As the concluding piece to our Jubilee Year celebration, we are going to place a time capsule in the outer wall of church. This will happen after the 10:00am Mass this weekend - May 21st. All parishioners are invited to join us. Wear your Jubilee T-shirts if you have one! There will be a “Jubilee” ice cream social following the event. As we mentioned, we’ve invited Pope Francis. So far he has not declined, so we’re presuming that he’ll be flying in under secret cover. Hope to see you next Sunday after the 10:00am Mass.
Keep in mind the importance of monitoring your blood pressure. Take advantage of the opportunity to have it screened after Mass the weekend of May 13-14, in the back of church.
We are into the fourth week of this year’s BAA. So far 464 parishioners have responded with gifts totaling $73,694. That’s a great start towards meeting this year’s target of $66,628. Please offer a gift by using the pledge card and envelope that was in the letter that Bishop David Ricken sent to you. If you lost your card, there are additional pledge cards in the back of church. Thank you for your steady support!
Here’s a fun and good opportunity for boys in Grades 7, 8, & 9. Come to St. Lawrence Seminary in Mt Calvary, WI on Monday, June 19- Thursday June 22. This year’s theme, Be Bold, Be Catholic, aims to help students reflect on the role of service, community living and personal prayer with Jesus while learning to love like Him. Cost is only $50. If you have any questions, just ask Fr Jim (who went to high school there a long time ago). For more info or to register, visit: http:// info.stlawrence.edu/register-for-the-summeraction-retreat-2017
The parish office will be accepting Mass Intentions for 2017 beginning on Monday, October 3, 2016. 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: May 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, June 2 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 call Carol at: 739-3700 or email email@example.com.
We will be selling SCRIP the weekends of May 6/7 & 20/21 and June 3/4 & 17/18. If you need SCRIP during the week you can stop in the parish office and fill out the SCRIP Order Form
With every SCRIP purchase, St. Joe's receives a rebate from the merchant. From our SCRIP Sales in March, St. Joe’s received $278.19 Thank your for all of your efforts in helping St. Joe’s to earn extra cash.
Parish App Available for Download! Our new parish app is available to download for iPhones and Android smart phones. Download our app to today at myparishapp.com or search your phone's app store for myparish, 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!