Parish News & Events

Valentine Dinner

This celebration of love is an invitation to married couples,
dating couples, singles and groups of friends to attend an semiformal
dinner where young people will serve you from salad to dessert. The
dinner will be held Sunday evening, February 8, at 6:00 pm in the
Parish Hall. This is a new date due to the high school retreat the next
weekend. Tickets will be sold this weekend and next for $14 per person. Thank you for supporting the teens of St. Joseph’s Life Teen.

Women’s Club Rummage Sale

The dates for the Women’s Club Rummage Sale will be February 12, 13 and 14. Donations are greatly appreciated (no electronics, please) and can be dropped off in the Parish Hall on February 8 or after. Watch the bulletin for the times for sorting and set up.

Adult Confirmation

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 night on Thursday, January 29, at 7:00 pm in the St. Joseph’s Sister Mary Ignatius Room. Please contact Ruby Dlugosz at rubydlugosz@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Attention High School Seniors

Now is the time to apply for the 2015 Knights of Columbus Scholarship worth $500. Four scholarships will be awarded. This scholarship is based on participation in Parish worship, youth ministry involvement, and community and school activities. Click here for the applicatio. Apply now, don’t delay. The deadline is 4:00 pm on March 27, 2015.

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
entire conference.

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.

Facebook

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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Online Giving

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.

Online Giving Link

Hospital/Shut-in Visitation

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.

Jail Ministry

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

Building a Better Marriage…2015 New Year’s Resolution

The Third Option – A marriage ministry sponsored by the parishes of our area.  The Third Option is about strengthening our marriage relationship with each other and with God.  Our next 14 week series begins on Thursday, January 15 at Guerin Catholic High School from 7 to 9 PM.  You are welcome anytime during the session. Child care provided.  www.carmelthirdoption.org  (317)324-8446.

ELM Information Night

If you would like to learm more about the Catholic Faith and ways you can serve in the Church, you are invited to attend the dioceasan Ecclesial Lay Ministry (ELM) Information Night on Thursday, March 26, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  We will be meeting in the St. Thomas Aquinas Room, St. Joan of Arc Church, Kokomo.  ELM is rooted in service to the diocese.  For more information, contact Dr. Anne D. Roat, Director of the Pastoral Office for Catechesis, (765) 269-4653, or aroat@dol-in.org.

Indiana Holy Family Conference

On Saturday, March 14 from 8:00 am-6:00 pm & Sunday, March 15
from 8:00 am-3:00 pm will be a conference for Indiana Catholic Families at Kokomo High School. The family registration is as low as $135 for a whole family. There is also couple, individual, and teen registration available as well. The speakers will include: Dr. Edward Sri, Lisa Cotter, Fr. Joe Freely, Fr. Ricardo Pineda, and Sister Miriam Heidland who are all young and enthusiastic about our Catholic Faith. Sign up TODAY online at: http://www.holyfamilyconference.org. For more information please contact Ruby Dlugosz at rubydlugosz@gmail.com.

Catechist Formation Workshops

Several FIRE Workshops will be offered by the Pastoral Office for Catechesis at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 2300 S. 9th Street, Lafayette.  Space is limited so your reservation is required.  Please contact Nan Ross, Associate Director of Faith Formation, for more information and to register (765) 269-4654 or nross@dol-in.org.  All are most welcome to attend.  There is no charge for the workshops.  The workshops are:

  • United States Catholic Catechism for Adults -Saturday, February 21, 9:30- 11:30 a.m.
  • Ten Commandments - Saturday, February 21, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Classroom Management – Saturday, March 21, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Multiple Intelligences –Saturday, March 21, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

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 amauman@stcharlesperu.org or http://couragerc.org/chapter/kokomo.

 

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