What's happening at St. Joe's:
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FOR FULL DETAILS on this week's parish news, be sure to check the bulletin.
CATHOLICISM: PIVOTAL PLAYERS: Bishop Robert Barron's video series focusing on key figures in Church history will be this year's Lenten Adult Enrichment program. Three sessions March 9, 16 and 23 will feature St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Catherine of Sienna. Sessions will be held on Thursday mornings from 9-11 a.m. and evenings from 7-9 p.m. (6:30 dinner optional). Watch the bulletin for registration details.
SUMMER FAITH FORMATION: This year's Summer Faith Formation Program will be offered during the week of August 7-11th. We ask parents to mark this week in their calendars and reserve this week for the Faith Formation Session.
TAX STATEMENTS: Tax statements reflecting your 2016 offertory contributions and your contributions to the Capital Campaign have been mailed. If you are new to us this past year and need a tax statement, we ask that you please mark your current envelope with the following notation, "Tax Statement Requested." Please refer questions or requests to Helen Dumont at 883-0757, ext. 3.
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 email@example.com
Dates to remember:
- GIFT PROGRAM: Parents meeting after each mass, Feb. 11-12.
- MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sunday, Feb. 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
- CONFIRMATION II: Sunday, Feb. 19, 6-9 p.m.
- FIRST SACRAMENTS: Mid-year book reviews will be after masses on Jan. 21-22 for First Communion and Jan. 28-29 for First Reconciliation. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 should be complete.
- ALL STUDENTS expecting to receive the sacraments must attend the preparatory classes, whether or not they attend Catholic schools.
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.
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For more information, contact Helen Dumont at 883-0757, ext. 3.
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