What's going on at St. Joe's

MISSIONARY VISIT: Thank you for your generosity to the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement after their appeal last weekend. You donated more than $3,500 to help their ministry.

CYO SUMMER HOOPS: St. Joe's CYO's summer open-gym basketball program is being held Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. It's open to all St. Joe's CYO players and their friends and siblings.

SUMMER HOURS: The parish office will close at noon on Fridays through Sept. 4. Enjoy the summer!

PICTURES, PLEASE: We are looking for pictures of your family to be part of a display we're creating in honor of Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in September. Please email it or send a print (non-returnable) to Janice Mercure. If you need a photo taken, please let us know. The deadline is July 31.

FALL FLEA MARKET: The parish flea market will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in our parking lot. Vendor fee $25 for three parking spaces: two for your treasures, one for your car. To sign up, use the forms available in the Narthex or contact Ann Kelley at 886-1909. Deadline is Aug. 15.

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.

Faith Formation

Dates to remember:

  • Registration for fall: July 31 is the deadline for registration for this fall's Faith Formation programs. All students in grades 2,3, 9 & 10, even those in Catholic schools, must register for sacramental preparation programs. For more information call the parish office.

Weekly bulletin

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...from Bishop Christian

Recently I came across a story about prayer that I find helpful. I hope you will too. The story is about a man who had been confined to bed for many months with a debilitating illness. One day he confided to a friend who was visiting that he had recently found it difficult to pray. The problem had come upon him suddenly and it bothered him greatly since he had always drawn great ...
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