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St. Joseph Parish Fish Fry during Lent

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Friday, March 31st from 5:30PM to 7PM

Parish Lenten Fish Fry:All parishioners, school families, and friends of St. Joseph are invited to enjoy a Lenten meal and fellowship, Friday, March 31st, 5:30-7pm, in the school cafeteria.  Please note the time is changed to 5:30pm to accommodate those who would like to go to Stations of the Cross at 7pm. Menu to include:  Fish, Slaw, Hush Puppies, Fries and White Beans.  Cost:  Adults - $10, Child - $5, Family - $30.  Proceeds to benefit St. Joseph School Tuition Assistance Fund.  8th grade students will be selling deserts to raise funds for their class trip. Meal sponsored by St. Joseph Parish Knights of Columbus.

RSVPs are greatly appreciated, so please contact Jason Allman @ 615-260-8589 or


St. Joseph Parish Easter Egg Hunt

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Children Hunting Easter Eggs

Will be held

Palm Sunday, April 9th

10:15 Rain or Shine

On the School Playground

for ages 0-10

Accepting donations of candy for the Easter Eggs

and small toys for prizes.

Leave donations in the designated basket in the gathering space.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Suzie Barry or call:  615-478-5095

Potluck With The Pastors

Potluck DinnerDue to April's Potluck falling during Holy Week

Our Monthly Potluck which is held every second Wednesday of the month.

 will be the 1st Wednesday, April 5th!

This is a monthly church family meal honoring the newcomers in our parish and those having a birthday that month. 

Everyone is invited to come and join us in acknowledging 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).

Hope to see you there the food is absolutely wonderful!

And please bring an entree, side dish or dessert to share
Remember to SAVE THE DATE!


Be a part of our Living Stations of the Cross

living StationsPractice for Living Stations of the Cross will be held Sunday, March 26th & April 9th from 4PM to 6PM.

We are in need of actors (Adults & Students) for both speaking and non-speaking parts.

Contact Christine Holcomb #615-734-9763 if you can help!

Performance Date: Good Friday, April 

Time:  3:00 p.m.

Where:  St. Joseph Church

Contact:  Christine Holcomb @ 615-734-9763 or  

RCIA News!

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Within the RCIA period of “purification & enlightenment”, which mirrors and runs concurrently with Lent, are the “scrutinies”, celebrated with the elect during Mass on the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays of Lent.  The scrutinies take seriously the profound love of God and the desire of God to bring all people to fullness of life and salvation.  To that end, the scrutinies 1) raise up and expose whatever keeps the transforming love of God from freeing us, which is sin and evil, and 2) raise up dimensions of life that welcome the  loving presence of God, thus encouraging full life.  The scrutinies claim for the elect the saving and transforming love of Christ who is the living water (theme of 1st scrutiny), the light of the world (theme of 2nd scrutiny), and the resurrection and the life (theme of 3rd scrutiny).

While the scrutinies are celebrated for the elect, our candidates and the community should also derive benefit from the prayer and intercessions of these liturgies for their own personal reflection, since we, too, seek to be delivered from the present and future consequences of sin and to be strengthened in the midst of our own spiritual journey in order to be ever more fixed on Christ.  Let us each intentionally and prayerfully join in these rites with intercession for both the elect and for ourselves on this journey we share!

The 1st scrutiny will be during the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass for the Third Sunday of Lent, Mar 18/19.

† The 2nd scrutiny will be during the 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Mar 25/26.

† The 3rd scrutiny will be during the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Apr 1/2.

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Women's Club Update




The St. Joseph Women’s Clubwill meet on Tuesday, April 11th at 10am in the Parish Life Center. We will have a short meeting and then a potluck lunch. Come, bring a friend, your favorite dish and enjoy lunch and get to know your fellow parishioners. For more information please call Carole Mick at 615-868-9871

Student Service Hour Forms and Parish Subsidy Request Forms

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Service hours will be required for any student requesting subsidy from St. Joseph Church for the School Year 2017-2018. These hours should be accumulated during last year beginning in February 1st, 2016 and must be completed by January 31, 2017. 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, 2017.  

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. 

2017-18 Subsidy Request Form Turn into Belinda Myers after your parish priest signs it

by Friday, March 31st

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Holy Week

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Wednesday, April 12th

(No Mass or Adoration @ St. Joseph Church)

Chrism Mass at the Cathedral @ 6PM

Holy Thursday Service, April 13th

Washing of the Feet - 7PM 

     Adoration - after mass till 10PM

Good Friday, April 14th, Living Stations @ 3PM

(No Adoration)  will take place on church and School Campus

      Good Friday Service @ 4PM


Holy Saturday Easter Vigil, April 15th - 7PM 

Easter Sunday, April 16th - 8:30AM & 11AM

Lighthouse Catholic Media Ministry Update

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As we continue the Lenten season, we again offer the powerful CD The Truth. Fr. Larry Richards tackles life's biggest question with straight forward, timeless and often jolting answers. You may be interested in the book 7 Big Myths About The Catholic Church. Also available mid-month will be Fr. Gaitley's book, Consoling The Heart of Jesus  and it's prayer companion book, and other items related to Divine Mercy. May these last weeks of Lent be prayerful, powerful and productive! A blessed Easter!! Jesus we trust in You!!!

