What's happening at St. Joe's

PALM SUNDAY REFLECTION: Our contemporary music ministry, Road to Emmaus, presents "His Priceless Gift," a musical reflection on the Passion, on Palm Sunday, April 13, at 4 p.m.

RECONCILIATION: The sacrament will available in every parish of the Diocese on Monday of Holy Week, April 14, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. An additional opportunity for reconciliation will be available here at St. Joe's on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m.

PASCHAL TRIDUUM SCHEDULE: Please join us we commemorate Our Lord's passion, death and resurrection:

  • Holy Thursday: April 17, 7 p.m. No morning Mass.
  • Good Friday: Stations of the Cross, 3:30 p.m.; Celebration of the Lord's Passion, 7 p.m. No morning mass.
  • Easter Vigil: April 19, 8 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday: April 20, 8 & 10 a.m.

ADORATION: 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.

FASTING and ABSTINENCE: Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. For those age 18 to 59 fasting is defined as one full meal with two smaller meals not equal to a full meal.

Faith Formation

Dates to remember:

  • Confirmation II: Sunday, April 13, 6-9 p.m.
  • Middle School: Sunday, May 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Weekly bulletin

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Reflections

...from Bishop Christian

In Japan, the Yumel doll, which looks like a baby boy and has a vocabulary of 1,200 phrases sells for $80. If the owner gently pats its chest the doll will say, "I feel so good, goodnight." The doll is not for children. It is designed for the lonely and the elderly companions who can "sleep" next to them in a country where there are fewer and fewer babies born. In Japan the birthrate is 1.3 ...
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