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New season begins Wednesday, August 8, 2018 for The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) at St. Joseph Parish
The great commission of Matthew 28 to “go … and make disciples … baptizing them” is the responsibility of all the baptized. The RCIA happens not in a classroom but within the liturgy and community of the faithful.
How can you help?
First, let us know if you or someone you know is seeking God in his/her life, wants to know more about the Christian faith or desires to become Catholic. We can even make the initial contact.
Second, prayerfully consider how God might be calling you to participate in a special way. Every baptized believer has been gifted by God for the building up of His kingdom and we need your gift! We are especially in need of sponsors, team members and hospitality providers who can attend our weekly sessions.
Reach out to one of the RCIA Core Team members any time. Also, we will be in The Gathering Space after each Mass on July 28/29 and August 4/5 to introduce ourselves, answer questions and talk with you.
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Please consider helping the Shepherd's Center of Madison bag vegetables for older folks in our community.
If you can come join us on the dates listed below it would be greatly appreciated!
Parent and Student Service Hours can be credited towards the 2018-2019 School Year. Click for form to be signed by the Shepherd Center representative for your service.
Monday, Aug. 6th @ 8:300am - Parish Life Center Media Room
Monday, Aug. 13th @ 8:300am - Parish Life Center Media Room
Kroger Cares: St. Joseph Parishioners (143 households) who shopped at Kroger between 3-1-2018 and 5-28-2018 have contributed $1190.69 to the St. Joseph Tuition Assistance Fund. Thank you for your continued support of your local Kroger store.
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?
Are you interested in becoming more involved in the parish? Do you want to learn more about your faith while helping others learn? Have you been attending scripture classes and now want to share what you have learned with others? Then perhaps becoming a catechist is for you! The Religious Education department is looking for catechists to help in a variety of roles beginning in September.
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.
2018-2019 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!
CHECK OUT OUR MAY EVENTS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures of the Spanish Prayer Group and Summer Camp Fun!
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!
If you have some pictures that you would like to share of current events ~ please email to Belinda
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) for hats and scarves for Room in the Inn Ministry of St. Joseph. Our next meeting is Sunday, June 3 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 .
In this month of July, we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae (On Human Life). Blessed Pope Paul VI shared with the world the gift of authentic love and warned of the ills of contraception. We offer two CD's to mark the occasion: God's Plan for Love, by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila and Humanae Vitae 50 Years Later: History of Dissent and Defense, by Janet Smith. Also, to share the beauty of this timeless Encyclical, the special addition book, Humanae Vitae, featuring commentary by respected Catholic authors Mary Eberstadt, James Hitchcock and Jennifer Fulwiler. As we call to mind the blessing and challenges in our own day, listen to, Remembering Our Story - Evangelization in America During the 19th Century. In this talk, Emily Stimpson Chapman tells of the struggles those who came before us had to spread the Gospel and offers relatable role models and inspiration. For more summer reading, pick up a copy of the classic work by Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, Remade for Happiness. Let us continue to pray for our country, asking the intercession of the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph and the apostles St. Thomas and St. James, who's feasts we celebrate this month!
To whom much is given, much will be required.
Bishop J. Mark Spalding Invites Senior Members (60+) of the Parish to a Day at the CPC
Bishop Spalding wants to meet you! Please join him on Wednesday, May 23rd as he celebrates Mass at 9:00 a.m., then enjoy a meet and greet, and tour of the Catholic Pastoral Center, refreshments will also be served. The day will conclude by 1:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Lucy Blair—.>
The 2018 Bishop’s Annual Appeal for Ministries is still in process.
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.
For the Garden of Your Daily Living
Plant Three Rows of Peas
Plant Four Rows of Squash
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?
A heart-felt thank you to all parishioners who have returned their 2018 Commitment Forms!
For the Stewardship Newsletter which includes Capital Campaign results for the past 5 years, Church collections and Projects both completed and in the future; click the HEART to the left.
Thank you again for your support and commitment!
Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you. (Deut. 16:17)
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.