Parish News & Events
2014 Fruitful Harvest
The 2014 Fruitful Harvest Appeal began in Septeber and will continue through November. This biennial appeal provides funding for the services that are part of the responsilbility given to each Diocese plus the finanical support we are expected to give to the ministry of our Holy Father and the Unviersal Church. Each parish in the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana is assessed an amount in support of the Fruitful Harvest Appeal. St. Joseph's assessed amount for the 2014 Fruitful Harvest Appeal is $127,723.87. Pledege cards will be distributed after all Masses this weekend in the Parish Hall. For more information regarding Fruitful Harvest please click here or view the link to the 2014 Fruitful Harvest video.
Advent Penance Services
All of the Penance Services begin at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted.
12/16/14, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Carmel
12/18/14, St. Alphonsus, Zionsville
12/19/14, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Carmel
The teens of the parish will host an Epiphany Breakfast on Sunday, January 4, 2015 after the 8:00 am Mass. Free will donations for the pancake breakfast will benefit the pilgrimage to NCYC in November. Come and celebrate the end of the Christmas Season.
Destination Jesus XX
"Made to Thrive" is the theme for February 13-25,2015. Over 700 high school students will attend this unforgettable weekend retreat at Guerin Catholic High School! Fr. Stan Fortuna and other speakers, skits, music & fun are planned. Cost is $75 and includes meals, lodging, and a t-shirt. Contact Norma by January 4 for more information or to reserve your spot.
If you have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation and are out of high school, please contact the Parish Office for information for Adult Confirmation Formation. Preparation to receive the sacrament will occur at the beginning of the year for Confirmation in May 2015. Please contact Norma in the Parish Office if there are any questions.
Catholics Come Home
Do you have family or friends who are interested in returning to the Catholic Church but don't know how? Invite them to come to our Catholics Come Home inquiry nights either Monday, January 19 or Thursday, January 29, at 7:00 pm in the St. Joseph’s Sister Mary Ignatius Room. Please contact Ruby Dlugosz at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
NCYC 2015: Here I am Lord
National Catholic Youth Conference will be held in Indianapolis on
November 18-21, 2015. St. Joseph’s Youth Ministry has taken up to
34 people in the past. We are beginning to plan for teens AND
ADULTS, please let Norma know if you are interested in attending.
The cost is usually around $400. Fundraising has already begun. Any
current 8th grader through high school junior is eligible to attend.
Chaperones must be 21 years of age and able to attend the
Religious Education Registration
Registration for Religious Education classes is currently taking place. Please complete the RE Registration Form (age 3 - grade 8) or High School Youth Ministry Registration Form (grades 9-12) and return it to the Parish Office. Classes for ages 3 through grade 8 begin Sunday, September 7 from 9:30 - 10:40 am. Classes for high school students (grades 9 - 12) are held on Sunday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
"Come and See" Inquiry
Would you like to ask some questions to learn more about the Catholic faith? Are you thinking about becoming Catholic? The RCIA Team invites you to "Come and See" Inquiry on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in the St. Aloysius Room. Enter from the south side of the parish hall through the door next to the office entrance. Look for the "Come and See" sign on the door. Parishioners are welcome to accompnay anyone who wants to "come and see." For more information contact the Parish Office.
St. Joseph's now has a Facebook page. Like our page and keep up to date with happenings in our parish. The "About" section also has links to additional Facebook group and pages related to our parish.
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Our parish is now offering a new option for you to use for contributions to the church. As of December 1, Onliving Giving, provided by Our Sunday Visitor, is available for those who would like to make donations online. Please prayerfully consider Online Giving and visit the link below to get started.
Do you know someone who is hospitalized or ill in the community who would like a friendly visitor? The Outreach Commission wants to make sure our parish is reaching out to people during this stressful time. If you know someone who would like a visit, please contact Willie O'Bryan or the Parish Office so we can serve those in need.
The Jail Ministry is looking for volunteers to join the group. It only requires a minimum of one evening visit per year to the Boone County Jail to minister to those incarcerated. This is a very rewarding ministry and a great way to live out our Christian calling to help those in need of prayer and support. Contact Al Avila for more information.
St. Vincent de Paul
Volunteers are needed to help with the food distribution the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Set-up begins at 7:00 am and food distribution is from 10:00 - 11:30 am. For more information about this ministry, please contact Stacy Vail.
Area News & Events
Catholic Support for Persons with Same Sex Attraction
Courage is a Catholic spiritual support community for persons with same sex attraction. It aims to assist homosexual men and women—and their families— in dealing with homosexual attrac-tions in light of the moral and spiritual teachings of the Catholic Church. If you or someone you know would like more infor-mation, contact Fr. Adam Mauman at 765-473-5543 or
email@example.com or http://couragerc.org/chapter/kokomo.
Blue Christmas Service or Service of Solace or the Longest Night is a different type of pray service. Come join us at Bene-dict Inn for an experiential prayer service that remembers and names the loss you have experienced while being in a communi-ty of quiet prayer and support on Sunday December 21 from 1-2:30 pm. A free will donation and registration is requested. For more information please visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-788-7581.