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.

Rosary for Peace and the End to Terrorism

Join us every Sunday during the month of October at 7:00 pm in the church to pray the rosary for peace and the end to terrorism. This event is sponsored by the Legion of Mary.

Trunk or Treat

Our fourth annual Trunk or Treat will be held on Friday, October 31 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Parishioners willing to provide and distribute treats from thir trunks are needed. Park your cars on the north side of our parking lot and open your turnk to pass out candy. To ensure a safe environment, children will Trunk or Treat with an adult.

Knights of Columbus Thanksgiving Turkeys

The Knights of Columbus are once again deep frying Thanksgiving turkeys. The weight of the turkeys are approximately 12 to 14 pounds. The cost is $45 each or $40.00 for 2 or more turkeys. Orders need to be received by Sunday, November 16. Forms are available in the Parish Office.

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.

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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 - The Third Option

A marriage ministry sponsored by the parishes of our Carmel Deanery.  The Third Option is about strengthening our marriage relationship with each other and with God.  Our next 13 week series begins on Thursday, September 18th 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.  

Young Adult Catholic Conference

Teaching about God’s Gift of Forgiveness is the theme for the 2014 Catechetical Day which is sponsored by the Diocesan Pastoral Office for Catechesis.  The day will take place on Saturday, October 11, at Central Catholic High School, 9 am – 3:00 pm, EST.  The day begins with Mass, a Keynote Address by Fr. Rick Nagel, Pastor, Saint John the Evangelist Church, Indianapolis, and participants can choose three breakout sessions among the many offered.  There is a $30 registration fee which includes lunch and hospitality.  For a registration brochure and a complete schedule and list of the breakout sessions, please go to:  www.dol-in.org/CD or contact the Pastoral Office for Catechesis at (765) 269-4650.

You Will Lead Me By The Right Road

October 17, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm will be a healthcare conference to help with decision making. Bishop Doherty with be the speaker at the Archbishop O’Meara Catholic Center Assembly Hall, 1400 North Meridian St, Indianapolis. This event is sponsored by the Office of Pro-Life and Family Life Health Ministry in cooperation with St. Vincent. More information is available at www.archindy.org/plfl.

National Conference of Catholic Women

The fall meeting will be Thursday, October 30 at St. Mary Cathedral in
Lafayette at 8:30 am. The speaker is Dora Tobar, Director o Pastoral
Office for Family Life in our Diocese. Lunch will be included in the $5
registration fee. Please contact Margaret Jackson or Vicki Walker if
you would like more information.

Information Night for ELM

If you are discerning a call to leadership in your parish community, you will find it beneficial to attend the meeting on Ecclesial Lay Ministry (ELM).  In this diocesan program you will study the Sacraments, Scriptures, Church History, Vatican II, Theology, and much more!  Your study will help you in your walk with Christ and how to live-out your Catholic Faith.  The ELM Information Night is on Wednesday, November 12, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Community Room at Our Lady of Grace in Noblesville.  No registration is required.  For more information, contact Dr. Anne D. Roat, Director of the Pastoral Office for Catechesis, at (765) 269-4653, or aroat@dol-in.org

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