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Shepherd’s Center of Madison,
P.O. Box 1243, Madison, TN 37116
Thank you for your time, talents, donation of food and money. Over 700 meals were delivered to older folks in our community on Thanksgiving Day. We are doing the same thing Christmas Day and each person receiving a meal also gets a Christmas package.
ITEMS & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CHRISTMAS MEALS & DELIVERY OF MEALS
(Please place in the brown container in the gathering space.)
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.
Simbang Gabi will be celebrated this year beginning December 15th - 23rd at St. Joseph Church at 7:00 pm, except on Sunday, December 17th mass will begin @ 7:30PM and on Wednesday, December 20th it will be a communion mass only (no adoration or confession this day).
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.
Is usually every 2nd Wednesday of the month
Due to the holidays & other functions already scheduled
THERE WILL NOT BE A POTLUCK IN
DECEMBER, JANUARY OR FEBRUARY (due to Ash Wednesday)
The next one will be held March 14th!
SO SAVE THE DATE!
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!
As we journey through the Advent and Christmas season, stop by the Kiosk and pick up an inspiring CD, book or DVD for yourself or as a gift! This month we offer A Journey Through Advent - Liturgical Cycle B. In this CD, Bishop Robert Barron reflects on the readings for each Sunday in Advent and gives a bonus homily for Christmas. We again have the DVD: What Every Catholic Needs to Know About The Bible. For your reading pleasure, Dr. Scott Hahn provides a special addition of Joy To The World. Also available for children are the 'Cat Chat' audio presentations: The Mass Comes Alive and Amazing Angels & Super Saints, episodes 1&2. These are great ideas for the feast of St. Nicholas! Another CD to consider is the talk by Sr. Bethany Madonna: Desires of the Heart: Receiving the Gifts of the Father. Blessings for a fruitful Advent and joyous Christmas!
The holidays are fast approaching and as you start your holiday shopping for gifts, decorations and more; shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday season at smile.amazon.com/ch/62-0523360 (by clicking link below) and Amazon will donate to Saint Joseph Church and School 5% of your purchases
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!
The RCIA process is currently in the catechumenate period. “The catechumenate is an extended period during which the candidates are given suitable pastoral formation and guidance, aimed at training them in the Christian life.” Training is accomplished in 4 ways during this period:
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The St. Joseph parish community is called to play a significant role in supporting each of our candidates with prayer and active participation in the RCIA process. The RCIA team continues to receive inquiries from individuals seeking a closer relationship with God within the Catholic Church. Thus the team is seeking additional sponsors, especially male sponsors. If you feel called to participate in the RCIA process, please contact one of our team members at the numbers below.
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.
We meet the first Sunday of the month in the Parish Life Center Media Room from 1:00-3:30pm. We provide yarn & needles for those persons wanting to learn a new skill. Please feel free to bring a friend & snack to share!!! Knit/Crochet makes hats for St. Joseph Room in the Inn & Baby Baptismal Blankets for newly Baptized babies in our parish. Look us up on Facebook under St. Joseph Knit/Crochet Group.
Coffee & Tea are 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.
CHALLENGE.........As many of you already know our mission is to make hats for Room in the Inn & Baptismal Blankets for our Parish.
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.
CHECK OUT OUR OCTOBER ~ DECEMBER PHOTOS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures including the Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat and 1st Reconciliation as well as the Thanksgiving Shepherd Center Event & the Christmas Brunch & Rectory Open House!
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!
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.