Parish News & Events

Catechists Needed

A Second Grade Catechist Assistant for the general 2nd grade curriculum is needed for the next Religious Education year. If you are called to any of these ministries, please contact Caroline at religioused@stjoeleb.org.

Religious Education

Registration for Religious Education for the 2015/16 year is taking place. Classes for ages 3 through grade 8 will begin September 13, 2015 and are held on Sunday from 9:30 - 10:40 am. Classes for high school students (grades 9 - 12) will begin August 23, 2015 and are held on Sunday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Fees may be paid by check in a Religious Education Fee envelope or paid electronically through Online Giving. For more information or questions contact Caroline for ages 3 through grade 8 and Norma for grades 9-12 at the Parish Office. You may register:

NCYC 2015: Here I am Lord

National Catholic Youth Conference will be held in Indianapolis on
November 18-21, 2015. May 1 is the deadline to apply for scholarships and June 1 is the deadline for our Group Registration. All interested in attending NCYC, please attend a planning meeting on Sunday, April 19 at 7:30 pm in the Youth Room. Come see what is involved. If you want to ex-perience the Catholic church on the largest scale of young people in the United States, this meeting will fill you in. Any teen who is currently in 8th –11th grades is eligible to attend NCYC 2015. Those interest-ed in being a chaperone who are over 21 should also attend this meeting. Please contact Norma if you have questions.

"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.

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Online Giving

Our parish offers an option for electronic giving to the church. 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 Mark Schellerfor more information.

St. Vincent de Paul

Volunteers are needed to help with the food distribution the 2nd and 4th 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.

How to Make Your Marriage Better in Just 14 Weeks

Learn how to communicate better with your spouse. Learn how to listen and say what you mean without making your spouse defensive.  Find out why your childhood baggage is making your marriage work harder than it should.  You can have a mediocre marriage, a divorce or a Third Option. The Third Option’s 14 week marriage program can help enrich your marriage. Sponsored by our area parishes, The Third Option begins on May 28 at Guerin Catholic High School.  We meet every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Professional child care is provided.  If you have questions, either visit  www.Carmelthirdoption.org or call 317-324-8445.  You can join us anytime throughout the session. 

Catholic Women

The spring meeting of the National Council of Catholic Women will be held May 28, 2015 at St. Ann Church, 612 Wabash Ave., Lafayette. Registration will be at 8:30 am with the business session at 9:00 am. The speaker will be Teresa Chamblee from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in the office of Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Rosary, Mass and luncheon will be furnished with a fee of $5.00. All Catholic women are invited. If attending please email bgkeele@hotmail.com or call 765-404-5770.

St. Joseph's budding staff