What's going on at St. Joe's

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Bishop Christian & the Parish Staff would like to extend Thanksgiving greetings to all of our parishioners near and far away. May God bless you. Please join us for a special Thanksgiving Mass Thursday, Nov. 26th at 9 a.m. The parish office will be closed Thursday and Friday to observe the holiday.

"THE MYSTERY OF GOD":Who is God? And why does he matter? This year's Advent adult faith formation features a video series by Bishop Robert Barron, followed by comments and reflections by Bishop Christian. Watch this series and you'll not only learn the answers yourself, but you'll discover how to share them with others - especially those who no longer believe. Sessions will be held Thursdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 9-11 a.m. or 7-9 p.m. (Optional dinner served at 6:30). Please register using the form in the bulletin or by contacting the parish office.

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.

MASS INTENTIONS: To request a mass intention for 2016, you can call the parish office, place yourrequest 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.

JOIN US IN FAITH! Have you ever wondered what the Catholic Church is all about? Have you been attending Mass with your spouse or a friend, but haven’t fully participated because you come from a different faith tradition or no religious tradition? Were you baptized in the Church but for some reason never received the other sacraments? RCIA is the process by which people explore the Catholic faith or continue the sacramental process started but not completed as a child.For more information, please contact the parish office @ 883-0757.

Faith Formation

Dates to remember:

  • CONFIRMATION I: Sunday, Nov. 22, 6-9 p.m.
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sunday, Dec. 13, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • GIFT PROGRAM: This year, parents of students in grades K-5 are asked to attend three meetings to deepen their understanding of the material being presented to the children. The next meetings will be held after all masses on Nov. 14-15 and Jan. 30-31.
  • CONFIRMATION II: Classes begin Sunday, Jan. 10, with a parent-student meeting at 6 p.m. The meeting will last about an hour, and class will continue until 9 p.m.
  • ALL STUDENTS expecting to receive the sacraments must attend the preparatory classes, whether or not they attend Catholic schools.

Weekly bulletin

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...from Bishop Christian

Though we often think of civic holidays such as Memorial Day or the Fourth of July as the occasion for thinking about what it means to be a citizen, the church offers us the feast of Christ the King at the end of the liturgical year as an opportunity to reflect on political duty in relationship to our duty to Christ and his reign. The scene in the Gospel of John of Jesus before ...
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