What's happening at St. Joe's

ALL SAINTS DAY: Masses for the Holy Day of Obligation will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 31 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 1, at 8 a.m.

ALL SOUL'S DAY: We will be celebrating ALL SOULíS DAY during the 4:00 Mass on Nov. 1 to remember our family members who died this year.

PENNY SALE GIFT CARDS: The prizes for this year's penny sale at the Nov. 22 Holiday Craft Fair will mostly be gift cards. If you'd like to donate cards, any amount $5.00 or more from any area store, restaurant or other business will be appreciated.

THE COOBOOKS ARE HERE! The new parish cookbooks have arrived and can be purchased after all masses. The colorful, spiral-bound books contain more than 300 recipes provided by members of the parish, along with helpful hints for cooks of all abilities. They're $18 each, and will make great Christmas gifts!

ADVENT RESOURCES: Orders for this year's Advent resources, including prayer books, devotionals and Advent wreaths and candles can be placed after masses the weekends of Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2.

St. MATTHEW SCRIPTURE STUDY: A 10-session Bible study focusing on the Gospel of Matthew begins Oct. 30. Sessions will be offered Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. and 7-9 p.m.

OCTOBER ROSARY: To honor our Blessed Mother, join us to pray the rosary during October after the 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. masses and at 7:30 before the 8 a.m. mass in the Eucharistic Chapel.

MASS INTENTIONS: The Mass Book for 2015 is available. You can call the parish office, place your Mass Intention in an envelope marked Mass Request and place it in the offertory basket or come to the parish office during regular hours. Donation is $10.

Faith Formation

Dates to remember:

  • Middle School: Sunday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m.
  • First Eucharist (Grade 2): Parents meeting Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. OR Sunday, Oct. 19 at 11:15 a.m.
  • First Confession (Grade 3): Parents meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. OR Sunday, Oct. 26 at 11:15 a.m.

Weekly bulletin

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Reflections

...from Bishop Christian

October is traditionally respect life month. But what does it mean to pro-life. Listen to Peter Kreeft who says . . . It means what Moses said, to "just say yes' to life, to "choose life." "Life" means much more than just biological survival. It means all the levels of human life, from the biological to the psychological to the interpersonal to the religious. Therefore to be ...
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