Parish News & Events
Dedication Anniversary Mass and Dinner
Join us on Monday, December 16, 2013 for Mass followed by dinner in the Parish Hall to celebrate the one year anniversary of the dedication of our new church. Mass will begin at 6:00 pm followed by the Fish Fry dinner prepared by the Knights of Columbus in the Parish Hall. If you plan on attending the dinner following Mass, please RSVP to the Parish Office no later than Monday, December 9.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our annual fiesta to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be held on Thursday, December 12 with Mass at 6:00 pm and the fiesta to follow. The Hispanic families of the parish will prepare a taco dinner for all ages. A free will offering will be taken to cover the costs of the dinner and the Parish Christmas Fund. Contact Norma in the parish office if you have any questions.
Sacraments in Slow Motion
Please join us in the church on the following Sundays at 9:30 am as Fr. Tim presents the Mass and Sacraments in Slow Motion.
- December 15 - Confirmation
- January 19 - Marriage
- February 2 - Holy Orders
- March 2 - Lent
- March 16 - Anointing of the Sick
- April 13 - Chrism Mass and Triduum
Announcing the 2014 Adult Faith Formation Book Study. The select-ed book for this year is Sacramental Theology: Means of Grace, Ways of Life by Kurt Stasiak, O.S.B. This book will compliment Father Tim’s series on the Mass in Slow Motion and the Sacraments as well as follow up on our study of the Documents of Vatican II during the Year of Faith. The book is available from Amazon.com and is published by Loyola Press. The Book Study will begin on January 12, 2014 in the Parish Hall. The remainder of the study will take place on Sundays that Father Tim does not have a presentation through January and February.
Religious Education Registration
Registration for Religious Education classes is currently taking place. Please complete the RE Registration Form (age 3 - grade 8) or Life Teen Registration Form (grades 9-12) and return it to the Parish Office. Classes for ages 3 through grade 8 begin Sunday, September 8 from 9:30 - 10:40 am. Classes for high school students (grades 9 - 12) are held on Sunday from 12:30 - 2:00 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 RCIA team coordinators, OA and Candy Kincaid.
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
Advent 2013 Spirituality Series
The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception and the Pastoral Office for Catechesis is hosting an Advent 2013 Spirituality Series. Please join us for all or one of the following nights to learn about these Spirit-led movements in the Church. All talks will be from 7 -8:30 pm in the Bishops’ Memorial Hall.
- December 2nd - The Focolare Movement, presented by Sid and Donna Hayden from Saint Joan of Arc Parish, Kokomo
- December 9th - The Schoenstatt Movement, presented by Suzanne Gardiner from St. Joseph Parish, Delphi
- December 16th - The Cursillo Movement, presented by John Ameis from Our Lady of Grace Parish, Noblesville
Ecclesial Lay Ministry for Parish Leadership
Are you looking to deepen your understanding of Church teaching? Are you striving to be a better lay minister or leader at your parish? You may be looking for the ELM Program for parish leadership development. Maybe you are already in the ELM Program? Then please consider starting the New Year with a class in Spirituality, Old Testament, the Sacraments, or Ecclesiology & Ecumenism. The choice is yours and perhaps your journey is just beginning. If you would like to register or want more information, contact Dr. Anne Roat at email@example.com or (765)269-4653 or visit the website at www.dol-in.org/poc/elm.