Each year when most of us are enjoying family and friends on holidays so many older folks and home bound spend this time alone. Volunteers will be cooking and delivering meals to approximately six hundred people on Thanksgiving Day and again on Christmas Day.
We can only make this happen if many people donate time, food and money.
Donations are needed now. Fresh vegetables are being purchased now to put in the freezer to cook for the holidays.
Ladies will start on the desserts, corn bread dressing and etc. the first week of November.
If you want to donate money please make checks payable to Shepherd’s Center. Mailing address is P.O. Box 1243, Madison, TN 37116. Place donated items in the brown box in the gathering space.
Keep Christ in Christmas: The Knights of Columbus annual Christmas card sale will take place in the gathering space of the church at the weekend masses beginning Sat/Sun, November 4th and 5th and continuing the next two weekends. A variety of Christmas cards are available expressing Christmas joy and the true reason for the season. By purchasing Christmas cards through the Knights you support the charitable endeavors of the Knights of Columbus and our Keep Christ in Christmas campaign.
Movie Night and Toy Drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Join us on Saturday night, December 9th for Movie Night in the school gymnasium after the 4:30pm Mass. Everyone is asked to bring a toy or clothing item to donate to the Angel Tree. For more information contact Jason Allman at 615-260-8589 or .>
Parish Meatball and Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Joe Fricault was a huge success! Thank you to all who came to support our fellow Knight & Parishioner and for all those who are still giving. Your generosity is a blessing to Joe and his family!
Tennessee Right To Life Baby Bottle Bottles are due back. Please return all bottles, full and empty, to the church office. Thank you for your support.
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PLEASE BRING FOOD the Weekend of
December 2nd & 3rd
Your continuous generosity for our food pantry helps to feed many people. Please bring your donated food to the church and leave your gifts at the church exits. Please continue to offer the individually wrapped snack items for the family waiting rooms of the critical care units of Skyline hospital.
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
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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.
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.
ST. JOSEPH ANGEL TREE NOMINATIONS
We’re gearing up for the St. Joseph Christmas Angel Tree. Do you know a child (Age newborn – 13) who is in special need for the upcoming holiday season? If so, please fill out an Angel Nomination Form, which is available in the church gathering space after the masses and in the church office during the week. The Angel Tree serves the Madison, Inglewood, East Nashville and Goodlettsville vicinities. If your nominee(s) live outside our service area, he/she must be a member of your family and we ask that you please be willing to deliver the gift(s). Please turn in your nominations ASAP (before we reach our maximum number of angels) and no later than Sunday, November 19th.
Be a part of something meaningful this holiday season and make Christmas special for some of those in need in our local community. Our angels are local Madison vicinity children and our parish shut-ins. The St. Joseph Angel Tree is in need of volunteers for the following activities:
If you can help with any of these activities, for ANY amount of time, please contact Lisa McConnell via email (preferable) or call her at the school (615) 865-1491 to volunteer. You’ll be glad you did!
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!
A sincere thank you to all donors who participated at the American Red Cross Blood Drive on October 29th. There were 31 registered donors and 31 collected pints that will save up to 85 lives! A sincere thank you to the Knights of Columbus for providing and preparing a wonderful breakfast for the donors and their families. A sincere thank you to Mary Gallagher for baking her amazing carrot cakes.
St. Joseph's Health Ministry invites you to attend "Healthy Eating On a Budget" presented by St. Thomas Wellness Center's Jennifer Estep on Saturday November 18th in the PLC from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. Please join us!
CHECK OUT OUR OCTOBER ~ NOVEMBER PHOTOS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures of the school beginning of the year events including the Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat and 1st Reconciliation!
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!
For this month we offer the timely CD: Understanding Luther. Ken Hensley, a former Baptist minister, gives an insightful Catholic perspective on Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Also, pick up the Ignatius Study Bible on the Gospel of John. Over the last two months we made available the one on Matthew and Luke. Next month the Gospel of Mark will complete the set! Let us remember especially to pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory during November! May their souls rest in peace!
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, 20187.
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.
by the end of March each year!