Blood Drive

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 April Blood Drive
Walk Ins Welcome
Come and donate one unit of life-giving blood at our Red Cross Blood Drive  on Sunday, April 23rd from 8:00AM till 1:00PM in the Parish Life Center and receive a complimentary breakfast of eggs, sausage, biscuits and more, cooked and served by our St. Joseph Knights of Columbus volunteers. Family members who must wait while you donate blood will also be treated to breakfast.  Sign up in the gathering space either the weekend of March 25th/26th or April 1st/2nd.  You may pre-register by calling Edye Durham at 615-860-0128.  The need for blood is constant, so let’s do our part to save lives!

Church & School Event Pictures


You will find pictures of World Marriage Day Dinner & Dance, Father/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son Dance, Junior Legion of Mary, Volunteer Appreciation Dinner & much, much more!


If you have some pictures that you would like to share of current events ~ please email to Belinda


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Totus Tuus/Vacation Bible School Save the Date

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Will be at St. Joseph the week of June 4th ~ 9th. This will be a fun week full of skits, singing and activities led by college sturdents for students in Grades 1st-12th.  The upcoming 7th-12th graders will meet on Sunday-Thursday, June 4th to June 8th 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 5th to 9th.  The cost is $30 per student for the week, so save the date.  Service hour opportunities are available for 8th-12thgraders.  Registration will begin soon, so click on FORM to fillout 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.

Time to register your Kroger Plus Cards

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Kroger Community Rewards:

Beginning August 1st, all Kroger Plus cards will need to be registered or re-registered in order to participate for the 2016-2017 school year tuition assistance rewards. To register your Kroger Plus card go to and create an account. Choose St. Joseph School as your organization. St. Joseph School will receive a quarterly check from Kroger reflecting purchases registered to #89459 and these monies will help families who struggle to help pay a portion of their child's tuition. If you have any questions or need help registering, please call the church office. Thank you for your support of St. Joseph School.

Mindful Body Movement Classes

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Join St. Joseph's Health Ministry get active during their Mindful Body Movement Class which is held every Tuesday from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Parish Life Center.   Deborah Walter, AEA Certified Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor, will be leading the class in a complete series of (chair supported) seated and standing movement exercises designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement along with restorative breathing exercises and a final relaxation to promote stress reduction and mental clarity.   Please wear athletic shoes and bring a bottle of water! ($3.00 donation will be appreciated)   
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class as class will start promptly at 1:00.
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Cancer Support Group/Network




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.

The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima DVDs





There are DVD’s of The Miracle of Fatima in the church office to be circulated through the parish in order to more fully appreciate the approved apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.

Please sign out a DVD and return it before the next weekend so others may also have a chance to watch.

Transportation Ministry

Transportation Ministry
We are in need of volunteer drivers that are willing to offer transportation to members of St. Joseph Catholic Church who cannot drive themselves.  Volunteer drivers will provide personal transportation to and from Mass, parish events, medical appointments, personal business and shopping. Please volunteer by calling the parish nurse office at 615-860-0128.

St. Joseph Crochet/Knitters Group


Next group meet to knit/crochet is Sunday, March 5th from 1:00-3:30 p.m. in the Media Room of Parish Life Center.

What you need to bring:  

  •     For knitting:  a pair of size 10 or 11 needles
  •     For crochet:  a size L or M crochet hook    
  •    Yarn to make men's hats
  •     White yarn for baby blankets

Bring a friend and a snack to share.  Coffee & Tea will be provided. 

We are working on simple techniques & simple hat patterns & baby Baptismal blankets.  The hats we produce will go to help St. Joseph Room in the Inn Ministry.  The baby blankets are for our newly baptized babies in our Parish.  

For more information contact Jennifer Rodgers 615/336-6530 or 

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Stephen Ministry Update

Stephen Ministry

When do we need God’s love most?  Of course, we need that love every second of our lives.  But at times, God’s love is especially precious to us, times when:

·We lose a loved one;

·Life becomes so confusing that we do not know where to turn; or

·Life just becomes meaningless and depression sets in.

At times like these, it is very important to have someone who cares.  Our church has trained parishioners to serve as Stephen Ministers, who offer a ministry of Christian Caring.  If you are interested in the care of a Stephen Minister or are interested in serving as a Stephen Minister, contact Desiree Alford at 615-568-3378.  We are seeking applicants to join this ministry now!