What's happening at St. Joe's:
SUMMER HOURS: The parish office will close at noon on Fridays through Sept. 2.
PRAYER FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR: God of wisdom and might, we praise you for the wonder of our being, for mind, body and spirit. Be with our children as they begin a new school year. Bless them and their teachers and staff. Give the strength and grace as their bodies grow; wisdom and knowledge to their minds as they search for understanding; and peace and zeal to their hearts. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
DONUTS RETURN SEPT. 11: We are happy to announce that Jarrod Martin has agreed to be the facilitator of our Sunday coffee & donuts program this year! Jarrod has been helping out on the 2nd week of each month has also taken charge of the kitchenfor the holiday fair. We thank the groups who have agreed to serve each month:
- Week 1: CYO Committee
- Week 2: The Gates Family and Jarrod
- Week 3: K of C
- Week 4: Family Ministry Committee
- Week 5: Jarrod and ... How about you?
RESTROOM RENOVATIONS:We are about to begin the first project in our Capital Improvement Plans: a total revamp of the two public restrooms. Hopefully you will be pleased with the results. This remodel will take about two weeks, which means that the bathrooms will need to be unavailable for a time. We are working on how to minimize the inconvenience while still providing access to restrooms for you. As we know more about this we will keep you posted.
CALLED TO BE CATHOLIC? Have you, or do you know someone who has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic? Perhaps you were baptized, but have not celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist? We offer an opportunity to come together to learn about our Catholic faith. All are welcome to participate in the RCIA journey, with all your questions, insights, and faith stories in a warm and accepting setting. We also need volunteers to be part of the team. For more information contact Deacon Roland Leduc at 617-279-9002 or firstname.lastname@example.orgBAPTISM MINISTRY: If you like to sew, we could use your help in making baptismal albs to be presented to the children being baptized during the year as a visible sign of a new life as a follwer of Christ. Please call Claire Wheeler at 595-6349 for more information.
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 to 8 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.
REGISTRATION FOR FALL: Registration forms for returning students for fall Faith Formation are now due. If you did not recieve yours, contact Miss Janice. Students in Catholic schools grades 2, 3, 9 and 10 are required to register for their sacramental preparation programs as well.
Dates to remember:
- GIFT PROGRAM: Begins Sept. 10-11 at all masses.
- CONFIRMATION i: Begins Sunday, Sept 11 at 6 p.m. Parents are asked to attend for the first hour.
- MIDDLE SCHOOL: Begins Sunday, Sept 18 at 5:30 p.m. Parents are asked to attend for the first hour.
- ALL STUDENTS expecting to receive the sacraments must attend the preparatory classes, whether or not they attend Catholic schools.
We are happy to announce that we are now able to accept safe, secure online payments to our Capital Campaign via credit card or through your checking or savings account.
To set up your account and make one-time or recurring payments, click the button below.
For more information, contact Helen Dumont at 883-0757, ext. 3.
...from Bishop Christian
By Bishop Christian
World Youth Day, a massive gathering of Catholic youth from
all across the planet that’s sometimes tongue-in-cheek been
dubbed the “Catholic Woodstock,” took place in Krakow,
Poland, July 25-31, bringing together what organizers estimated
at two million people for a festival of fun, food and faith.
Consider what had taken place in the world in just ...