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will be the Wednesday, September 13th!
So SAVE THE DATE and come to get aquainted with our new priests Fr. John & Fr. Paul
Everyone is invited to come and join us for this family, friendly meal where we will acknowledge 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).
Please bring an entree, dessert or side dish to share!
Registration for Religious Education (RE) classes will be on August 20 & 27 from 9:45-10:45 in the school near Room 107. Classes begin on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Students new to the program will need to bring a copy of their Baptism certificate and their First Communion certificate and complete a registration form.
Teachers Needed: Do you like working with children? Have you thought about being a teacher? Do you love your Catholic faith and like sharing it with others?
If any of these describe you, then consider becoming a Sunday school teacher. The classes meet on Sundays from 9:45-10:45 from September to May. Several teachers are needed for this year. Teaching children and seeing the world through their eyes is a blessing to all of us catechists. Substitute teachers are needed also.
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IT HAS BEGUN, weekly sessions of the 2017-18 RCIA season, named the precatechumenate for the unbaptized. Excitingly, those being served, “inquirers,” whose interest, commitment and faith formation vary, have increased from our initial session and more may come. For all, it is a time of fellowship: 1) sharing stories and answering questions, 2) building relationships and foundations for future study and spiritual growth and 3) looking to the Rite of Acceptance (for the unbaptized) and the Rite of Welcoming (for the baptized), which we will celebrate late-September for those who are ready.
This is also an exciting time for our parish family, an essential part of RCIA! When Jesus sent his apostles to make disciples, it was within the community of believers that those “new disciples” were baptized, informed and transformed. Like in a family when a new baby arrives, those already in the family lend support, from the youngest who holds the new sibling, to older siblings who help feed and clothe the baby, to parents who provide for the child’s overall spiritual and physical needs. All of our St. Joseph family is called to welcome, engage, share with and invite into community our new inquirers.
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?
CHECK OUT OUR JUNE & JULY EVENTS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures of Totus Tuus, Shepherd's Center Veggie Sorthing and Fr. Ben's Farewell Potluck!
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!
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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.
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.
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!
Update We will no longer be meeting on the last Monday of each month. We will continue to meet the 1st Sunday of each month from 1:00-3:30 in the Parish Life Center Media Room.
Our next meeting is Sunday, August 6th! Please bring a size L or M Crochet hook if you want to learn to crochet hats. Please bring knitting needles size 10 or 11 if you want to learn how to knit hats and scarves. We provide yarn, patterns and have some extra hooks and needles.
Also, we encourage you to bring friends, a snack to share and we welcome any donated yarn! Look us up on Facebook under St. Joseph Knit/Crochet Group.
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.
For the month of August we offer Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life by Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. The book provides a "jump start" to a deeper spiritual life for today's active people. Also, the CD Our Lady of Fatima and the Fall of Communism by Craig Turner helps lead us to a greater awareness of the motherly help and protection that Mary offers mankind through her powerful intercession. Stop by and see what could help you to know, live and share your faith!
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.