reach out to one of the RCIA Core Team members any time:
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October is membership month for the Women’s Club. This organization includes all ladies of the parish. Membership dues and our semi-annual bake sales support our many charitable endeavors. From these funds we support the many ministries of the church, including any needs of the altar. All members living and deceased are remembered at Mass the second Tuesday of each month. Membership dues are $5.00 per year or a lifetime of $50.00. For more information please call Carole Mick 615-868-9871.
When: Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Where: St. Joseph Catholic Church ~ Parish Life Center
1217 Gallatin Pike South, Madison, TN 37115
The event includes group Rosary recitation, fellowship and food. There is no need to bring anything, except a friend.
If you pray the Rosary daily please consider joining our group as a member or auxiliary member.
Tennessee Right To Life Baby Bottle Drive: The Knights of Columbus is hosting the Right to Life Baby Bottle Drive again this year. Bottles will be available at all exits of the church on the weekend of September 29th/30th and will conclude on October 27th/28th. All proceeds go to Tennessee Right to Life. Please pick up a bottle, fill it with your spare change and return to the church office. Thank you for your support.
CHECK OUT OUR AUGUST EVENTS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures of the Holy Spirit Mass, the beginning of the 2018-19 School Year excitement and Summer Camp Fun!
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
Men’s English Cursillo: 09/20/18 – 09/23/18
Women’s English Cursillo: 09/27/18 – 09/30/18
Men’s Spanish Cursillo: 10/04/18 – 10/07/18
Women’s Spanish Cursillo: 10/11/18 – 10/14/18
Cursillo is a weekend retreat experience of dynamic spiritual growth that begins on Thursday evening and ends on Sunday evening. It helps develop an understanding of what it means to fully live a Christian life in your everyday situations. Cursillo provides a method to transform your life through prayer and small Christian communities. Weekends are held at Camp Marymount in Fairview, TN. If you are interested in finding out more about this retreat weekend, please email us at or call Lisa at 615-477-4871 or Matt at 615-509-0328 .
For the month of September we honor Mother Mary under her title “Our Lady of Sorrows." For those who have not listened to the talk by Kimberly Hahn, we offer again the CD, Drawing Strength From Our Lady Of Sorrows. In this presentation, she reflects on the joys and sorrows that Mary prayerfully experienced during her time on Earth, and shares how her example leads us closer to Christ. Also available, is the CD, The Life Of Padre Pio. Matthew Arnold shares fascinating details about St. Pio of Pietrelcina's ministry of hearing confessions, his ability to read souls, the many miracles attributed to his intercession, and how he bore the Stigmata. We are encouraged to take his advice to "pray, hope, and don't worry." His feast day is September 23rd. St. Pio, pray for us! As always, if you have any questions or suggestions contact Leona Steinhilber at 615-265-8375.
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 the Peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9
During the months of September and October the focus of the Sunday Scripture Class will be on the seventh 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 12:30 p..
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!
"He commands even unclean spirits and they obey him." -Mark 1:27