Confirmation will be here at St. Joseph, Thursday, April 19th @ 7PM, Bishop Mark Spalding presiding.
1st Holy Communion will be here at St. Joseph, Saturday, April 21st @ 10AM, no 8:00 mass or reconciliation that morning
To whom much is given, much will be required.
This coming Sunday is Pledge Sunday for the 2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal for Ministries. Please offer your hearts and hands to your parish and Diocese as together we continue to build God’s Kingdom. Your gifts are essential to the ongoing vitality of the Diocesan Ministries; as we strive to serve the needs of our local community and together reach greater heights of Christian service. With your help, we can ensure that our growing and worthy Diocesan Ministries are funded! We ask everyone to participate as brothers and sisters in Christ.
For more information, contact Sandra Jordan at .>
For the Garden of Your Daily Living
Plant Three Rows of Peas
Plant Four Rows of Squash
Will be at St. Joseph the week of June 3rd ~ 8th. This will be a fun week full of skits, singing and activities led by college students for students in Grades 1st-12th. The upcoming 7th -12th graders will meet on Sunday - Thursday, June 3rd to June 7th in the evening from 7-9pm. The upcoming 1st-6th graders will meet in the morning from 9:00am-2:30pm on Monday - Friday, June 4th to 8th. The cost is $30 per student or $50 for 2 or more students for the week. So save the date!
Service Hour Opportunities are available for 8th - 12thgraders.
Registration will begin soon, so click on FORM to fill out and turn in at time of registration. Please contact Sharyn Curbo at 615-860-5042 or at St. Joseph Church, 1125 Gallatin Pike S., Madison, TN 37115.
A heart-felt thank you to all parishioners who have returned their 2018 Commitment Forms!
For the Stewardship Newsletter which includes Capital Campaign results for the past 5 years, Church collections and Projects both completed and in the future; click the HEART to the left.
Thank you again for your support and commitment!
Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you. (Deut. 16:17)
The St. Joseph Women’s Club will have their first of two bake sales for the year of 2018 on the weekend of May 5th and 6th. We are requesting that all women of the parish help us out by baking something. We have lost contact with some of you due to landlines being changed to cell phone numbers. If you do not get a call from us, please don’t forget about us, we need your help. We have so many wonderful bakers and our bake sale is always a huge success, with your help. With our funds we are able to minister to the needs of the altar and many other ministries in our parish and community. God Bless all in our parish. Please contact Carole Mick at 615-868-9871 for more information
From the Desk of Fr. Jean Baptiste
Dear Hispanic Community,
As you have heard last week, the Hispanic Ministry is no longer coming here. They unexpectedly decided to stop the Mass at 6:00pm on Sunday. This is sad news for all of us.
I would like to encourage you to join any English Mass at your convenience here at Saint Joseph meanwhile we figure out the way we build the Hispanic Community for the future. This is your home Parish.
Father John Baptiste
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Now that this season’s elect and candidates enjoy full membership in the Church through the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil, the RCIA has entered the period known as mystagogy, which comes from a Greek work meaning “leading/teaching in the mysteries”.
For the next eight months RCIA participants will experience more fully the mysteries of our faith through the Gospel message and through the experience of the sacraments they have just begun to receive. It is by looking back on Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection just experienced during the Triduum and Easter and through the sacraments of initiation; that one can begin to look forward with a proper perspective for Christian living – living the particular way of life of a disciple of Christ.
This period of mystagogy has deep roots in the early history of the Church. There are even significant writings that exist today of post-baptismal lectures by St. Cyril of Jerusalem, traditionally thought to have been conducted at the site of Christ’s empty tomb. How powerful would that have been?!
This is a time not just for our neophyte (“newly planted” in faith), our newly baptized, but for the community as a whole, to deepen in knowledge of the mysteries of God, the paschal mystery of Christ, and the sacraments. During this Easter Season leading up to the celebration of Pentecost, we too are given an opportunity for ongoing transformation through the Church’s liturgy. The Mass readings during this time focus us all on the early Church and true discipleship; the prayers are focused on the neophyte, but direct all of us to our own baptism and confirmation and the promises made therein.
As we seek to live well this blessed time in our Church, please continue to pray for those now in full communion, their godparent and sponsors, the RCIA team and our St. Joseph family, as we all continue this shared journey of faith into discipleship and union with God!
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April's American Red Cross Blood Drive will NOT be held in April due to construction taking place at the Parish Life Center. Blood donations can be made at the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center 2201 Charlotte Avenue Nashville, TN 37203 (800)733-2767.
The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Joseph's will be held Sunday, July 8, 2018 and we look forward to seeing you there!
3622 Redmond St.
Nashville, TN 37209
Tickets are $75 per person. A reserved table is also available for $850 (seats 10). Contact Cara Smalley at carasmTickets are $75 per person. A reserved table is also available for $850 (seats 10). Contact Cara Smalley at .
What To Wear: Masquerade attire is recommended, but not required. To help assist you in this theme, our Cool School Gear store will be selling a wide variety of masks that you can purchase to coordinate with your favorite casual outfit, dress, suit or tux! Click here to browse and purchase your mask from our Cool School Gear Store!
CHECK OUT OUR MARCH/APRIL EVENTS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures of the Triduum, Easter Sunday, the Bishop Mark Spalding School Mass, Soup & Scripture & Stations along with Palm Sunday!
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
A glorious Easter season! Stop by the kiosk and pick up The Resurrection of the Body. This booklet offers an informal expression of a major element of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It makes the CCC more accessible to gain a better understanding of the Faith. Also, available, are several items that will aid in understanding, praying and preparing for Divine Mercy Sunday and beyond. This month we will celebrate the feast of St. Mark, the Evangelist. You might want to read the Gospel of Mark and use the Ignatius Study Bible as your guide! If you have any questions or suggestions, call Leona Steinhilber at 615-265-8375. JESUS, WE TRUST IN YOU! Click graphic for link to online options!
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: Move More for Whole Body Health. Everyday errands are opportunities to move more. If your grocery shopping, take one tor two laps around the outside aisles of the store before you grab a cart or basket. You can scope out sale items and create a plan for more efficient shopping while sneaking in some extra steps.