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On Sunday, August 13th, after the 8:30am Mass, the Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a breakfast to welcome Fr. John Baptiste, our new Administrator and Fr. Paul Nguyen, our Associate Pastor, to St. Joseph. More details to follow.
Welcome to Fr. John Baptiste, our new Administrator and Fr. Paul Nguyen, our Associate Pastor. This weekend Fr. John will be celebrating all the Masses and Fr. Paul will be moving into the rectory on Monday, July 17th. Please join us in making them feel welcome.
Remarks from Fr. Baptiste:
Registration for Religious Education (RE) classes will be on August 20 & 27 from 9:45-10:45 in the school near Room 107. Classes begin on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Students new to the program will need to bring a copy of their Baptism certificate and their First Communion certificate and complete a registration form.
Teachers Needed: Do you like working with children? Have you thought about being a teacher? Do you love your Catholic faith and like sharing it with others?
If any of these describe you, then consider becoming a Sunday school teacher. The classes meet on Sundays from 9:45-10:45 from September to May. Several teachers are needed for this year. Teaching children and seeing the world through their eyes is a blessing to all of us catechists. Substitute teachers are needed also.
Please consider helping the Shepherd's Center of Madison bag vegetables for older folks in our community. If you can come join us on the dates listed below it would be greatly appreciated.
Click link above for form to be signed by the Shepherd Center representative for your service.
Monday, August 7, 8:30am - Parish Life Center Media Room
Monday, August 14, 9:00am - Parish Life Center Media Room
Kroger Community Rewards:
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 Friday, March 31st
will be the Wednesday, August th!
This will be the first parish function that Fr. John & Fr. Paul will attend
So SAVE THE DATE and come celebrate with him!
Everyone is invited to come and join us in celebrating Fr. Ben's service to our parish but we will also 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!
In his book, Fatima for Today, Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. challenges us to discover, refresh and respond to Our Lady's call to prayer and sacrifice for a world much in need! Are we praying the rosary for peace and making reparation for sins that are offending our Lord greatly? We also offer the CD, Love* Sacrifice* Trust - He Showed Us The Way. In this talk, Fr. Michael Schmitz shows how God's rescue mission for us includes the need for each person to embrace his own cross in order to reestablish trust in the Father and the understanding that love requires sacrifice.
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?
CHECK OUT OUR JUNE & JULY EVENTS FOR BOTH CHURCH & SCHOOL!
You will find pictures of Totus Tuus, Shepherd's Center Veggie Sorthing and Fr. Ben's Farewell Potluck!
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO SUBMITTED PICTURES OF RECENT PARISH EVENTS FOR THE WEBSITE!
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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.
There are DVD’s of The Miracle of Fatima in the church office to be circulated through the parish in order to more fully appreciate the approved apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.
Please sign out a DVD and return it before the next weekend so others may also have a chance to watch.
When do we need God’s love most? Of course, we need that love every second of our lives. But at times, God’s love is especially precious to us, times when:
·We lose a loved one;
·Life becomes so confusing that we do not know where to turn; or
·Life just becomes meaningless and depression sets in.
At times like these, it is very important to have someone who cares. Our church has trained parishioners to serve as Stephen Ministers, who offer a ministry of Christian Caring. If you are interested in the care of a Stephen Minister or are interested in serving as a Stephen Minister, contact Desiree Alford at 615-568-3378. We are seeking applicants to join this ministry now!
Update We will no longer be meeting on the last Monday of each month. We will continue to meet the 1st Sunday of each month from 1:00-3:30 in the Parish Life Center Media Room.
Our next meeting is Sunday, August 6th! Please bring a size L or M Crochet hook if you want to learn to crochet hats. Please bring knitting needles size 10 or 11 if you want to learn how to knit hats and scarves. We provide yarn, patterns and have some extra hooks and needles.
Also, we encourage you to bring friends, a snack to share and we welcome any donated yarn! Look us up on Facebook under St. Joseph Knit/Crochet Group.
New season begins Wednesday, August 2, 2017 for
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
at St. Joseph Parish
The great commission of Matthew 28 to “go … and make disciples … baptizing them” is
the responsibility of all the baptized. The RCIA happens not in a classroom but
within the liturgy and community of the faithful.
How can you help?
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.