On Sunday, August 13th, after the 8:30am Mass, the Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a breakfast to welcome Fr. John Baptiste, our new Administrator and Fr. Paul Nguyen, our Associate Pastor, to St. Joseph. More details to follow.
Welcome to Fr. John Baptiste, our new Administrator and Fr. Paul Nguyen, our Associate Pastor. This weekend Fr. John will be celebrating all the Masses and Fr. Paul will be moving into the rectory on Monday, July 17th. Please join us in making them feel welcome.
Remarks from Fr. Baptiste:
Registration for Religious Education (RE) classes will be on August 20 & 27 from 9:45-10:45 in the school near Room 107. Classes begin on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Students new to the program will need to bring a copy of their Baptism certificate and their First Communion certificate and complete a registration form.
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?
If any of these describe you, then consider becoming a Sunday school teacher. The classes meet on Sundays from 9:45-10:45 from September to May. Several teachers are needed for this year. Teaching children and seeing the world through their eyes is a blessing to all of us catechists. Substitute teachers are needed also.
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.
Click link above for form to be signed by the Shepherd Center representative for your service.
Monday, August 7, 8:30am - Parish Life Center Media Room
Monday, August 14, 9:00am - Parish Life Center Media Room
Kroger Community Rewards:
New season begins Wednesday, August 2, 2017 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?
In his book, Fatima for Today, Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. challenges us to discover, refresh and respond to Our Lady's call to prayer and sacrifice for a world much in need! Are we praying the rosary for peace and making reparation for sins that are offending our Lord greatly? We also offer the CD, Love* Sacrifice* Trust - He Showed Us The Way. In this talk, Fr. Michael Schmitz shows how God's rescue mission for us includes the need for each person to embrace his own cross in order to reestablish trust in the Father and the understanding that love requires sacrifice.
CHECK OUT OUR JUNE & JULY EVENTS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures of Totus Tuus, Shepherd's Center Veggie Sorthing and Fr. Ben's Farewell Potluck!
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!
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 blurb: Boating is great fun and wearing lifejackets makes the trip safer. Make sure all passengers put on a U.S. Coast guard approved life jacket. Air-filled or foam toys, including water wings, noodles or inner-tubes, in place of life jackets will not keep swimmers safe. Learn more by talking with the pa
Contact: Edye Durham, R.N., Parish Nurse
Phone: (615) 860-0128