What's happening at St. Joe's

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!

COME HAVE A CUP: Volunteers are needed for coffee and donuts after the Sunday morning masses. If you're interested in helping, please contact Lori Flournoy at lnflournoy@charter.net.

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.

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.

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 havenít 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:

  • Middle School: Sept. 21, 5:30-8:30 p.m., beginning with parents meeting.
  • Confirmation 1: Sept. 28, 6-9 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

As the old song goes, "Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage". But unless you are Amish, you don't see many horses and carriages anymore. Perhaps that's why marital love in so badly understood by many in our society. In his classic work MERE CHRISTIANITY C.S. Lewis has an interesting take on it. I offer it for your consideration. In an old ...
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