What's happening at St. Joe's:
TAX STATEMENTS: If you received a tax statement from the parish last year you will automatically receive your copy of your 2016 donations and your contributions to the Capital Campaign within a few weeks. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates to remember:
- MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sunday, Jan. 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
- CONFIRMATION II: Sunday, Jan. 29, 6-9 p.m.; Retreat Friday-Saturday, Feb. 3-4.
- 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.
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.
...from Bishop Christian
For many years, Pope Pius XII and the Vatican have
been criticized for their alleged “silence” in regard to the
Holocaust during the Second World War. Recently, in
England the British Broadcasting Corporation aired a
program making the same claim. This program elicited a
stern response from Lord David Alton, a former member of
the House of Commons. I offer this enlightening response