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SHEPHERD'S CENTER Needs for Christmas

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Shepherd’s Center of Madison,Christmas Gifts

P.O. Box 1243, Madison, TN  37116

Thank you for your time, talents, donation of food and money.  Over 650 meals were delivered to older folks in our community on Thanksgiving Day.  We were truly blest with so many volunteers and it is our hope that we can repeat this for Christmas Day!  Also each person receiving a meal also a Christmas package.  So please consider helping with this wonderful ministry focused on the elderly in our 



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Simbang Gabi celebration here at St. Joseph!

Simbang Gabi Celebration
Simbang Gabi is a time when Catholic churches across the Philippines celebrate mass outdoors in order to accommodate the faithful.  At times, when mass is not celebrated outside, the doors of churches are nevertheless, left open to allow attendants to share in the atmosphere of the mass.  To promote and preserve this culture here in the states, the mass will be held indoors and the time is changed to suit the situation and weather.

Simbang Gabi will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church again this year beginning December 15th and ending Sunday, December 23rd.  The mass time will be 7:00 pm. Due to the Bishop's Christmas Dinner for all Priests in the Dioces on Wednesday, December 19th it will be a communion service only (no adoration or confession on this day)

There will be a 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.


Stewardship Awakening Our Annual Pledge Campaign



STEWARDSHIP AWAKENING:           Pledge Campaign Update

A heart-felt thank you to all parishioners who have returned their 2019 Commitment Forms – we have received more than 110 commitments so far. We kindly ask all parishioners who have not yet returned their Commitment Form to do so by simply dropping it into the regular collection basket during Mass or hand it to an usher or return their form to the church office. For your convenience - blank Commitment Forms are available in the racks at all church entrances/exits.

St. Joseph Crochet/Knitters Group



Help Needed: St. Joseph Knit/Crochet Group is in desperate need of donations of yarn for the Baptismal Blankets we make for babies in our parish (White Yarn) as well as yarn (solid dark colors for men NOT black) for hats and scarves for Room in the Inn Ministry of St. Joseph. Our next meeting is Sunday, November 4th from 1-3:30pm in the Parish Life Center Media Room. We provide yarn & needles for those persons wanting to learn a new skill. Please feel free to bring a friend & snack to share!!!  Contact Jennifer Rodgers at .



News from Religious Education

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Classes began on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 9:45am to 10:45am followed by 11:00am Mass.   Any students from age 4 through Confirmation (usually 8th grade) who are attending a public school or homeschooled, are welcome to register. Students making their First Communion or Confirmation will need to attend classes for two years to receive these Sacraments.

Safe Environment will be taught on Sunday, September 9 & 16th.

For additional information and registration form click logo to left 

Church & School Event Pictures


You will find pictures of the School Events such as the Bulldog Bolt, Cross Country, Soccer & Volleyball.  As well as pictures of Fr. Johns Installation Mass & Welcome Luncheon for the Bishop!


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


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Morning Prayer ~ Liturgy of the Hours

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From the General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours 

Public and common prayer by the people of God is rightly considered to be among the primary duties of the Church.  From the very beginning those who were baptized “devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the community, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers” (Acts 2:42).  The Acts of the Apostles give frequent testimony to the fact that the Christian Community prayed with one accord.

The witness of the early Church teaches us that individual Christians devoted themselves to prayer at fixed times. Then, in different places, the custom soon grew of assigning special times to common prayer, for example, the last hour of the day, when evening draws on and the lamp is lighted or the first hour, when night draws to a close with the rising of the daystar.

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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 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. 

2018-19 Subsidy Request Form turn into Belinda Myers 

2018-2019 Service Hour Forms may be downloaded or picked up in the church office.

after your parish priest signs it  by the end of March each year!

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RCIA News!

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Congratulations and welcome to catechumens Casey and Ashley
and to candidates Sonia, Christopher and Janiceand their families,
on the recent celebration of the rite of acceptance/welcoming!  
As we move forward in this period of the catechumenate, we, the family of God at St. Joseph Parish, as the Christian faithful, now become the community in which God has placed those currently preparing for baptism and/or full communion.   We are their example and their source of love and support for this part of the journey.
What do our catechumens and candidates need/seek? They tell us in their answers to the questions posed of them in the opening dialogue of the combined rite. How can we/you be their love and support?

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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.
Check out the pictures below: 

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Cancer Support Group/Network


Have you or someone you love been affected by cancer? 

If you or a loved one has been affected by cancer, please join us! There is a blessing knowing that you are being lifted up, prayed for and held close. There is a blessing in the shift of your perceptions when you face a deeper understanding of the fragile beauty of life and the gift of your own mortality. There is a blessing in the community that forms around you and those you love when the crisis of cancer touches your life.  

For more information contact Ted Welsh at 615-305-9044 or Edye Durham RN, FCN at 615-860-0128.

The St. Joseph Cancer Support Network meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:00am in the Parish Life Center

Lighthouse Catholic Media Ministry Update

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A blessed Liturgical New Year! During the season of Advent we look for ways that can make our hearts ready to celebrate more fully the greatest gift of Jesus Christ!  In the book,  Waiting For Christ, Blessed John Henry Newman offers daily spiritual readings for Advent and continuing to the Epiphany. Another option is to follow along with Bishop Robert Barron's homilies with the CD,  A Journey Through Advent -Cycle C, as he offers insight into the Scripture readings for each Sunday. Also available, to honor Mother Mary, is the Message of Guadalupe booklet that tells the story and shares the message Guadalupe has for the modern world to combat the culture of death. Stop by the kiosk for other items that are sure to inform and inspire - they make great gifts! "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"!

Kroger Community Rewards Update!

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Kroger Cares: Did you know that you can register your Kroger Card to benefit Saint Joseph School?  Kroger Community Reward Donations are used to benefit our St. Joseph Tuition Assistance Program.  Click here to register your card or to update your information

Saint Joseph School has a new account number (QT675) which must be updated to continue receiving donations each year.  To update: Go to Community Rewards, then click change organization and type in search box QT675. Then click enroll. It should list a new enrollment date for your account.

Thank you for supporting Saint Joseph School while you shop!

Brown's Florist Gives Back!

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Place a floral order for $25 or more and mention St. Joseph School Tuition Assistance and they will donate $5 back to St. Joseph School Tuition Assistance Fund.

Valid on Walk-In or Phone Orders.
Contact: Rip Beazley
Brown’s Florist
269 W. Main St.
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Cell: 615-720-6504