James, one of the most practical books of the Bible, is a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. This wisdom speaks clearly and directly to all those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith. Developed by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer, this study offers "pearls for wise living" by applying the wisdom from the letter of James to the present. For anyone who has struggled to live a truly Christian life, James offers a wealth of practical solutions for handling and even sanctifying everyday circumstances.
In “James: Pearls for Wise Living”, we will:
Sunday Morning Scripture Class @ 9:30AM
For the new year of 2019, the Sunday Morning Scripture Class is inviting others to participate in a Bible study on The Psalms using the following two books: Psalm Basics for Catholics by John Bergsma/. Using the Psalms to see salvation history in a new way; and A Joyful Noise by Mike Aquilina. Praying the Psalms with the early church fathers (Ambrose, Augustine, Cyril of Jerusalem, etc.). This will be offered on Sundays between the masses in the room 209/ teachers lounge from 9:45-10:45 beginning on January 6, 2019 and concluding in December 2019. A Bible and Catechism of the Catholic Church is desirable as well as purchase of study materials. ($32.00). For more information and to reserve the materials, please contact Paula Murphy #615-495-8388 or Clair Ivanov #615-865-1558 (polyester101 @comcast.net) Baby Sitting Available Upon Request.
Shepherd’s Center of Madison,
P.O. Box 1243, Madison, TN 37116
Thank you for your time, talents, donation of food and money. Over 650 meals were delivered to older folks in our community on Thanksgiving Day. We were truly blest with so many volunteers and it is our hope that we can repeat this for Christmas Day! Also each person receiving a meal also a Christmas package. So please consider helping with this wonderful ministry focused on the elderly in our
HELP NEEDED AS FOLLOWS:
CHRISTMAS DAY WE NEED AT LEAST 60 VOLUNTEERS
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.
A blessed Liturgical New Year! During the season of Advent we look for ways that can make our hearts ready to celebrate more fully the greatest gift of Jesus Christ! In the book, Waiting For Christ, Blessed John Henry Newman offers daily spiritual readings for Advent and continuing to the Epiphany. Another option is to follow along with Bishop Robert Barron's homilies with the CD, A Journey Through Advent -Cycle C, as he offers insight into the Scripture readings for each Sunday. Also available, to honor Mother Mary, is the Message of Guadalupe booklet that tells the story and shares the message Guadalupe has for the modern world to combat the culture of death. Stop by the kiosk for other items that are sure to inform and inspire - they make great gifts! "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel"!
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 12:30PM
Parish Food Pantry is located in the Parish Life Center. Open Tuesday and Thursday from 9am-12:30pm. Available to all parishioners as well as the community in need.
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!
The Health Ministry would like to thank everyone who donated blood last Sunday. Twenty-seven units of blood was collected. Three blood products can be obtained from each unit collected. Your donation made it possible for St. Joseph to help 812 patients! Thank you!
"Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you be in good health, just as it is with your soul." 3 John 1:2