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Legion of Mary Auxiliary Member Appreciation Gathering

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When:  Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Where: St. Joseph Catholic Church ~ Parish Life Center

             1217 Gallatin Pike South, Madison, TN 37115

The event includes group Rosary recitation, fellowship and food.  There is no need to bring anything, except a friend.

If you pray the Rosary daily please consider joining our group as a member or auxiliary member.

Blood Drive

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The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Joseph's will be held Sunday, October 28, 2018 and we look forward to seeing you there!

You may pre-register by calling Edye Durham at 615-860-0128. 
The need for blood is constant, so let’s do our part to save lives!

Immediate Opening for a Full Time Maintenance Position

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St. Joseph is seeking a Full Time Maintenance Person who will report directly to both the Pastor and Principal.

Position Description: Participates in all aspects of maintenance and custodial duties of the buildings and grounds of Saint Joseph Parish (Church, Parish Life Center and School) doing so in a safe and effective manner.

Please click picture to left to get more information about this job description.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to

St. Joseph Parish Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat Event

trunk or treat1Come join us for this FREE event with food, Trunk or Treat, games, costume contest, pumpkin decorating, photo booth, Cornhole, bonfires, Pumpkin Dessert Contest, prizes and more!  If you would like to volunteer or donate, please contact Jason Allman at 615-260-8589 or

Cars Needed for St. Joseph TRUNK-OR-TREAT!     St. Joseph will have a Trunk-or-Treat Party on Saturday, Oct. 27th. Currently we are seeking parishioners interested in decorating their cars and bringing candy for Trunk-or-Treat. There will be a contest for best decorated themed car. 



Priesthood Sunday

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 On the weekend of October 27th/28th

we will have a special collection for Priesthood Sunday

to support the education of our seminarians!  

Please remember to pray for Fr. John, Fr. Paul,

all the Priests and the 27 Seminarians of our Diocese!

For several years now, we have sought your financial support for our Seminarian Education Fund on Priesthood Sunday, which is celebrated the last weekend in October. You have been generous in your gifts and your support has allowed 23 men to be ordained in the last five years. Your continued support today will assist in the education and formation of the 27 men we currently have in formation. These men represent the future of our Church in Middle Tennessee. Your contribution today helps to ensure future priests will be available when you or a loved one needs them.

At this time especially, I share your belief in Jesus Christ who heals and strengthens us all. We need good priests to bring us the light and life of Jesus. Please help me continue to form the young men who are courageously answering the call to do just that.  

Please prayerfully consider supporting the Seminarian Education Fund.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend J. Mark Spalding

Bishop of Nashville

Please click the picture for a special video message from Bishop Mark Spalding! 

To donate online click DONATE and scroll down.

Church & School Event Pictures


You will find pictures of the School Events such as 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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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 .




Father Tien Tran

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On June 1, 2018, Bishop J. Mark Spalding announced new assignments for priests within the Diocese of Nashville. Among these was the assignment of Fr. Tien Tran, effective August 1, 2018, as Associate Pastor at St. Joseph Church in Madison, TN.

Father Tran is the sixth of ten children of the Tran Family, who immigrated to Nashville from Vietnam in August 1997. He joined the seminary in August 2000, graduated from Mundelein Seminary in Illinois and was ordained as priest at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville on May 29, 2009. Since August 2015, Father Tran served as Pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Hohenwald, St. Cecilia Church in Waynesboro, and Christ the Redeemer Church in Centerville. Previously he was an Associate Pastor at St. Philip Church in Franklin, TN.

Take a moment to welcome him to our parish.


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 

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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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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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.
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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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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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The new offerings this month highlight the topics of relativism, sin and Catholic morality. In Absolute Relativism: The New Dictatorship and What to Do about It, Chris Stefanick tackles all the tough questions about relativism by showing how bankrupt and impractical it is. In the talk: Battle Within, Jeff Cavins provides a practical guide on how to battle sin in the areas of our lives where we tend to fall and he helps examine the root causes in order to understand the "why" behind our actions. The booklet: Some Fundamental Principles of Catholic Morality, explains the source of morality of human actions. It also discusses the three universal moral rules that make an action good or evil. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions contact Leona Steinhilber at 615-265-8375. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

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!

Transportation Ministry

Transportation Ministry

We are in need of volunteer drivers that are willing to offer transportation to members of St. Joseph Catholic Church who cannot drive themselves.  Volunteer drivers will provide personal transportation to and from Mass, parish events, medical appointments, personal business and shopping. Please volunteer by calling the parish nurse office at 615-860-0128.

Knights of Columbus Upcoming Events

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Baby Bottle Campaign


Tennessee Right To Life Baby Bottle Drive:  The Knights of Columbus is hosting the Right to Life Baby Bottle Drive again this year.  Bottles will be available at all exits of the church on the weekend of September 29th/30th and will conclude on October 27th/28th.  All proceeds go to Tennessee Right to Life.  Please pick up a bottle, fill it with your spare change and return to the church office. Thank you for your support.





Spiritual Motherhood


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? 

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