What's going on at St. Joe's

FANS, ANYONE? Corpus Christi Food Pantry is in acute need of fans! Many of its clients live downtown in crowded multi-family dwellings with no air-conditioning and often not even a fan. If you can donate a new or used fan please bring it to: Corpus Christi Food Pantry 43 Franklin St., 598-1641 or leave it with the parish and we will see that it is sent over. Thank you for your help.

SUMMER HOURS: The parish office will close at noon on Fridays through Sept. 4. Enjoy the summer!

PICTURES, PLEASE: We are looking for pictures of your family to be part of a display we're creating in honor of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in September. Please email it or send a print (non-returnable) to Janice Mercure. If you need a photo taken, please let us know. The deadline is July 31.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES: If you haven't done so already, please prayerfully consider and send in your pledge to this year's Catholic Charities drive. You may return it to the parish in the offertory basket, or send it directly to Manchester. So far, we have collected about one third of our $42,000 goal.

FALL FLEA MARKET: The parish flea market will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in our parking lot. Vendor fee $25 for three parking spaces: two for your treasures, one for your car. Sign up after masses the week of June 20-21 and 27-28.

ADORATION: Do you have some time to spend with the Lord in adoration? We need more people to be involved. 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. Come for whatever time your schedule permits. For information contact Antoinetta Hagen at 883-9048 or Pat Hurd at 882-1503.

HOLIDAY FAIR: Applications are open for this year's Holiday Fair, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 21. For more information, contact Helen Dumont at 883-0757, ext. 3.

Faith Formation

Dates to remember:

  • Summer Faith Formation: Two sessions are available this year: July 27-31 and Aug. 10-14. All students in grades K-5 in the GIFT program are asked to attend one of the sessions. Registrations have been sent out. For more information call the parish office.

Weekly bulletin

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Reflections

...from Bishop Christian

As we grow older, one of the things we have trouble with is our memories. We have more and more “senior moments”. There are all kinds of self-help books on the market and even so called natural remedies to supposedly assist us remember better. Sometimes, though, the power to forget is equally valuable and important. St. Paul wrote in one of his letters. “Forgetting those things ...
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