Arise – Last Weekend

This is the last weekend for Arise Sign-ups!  Please join a small faith group to share in this last session of Arise.  Groups will meet starting the week of October 10th and will end the week of November 14th.  You can sign up before or after Mass or call the parish office.

Perpetual Adoration

“Come to Me, all of you… Behold, for you I have established a throne of mercy on earth and from this throne I desire to enter into your heart!”Jesus, to St. Faustina

Currently vacant:

Mon 1PM, Mon 5PM,
Tues 3AM,
Wed 5PM,
Thur 10PM,
Fri 1AM, Fri 11AM,
Sat 12PM(noon)
Co-adorer wanted: Mon 9AM, Mon 10AM, Mon 3PM, Wed 7AM, Thursm 5PM, Thurs 6PM

Is Jesus calling you to a particular hour each week? If you cannot commit to a regular hour, would you like to try being a substitute? Call Nina & Larry Wagner at (831) 479-8597, or email [email protected] to sign up. (Current adorers and substitutes, please give us your current email address. Thank you!) May our Good God, Who cannot be outdone in generosity, reward you!

Homebound Care

Homebound Care – Opportunity to Help those in need

The tradition of visiting the sick and the home-bound has always been recognized as one of the most important ministries in the Church.  Scripture reminds us of this in Matthew 25:36, “I was sick and you visited me”.

At St. Joseph Parish we need extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who bring the Eucharist on a weekly basis to every Parishioner who lets us know they are sick, whether they are in their own homes, in a nursing home or in a rehabilitation center.  Volunteers support for one month intervals.

We can console others as Job’s friends did, “Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and comfort him.” Job 2:11

Candy & Treat Donations Needed

The 18th Annual All Saints Day Children’s Celebration need treats!! Please label for All Saints, bring to the parish office or put in the All Saints box in the back of church. Please only new, individually sealed, non-scary candy & treats. No nuts due to allergies. Last year we had over 175 children attend!

Thank you from all of the St. Joseph’s children! Questions? Contact Lisa and Diane: [email protected] gmail.com

Prayer Corner

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Catholics for Family Peace invites us to pray at 3:00 PM every day for those suffering from violence and abuse and those who use violence to control others. For this prayer, the group has provided a Novena. A Novena is a 9 day prayer campaign. After 9 days, you will find a habit beginning to form.

Novena to the Holy Spirit for Family Peace

After Each Prayer repeat the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be… then “O Holy Spirit, we ask in particular this special favor:”

Day 1  Come, Holy Spirit, Lord of Life, bless us and grant us the grace of loving our families, as Jesus calls us to do, and help us to build peace in our hearts and in our homes.

Day 2  Come, Spirit of Right Judgment, bless us and grant us the grace of peacefully resolving conflicts that arise in our families through patient dialogue that leads to understanding and renewal of love.

Day 3  Come, Spirit of Knowledge, bless us and grant us the grace of loving the Church and finding in her a sure guide for truth and service to God’s will, especially in our relationships at home and in our extended families.

Day 4  Come, O Comforter, bless us and grant us the grace of recognizing and responding with love when others are in need or are suffering from injustice or abuse. May we be ready to help them find safety and shelter.

Day 5  Come, Spirit of Wisdom, bless us and grant us the grace of conforming our lives fully to God’s holy Word, so that we may have compassion on one another, especially those who are poor, lonely, or afraid.

Day 6  Come, O Spirit of Understanding, and enlighten the minds of parents and grandparents, so that they may have patience with children and with one another in the daily challenges of family living.

Day 7  Come, Spirit of Piety, and bless all children and young people to withstand the temptations that lead them away from a holy and happy life. May they have good examples in their homes, schools, and society, and become true witnesses to the love of God in the world.

Day 8  Come, O Spirit of Fortitude, and strengthen all those who are married or contemplating marriage, and encourage them in their vocation of service to the community. Strengthen also those who are separated and divorced, to have courage and remain in your care. Lead them to a future filled with hope.

Day 9  Come, Holy Spirit, bless us and grant us the grace to always work for justice for the most vulnerable in our society. You know our joys and our sorrows. May the prayers we offer bless our relationships and lead us to your peace

Arise Sign-ups

AriseArise sign ups will begin Saturday, September 17th and will continue through the weekend of October 1st and 2nd.  Please join a small faith group to share

in this last session of Arise.  Groups will meet starting the week of October 10th and will end the week of November 14th.  You can sign up before or after Mass or call the parish office.

St. Joseph’s First Oktoberfest

OctoberfestCome join the fun on October 15 from 6:00 to 10:00 PM, Food, Music, Beer, Wine, Dancing & More!  Bring your dancing shoes & join in the fun, Professional German  Dancing Lessons & German Line Dancing Lessons!

DINNER MENU:

  • Fresh, Warm Pretzels
  • Sausage & Bun
  • Sauerkraut
  • Homemade Cole Slaw
  • Homemade Potato Salad
  • Delicious Bavarian Desserts
  • Coffee, Tea, Water and Martinelli’s Apple Juice

Don’t miss out on this first time event of fun and fellowship in the St. Joseph’s Community!  Tickets ($15 Per Person) will be PRE-SOLD ONLY starting September 24th/25th after each Mass and the next two consecutive weekends!

St Joseph’s Book Club

The St. Joseph’s Book Group has selected A Song for Nagasaki by Father Paul Glynn for our September reading:

As reviewed in Amazon.com:  A Song for Nagasaki tells the moving story of this extraordinary man (Takashi Nagai), beginning with his boyhood and the heroic tales and stoic virtues of his family’s Shinto religion. It reveals the inspiring story of Nagai’s remarkable spiritual journey from

Shintoism to atheism to Catholicism. Mixed with interesting details about Japanese history and culture, the biography traces Nagai’s spiritual quest as he studied medicine at Nagasaki University, served as a medic with the Japanese army during its occupation of Manchuria, and returned to Nagasaki to dedicate himself to the science of radiology. The historic Catholic district of the city, where Nagai became a Catholic and began a family, was ground zero for the atomic bomb.

 

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 PM in the Mary Room. All are welcome!

Questions: call Jane Salm at 476-3724 or [email protected] charter.net.

Religious Education

If you are a person who is looking to join a loving, and caring faith program, then religious education is the place to share your time and talents. In our faith filled programs, family matters as we are connected as one team to spread the Good News to our parish children. Religious Education has a wonderful opportunity for a first grade catechist teacher to work with our families on Thursday afternoon’s from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM in the parish hall. To join our team, email Kathy Thomas [email protected] or stop by the parish office to become a part of this important family ministry.

Parish Pilgrimage to Rome

PilgrimageThe pilgrimage has been a resounding success. In the picture the group is presenting a gift of an Icon to our parish at the Basilica in Sienna. They had a safe and rewarding journey bringing back many fabulous stories to tell. Ask someone to tell you about it!!