1st Sunday of Lent
- Reading I: Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7
- Reading II: Romans 5:12-19
- Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11
Adult Faith Formation Offerings
Study of Matthew's Gospel
Our scripture studies focused on the Gospel of Matthew will resume in February.
Friday Morning Study: Feb. 14, 10-11:30 a.m. St. Joseph, Room 214
Monday Evening Study: March 17, 6:30-8 p.m. St. Mary, Room LL07
You are welcome to join us even if you were not in the study before the Christmas holidays. Cost for us to order materials is $14. They are yours to keep.
Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic - Lenten Faith-Sharing Groups
During Lent, we will offer a number of five week faith sharing groups based on the book, Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic by Matthew Kelly. Challenge yourself to become a stronger Catholic Christian this Lent by reading this book and discussing it in one of our groups. Questions? Contact Carol Jensen at 739-3700, xt. 22 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supper and Lenten Evening of Reflection - Tuesday, March 11
"The Spirituality of Change", with Judy Turba, director of the Norbertine Spirituality Center.
Our Parishes have been through a lot of changes in the past four years. Many of our parishioners have had life-changing experiences. Whether the changes are those we choose ourselves or those that were thrust upon us, the opportunity for personal and spiritual growth is possible. Through the use of faith, spiritual writings and humor, Judy Turba will offer us insight and understanding about growing spiritually through change.
Supper with soup, salad bar and build your own sandwhich and desserts at 6:00 p.m. The talk will begin at 6:45. Fee: $6 per person payable to St. Mary Parish. Please pre-register by noon on Monday, March 10th. Call 739-3700 xt. 22 or email email@example.com.
New StrengthsFinder Groups
A new Thursday evening StrengthsFinder Group is beginning on March 6th and running through April 3rd from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Take the StrengthsFinder survey and understand your top 5 strengths and how to use them in your family, work and faith life.
Please pre-register before Monday, March 3 by calling Carol at 739-3700 xt 22 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $15 which includes the book and online survey code.
Wine and Cheese Evening for Young Married Couples
Thursday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Center, Rooms LL 1 & 3. We Would like to invite couples who have been married about 5 years or less to an informal wine and cheese evening. This will be your chance to meet other couples and reunite with some of the folks in our parishes who help with marriage prep. We'll have music, wine, soda, water, cheese, crackers, fresh fruit and some chocolate treats. We'll also have a marriage CD to give to each couple. Your admission is to bring one of your wedding pictures (we won't keep it). Please let us know if you will be attending so that we plan accordingly. Contact Carol at: email@example.com or call 739-3700 xt. 22. Looking forward to having you join us!
Bishop's Annual Appeal
Thank you to the 106 families who have responded to the Bishops Annual Appeal. They have pledged to contribute $19,035.00. That's almost 30% of our goal of $66,867. PLEASE.. if you belong to St. Joe's we need some kind of gift from you. Over the past six years, St. Joe's has not only reached the target but actually exceeded it. Let's hope and pray that we can do the same again this year.