What's happening at St. Joe's
HOLIDAY GIFT PROGRAM: The Outreach Committee's annual Christmas gift program for those in need begins with tag pickup after masses on Dec. 7-8. Gifts should be returned, wrapped and with the tags attached, to the masses on Dec. 14-15. The agencies we're working with this year are Front Door Families, (Pastoral Care), Meals On Wheels and Keystone Shelter. If you know someone who needs our help (including yourself), please speak to Bishop Christian or Helen Dumont.
ADVENT DAY FOR CHILDREN: An Advent Day For Children (K-3) will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, from noon to 3 p.m. at St. Joe's. Children will learn the meaning of Adbvent through story and crafts. Lunch (pizza, juice, water) will be served. Signups will be the weekend of Nov.30-Dec.1. For more information, see Miss Janice.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus will be serving a pancake breakfast after mass on Sunday, Dec. 22. No tickets required; a free-will offering will be taken.
SANTA'S COMING: Santa will be visiting St. Joe's after the 8:00 and 10:00 masses on Dec. 22. Children are invited to bring their Christmas lists -- each list will result in a donation to the Make-A-Wish foundation.
100 CLUB BEGINS: Ticket sales for next year's 100 Club are now on sale.
ADORATION: Please plan to spend some time before the Lord in adoration in the Eucharistic Chapel. We have two opportunities: Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and Wednesday morning after the 8 a.m. mass until noon.
...from Bishop Christian
When we buy clothing made in foreign countries we sometimes fail to understand what in involved in its manufacture. The following piece from the Nov 11th edition of AMERICA magazine is very instructive.
Workers in the ready-made garment industry in Bangladesh have seen more that their share of tragedy over the past year: 112 perished in a factory fire last November; the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in April took over 1,100 ...
Dates to remember:
- Confirmation I: Sunday, Dec. 8, 6-9 p.m.
- Middle School: Sunday, Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m.