Prayer 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.


Parish Calendar at a Glance

May 30 (Monday):  Memorial Day; 9:00 AM Memorial at the St. Joseph and Cobden Cemeteries

June 2 (Thursday):  6:00 PM K of C Meeting (St. Mary’s, Anna)

June 8 (Wednesday):  Father’s Day Dinner

June 15 (Wednesday):  5:00 PM Ladies Sodality Outing at Giant City Lodge (Open to all Ladies)

June 19 (Sunday):  Father’s Day

June 29 (Wednesday):  St. Joseph’s Red Cross Blood Drive


Memorial Day Service

Everyone is welcome to the Memorial Day service at the St. Joseph and Cobden Cemeteries on May 30 starting at 9:00 AM.  The Anna VFW participates with the traditional Gun Salute.  See you there as we remember and honor, on this special day, the people who died while serving in the country’s Armed Forces.


Cemetery Notice

This is a reminder that the cemetery flowers must be secured to the headstone, placed in a vase or shepherd’s hook.  Glass containers are not allowed.  In observance of Memorial Day, any flowers not secured in this manner will be removed on Monday, June 13, 2016.  Thanks for keeping St. Joseph’s Cemetery beautiful!


The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal… Bringing God’s mercy to those who need it most

Do you know your gift of the 2016 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal can be made online?  Visit www.diobelle.org and click on “Giving to the Diocese”.  It’s that simple!  Through your prayers and generous help we can fulfill the vision of our Holy Father Pope Francis and be merciful to our brothers and sisters in need throughout southern Illinois.  Thank you so very much.


Father’s Day Dinner

Father’s Day Dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2016, with social time beginning at 6:30 PM in the meal at 7:00 at the Parish Hall.  All men and boys of the Parish, and their guests, are invited to attend.  We honor and commemorate our fathers for everything they do for their families, and a wonderful example they set for their children.  We hope to see you all there!


Red Cross Blood Drive

St. Joseph will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 29.  This is currently the only blood drive in the village of Cobden.  Please mark your calendars!  What a great community service we will be providing – the need of blood supply is never ending.  More information will be posted as plans are being finalized for the event.  We will need donors and workers.  Please consider participating in some small way – all help is appreciated!  Since normal interval time between blood donations is eight weeks (or 56 days), this notice is posted early to accommodate proper planning for the prospective donors.  For any questions, please contact Patty Flamm (618) 697-0952 or Fr. Uriel (618) 893-2276.


Donation Envelopes

Just a reminder:  Don’t forget to use your church envelopes when making your weekly contributions to St. Joseph Church.  We now have new people counting the weekly church contributions.  Using the envelopes will make it much easier for them to keep more accurate records.  If you do not have an assigned box of envelopes, please pick up a blank box located on the table at the back of the church and fill in your name and mailing address on the first envelope when you drop it in the collection basket.  That number will then be assigned to you.  By using the weekly envelopes, your contributions can be recorded so that you will receive a total at the end of the year for your tax records.  Please use the envelopes and thank you for your continued support of St. Joseph Parish.


Did we (or will we) Miss Your Birthday or Anniversary?

The Parish will be recognizing birthday and anniversary celebrants next Sunday.  Are you on our list?  If not, we can’t give you the recognition you deserve!  Please give your new or updated information to Sherry or Paulette.  We don’t want anyone to be left out.  Thank you!


Respect Life Corner

The Trinity – The Trinity is primarily about the loving relationship at the heart of God’s essence.  The Gospel passages that we read during the Easter season go to great lengths to describe this relational love.  The idea of the Trinity is our attempt to describe God’s essence, and God is essentially relational.

Learn, Act, Connect, Pray:  As a spouse or family member, how can you imitate the love of Christ in communion of the Holy Trinity in your own relationship?


365 Fun Facts for Catholic Kids by Bernadette Snyder

May 26 – Ha, ha, ha!  Today we honor Philip Neri, a saint who was known for his laughter and his happy look at life.  Make someone smile today by telling a joke or a riddle.  If you don’t have one, try this riddle:  when young cows go out to eat, where do they go?  Answer:  To a calf-a-teria!


