What's happening at St. Joe's

PLEASE MAKE UP!The bad weather which has affected us all so dramatically over the past few weeks has understandably had serious negative effects on our weekend collections. I would ask everyone who had to miss mass on one or more weekends to do the best you can to make up your offering for those weeks. Those who use envelopes see the reminder to do that by the envelopes that remain in your packet. Those who do not, please make a note to yourself to try to do it. If we do not make up what was lost, our budget will be seriously impacted. Thank you for your kind consideration.

A CLOSER WALK: This year's Lenten enrichment program, A Closer Walk with Jesus, a four-part series of prayer and spiritual conversation, begins this week. Meetings are Thursday, March 5, 12, 19 and April 9th. Sign up after all Masses. See the bulletin for more information.

BROWN BAG SUNDAY: Please pick up your brown bags for Corpus Christi Food Pantry this weekend, and return them, filled, to Mass next week. Your help is greatly appreciated!

CYO MEAT BINGO: Come join us for an evening of fun and a major fundraiser for the parish CYO programs. Saturday, Feb. 28, 6:30-9 p.m. Doors open at 6.

K of C ITALIAN NIGHT: This year's Knights of Columbus Italian dinner will be served Saturday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold after masses (but NOT at the door) for $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for kids under 13. This is a major fundraiser for the council's scholarship program. If you can't attend, please consider making a donation.

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.

Faith Formation

CONFIRMATION RETREAT RESCHEDULED: The overnight retreat for Confirmation II students has been rescheduled to March 6-7.Please keep these young people in your prayers as they reflect on the meaning of the Sacrament of Confirmation and their relationship with Christ in their everyday lives.

Dates to remember:

  • Confirmation II: Sunday, March 1, 6-9 p.m.
  • Confirmation II retreat: Friday, March 6-Saturday, March 7.
  • Middle School: Sunday, March 8, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Weekly bulletin

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Reflections

...from Bishop Christian

What do bottled water, home computers and cell phones have in common? The answer is that none of them were widely used even a generation ago. In a recent column is Everyday Catholic, Jim and Susan Vogt reflect on how such items which most of us take for granted today, are a mixed blessing. They make life easier, but at a cost. For example, cell phones are a wonderful safety device ...
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