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SHEPHERD'S CENTER Needs for Christmas

Shepherds CenterShepherd’s Center of Madison,Christmas Gifts

P.O. Box 1243, Madison, TN  37116

Thank you for your time, talents, donation of food and money.  Over 700 meals were delivered to older folks in our community on Thanksgiving Day.  We are doing the same thing Christmas Day and each person receiving a meal also gets a Christmas package. 


ITEMS & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CHRISTMAS MEALS & DELIVERY OF MEALS

(Please place in the brown container in the gathering space.)

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Knights of Columbus Upcoming Events

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Movie Night and Toy Drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.  Join us on Saturday night, December 9th for Movie Night in the school gymnasium after the 4:30pm Mass.  Everyone is asked to bring a toy or clothing item to donate to the Angel Tree.  For more information contact Jason Allman at 615-260-8589 or .

For more information about the click logo above!

 

Women's Club Update

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The St. Joseph Women’s Clubwill meet in the Parish Life Center on Tuesday, December 12th at 10am.  We will have a short meeting and then will have our Christmas luncheon. You will not have to bring potluck this meeting. Come and enjoy fun, fellowship and lunch.  All women of the parish are members of the club and we would like to see you there. For more information please call Carole Mick at 615-868-9871.

Welcome Bishop-elect Spalding

Bishop SpauldingPope 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.

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Simbang Gabi celebration here at St. Joseph!

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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 this year beginning December 15th - 23rd at St. Joseph Church at 7:00 pm, except on Sunday, December 17th mass will begin @ 7:30PM and on Wednesday, December 20th it will be a communion mass only (no adoration or confession this day)

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.



 

Kroger Community Rewards Update!

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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. 

Angel Tree

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Gifts are due back by 11:00 Mass, Sunday, December 10th  

Questions:  email  Lisa McConnell at or call her at  615-4477-4871.  

ST. JOSEPH ANGEL TREE NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Be a part of something meaningful this holiday season and make Christmas special for some of those in need in our local community.  Our angels are local Madison vicinity children and our parish shut-ins.  The St. Joseph Angel Tree is in need of volunteers for the following activities:

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Lighthouse Catholic Media Ministry Update

LightHouseMedia smAs we journey through the Advent and Christmas season, stop by the Kiosk and pick up an inspiring CD, book or DVD for yourself or as a gift! This month we offer A Journey Through Advent - Liturgical Cycle B. In this CD, Bishop Robert Barron reflects on the readings for each Sunday in Advent and gives a bonus homily for Christmas. We again have the DVD: What Every Catholic Needs to Know About The Bible. For your reading pleasure, Dr. Scott Hahn provides a special addition of Joy To The World. Also available for children are the 'Cat Chat' audio presentations: The Mass Comes Alive and Amazing Angels & Super Saints, episodes 1&2. These are great ideas for the feast of St. Nicholas! Another CD to consider is the talk by Sr. Bethany Madonna: Desires of the Heart: Receiving the Gifts of the Father. Blessings for a fruitful Advent and joyous Christmas!

 

Potluck with the Pastor

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Due to the holidays & other functions already scheduled  

THERE WILL NOT BE A POTLUCK IN

DECEMBER, JANUARY OR FEBRUARY (due to Ash Wednesday) 

The next one will be held March 14th!  

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!  

 

 
   

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 

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

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Cancer Support Group/Network

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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.

RCIA News!

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The RCIA process is currently in the catechumenate period.  “The catechumenate is an extended period during which the candidates are given suitable pastoral formation and guidance, aimed at training them in the Christian life.”  Training is accomplished in 4 ways during this period:

  • Word:  Through instruction in dogma and precepts of the Church supported by celebrations of the Word in Sunday liturgies, the candidates grow in knowledge of their God and their responsibilities in living a Christian life. 
  • Community:  Through example and support of sponsors, godparents and the entire Christian community, the candidates have made a commitment to daily prayer, to see God active in their daily lives and to practice love of neighbor.
  • Worship:  Through our candidate’s commitment to joyfully celebrate Sunday liturgy with our parish family, they strengthen their relationship with God and the St. Joseph community. 
  • Service:   Through projects in service of others, the candidates spread the gospel and contribute to the building of the church.

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The St. Joseph parish community is called to play a significant role in supporting each of our candidates with prayer and active participation in the RCIA process.  The RCIA team continues to receive inquiries from individuals seeking a closer relationship with God within the Catholic Church.  Thus the team is seeking additional sponsors, especially male sponsors.  If you feel called to participate in the RCIA process, please contact one of our team members at the numbers below. 

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Transportation Ministry

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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.

St. Joseph Crochet/Knitters Group

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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. 

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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Traveling Statue

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Jr. Legion Traveling Statue

 

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.

Please email Jennifer Rodgers for more information or with any questions.

 
   

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.
 
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Spiritual Motherhood

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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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Church & School Event Pictures

Whats New ButtonCHECK OUT OUR OCTOBER ~ NOVEMBER PHOTOS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!

You will find pictures of the school beginning of the year events including the Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat and 1st Reconciliation as well as the Thanksgiving Shepherd Center Event!

THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!


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

 

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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
615-824-0857
Cell: 615-720-6504
Web: www.brownsflorist.net