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Father Tomy, Father Ben and the Church Office Staff wish you and your family a wonderful & safe Memorial Day Weekend, as well as an awesome summer!
Spiritual Motherhood is a supernatural way for women to care for souls, especially priests. It is a type of maternity that nurtures Divine Life in others by doing Gods Will centered on the Holy Eucharist, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and it focuses on Authentic Marian Femininity and Maternity.
“If the desired renewal of the Church depends for the most part on its priests, then it will also depend to a larger degree on the families and in particular women and mothers” (Pope St. John Paul II, May 4, 1987).
Who can become a Spiritual Mother?
Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony - The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Honor Guard will place a wreath and offer prayers in remembrance of those who defended our freedoms in service to our country. Ceremony will take place Monday, May 29th, at 10:00 am, in the National Cemetery across Gallatin Road from Spring Hill Cemetery. Ceremony will be at the flag pole near the rear of the cemetery adjacent to the cemetery offices. All parishioners are invited to participate in this service honoring those men and women who by their sacrifices have earned our eternal gratitude.
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Our next Monthly Potluck which is held every second Wednesday of the month.
will be the Wednesday, June 14th!
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
CHECK OUT OUR HOLY WEEK EVENTS!
You will find pictures of the Easter Egg Hunt, Holy Thursday, First Communion, Women's Club Bake Sale, School Events & much, much more!
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!
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.
Kroger Community Rewards:
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.
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.
Our next group meetings to knit/crochet will be Sunday, June 4th from 1:30-3:30 & Monday, June 26th from 10:00 - 12:00
The meetings are held in the Media Room of the Parish Life Center.
What you need to bring:
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!
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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 seven 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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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.
by Friday, March 31st
Looking for a way to enhance your family's prayer life during Lent? Our Lady of Perpetual Help Jr. Legion of Mary can bring the traveling statue of our lady into your home on Friday evening, pray the Sorrowful Mysterious with your family, and leave the statue in your home for a week long stay. It is our mission to help promote daily family prayer with the assistance of Our Lady.
This month, as we continue to rejoice in the Easter Season, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima beginning May 13th. Our Lady's call to prayer and sacrifice for the salvation of souls and peace in the world is as relevant now as it was in 1917! To help us learn, live and share the message look for the booklet What Happened at Fatima and the CD Fatima - Living the Message. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us! Other offerings include the book Peter by Tim Gray and the CD The Case for Jesus by Dr. Brant Pitre.
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.