Sun., Aug. 25, Donut Sunday
Wed., Aug. 28, RE Mass, 6:15 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 4, RE, 6:15 p.m.
WANT TO BE A MINISTER
Anyone wishing to become a Lector or an EMHC, please give your name to Sharon VanTassell or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Training and mandation will be in August.
St. Joseph Church has two wheelchairs available for anyone who needs assistance getting into or out of the church. A chair is located in the South entryway. (The front door we do not use). Feel free to borrow this chair if you need it.
2019 MARRIAGE CELEBRATION
Archbishop George J. Lucas invites you to attend the annual Mass honoring marriage September 15th at St. Cecilia’s in Omaha or September 29th at St. Mary’s in Norfolk. This event honors couples who are celebrating 5, 25, 40, 50, 55, 60 or more years of marriage, and this year we are also welcoming our 1-year anniversary couples! Rosary at 1:30pm, Mass at 2pm. This event is free but registration is required by Monday, July 29th, 2019. Visit Family.ArchOmaha.org/enriching-marriage for more information or contact Reggan at 402.551.9003 extension 1300. If it is more convenient you can give your name to Sharon VanTassell and she will forward all names from our parish. Secretary must have those names by Thursday, July 25.
Many thanks to the Knights of Columbus for serving dinner to about 150 guests at the Stephens’ Center this past Monday. The guests really appreciated the meal.
Youth Group will meet August 21 frfom 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the church. They will have Valentino's Pizza and outdoor games. Also a short podcast and discussion about friendship.
On August 25 ater the 9 a.m. Mass the Youth Group will host Donut Sunday. Members should come to the kitchen after Communion. Some will share Steubenville stories with parishioners while others man the kitchen. They will offer flavored espressos and ask for good-will donations as our first fundraiser for next year's Steubenville trip.
REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS
For the sick: Kathy Ewing, Harriet Green, Sally Leyden, Jerry Martin, Wes Erhart.
*Please let us know if a person needs to be removed from our Prayer List.
ANNUAL SOUP SUPPER & RAFFLE - NOVEMBER 9
The Ladies Guild will hold their annual Soup Supper and Raffle on Saturday, November 9 following the 5 p.m. Mass. Ladies and other parishioners are being ask to donate new items for the raffle and live auction. Gift cards are very welcome and a real favorite. For more information contact Julie Richards ata 402-881-2407 or Dorothy Foged at 402-253-2633.
RCIA To To the good people of St. Joseph’s parish,
If you know of anyone who may be contemplating joining the Catholic Church or have simply inquired as to what it means to be Catholic please feel free to inform them that Father Gutgsell and myself would gladly walk them through the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program beginning this fall. There is no obligation to join the Church, only a willingness to “Taste and See” if God may be calling them in this direction. Also, if any baptized Catholic wishes to learn more and dig deeper into their faith, they are welcome as well. Sessions will resume in September. The day and time will be determined by those who participate. Each one of us is called by God to evangelize. Help us by being a voice of encouragement for those who may be seeking. It is as easy as simply asking them!
Peace and Grace. Deacon Terry Ficenec