What's happening at St. Joe's:

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE: As we prepare for Advent, come to the Lord and experience the extraordinary grace of His forgiveness on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. here at St. Joe's. More than 15 priests are expected to be here for confessions in this deanery-wide service.

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CATHOLICISM: PIVOTAL PLAYERS: The deadline is Tuesday to sign up for this year's Advent adult enrichment program, a three-part viewing and discussion of Bishop Robert Barron's series on the key saints who shaped the church. Sessions will be held on Thursdays, Dec. 1, 8 and 15, at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., with an optional supper at 6:30 p.m. See the bulletin for full details.

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE: The Book of Remembrance will be on display next to the baptismal font during the month of November. You are encouraged to enter the names of any of your deceased relatives or friends provided that they do not already appear on the pages of this book. All prior entries as well as any newly inscribed ones will be remembered in prayer throughout the month.

MASS INTENTIONS: To request a mass intention for 2017, you can call the parish office, place your request 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.

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. We especially need people for Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon. For information contact Antoinetta Hagen at 883-9048 or Pat Hurd at 882-1503.

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 r-leduc@comcast.net

Faith Formation

Dates to remember:

  • ADVENT DAY FOR CHILDREN: Saturday, Dec. 3, noon-3 p.m. Advent themed activities for children in grades K-3. See the bulletin for details.
  • CONFIRMATION 1: Sunday, Dec 4, 6-9 p.m.
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sunday, Dec 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • ALL STUDENTS expecting to receive the sacraments must attend the preparatory classes, whether or not they attend Catholic schools.

Capital Campaign

online giving

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.

Reflections

...from Bishop Christian

During Bishop Christian’s recuperation, we offer you the following reflection from “Living the Word” by Laurie Brink, O.P. and Paul Colloton, O.S.F.S. When my mother called me “Paul Henry”, I knew I had better pay attention. What followed was important. Most often what followed was, “You’d better change your ways, young man.” Strong words invite attention and almost demand a ...
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