The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

“Finally the immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death.” The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a singular participation in her Son’s resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians:

In giving birth you kept your virginity; in your Dormition you did not leave the world, O Mother of God, but were joined to the source of Life. You conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver our souls from death. (CCC#966)

“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much.You can never love her more than Jesus did.” – Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Mission Statement
The Catholic community of St. Joseph’s Parish in Cobden, Illinois is a family of believers united in faith and heritage. Through Jesus Christ and the gospel message, with Saint Joseph as our patron, we commit ourselves to the values of the family and the work of the church. We cherish our traditions and pray that their importance will be reflected in our community as we grow in the Catholic faith and share the message of Christ.

St. Joseph Pastoral Information
Pastor:  Father Uriel Salamanca         (618) 713-8257           fr.uriel.salamanca@gmail.com
Deacon:  Pat Patterson                       (618) 893-2154           pat@pattersoncentral.com
Trustees:  Rick Flamm                         (618) 893-4953  Richard.flamm@hillmangroup.com         Karl Sweitzer, Jr.                                  (618) 697-4754           karl_sweitzer@Hotmail.com         
Parish Council:  Joe Pineau                 (618) 697-6795           4jope4@gmail.com             Liturgy:  Paulette Aronson                  (618) 893-2882           artteacher37@hotmail.com            PSR:  Jill Skinner                               (618) 893-2289           skinnerstudiosjillgeof@gmail.com
Ladies Sodality:  Debbie Russell        (618) 521-1062          debrarussell@jalc.edu               Sherry Haddick                                  (618) 559-4347          sherryhaddick@yahoo.com             Cemetery:          Gary Wiggs              (618) 967-7116          garydwiggs@gmail.com             Cobden K of C:   Joe Pineau              (618) 697-6795         4jope4@gmail.com

Parish Calendar at a Glance
August 14 (Tuesday): 7:15 PM Liturgy Readings study with Deacon Pat
August 15 (Wednesday): The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation); 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM Mass
August 19 (Sunday): Celebration Honoring Fr. Federico 4:00-7:00 PM Parish Hall

“Prayer is an inspiration of the heart, it is simply a glance directed to heaven, it is a cry of gratitude and love in the midst of trial as well as joy; finally, it is something great, supernatural, which explains my soul and unites me to Jesus.” – St. Therese of Lisieux. Calling our Prayer Warriors for those listed in our prayer list! Your gift of time in prayer for our brothers and sisters in Christ is needed and appreciated. Also, for an update on Dominic Pedrotty’s progress and to send him messages to the family, please log in at caringbridge.org .

St. Mary’s 2nd Annual “Fan Your Flame” 5K Walk/Run & 1 Mile Fun Run: To be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Come out and support the St. Mary’s Youth Group while you participate in a 5K Run/Walk. People of all ages are welcome to join us. Whether you are a seasoned runner or a beginner, you will be proud of yourself for finishing either of these courses. Registration forms should be postmarked by October 1st to be guaranteed a T-Shirt! We also have online registration at a https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Anna/FanYourFlame . All proceeds will go towards the youth group for them to attend conference, retreats, and activities to help them grow in their faith. Questions? Contact Hannah Pineau by email at fanyourflame5k@gmail.com or by phone at 618-697-8254. Help support the youth of our partner parish by participating in this event. Registration forms can be found in the parish hall, or can be completed online.

Vocations Corner: “I learned from working in summer catechetical program that I loved sharing the faith and that community prayer was a great source of strength. As I taught children about being open to different vocations and God’s plan for their life, I began to take this advice to heart. I soon visited a Convent and fell in love with the charism: bringing Christ to the young and a young to Christ. Through the generosity of fellow parishioners I was able to pay off my student loans before entering the convent. This is truly a blessing and their prayerful support gives me the courage to keep saying “Yes”. Sister April Hoffman, Novice, Salesian Sisters, Newton, NJ., Columbia.  “Keep the Faith Alive”, October 2015, page 50.

St. Joseph would love to add your names to the list of those who carry the Offertory Gifts to the Altar during Masses. Participation in this part of the Mass only takes a few minutes of one’s time yet is vital and special. According to the sfctn.org guidelines, “Remember that you are representing the entire parish as we return to God a small part of the many blessings that he has given to us. The unleavened Bread and Wine that you will carry will be consecrated to become the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Treat it with reverence and respect.” Please consider signing up. If interested email Luisa at luwizahgal@yahoo.com .

365 Fun Facts for Catholic Kids (Bernadette Snyder): Did you ever hear the story called “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”? Today’s the birthday of the man who wrote that story – Robert Southey. He was a famous poet and a writer, but people remember him most for his story of the bears and their chairs and the porridge that was too hot, too cold, or just right. Do you ever grouch a lot when things are not “just right”? Do you remember to smile and say Thanks when things are “just right”?

On the Lighter Side… Did you hear about the 88-year-old man and the 79-year-old woman who got married at St. Monica’s Catholic Church last week?
Did they throw rice at them? No, they threw vitamin pills!

Stewardship of Treasure

 August 5, 2018

Totals will be included in
next week’s bulletin

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.

Mass 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.