A Response to God’s Grace (Stewardship = Putting God First in Your Life)
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9-Month Giving Results
We are grateful that you are part of our St. Joseph Catholic Parish family and for your continued support to the parish. As a parish community, we are greatly honored by the generous financial support of all parishioners and blessed to have so many capable volunteers who give tirelessly of their time and talent to our parish ministries.
Through 9 months of 2017 (Jan 1 – Sept 30)
Provides housing, food, and fellowship for homeless men during the winter months.
WE NEED MORE MEN INNKEEPERS & TEAM LEADERS FOR THE 3rd SUNDAY OF THE MONTH THRU MARCH! Our immediate challenge is putting together these volunteers.
Innkeepers Needed: I know many cannot spend the night on Sunday, but if anyone could just come on Monday morning about 4:45 am, for an hour to help Jay with the breakfast, that would be very helpful!
If you can help please click below!
On the weekend of October 28th/29th
we will have a special collection for Priesthood Sunday
to support the education of our seminarians!
Cars Needed for St. Joseph TRUNK-OR-TREAT! St. Joseph will have a Trunk-or-Treat Party on Saturday, Oct. 28th. 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. Contact Jason Allman at 615-260-8589 or for more information and to sign up to be a car for our Trunk-or-Treat!
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Our parish "Legion of Mary" group is looking for new members. We meet most Saturday mornings @ 9AM. We pray the rosary together and report on our ministry of service. This includes Eucharistic visitations of the sick, aged or homebound parishioners. We hope that You would consider this Vocational Calling. The Legion of Mary is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church. For more information contact: Deacon Mike Kopczynski @ 615-772-7334 or .>
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!
Thank you to all who participated in the Food Pantry Drive. Last month we assisted 28 people with the help of your generous donations!
The month of October is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. This is primarily due to the fact that the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated annually on October 7. It was instituted to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in gratitude for the protection that she gives the Church in answer to the praying of the Rosary by the faithful.
Join St. Joseph Church for 10 Days of the Rosary beginning Friday, October 13th through Sunday, October 22nd. During the week the service will begin at 6:00pm with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by the Rosary, Benediction and then Mass. On Saturday and Sunday we will begin with Mass at 4:30pm and 8:30am followed by Exposition, Rosary and then Benediction. This is meant for the entire parish community Please make a special effort to attend.
A schedule with those leading the Rosary can be found by clicking the picture to left!
CHECK OUT OUR AUGUST/SEPTEMBER PHOTOS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures of the school beginning of the year events including Bulldog Bolt!
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!
Sunday, October 29, 2017 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
To Schedule an appointment, contact Edye Durham at (615) 860-0128. To streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes visit RedCrossBlood.org/Rapidpass.
Free Breakfast provided by the Knight of Columbus for all presenting donors and their families!
Stop by the kiosk and pick up a copy of True Reformers by Jerome K. Williams. This book explores the lives of ten great saints who led the Church's rebirth from the fallout of Renaissance decline and the unrest and confusion caused by the Protestant Reformation. Also, look for Prayer Time. This booklet is a collection of Catholic prayers and other helpful aids, such as, the Beatitudes, Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit and Precepts of the Church. May our Lady of Fatima guide and protect us and lead us ever closer to Jesus!
As we move forward in this period of the catechumentate, 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 they need/seek? They tell us in their answers to the questions posed of them in the opening dialogue of the recently celebrated rite of acceptance/welcoming. How can you be their love and support?
What do you ask of God’s Church?
“baptism and community” - Josh Ford
“deeper understanding of the Faith” - Natalia Cameron
“to join my wife and children in the Catholic faith” - Chris Fox
“leadership and direction” - Annetta Lancaster
“to grow deeper in my relationship with God” - Cynthia Townsend
“full communion” - Phillip Townsend
What do you ask of this faith community?
“love and acceptance” - Josh Ford
“a helping hand for the journey” - Natalia Cameron
“patience and understanding during my transition” - Chris Fox
“your support, encouragement and prayers” - Annetta Lancaster
“to keep me accountable to my goal (of growing deeper in relationship with God)” - Cynthia Townsend
“accountability and guidance” - Phillip Townsend
~~~ Come Holy Spirit! Enkindle in us all the fire of Your love! ~~~
Saturday Morning Scripture Study at St. Joseph returned September 23, 2017, with the first of three studies from Paul’s letters. Come join us!