Please join Fr. Jean Baptiste EVERY Friday, during Lent for Soup and Scripture after the Stations of the Cross, in the PLC Media Room at 6:45pm for Lenten Gospel Reflections by Bishop Robert Barron.
Click Read More for the Lenten Schedule and on Fish Fry Fridays please note: there will not be soup ~ just Scripture!
Will be held
Palm Sunday, April 14th
10:15 Rain or Shine
On the School Playground
for ages 0-12
Accepting donations of candy for the Easter Eggs
and small toys for prizes.
Leave donations in the designated basket in the gathering space.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Suzie Barry or call: 615-478-5095
Red Cross Blood Drive will be Sunday, April 7th in the PLC and sign up sheets are located in the gathering space.
Within the RCIA period of “purification & enlightenment”, which mirrors and runs concurrently with Lent, are the “scrutinies”, celebrated during a Mass on the third, fourth and fifth Sundays of Lent for the unbaptized. These are rites for self-examination and repentance, meant both to uncover and heal all that is weak, defective or sinful and also to bring out and strengthen all that is upright, strong and good in the heart of the elect.
During this holy season of Lent we offer several items for reflection, meditation and encouragement. They will help us more deeply ponder Christ's Word and great sacrifice and how we can live a more fruitful Christ-like life. Lent with Padre Pio could be one of those resources. In this month's book selection, More Christianity: Finding the Fullness of the Faith, Fr. Dwight Longenecker "gives thorough and insightful answers to many of the main questions and hotly contested debates that arise from non-Catholic Christians." (Taken from back of the book commentary). For hope in these turbulent times, pick up Dr. Tim Gray's talk: The Roots of the Crisis. We also offer two new selections for the younger reader: The Story of St Patrick and Trouble with Lent, the fourth in the series by Paul McCusker. For more inspiring Catholic content, visit AugustineInstitute.org. For questions or suggestions contact Leona Steinhilber at 615-265-8375.
Will be here at St. Joseph the week of June 9th ~ 14th.
This event is a fun week full of skits, singing and activities
led by college students for students in Grades 1st-12th.
2019-2020 OLOL Subsidy Request Form (for OLOL member's only)
2019-2020 Service Hour Forms may be downloaded or picked up in the church office.Return your signed Subsidy Request Form to Belinda Myers after your parish priest signs it by the end of March each year!
During the months of March and April, the focus of the Sunday Scripture Class will be on several psalms of Book One of the Psalter, psalms numbered fifteen through twenty-nine. Book One Psalms are largely individual or communal laments, composed by David during his flights from his enemies, King Saul and his sons. Both authors select Psalm 22, one of the seven words spoken by Christ from the cross and Psalm 23, better known as the Good Shepherd Psalm as very important psalms for all Christians.
Various forms of prayer are presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2623-2649). These various forms include prayer of blessing or adoration, prayer of petition, prayer of intercession, prayer of thanksgiving and prayer of praise. –USCCB
Studies have shown several health benefits of prayer which include: lower blood pressure, sense of inner peace, increased longevity, reduced symptoms of depression, alleviation of anxiety, stress and pain, help with insomnia and physical symptoms associated with chronic illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.