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Congratulations to our catechumen, Josh and our candidates, Natalia, Annetta, LaTonya, Jayleen, Cynthia and Phillip, as they completed a milestone in their journey of faith towards initiation and full communion in the Catholic Church. The celebrations of the Rites of Sending, Election and Call to Continuing Conversion mark a transition in the RCIA process from a period of catechetical instruction to a period of spiritual preparation and growth called “purification and enlightenment”. (Also known as “P&E”) Our catechumen is now called “elect” as he has committed to receiving the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil Mass. During this P&E period, the elect will celebrate three rites called “scrutinies” and the candidates will celebrate their first experience of the sacrament of reconciliation.
The P&E period runs concurrently with our Catholic season of Lent and like Lent, is a time of prayerful recollection. This P&E period is intended 1) to “purify” the minds and hearts of the elect and candidates as they search their own consciences and do penance and 2) to “enlighten” them with a deeper knowledge of Christ. (See RCIA, #139)
As we complete these first two weeks of the Lenten season, let us, in addition to preparing ourselves for the celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of our Savior. Remember to include our elect and candidates in your daily prayers and Mass intentions.
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Men’s English Cursillo: 03/8/18–03/11/18 Women’s English Cursillo: 03/15/18-03/18/18
Cursillo is a weekend retreat experience of dynamic spiritual growth that begins on Thursday evening and ends on Sunday evening. It helps develop an understanding of what it means to fully live a Christian life in your everyday situations. Cursillo provides a method to transform your life through prayer and small Christian communities. Weekends are held at Camp Marymount in Fairview, TN. If you are interested in finding out more about this retreat weekend, please email or call Lisa McConnell ( 615-477-4871) or Matt McConnell ( 615-509-0328) for more information or an application form.
CHECK OUT OUR FEBRUARY EVENTS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures of the Knight of Columbus Fish Fry
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!
Thank you to our Knights for submitting pictures to be shared!
St. Joseph Families (131 households) who shopped at Kroger between 6-1-2017 and 8-31-2017 have contributed $1379.84 toward the Tuition Assistance Fund. Thank you for your continued support of your local Kroger store.
If you have not yet registered your Kroger Plus Card, please do so now in order for your purchases to count towards the amount received for Tuition Assistance. To register go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and create an account. Choose St. Joseph School (#89459) as your organization. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the church office.
FEBRUARY 14 - MARCH 25
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.
after your parish priest signs it by the end of March each year!
This ministry 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) for hats and scarves for Room in the Inn Ministry of St. Joseph. Feel free to drop off donations this Sunday, February 4 from 1-3:30pm in the Parish Life Center Media Room or contact Jennifer Rodgers at . We provide yarn & needles for those persons wanting to learn a new skill.
Please feel free to bring a friend & snack to share!!!
Have you or someone you love been affected by cancer? The St. Joseph Cancer Support Group meets the second Saturday of each month at 9:00am in the Parish Life Center. For more information contact Ted Welsh at 615-305-9044 or Edye Durham RN, FCN at 615-860-0128.
For the month of February and to start off the Lenten season, we offer the talk: Love + Sacrifice + Trust. In this CD, Fr. Michael Schmitz shares important insights on the meaning of Christ's cross. He explains the need for each person to embrace his own cross so to reestablish trust in the Father and understand that love requires sacrifice. This CD offers a BONUS track of the Stations of the Cross. It includes reflections on the Lord's passion and death, accompanied by moving audio dramatizations from the Truth and Life Audio Bible. In the presentation, From Slave To Priest, you will be inspired by the story of Fr. Augustine Tolton, the first African-American priest in the U.S. He had great zeal and courage in the face of incredible prejudices within the Church and society. There are many items available to help us grow, live and share our beautiful Catholic faith. Stop by today!
Pope Francis has named Father J. Mark Spalding, a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, to be the 12th Bishop of Nashville. The appointment was publicized at noon in Rome, 5 a.m. central time, on Tuesday November 21, 2017.
Bishop-elect Spalding will be ordained a bishop and installed as the Bishop of Nashville on February 2, 2018 at Sagrado Corazon at the Catholic Pastoral Center on McGavock Pike.
Bishop-elect Spalding, 52, a native of Fredericktown, KY and a member of a large extended family with roots dating to the earliest days of Catholic life west of the Appalachian Mountains, was ordained to the priesthood on August 3, 1991 at the St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, KY. He is a graduate of Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, KY, and St. Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Indiana. He received a master of religious studies and a licentiate in canon law from American University in Louvain, Belgium.
He is currently pastor of Holy Trinity Parish and Holy Name Parish in Louisville. He has also served as a vicar general for the archdiocese since 2011. He has served a number of other assignments including associate pastor at St. Joseph and chaplain at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown, associate pastor at St. Augustine in Lebanon, KY, associate pastor at St. Margaret Mary in Louisville, pastor of Immaculate Conception in LaGrange, KY. He has served as a judge, judicial vicar, and director of the tribunal for the archdiocese.
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?
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.