Today, we honor and commemorate our fathers for everything they do for their families and the wonderful example they set for their children. And to Father Uriel – you are a father to the St. Joseph family! God bless you all!

      In appreciation of fathers, the Ladies Sodality prepared a wonderful Father’s Day Dinner last Wednesday at the Hall – thank you! And to all Dads in their guests: thank you for attending this special event!

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:  Loraine McGee        (618) 697-0250          dbada1@frontier.com
Sherry Haddick                                   (618) 559-4347          sherryhaddick@yahoo.com  Cemetery:          Gary Wiggs              (618) 967-7116           gwiggs@shawneepsi.com         Cobden K of C:   Joe Pineau                (618) 697-6795        4jope4@gmail.com

Parish Calendar at a Glance
June 17 (Sunday): Father’s Day
June 19 (Tuesday): 7:15 PM Liturgy Readings Study with Deacon Pat
June 21 (Thursday): 7:00 PM St. Joseph Bowling Night (all are invited)
June 23 (Saturday): 7:00 PM Dedication Mass for the St. Joseph Cemetery new crucifix
June 24 (Sunday): 6:00 PM Summer Sunday Evenings Crafts at the Casa
June 26 (Tuesday): 7:15 PM Liturgy Readings Study with Deacon Pat
July 3 (Tuesday): 7:15 PM Liturgy Readings Study with Deacon Pat
July 23-27 (Monday-Friday) 2018 Vacation Bible School

Congratulations, 2018 Graduates
8th Grade: Olivia Brumleve, Bryan Calderon, Liv Cerny, Noel Fabian, Cooper Flamm, Edwin Funes, Romeo Godinez, Mackenzie Howell, Itzel Miranda, Leslie Morales, Jonathan Munoz, Anna Rogers, Manuel Vicente, Maria Guadalupe Vicente, Marisol Zamora, Melisio Zamora
High School: Jacob Applegate, Erik Chairez, Clayton Flamm, Epifanio Melchor, Lucero Murillo, Georgia Rafael, John Russell, José Torres, Rosa Mari Vicente

We have a NEW CRUCIFIX! Last Thursday, June 7, our new crucifix was installed at the St. Joseph Cemetery, replacing the old crucifix that had become very weak and damaged due to age. The new crucifix, hand carved out of a single piece of granite, was done by the Weiss Monument Company in Belleville, Illinois. You can find out more information about the history of the old crucifix and the installation of this new one online and at the Hall. The dedication mass will be held next Saturday, June 23, 7:00 PM at St. Joseph Cemetery. You may bring your own lawn chair. See you there!

The garden hose has been updated and the church lawn looks beautiful with the flowers, thanks to CHRIS COLLINS. Thank you for your hard work, Chris!

Tidbits: Daily MASS is now being held at the library. BELL TOWER work continues. Please drop your BOX TOPS AND SOUP LABELS at the back of church or at the Hall. Every Sunday there will be free Panera BREAD in boxes in the Hall – come get some! Check out EWTN for all things Catholic!

Congratulations to BLANCA TOMAS for completing the New Lector training here at St. Joseph this week. Your desire to serve our parish in this ministry is appreciated! We also thank our current Lectors, and all who helped at Mass, for your diligence and continued support.

2018 VBS Tidbits: Come and join us for Crafts at the Casa for VBS preparations SUMMER SUNDAY EVENINGS (except today) at 6:00 PM. Ask for a PARABLE OF TALENTS envelope from Fr. Uriel, raise money (to at least double) for the Oblates of Mary Immaculate missions and return by July 25. There is also time to sign up for our BASKETS MAKING CLASS with Jill and Paulette.

Join us for NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING DAY 2018 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the day Humane Vitae NFP! Starts with 10 AM Mass at St. Mary’s in Mount Vernon and followed by lunch, talks, and fellowship! Come for all of the day (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM) or whatever works for your family. Please register NOW to assure your spot at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=500cbb . Any questions can be directed to Emily and Matt Joost at mejoost@gmail.com .

The Belleville Council Office of the SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT de PAUL need your help in providing essentials to the poor they serve. At the present time there is a desperate need for gently-used men’s casual clothing and accessories: slacks, shirts, socks, belts and shoes. Items can be dropped off at: SVDP Thrift Store (3718 State Street, East St. Louis), Monday-Friday 9:30 AM-2:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM-12 noon or SVDP Office, 13 Vieux Carre Drive, East St. Louis (across from the new Save-A-Lot store on Highway 157) Monday-Friday 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. If you have questions or need additional information, please call the Council office at 618-394-0126. YOUR DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND WILL BE A BLESSING FOR SOMEONE IN NEED! THANK YOU SO MUCH.

On the Lighter Side…When you get to your wit’s end, you’ll find that God lives there.

of Treasure

June 10, 2018

Offering:  $1, 956.00
For the Needy:  $20.00
General Fund:  $1, 967.00
Building Fund:  $145.00
CSMA:  $70.00

Thank you for supporting St. Joseph!

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.