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As many of you know, the 6 year bug infestation is finally over. Therefore, we can finally begin this project by restoring and expanding our organ. The first step will be to RESTORE the current organ. Here are the restoration steps according to the Milnar Organ Company: 1) Remove all pipe work and return to their shop found in Eagleville, TN. 2) Thoroughly clean the organ.
3) Adjust all magnet springs and clean/replace magnet pallets. 4) Improve wiring at relay and lower organ. 5) Clean and straighten all pipework. 6) Repair pipes as needed. 7) Re-shim caps and stoppers. 8) Re-felt chimes strikers, adjust volume. 9) Re-install pipes and add bracing to pipe racks as needed. 10) Voice organ as needed. 11) Tune, and re-voice, at completion of project. Cost will be $32-35,000. Any financial help you can give for this project will be greatly appreciated.
Will be on Sunday, August 18, 2019. We are looking for food vendors and food trucks to supply food for the festival for a charge of $20.00 for the day. We are also looking for craft vendors to set up booths for a charge of $10.00 for the day. We are looking for anyone in the Parish who can paint faces for the kids. We are opening this event to the community for all to come and enjoy with your friends and neighbors. Our mission is to bring all people together by sharing, learning and understanding the cultures and traditions that exist in our community. To promote respect with peace and harmony and serve God Almighty. Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. Please contact Carol Wewe at 317-506-4631 or
Is your family’s favorite dessert your Aunt Helen’s Kolaczki (Polish Cream Cheese Cookies) or maybe Grandma’s Jam Cake?
If not, what is your favorite recipe? Are you willing to share? The International Ministry is compiling recipes for a St. Joseph Cookbook.
St. Joseph Social Action Ministry is collecting warm coats
to distribute to our neighbors
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.
Now that this season’s neophytes (“newly planted” in faith) and newly confirmed enjoy full membership in the Church through the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil, the RCIA has entered the period known as mystagogy, which comes from a Greek word meaning “leading/teaching in the mysteries”.
A blessed Easter Season! For the month of June, I recommend the book...
STEWARDSHIP AWAKENING: Pledge Campaign Update
A heart-felt thank you to all parishioners who have returned their 2019 Commitment Forms – we have received more than 110 commitments so far. We kindly ask all parishioners who have not yet returned their Commitment Form to do so by simply dropping it into the regular collection basket during Mass or hand it to an usher or return their form to the church office. For your convenience - blank Commitment Forms are available in the racks at all church entrances/exits.
The St Joseph Knit/Crochet Group would like to thank everyone who purchased, donated funds or yarn this weekend. It was greatly appreciated and will help to keep us knitting & crocheting Baptismal Blankets for the Church, Room in the Inn, the Infusion Center at General Hospital and several other organizations we support. Once again the generosity of our church amazes us.
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.
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.
Cancer Network's offer people facing cancer many things:
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
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.