Today is Trinity Sunday! Let us pray to the Holy Trinity

Glory be to the Father, who by His almighty power and love created me, making me in the image and likeness of God.
Glory be to the Son, who by his Precious Blood delivered me from hell, and opened for me the gates of heaven.
Glory be to the Holy Spirit, who has sanctified me in the sacrament of Baptism, and continues to sanctify me by the graces I receive daily from his bounty.
Glory be to the three adorable Persons of the Holy Trinity, now and forever. Amen.
Christians are baptized “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. Before receiving the sacrament, they respond to a three-part question when asked to confess to the Father, the Son and the Spirit: “I do.”
“The faith of all Christian rests on the Trinity.” (CCC232)

June 13, 2017 (Tuesday): 7:15 PM Adult Bible Study Class on the Letters of Paul by Deacon Pat
June 14, 2017 (Wednesday): 6:00 PM Father’s Day Dinner (Cobden Park)
June 18, 2017 (Sunday): the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ; Father’s Day
June 20, 2017 (Tuesday): 7:15 PM Adult Bible Study Class on the Letters of Paul by Deacon Pat
June 21, 2017 (Wednesday): 6:30 PM Parish Council (open to all Parishioners)

Blessings To Our May Celebrants
Here’s a shout-out to our birthday and anniversary celebrants: Caleb Aronson, Rebecca Brown, Tiffany Brown, Allan Brumleve, Andrew Brumleve, Carl Dasenbrock, Charles Flamm, Patty Flamm, Tex Lehr, Robert Lintz, Donald Rogers, Bekah Russell, Linda Spray, Joel Vercide Theresa Vercide, Gary Wiggs, and Richard and Jo Cerny, Mark and Sherry Haddick, Arthur and Lydia Hazel, Robert and Marcia Lintz John and Becky Morgan, Jim and Marge Selinger, Raymond and Jeanne Wacker. Today we celebrate YOU! Please Don’t forget to pick up a blessing token from the Hall.

Father’s Day Dinner
Father’s Day Dinner this year will be on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Cobden Park, as the Hall will be undergoing renovations. Come for Cocktails at 6:00 PM with Dinner served around 6:30 PM. All men and boys of the Parish and their guests are invited to attend. We honor and commemorates our fathers for everything they do for their families, and a wonderful example of a set for their children. We especially thank our heavenly Father for all of you!

Vacation Bible School 2017
St. Joseph would like to invite you to experience VBS 2017 this coming July 24-28, 2017. The theme as focused on Our Church: the Body of Christ. All adults and children, family and friends welcome! More details to follow. God bless you and come, join St. Joseph and be a part of the Journey.

VBS 2017 for Adults
Father Jim Dougherty is currently retired, and living in St. Louis. He will be joining us Monday and Tuesday for our VBS. On Monday evening, July 24, Father Jim will be speaking about the early church. He is, by training, a church historian who happens to come from Cobden. On Tuesday evening, he will be moderating a discussion about the future of the Catholic Church in a changing world, and specifically St. Joseph Church in Cobden. In preparation for these presentations, you are invited to read Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, Making Church Matter, by Michael White and Tom Corcoran. It is hoped that all current and former parish Council members, teachers, parish director, and religious education directors and all prospective future leaders (that’s everyone else) will read this book. Rebuilt is not a prescription for any particular church. It is the experience of one parish. There are ideas that worked for them that might be useful to us, and cautionary tales to consider. Reading the book is not required for attending the session Tuesday evening. It will enhance the discussion and give us a common starting point. There are copies of this book available in the back of the church. Take it home, read, and returned so others may read it as well.

Tours and Pilgrimages
if you are in the process of planning in any day or weekend trips for the summer, the Association of the Miraculous Medal would like to invite you to make a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Perryville, Missouri. A visit from you is always welcome. We are located at 80 miles south of St. Louis, Missouri, off Interstate 55. Many visitors repeatedly attest to the powerful impact the Shrine Church has on their faith. Be one of the thousands of visitors each year to experience the spiritual and peaceful campus. FREE guided tours are available seven days a week. Tours will be available from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday, August 21, 2017 when the solar eclipse takes place. For more information about the Shrine and planning a visit, see our website www.amm.org/visit .

Cemetery Notice
This is a reminder that the cemetery flowers must be secured to the headstone, placed in a vase or shepherds hook. Glass containers are not allowed. Flower arrangements will remain as they are and observations of Memorial Day but afterwards any flowers not secured in this manner will be removed for the summer mowing please. Thanks for keeping St. Joseph Cemetery beautiful! For any questions, please contact Gary Wiggs.

365 Fun Facts for Catholic Kids by Bernadette Snyder
June 11 – Do you know who had the largest family in the world? George Washington – because he was the “Father of his country”! Say a prayer today for the president, the members of Congress, and for all leaders – and God to help YOU be a good leader too!

Vocations Corner
“Men who enter the seminary are ordinary individuals who are discerning God’s will for them in a Christ-centered way. There are four main areas of formation that seminarians focus on to become more balanced young men in an effort to be more like Jesus, the High Priest: Apostolic, Spiritual, Intellectual and Character. There are many questions one might ask about seminarians as to what is their daily schedule. Like ordinary men, seminarians work hard, but also know how to have fun. They have hopes and fears; however, on their journey they seek out what will bring them the most authentic happiness and joy in life. They have the witness and support of their brother seminarians to help them along the way. They strive to become centered on Christ and achieve balance in all areas of life.” Tower Topics, “Conception Seminary”, Spring Edition, 2016 pages 7-9.

