Keep in mind the importance of monitoring your blood pressure. Take advantage of the opportunity to have it screened after Mass the weekend of January 13-14, in the back of church.
Come join us for our Annual Warm Hearts Bake & Jewelry Sale! Again this year everyone can purchase your baked goods as well as costume jewelry at very reasonable prices! The sale is on the weekend of February 3rd & 4th. Jewelry donations will be accepted all of January – just place items in the Twinning Green Box at the back of church. If you would like to provide bake goods for the sale, please bring them to the Great Hall on February 3 rd or 4th.
The parish office will be accepting Mass Intentions for 2017 beginning on Monday, October 2, 2017. Here are the guidelines for obtaining Mass Intentions: (when you come in or call into the Parish Office)
If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please contact Barb at bmauthe@StJosephParish.org.
The first weekend of each month, we collect groceries for St. Joseph Food Program. Our next collection weekend is: January 6-7. For more information about the St. Joseph Food Program and how you can help, visit their website: http://stjoesfoodprogram.org/
Bishop David Ricken has asked every Parish in the diocese to schedule a monthly holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament. This practice is part of his pastoral plan that will focus on PRAYER for the next two years. Our next Holy Hour will be Friday, January 5th following the 12:05 Mass. The Blessed Sacrament will be placed on the altar and there will be prayers, scripture readings, and time for silent reflection.
Holy Hours and Benediction used to be popular devotions in parishes. It has been a while since we've held them at St. Joe's. Presumably, this is the case elsewhere. in bringing back this devotion, we hope many will find this as a means to appreciating the Eucharist and increasing our prayer life.
Share the love and comfort of Christ - wrapped up in a prayer shawl. If you will be visiting friends or family members who are dealing with illness, grief, death, loneliness, or needing a bit of comfort, we invite you to contact us so you can pick out a prayer shawl to as a gift for them. We have shawls for both men and women and would be happy to share them with you. Please contact the parish office for more information.
What is SCRIP, you may ask? SCRIP is a gift card program where participating vendors return a portion of the value of the gift card to Xavier Schools and St. Joe's. Please consider using SCRIP to help support St. Joe's. Gift cards are available for purchase after Masses the first and third weekends of the month. To expedite your order, fill out the SCRIP Order Form
From our November SCRIP Sales, St. Joseph received a credit of $511.60. SCRIP will be for sale the weekends of January 6-7 & 2-21.
Parish App Available for Download! Our new parish app is available to download for iPhones and Android smart phones. Download our app to today by texting "APP" to 88202 or scan QR Code:
Stay connected with St. Joe's throughout the week with instant notifications, an easy-to-access event calendar, and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages. Also, enjoy a bunch of additional features like prayers, daily readings, helpful reminders to silence your phone before Mass or Confession, and much more!