Parish News & Events

Men’s Lenten Breakfast

All men of the parish are invited to a Lenten breakfast every Friday morning during Lent from 6:15 am until 7:00 am in the Parish Hall. The program will be facilitated by Fr. Tim and is entitled The Way to God: A Guide for Men.

Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fry

All are invited to the Knights of Columbus weekly Lenten Fish Fry held every Friday during Lent (except Good Friday) starting February 20. The suppers are from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

Lenten Soup Suppers

The soup suppers will start at 6:00 pm with Evening Prayer starting at 7:00 pm. All are invited and encouraged to attend the supper and evening prayer at all the churches.
February 25 - St. Joseph
March 4 - St. Peter’s Episcopal
March 11 - Otterbein United Methodist
March 18 - Trinity Lutheran
March 25 - St. Mark’s Lutheran

Lenten Penance Services

(All Services Begin at 7:00 pm)
Monday, March 9 - Holy Spirit, Fishers
Tuesday, March 10 - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Carmel
Wednesday, March 11 - Our Lady of Grace, Noblesville
Thursday, March 12 - St. Louis de Montfort, Fishers
Monday, March 16 - Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Carmel
Wednesday, March 18 - St. Maria Goretti, Westfield
Tuesday, March 24 - St. Joseph, Lebanon
Thursday, March 26 - St. Alphonsus, Zionsville
Monday March 30 - St. John Vianney, Fishers

Stations of the Cross

The Way of the Cross devotional prayer experience will be conducted every Friday evening between Ash Wednesday and Good Friday (excluding Good Friday itself) at 7:00 pm. The Stations of the Cross will occur on Good Friday at 3:00 pm. All are invited.

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 Life Teen 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

World Meeting of Families

If you are interested in participating with your family at the World Meeting of Families this September in Philadelphia, please visit: www.worldmeeting2015.org. This link will offer you the opportunity to register and find housing; it also provided you with a breakdown of events.

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:

  • Classroom Management – Saturday, March 21, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Multiple Intelligences –Saturday, March 21, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

 

 

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