October and the rosary: “The rosary is the Bible on a string.”  -Fr. Roman Murphy
October is the month dedicated to the Holy Rosary! It is a good time to commit to praying the rosary everyday. We honor the Blessed Virgin Mary as we say our prayers for our love ones, the Church and the world. Please also check the back of the church for books, CDs, rosaries and other reading materials free for you. Pray on!
“My impression is that the Rosary is of the greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady of Fatima, but according to the effects of the Rosary one sees throughout history. My impression is that Our Lady wanted to give ordinary people, who might not know how to pray, this simple method of getting closer to God.”  -Sister Lucia, one of the seers of Fatima.

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
October 14 (Sunday): 8:45 AM PSR Classes
October 16 (Tuesday): 7:15 PM Liturgy Readings study with Deacon Pat
October 17 (Wednesday): 6:30 PM Ladies Sodality meeting
October 18 (Thursday): 7:00 PM St. Joseph Bowling (Strike Zone, Anna)
October 23 (Tuesday): 7:15 PM Liturgy Readings study with Deacon Pat
October 28 (Sunday): 10:00 AM Youth Mass and Parish Potluck to follow
October 30 (Tuesday): 7:15 PM Liturgy Readings study with Deacon Pat
November 1 (Thursday): All Saints’ Day (Holy Day of Obligation)
November 2 (Friday): All Souls’ Day; Eucharistic Adoration; 7:00 PM First Friday Mass and Benediction

Schedules for both St. Joseph and St. Mary churches are subject to change as the need arises. Mass times will remain the same in the next couple weeks. Some changes may be made towards the end of the month, which will be announced at mass and in the bulletin beforehand. Thank you for your patience, support and willingness to be flexible as both churches figure out what is best for the future. God bless you!

St. Joseph Church will be celebrating a Fall Youth Mass Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Our young will be ministering this Mass as servers, readers, gifts bearers and choir. After the celebration of Mass, everyone is invited to join the Parish for a Potluck Lunch at the Hall. Please bring your favorite dish to share, the rest will be provided by the Ladies Sodality. Parents and PSR students are asked to help out with the set-up, serving and clean-up.

Welcome! With the new Mass schedule here at St. Joseph, it has been wonderful to see new and familiar faces. If you wish to become a part of the St. Joseph Family, please feel free to fill out the member form found at the back of the church. If you have new information, especially now with the times of frequent phone number changes and cancellations, please update us using the same form. Thank you for being here for the celebration of Mass!

Fall Colors at the Cross will be held on Saturday, October 20 at the Bald Knob Cross Welcome Center. There will be music, games and the helicopter rides. A Ham and Beans lunch will be served from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, provided by Flamm Orchards and the first Baptist Church of Cobden. Prices are:  Adults $10, Kids 6-12 years of age $8, 5 and under will be free.

The Psalms:  Prayers for the Ages. Sr. Maribeth Howell, OP, Visiting Professor of Biblical Studies at Aquinas Institute of Theology, will help us explore the Psalms: what they are; why we pray them; how the Psalms can help us in our personal prayer lives, in a presentation at 1:00 PM Sunday, October 21 at the Newman Catholic Student Center in Carbondale. Light refreshments provided. Please join us as we discover how the ancient, poetic prayers can help us deepen our own relationship with the Lord. Call Dawn O’Leary at (618) 529-3311 for more information.

A Retreat for All on October 27, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 PM at St. Andrew Catholic Church (Murphysboro) with Sister Barbara Jean Franklin, member of the Community of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. Let’s talk about The Story of a Catholic Parish. What is your view from the pew? Save the date!

Every dollar given to The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal helps to fund 14 diocesan ministries programs that provide spiritual, moral and physical aid to thousands of people throughout southern Illinois. Your gift can be made through your parish or online – visit www.diobelle.org and click on “Giving”. It’s that simple! To learn more about the good work you are helping these ministries to accomplish in our Belleville Diocese, contact Judy Phillips at 618-277-8181, extension 1141. Thank you so very much for your consideration!

A reminder for Moments of Silence before the Mass from the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, section 45. “45. Sacred silence also, as part of the celebration, is to be observed at the designated times. [54] Its nature, however, depends on the moment when it occurs in the different parts of the celebration. For the Penitential Act and again after the invitation to pray, individuals recollect themselves; whereas after a reading or after the Homily, all meditate briefly on what they have heard; then after Communion, they praise God in their hearts and pray to him. Even before the celebration itself, it is a praiseworthy practice for silence to be observed in the church, in the sacristy, in the vesting room and in adjacent areas, so that all may dispose themselves to carry out the sacred celebration in a devout and fitting manner.”

On the Lighter Side…We don’t stop laughing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop laughing.

Stewardship of Treasure

October 7, 2018
Offering:  $2, 066.50
For the Needy:  $20.00
St. Francis of Assisi Festival:  $152.00
General Fund:  $2, 238.50
World Missions:  $5.00
Building Fund:  $225.00

Thank you for your continued
support of St. Joseph’s Church

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)967-4452.