We are looking for a part time person to help out 15-20 hours a week to maintain the buildings, grounds & equipment for the parish & school. This position will also be responsible for janitorial & housekeeping as well. Contact the parish office for a full job description.
Dec 20, 2020 - Dec 20, 2021 (click here for Prayer To St Joseph)
In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows.
The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2021.
The Holy Father wrote Patris corde against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, he says, has helped us see more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. In this, they resemble Saint Joseph, “the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence,” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”
Above information from the Vatican News.
- We’re designating a special section in church for those who want to wear a mask and socially distance. Whatever area that is chosen is going to ruffle some feathers for the regulars who sit in that section or pew. In Christian charity and out of care for our fellow worshippers, we ask for your cooperation as we continue to deal with this new reality that we’re living in (that none of us like) and make accommodations if we are able to do so. This new world we’re living in is giving us many opportunities to grow in the virtues of compassion, patience, and respect for one another.
- We also want to make you aware that hand sanitizer is available as you enter the worship area/sanctuary.
- There isn’t a lot of distance between the main entrance to the church building and the worship area/sanctuary. It’s great that many of us share greetings, pleasantries, and a laugh or two before entering the main worship area/sanctuary, but sometimes it gets a little loud. We want our worship area/sanctuary to be a place for quiet reflection, prayer, and reverence. With that in mind, we plan to keep the doors closed between the gathering area and the worship area/sanctuary until Mass begins.
This Week's Announcements
- October 23rd and 24th will be World Mission weekend.
- Fr Paider will be on vacation October 25th to October 29th.
- Plan ahead: Booyah will be October 31st (help will be appreciated on Saturday October 30th). Please see bulletin for details.
- Next Sunday before the 10am Mass we will remember all those who have passed before us this last year.
- There will be a "Cemetery Walk" after the 10am Mass on October 31st.
Saturday - 4 PM
Sunday - 10AM
Thursday - 8am
Friday - 8am
Rosary is at 7:40 am
The November issues of Living With Christ are available for pick up in the narthex.
It is not too late to contribute to this year's Bishop's Appeal.
Please prayerfully consider your contribution to the 2021 Bishop's Appeal. Your contribution would assist with many good services within the Diocese. Mail your contribution directly to the Catholic Foundation. If you would like, you can go to https://www.catholicfoundationgb.org/bishops-appeal/ for more information. Thank you for your support!
Secure Online Giving
Come visit us for one of our mass celebrations or just stop in the Parish Office to speak to Deacon Everett Doxtator or one of our cheerful staff members.
Give us a call at (920) 869-2244 or send an email to Brenda Rybicki-Smith at [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you!