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Please join Fr. Jean Baptiste every Friday, during Lent for Soup and Scripture after the Stations of the Cross. On Friday, March 9th consider going to the Fish Fry between 5:00 - 6:00PM then join him for Stations of the Cross at 6pm and Scripture Reflection (no soup) in the media room at 6:30pm.
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As we have passed the mid-point of the period of purification and enlightenment (for the elect) and Lent (for the rest of us) we are each in our own way looking with hope to the joy of Easter, of our baptism and of newness of life in Christ. Each in our own way should be looking at ourselves and seeking to bring our life into unity with the uncommon way of life that Jesus gives us through His incarnation, example and sacrificial act of love as self-gift.
This Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 18th, at the 11:00 a.m. Mass, we celebrate the third of three Scrutinies for the elect, offering him Jesus as the true “resurrection and life” (the theme for the 3rd scrutiny). During this rite, in particular, the entire assembly prays for the elect as he continues to take a long, deep look at his life in preparation for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil.
Please continue to pray for Josh!
On Tuesday, March 13th, we celebrated our parish penance service, at which time our candidates for full communion experienced for the first time the blessing and grace of the sacrament of reconciliation.
Please continue to pray for Natalia, Annetta, LaTonya, Jayleen, Reagan, Cynthia, and Phillip!
For the team and the rest of us, during this time of Lent, we inevitably think of our own life, carrying out our own “self-examination” and intense prayer as the purification and enlightenment, and the anticipation, of the elect becomes that of each of us and the parish.
Please continue to pray for our parish and our RCIA godparent, sponsors, and team!
And, as we eagerly anticipate this coming celebration of the sacraments of initiation and reception into full communion with the Church, and the renewal of our own baptismal promises, make plans now to join us for the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday, March 31st, at 7:00 p.m.
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CHECK OUT OUR MARCH EVENTS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures of the Knight of Columbus Fish Fry, Rite of Sending, World Marriage Day along with Soup & Scripture & Stations
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!
Thank you to our Knights for submitting pictures to be shared!
FEBRUARY 14 - MARCH 25
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.
after your parish priest signs it by the end of March each year!
As we continue with the holy discipline of Lent and journey with our elect and candidates, we offer several items on the Sacraments. You might want to pick up the spiritual classic by Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ. This book has had a powerful impact on the lives of countless saints, peasants and popes for centuries and continues to resonate today. Also available, is the booklet St. Joseph, Our Father In Faith. We honor and celebrate his feast this month!
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 615-860-0128.
Pope Francis has named Father J. Mark Spalding, a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, to be the 12th Bishop of Nashville. The appointment was publicized at noon in Rome, 5 a.m. central time, on Tuesday November 21, 2017.
Bishop-elect Spalding will be ordained a bishop and installed as the Bishop of Nashville on February 2, 2018 at Sagrado Corazon at the Catholic Pastoral Center on McGavock Pike.
Bishop-elect Spalding, 52, a native of Fredericktown, KY and a member of a large extended family with roots dating to the earliest days of Catholic life west of the Appalachian Mountains, was ordained to the priesthood on August 3, 1991 at the St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, KY. He is a graduate of Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, KY, and St. Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Indiana. He received a master of religious studies and a licentiate in canon law from American University in Louvain, Belgium.
He is currently pastor of Holy Trinity Parish and Holy Name Parish in Louisville. He has also served as a vicar general for the archdiocese since 2011. He has served a number of other assignments including associate pastor at St. Joseph and chaplain at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, associate pastor at St. Augustine in Lebanon, KY, associate pastor at St. Margaret Mary in Louisville, pastor of Immaculate Conception in LaGrange, KY. He has served as a judge, judicial vicar, and director of the tribunal for the archdiocese.
Meets the 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month after the 6pm Mass in front of the Blessed Virgin Mary side of the church.
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?
St. Joseph Families (131 households) who shopped at Kroger between 6-1-2017 and 8-31-2017 have contributed $1379.84 toward the Tuition Assistance Fund. Thank you for your continued support of your local Kroger store.
If you have not yet registered your Kroger Plus Card, please do so now in order for your purchases to count towards the amount received for Tuition Assistance. To register go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and create an account. Choose St. Joseph School (#89459) as your organization. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the church office.
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.