Celebrating Sister Joan’s Jubilee!

All are invited to join us in celebrating and honoring our dear Sister Joan Derry at her Jubilee Mass on Sunday, Oct 23, at 11:00 am Mass. Please join us downstairs for a Jubilee reception in her honor immediately following Mass in our parish hall.

Sister Joan has requested no gifts please, she is humbled and grateful for our recognition of her dedication and her years of service to all of us !

Religious Education Ministry

The religious education ministry is hosting our coffee and donuts this weekend.  This ministry is a key part of our parish children’s faith formation and helps the family by reinforcing Catholic values.

The Parish aims to help families understand prayer, worship and service. This ministry works with children from 5 years to young adults. The programs vary from Sunday classes to evening teen “get togethers” to help foster community and provide an alternative to modern distractions such as TV, internet, and video games.

After the 9:00 or 11:00 masses, take some time and get to know the tireless teachers in the religious education ministry. Give them thanks,  and  perhaps find  an opportunity where you can help as well.

18th Annual All Saints Day Children’s Celebration

All Saints Day CelebrationThe 18th Annual All Saints Day Children’s Celebration is going to be on Sunday, October 30 with an 11AM Mass & Saint procession followed by the 12:30-4PM Lunch & Celebration in the hall. Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite Saint, angel or bible hero!

Have fun meeting other families and our Holy Heroes!

Funded by St. Joseph’s & families that love this event! If you can be a supporter or volunteer, please contact Lisa and Diane at [email protected] or         the       parish   office.

8th Annual Central Coast Walk for Life

Walk For LifeSaturday, Oct. 22, 2016 – Feast Day of St. John Paul II

10:00 am – Mission Plaza – San Luis Obispo

“A Loving Witness to the Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life”

A powerful way to celebrate the Feast Day of St. John Paul II (Gospel of Life) during Respect Life Month and the month of the Rosary, support our Bishop and honor Blessed Mother’s special intention to re-build a Culture of Life and a Civilization of Love. Pope Francis’ said “I want the Church to go out into the streets, I want us to defend ourselves against worldliness” Join us, as we walk in solidarity with people of all faiths in our community and pray for an end to abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty and assisted suicide.

For more information go to www.walk4lifecc.org

Homebound Care Opportunity

HomeboundThe tradition of visiting the sick and the homebound 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’s 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

To learn more or to sign up contact Carol Haag 831-4758211 ext. 47, [email protected]

STARS Fall Festival Friday Oct 21st

St. Josephs Ministry with People with Disabilities invites you to:

The STARS fall festival is Friday, October 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 in the St. Joseph’s Parish Hall. Don’t miss out on an evening of fine food, games, and some good ole country music.

Please RSVP to Paching at 662-3212

Book Club – October 25th

The reading selection chosen by the St. Joseph’s Book Group for this month is G.K. Chesterton’s, What’s Wrong with the World.  This book of essays was first published in 1910 before Chesterton became Catholic and a leading apologist and commentator.

Characterized by his easily digestible style and his use of wit and humor to advance argument, Chesterton’s fiction and non-fiction writings on the topics of human behavior and wider society remain relevant and poignant to this day.

The topics discussed in this book’s three parts range between social commentary, a discussion of humankind and its nature, the impact of spirituality and the increase in secularism in the modern world, and how education shapes the young to fit into the flawed society Chesterton perceives.

Our next gathering is set for October 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mary Room. ALL ARE WELCOME!!

Anointing Masses Wed Oct 19 11AM & 6PM

St Josephs will be having an anointing mass supported by the Elderly Ministry and the Italian Catholic Federation on Wednesday October 19th at 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM. There will be a luncheon following the 11:00 AM Mass in the St. Josephs Hall.

Last week Father Wayne emphasized that we often wait, when we don’t have to wait, for the Sacrament of the Sick.

Our Catechism states:

A particular gift of the Holy Spirit. The first grace of this sacrament is one of strengthening, peace, and courage to overcome the condition of serious illness or the frailty of old age. The grace is a gift of the Holy Spirit, who renews trust and faith in God and strengthens against the temptations of the evil one, the temptation to discouragement and anguish in the face of death. This assistance from the Lord by the power of his Spirit is meant to lead the sick person to healing of the soul, but also of the body if such is God’s will. Further more, “if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”

Union with the passion of Christ. By the grace of this sacrament the sick person receives the strength and the fight of uniting himself more closely to Christ’s Passion: in a certain way he is consecrated to bear fruit by configuration to the Savior’s redemptive Passion.

Suffering, a consequence of original sin, acquires a new meaning; it becomes a participation in the saving work of Jesus.”

The basis for the Sacrament comes from James:

“By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the People of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ”. James 5:14-16

So come, and participate in the Grace and Mercy of God.

Candy & Treats 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

SVDP Spiritual Retreat

Are you interested in serving those in need here in our community?  St. Vincent de Paul is offering the following retreat for current and potential volunteers.  If you would like to attend or have questions, please call Marcia at 831-239-6480 by Tuesday, October 4th.

THEME: “Mercy–The Bridge Between God and Us”
Presenters: Father Mike Marini & Susan Cabrera, M.A.
Date: Saturday morning, October 8, 2016
Time: Sign-In: 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Retreat: 9:00 to 12:00 p.m.
Lunch:  12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Place: St. Joseph’s Parish Hall