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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)
Tennessee Right To Life Baby Bottle Drive: The Knights of Columbus is hosting the Right to Life Baby Bottle Drive again this year. Bottles will be available at all exits of the church on the weekend of September 30th/October 1st. All proceeds go to Tennessee Right to Life. Please pick up a bottle, fill it with your spare change and return to the church office. Thank you for your support.
Is every 2nd Wednesday of the month
The next one will be held November 8th!
So SAVE THE DATE!
Everyone is invited to come and join us for this family, friendly meal where we will acknowledge those parishioners celebrating a birthday, as well as any newly registered parishioners. Mass begins at 6:00PM and then the "potluck" dinner will immediately follow in the Parish Life Center (at approximately 6:45pm).
Please bring an entree, dessert or side dish to share!
On the weekend of October 28th/29th
we will have a special collection for Priesthood Sunday
to support the education of our seminarians!
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.
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!
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!
We meet the first Sunday of the month in the Parish Life Center Media Room from 1:00-3:30pm. We provide yarn & needles for those persons wanting to learn a new skill. Please feel free to bring a friend & snack to share!!! Knit/Crochet makes hats for St. Joseph Room in the Inn & Baby Baptismal Blankets for newly Baptized babies in our parish. Look us up on Facebook under St. Joseph Knit/Crochet Group.
Coffee & Tea are provided. We are working on simple techniques & simple hat patterns & baby Baptismal blankets. The hats we produce will go to help St. Joseph “Room in the Inn” Ministry. The baby blankets are for our newly baptized babies in our Parish.
CHALLENGE.........As many of you already know our mission is to make hats for Room in the Inn & Baptismal Blankets for our Parish.
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!
Looking for a way to enhance your family's prayer life during Lent? Our Lady of Perpetual Help Jr. Legion of Mary can bring the traveling statue of our lady into your home on Friday evening, pray the Sorrowful Mysterious with your family, and leave the statue in your home for a week long stay. It is our mission to help promote daily family prayer with the assistance of Our Lady.
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.
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?
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!
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to Saint Joseph Church & School.
What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.
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! ~~~
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.
Service hours will be required for any student requesting subsidy from St. Joseph Church for the School Year 2017-2018. These hours should be accumulated during last year beginning in February 1st, 2016 and must be completed by January 31, 2017. 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, 2017.
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.
by the end of March each year!