The Catholic Church of St. Joseph

Bulletin

                                                                      Sunday, October 26, 2014

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR DAVID MASDEN TODAY!
A belated 40th birthday party for David Masden will be held today, October 26, from 11:30-2:00 in the Parish Hall. Hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, chips, drinks, and dessert will be served. Everyone is invited to come and join us celebrate David’s milestone year. Gifts are not necessary; your presence is all the present he wants. Your Parish family wishes you a very happy birthday, David!

BLESSINGS TO OUR OCTOBER CELEBRANTS!
Here’s a shout- out to our birthday and anniversary celebrants: Kate Russell, Toni Campbell, Becky Morgan, Nathan Brumleve, Samantha Flamm, Kelly Flamm, Clayton Flamm, Mark Cerny, Stan Pearson, Kaitlin Sweitzer, Sam Cohen, Hannah Pineau, Bill spray, JP and Debbie Russell, and Tom and Brenda Masden. Today we celebrate YOU! There will be cake after the Masses and don’t forget to pick up a blessing token from the basket in the hallway. The gifts for the kids will be brought to the Casa but they are welcome to get a different one from the Hall. There will also be donuts and coffee as usual.

PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS
One of the issues discussed at the Last Parish Council meeting was the upcoming Council elections. It will be held next Sunday, November 2, 2014 during the Masses. There are currently three positions available and anyone interested may contact Father Uriel or Patty Blakely (618-697-0952). Please submit the names by October 31 so the ballots can be prepared and placed at the end of the pews by election day. We ask that you prayerfully consider this is a wonderful opportunity of service in becoming the voice of the members of our Parish. Thank you!

CHURCH CENSUS UPDATE
Please help us update our Parish Members’ information by taking a few minutes of your time to fill out the new Census Forms. Each family, new and regular parishioners, needs to fill out a form which are found in the pews of the church. This will also give the Parish a Way to contact you for important and/or emergency announcements such as Mass cancellations and the like. Please take one. We look forward to hearing from you!

FALL YOUTH MASS
We will have one morning Mass for Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 9 AM. Our youth will be ministering this Mass as readers, gifts bearers, Eucharistic Ministers, and choir. All PSR students are strongly encouraged to participate. Those who will be singing are asked to be in the balcony of the church by 8:50 AM and the readers, in the church by 8:40 AM. Following the Youth Mass, are invited to come and share a Potluck Meal in the Hall. Parents of PSR students are asked to help with set-up, serving and clean-up. For more information, please contact Debbie Russell or Sherry Haddick.

ALL SAINTS DAY
Let us honor all Saints, known and unknown, this Saturday, November 1. This is a Holy Day of Obligation for all Catholics. However, since it falls on a weekend, we will celebrate it during the regular 8:15 AM Mass.

ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO THEM, O LORD!
Death is a part of life but we have to hope in our Lord, Jesus Christ! We remember in our Masses and prayers, loved ones who have gone to their eternal rest in the arms of our Lord on the solemn feast of the church, All Souls Day, next Sunday, November 2, 2014.

DON’T FORGET!
Daylight Saving Time ends is Sunday, November 2.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO KIDS OF ALL AGES!

FROM THE DIOCESE OF BELLEVILLE
St. Joseph’s Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal (CSMA) goal has not been met for the year. These funds support many programs such as special liturgy, ordinations, blessings, and other events within our Diocese. Our goal is for 58 families to participate with a one-time donation of $30. Please consider the gift of generosity! Envelopes are available in the back of the church. Thank you for your participation.