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Simbang Gabi celebration here at St. Joseph!

Simbang Gabi Celebration
Simbang Gabi is a time when Catholic churches across the Philippines celebrate mass outdoors in order to accommodate the faithful.  At times, when mass is not celebrated outside, the doors of churches are nevertheless, left open to allow attendants to share in the atmosphere of the mass.  To promote and preserve this culture here in the states, the mass will be held indoors and the time is changed to suit the situation and weather.

Simbang Gabi will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church again this year beginning December 15th and ending Sunday, December 23rd.  The mass time will be 7:00 pm, except on Wednesday, December 19th it will be a communion mass only (no adoration or confession this day due to Bishop's Christmas Dinner for all Priests in the Diocese)

There will be a fellowship gathering with a potluck dinner immediately following the mass in the school cafeteria.  Bring your favorite native dish to share.  All are welcome.  For additional information call Al Go at 615-275-8805.


Stewardship Awakening Our Annual Pledge Campaign

 stewardship2A Response to God’s Grace  (Stewardship = A Giving Relationship with Christ) 

As we have in prior years, St Joseph Parish held its annual Pledge Campaign the weekend of November 17/18.  We ask each parishioner to commit to God and to the parish their response to God’s grace by returning their completed Commitment Card during the offertory collection at any Mass or by returning your Commitment Card directly to the parish office.  It is very important that we hear from every parishioner so that we can properly plan the parish expenditures for both general operating expenses and parish wide ministry programs.

A letter from Fr Jean and a brochure detailing our current Stewardship Awakening Campaign was also mailed this past week – hopefully, you have received this mailing and taken time to review the parish material.  

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St. Joseph Crochet/Knitters Group



Help Needed: St. Joseph Knit/Crochet Group is in desperate need of donations of yarn for the Baptismal Blankets we make for babies in our parish (White Yarn) as well as yarn (solid dark colors for men NOT black) for hats and scarves for Room in the Inn Ministry of St. Joseph. Our next meeting is Sunday, November 4th from 1-3:30pm in the Parish Life Center Media Room. We provide yarn & needles for those persons wanting to learn a new skill. Please feel free to bring a friend & snack to share!!!  Contact Jennifer Rodgers at .



News from Religious Education

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Classes began on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 9:45am to 10:45am followed by 11:00am Mass.   Any students from age 4 through Confirmation (usually 8th grade) who are attending a public school or homeschooled, are welcome to register. Students making their First Communion or Confirmation will need to attend classes for two years to receive these Sacraments.

Safe Environment will be taught on Sunday, September 9 & 16th.

For additional information and registration form click logo to left 

Morning Prayer ~ Liturgy of the Hours

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From the General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours 

Public and common prayer by the people of God is rightly considered to be among the primary duties of the Church.  From the very beginning those who were baptized “devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the community, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers” (Acts 2:42).  The Acts of the Apostles give frequent testimony to the fact that the Christian Community prayed with one accord.

The witness of the early Church teaches us that individual Christians devoted themselves to prayer at fixed times. Then, in different places, the custom soon grew of assigning special times to common prayer, for example, the last hour of the day, when evening draws on and the lamp is lighted or the first hour, when night draws to a close with the rising of the daystar.

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Student Service Hour Forms and Parish Subsidy Request Forms

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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. 

2018-19 Subsidy Request Form turn into Belinda Myers 

2018-2019 Service Hour Forms may be downloaded or picked up in the church office.

after your parish priest signs it  by the end of March each year!

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RCIA News!

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Congratulations and welcome to catechumens Casey and Ashley
and to candidates Sonia, Christopher and Janiceand their families,
on the recent celebration of the rite of acceptance/welcoming!  
As we move forward in this period of the catechumenate, 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 our catechumens and candidates need/seek? They tell us in their answers to the questions posed of them in the opening dialogue of the combined rite. How can we/you be their love and support?

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Mindful Body Movement Classes

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Join St. Joseph's Health Ministry get active during their Mindful Body Movement Class which is held every Tuesday from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Parish Life Center.   Deborah Walter, AEA Certified Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor, will be leading the class in a complete series of (chair supported) seated and standing movement exercises designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement along with restorative breathing exercises and a final relaxation to promote stress reduction and mental clarity.   Please wear athletic shoes and bring a bottle of water! ($3.00 donation will be appreciated)   
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class as class will start promptly at 1:00.
Check out the pictures below: 

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Cancer Support Group/Network


Have you or someone you love been affected by cancer? 

If you or a loved one has been affected by cancer, please join us! There is a blessing knowing that you are being lifted up, prayed for and held close. There is a blessing in the shift of your perceptions when you face a deeper understanding of the fragile beauty of life and the gift of your own mortality. There is a blessing in the community that forms around you and those you love when the crisis of cancer touches your life.  