Quilt and Cash Bingo

The Newman Center in Carbondale Auxiliary is having a Quilt and Cash Social Bingo on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at St. John the Baptist in Red Bud, IL.  Lunch begins at 11:00 AM and Bingo starts at 1:00 PM.  Win quilts, cash, gift baskets and door prizes.  All proceeds help support Newman Catholic Student Center at SIU Carbondale.  All are welcome.

Celebrating the Sacraments

Please continue to pray for our PSR students who participated in their FIRST COMMUNION today:  Riley Girtman, Mayrell Morales, Balrazar Roman, Daisy Roman, Dalia Roman, Gabe Roman, and Victor Zamora.  Also, Blessings from the St. Joseph Church Family to those who received:  THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION:  Logan Brown, Joe Brumleve, Eric Chairez, Katherine Eck, Clayton Flamm, Jenna Gomez, Jonathan Huerta, Vanessa Huerta, José Antonio Llamas, Cruz Lopez, Izabel Lopez, Epifanio Melchor, Juan Melchor, Maria Sanchez, Lauren Sweitzer, Theresa Vercide, Guadalupe Zamora, Tania Zamora and David Figueroa.

Hall Rental

Need a place for a special occasion or event?  Look no further!  St. Joseph Parish Hall is available for rent.  For more information or to book your party, please contact Fr. Uriel (618-893-2276) or Molly Davidson (618-893-4743).


Celebrant Tokens

Anniversary and birthday tokens of the new mug and journal designs are available in the Hall.  If you had a birthday or anniversary between January and April and did not get a gift, they are still available for you.  Let the design on your tea or coffee mug help begin your day with a prayer.  And instead of cake, we are featuring cookies and chocolate this month to celebrate your special day.


Fundraising Opportunity

Do you shop at Schnucks?  By using this box is E-scrip customer card, 3% of your purchase can be returned to St. Joseph’s.  There are some cards and flyers available on the Hall or they can be picked up at Schnucks.  Every penny helps!


Planter Stands

Our altar is missing four planter stands (2 white and 2 wooden).  If they have been borrowed or stored elsewhere, please let Molly Davidson or Fr. Uriel know.  Thank you!


Worth Thinking about…

May 22- Belief in the Trinity, three persons in one God, is so basic to our Catholic belief, that if an anabaptized, dying person to four basic Christian doctrines:  there is a God, there are three persons in God, Jesus is God and God rewards good and punishes evil.  In our hymns and vocal prayers, we often sing the praise of the Trinity.  From the Pray Together Missalette, page 1.




The Trinity.  In making Creole recipes, that is, authentic New Orleans food, every cook knows “the trinity” – celery, onions, green peppers.  They are essential.  They are the starting point.  Properly prepared, they blend as one, yet retain distinctive flavors. So, too, God.  Triune.  Blended yet distinct [the Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 202 states it this way:  “only one true God…three persons indeed, but one essence, substance or nature entirely simple”].  What must I do to “flavor” the world in which I live?  How can I be like God and not see myself standing alone, acting alone, being alone?


On the Lighter Side…

A boy asks his father to use the car and his father replies, “No, not until you cut your hair!”

The boy replies, “But father, Jesus had long hair!”

“Yeah, but Jesus walked everywhere.”, said the father.



of Treasure

For May 15, 2016:

General Fund:  $2, 362.00

Ascension:  $215.00

Building Fund:  $100.00

Catholic Communication

Campaign:  $92.00

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

Saints of the Church

Eusebius of Vercelli (283-370):  Italian bishop; exiled from his see (Vercelli) for time because of an opposition to Arianism; considered a martyr because of sufferings he endured; August 2.

What’s That?  Chasuble


The Chasuble is the outer garment worn over the alb and stole.  It symbolizes the virtue of charity and the service which the priest assumes on the day they are ordained.


Offertory Gifts Schedule                                                                                                           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 to Joe Pineau for putting it together and the regular updates.


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.