The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal…Join us as Partners of Hope
Did you know that your gift of the 2017 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal brings spiritual, moral and physical aid to thousands of people throughout southern Illinois? If you have questions or would like additional information about The Appeal, contact Judy Phillips at 618-227-8181, extension 1141. If you haven’t already done so, please consider making a gift today. Every contribution – no matter the size – is needed and greatly appreciated. May God bless you for your generosity!

From the Diocese:  Into My Vineyard
Into My Vineyard formation for lay Ecclesial (Church) Ministers in the Belleville Diocese will begin in September 2017. NOW is a time of inquiry for both interesting parishioners and individuals identified by Parish and Partnership leaders. The shortages of priests means that each parish must raise up men and women who will assist their Pastors in parish ministry — as servant/leaders. Your parish needs YOU to step forward!
For more information, contact your Pastor and go to the ITO MY VINEYARD info/application page at the diocesan website www.diobelle.org/offices/into-my-vineyard .

From the Diocese: Respect Life Corner
“Domestic Violence” – Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, income, or other factors. Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes and suffer abuse or neglect at high rates.
Learn, Act, Connect, Pray: Become familiar with the signs domestic violence at Violence Protection Center of Southern Illinois – www.vpcswi.org . If you suspect that someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, be aware of the resources available in your community. Pray those subjected to abuse receive the help is for necessary to break away from the cycle of violence.

From the Diocese: Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – June 10-11, 2017 -Three realities.
On this Trinity Sunday, we hear about three attributes of God – the one who is filled with gracious mercy, kindness, and faithfulness. Who could ask for more? Need more? Want more? Just ask the Lord, while remaining in the cloud, stood with Moses on Mount Sinai, that same Lord stands with us in our church, in our town, and on our street. Enshrouded in mystery, true. But with us. Always! During what part of each day will I stand with God? How will that daily time be filled with prayer? Besides myself, for whom else and what else shall I pray?

Need Church Info?
Religious articles and news from around the world, rosaries, prayer cards, church info/schedules and forms can be found at the back of church. Please feel welcome to browse at your leisure and check out the interesting assortment of reading material available for you free of charge.

Thoughts on Liturgy
June 11 – We cannot understand the Trinity, three persons in one God. Legend tells us about ST. Patrick teaching about the Trinity with the shamrock, three leafs on one clover (three persons in one God). Legend also tells the story of St. Augustine trying to understand the trinity as he walked on the ocean’s beach. He saw a child with a special seashell dipping the ocean’s water into a hole he dug in the sand. “That is impossible,” Augustine told him. The child said that it is also possible to understand the Trinity. So we simply praise the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. We know that the Son took on human nature in order to redeem us human beings.
From the Pray Together Missalette, page 1.

On the Lighter Side…
A catechist told her class, “We have been learning about how powerful the kings and queens were in biblical times. But there is a higher power. Who can tell me what it is?”
Little Jonnie blurted out, “I know! I know! Aces!”

of Treasure
For June 4, 2017:

General Fund:  $2, 249.00
Ascension:  $20.00
CSMA:  $100.00
Building Fund:  $302.00
Cemetery Fund:  $245.00

Thank you to all who give so                                                                                           generously to support our Parish.

Saints of the Church
St. John de Ribera (1532-1611): Spanish bishop and statesman; archbishop of Valencia, 1568-1611, and a viceroy of that province; canonized 1960; January 6.

What’s That?  Ambry

The Cabinet In which the three holy oils
(the oil of the Catechumens, the Holy chrism
and the oil of the sick) are kept.

Offertory Gifts
If you would like to have your name added to the list of those who carry up the Offertory gifts, please contact Sherry Haddick. We would like to include as many on this list as possible. If you want your name moved to the other Mass or removed from the list, let Sherry know of these changes as well. Thank you.

Like Us on Facebook
St. Joseph Church is now on Facebook. You can find us at St. Joseph’s Church, Cobden . Make sure you put the apostrophe in “Joseph’s”. Thanks Jeannine Cerny for managing the page.

100_0085Mass Schedule
Monday – Saturday:  8:15 AM
First Friday:  7:00 PM
Sunday:  8:00 AM, 10:15 AM
5:00 PM (Spanish)

Eucharistic Adoration                                                                                                                  On the First Friday of most months, 12 continuous hours of Eucharistic Adoration begin at 8 AM and end at 8 PM. Mass and Benediction are at 7 PM. All are welcome. Look for sign-up sheets Back of church.

Reconciliation/Confession                                                                                                  Before Masses
First Fridays:  6:00-6:45 PM
First Saturdays:  8:45-9:30 AM
Fr. Uriel may also be called anytime for
an appointment.

St. Joseph Catholic Church                                                                               www.stjosephcobden.com
101 North Centennial St., PO Box 237, Cobden, IL 62920
Church 618.893.2276
Parish Hall 618.893.2368
Pastor: Fr. Uriel Salamanca
Deacon: Pat Patterson
Trustees: Rick Flamm and Karl Sweitzer, Jr.
Parish Council President: Patty Blakely

Bulletin Deadline                                                                                                                       The deadline to submit an item for the bulletin is Thursday evening.  You can email it to: luwizahgal@yahoo.com and/or sherryhaddick@yahoo.com . You can also call Luisa Vercude (618)202-1018 or text (618)967-4452.