For more information contact Ted Welsh at 615-305-9044 or Edye Durham RN, FCN at 615-860-0128.

The St. Joseph Cancer Support Network meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:00am in the Parish Life Center

Women's Club Update


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St. Joseph Women's Club will meet on Tuesday, November 13th at 10am  at the Parish Life Center. We will have a short meeting and then have a potluck lunch. All women of the parish are invited. Please come join us and bring a friend. Remember our second annual bake sale of the year  will be the weekend of November 17/18.   For more information please call Carole Mick 615-868-9871.

The St. Joseph Women’s Club Bake Sale will be the weekend of November 17th/18th. The proceeds from the sales help us to support our many ministries in the parish. Our bake sale brings out the best of our great bakers in the parish who all generously help make this sale a great one. We try to call volunteers to help bake goods for us. Many of our folks do not have land line numbers any more and we do not have the cell phone numbers. So please know that we are asking for your support and if you don't get a call, it is because we do not have your new phone number. Please bake something to sell and it can be brought to any mass that you attend. Thank you so much for your faithful support in the baking and purchasing at the bake sale. For more information please call Carole Mick 615-868-9871.

Lighthouse Catholic Media Ministry Update

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Through the month of November, the Church focuses on praying for our loved ones who have passed and calling our attention to the 'last things'. We again offer the title, The Four Last Things: Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell. Also, you will find help in  'preparing to prepare'. In the talk: Advent: Rethinking the Season, Dr. Tim Gray uses storytelling and the reading of the Old Testament to explain that we need to live the 'pre-season' of Advent well. This helps us be prepared to welcome and receive the greatest gift God the Father wants to give us at Christmas: His Son, Jesus. During the first weekend of Advent, there will be a LIGHTHOUSE CD GIVE-AWAY! They will be available after Mass at all the entrances. Please take one home and pass it along. +May the Holy Souls rest in the peace of the Lord! Contact Leona Steinhilber at 615-265-8375 with any questions or comments.

Kroger Community Rewards Update!

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Kroger Cares: Did you know that you can register your Kroger Card to benefit Saint Joseph School?  Kroger Community Reward Donations are used to benefit our St. Joseph Tuition Assistance Program.  Click here to register your card or to update your information

Saint Joseph School has a new account number (QT675) which must be updated to continue receiving donations each year.  To update: Go to Community Rewards, then click change organization and type in search box QT675. Then click enroll. It should list a new enrollment date for your account.

Thank you for supporting Saint Joseph School while you shop!

Transportation Ministry

Transportation Ministry

We are in need of volunteer drivers that are willing to offer transportation to members of St. Joseph Catholic Church who cannot drive themselves.  Volunteer drivers will provide personal transportation to and from Mass, parish events, medical appointments, personal business and shopping. Please volunteer by calling the parish nurse office at 615-860-0128.

Church & School Event Pictures


You will find pictures of the School Events such as the Bulldog Bolt, Cross Country, Soccer & Volleyball.  As well as pictures of Fr. Johns Installation Mass & Welcome Luncheon for the Bishop!


If you have some pictures that you would like to share of current events ~ please email to Belinda


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Spiritual Motherhood


Meets the 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month after the 6pm Mass in front of the Blessed Virgin Mary side of the church.

Spiritual Motherhood is a supernatural way for women to care for souls, especially priests.  It is a type of maternity that nurtures Divine Life in others by doing Gods Will centered on the Holy Eucharist, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and it focuses on Authentic Marian Femininity and Maternity.

“If the desired renewal of the Church depends for the most part on its priests, then it will also depend to a larger degree on the families and in particular women and mothers” (Pope St. John Paul II, May 4, 1987).

Who can become a Spiritual Mother? 

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Father Tien Tran

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On June 1, 2018, Bishop J. Mark Spalding announced new assignments for priests within the Diocese of Nashville. Among these was the assignment of Fr. Tien Tran, effective August 1, 2018, as Associate Pastor at St. Joseph Church in Madison, TN.

Father Tran is the sixth of ten children of the Tran Family, who immigrated to Nashville from Vietnam in August 1997. He joined the seminary in August 2000, graduated from Mundelein Seminary in Illinois and was ordained as priest at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville on May 29, 2009. Since August 2015, Father Tran served as Pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Hohenwald, St. Cecilia Church in Waynesboro, and Christ the Redeemer Church in Centerville. Previously he was an Associate Pastor at St. Philip Church in Franklin, TN.

Take a moment to welcome him to our parish.


Brown's Florist Gives Back!

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Place a floral order for $25 or more and mention St. Joseph School Tuition Assistance and they will donate $5 back to St. Joseph School Tuition Assistance Fund.

Valid on Walk-In or Phone Orders.
Contact: Rip Beazley
Brown’s Florist
269 W. Main St.
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Cell: 615-720-6504