Will be held
Palm Sunday, March 25th
10:15 Rain or Shine
On the School Playground
for ages 0-12
Accepting donations of candy for the Easter Eggs
and small toys for prizes.
Leave donations in the designated basket in the gathering space.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Suzie Barry or call: 615-478-5095
Please join Fr. Jean Baptiste for the last Friday, during Lent for Soup and Scripture after the Stations of the Cross, in the PLCmedia room at 6:30pm.
From the Desk of Fr. Jean Baptiste
I urge all of you to continue to enter into this Lenten experience with a heart open for an experience of conversion. Time is passing so quickly. Today, as we celebrate Palm Sunday, we rejoice together at the entry of the Lord Jesus into Jerusalem and enter into Holy Week. I hope that all of you will consider participating in as much of the Triduum as possible this year. These liturgical celebrations on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil present the deepest fulfillment of our Lenten journey together.
I hope to see you there! Click below for
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The Easter Vigil is the most meaningful liturgy in the Church calendar. It is when we are beautifully drawn into Jesus’ once-for-all victory over sin and death. The vigil begins with darkness representing the reality of sin and death. Then, with the lighting of a single Paschal Candle, lit from a fire outside the church, the light spreads from one person to another as we recall that “this is the night” that God turned death into life. Sitting in partial darkness, we eagerly await and listen to the Word of God. Finally, the Gloria is sung and the sanctuary is lit just before we hear St. Paul proclaim in his Epistle to the Romans the newness of life that comes from baptism.
Not surprisingly, then, the traditional and most appropriate time for baptism of new adult Christians and acceptance of new members into full communion with the Church is the Easter Vigil. Of course, all involved with the RCIA eagerly anticipate this coming celebration of the sacraments of initiation and reception into full communion with the Church. We invite you, who have shared this special journey with our elect and candidates, through prayer and encouragement and who have been on your own journey to Easter, to join us in this holy and joyous occasion, which will also include renewal of our own baptismal promises. Come and share in the grace this Holy Saturday, March 31, at 7:00PM!
Immediately following the Vigil Mass, there will be a reception in the Parish Life Center in honor of those just initiated and received into full communion. All are invited and encouraged to come and welcome the newest members of our living, loving, vibrant and Eucharistic St. Joseph Parish Community!
Please continue to pray for our elect and candidates, along with their godparent and sponsors,
as they continue their Lenten journey and preparation!
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CHECK OUT OUR MARCH EVENTS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures of the Knight of Columbus Fish Fry, Rite of Sending, World Marriage Day along with Soup & Scripture & Stations
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!
Thank you to our Knights for submitting pictures to be shared!
As we continue with the holy discipline of Lent and journey with our elect and candidates, we offer several items on the Sacraments. You might want to pick up the spiritual classic by Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation Of Christ. This book has had a powerful impact on the lives of countless saints, peasants and popes for centuries and continues to resonate today. Also available, is the booklet St. Joseph, Our Father In Faith. We honor and celebrate his feast this month!
Beatitudes Matthew 5: 3-10
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”
During the month of March the focus of the Sunday Scripture Class will be on the second beatitude.
Hebrews 13:5 Psalm 23 Psalm 44:10-13 Matthew 9:14-15
Matthew 18:20 Matthew 28:20 1Thessalonians 4:13-14
“What happens to good people when bad things happen to them? They become……better people! What is the cross… a minus turned into a plus! The good news is… the bad news can be turned into good news…… when you change your attitude! God comforts us by giving us courage, by giving us a sense of calm, by giving us companionship, by giving us compassion and by giving us a new set of commitments. Never look at what you have lost, look at what you have left!” Be Happy Attitude number two “I’m really hurting, but I’m going to bounce back!” To register or ask for information:
The Parish Health Ministry attends to the "whole person" needs of our parishioners to promote wellness of body, mind and spirit. Health Ministry volunteers include healthcare professionals and lay parishioners. Office is located at the Parish Life Center and hours of operation are: Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mindful Body Movement: Come try the Mindful Body Movement Class at St. Joseph every Tuesday at 1pm in the Parish Life Center. Wear athletic shoes, bring a bottle of water and a friend!
HEALTH TIP: GOD’s Pharmacy is amazing…A sliced carrot looks like a human eye and it greatly enhances blood flow to the eyes. A tomato has 4 chambers & is red just like the heart . A tomato is loaded with Lycopine that is pure heart and blood food . A walnut looks like the brain and helps develop more than 3 dozen neuro transmitters to enhance brain functions. Beans are kidney shaped and they heal and help maintain kidney function .
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!