“He has showed you, O man, what is good: and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8

St. Joseph would like to invite you to experience “How We Live” VBS 2018 this July 23-27! Adults and children, family and friends welcome! Here is an overview of the five-day event:

July 23, Monday, 6:30-8:30 PM. Programs and activities for children and adults
July 24, Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Programs and activities for children and adults
July 25, Wednesday, 6:30 PM. Potluck Dinner; Play and Marketplace
July 26, Thursday, 7:00 PM. Celebration of the Mass
July 27, Friday, 6:00-7:50 PM. Pool party at the Anna Pool

Adults are invited and very much encouraged to participate in the openings and closings in the Hall. Come, join this Parish-wide event and be a part of this wonderful Journey prepared for the whole family!

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

July Parish Calendar
July 7-20: Father Uriel on vacation. No weekday and Spanish Masses. For any questions or church needed please call Deacon Pat (618-893-2154) or Patty Flamm (618-697-0952)
July 15 (today) 8:00 AM and 10:15 AM Mass with Father Jim Dougherty; no Spanish Mass; 6:00 PM Summer Sunday Evening Crafts at the Casa

2018 VBS week is July 23-27! There will be a MEETING for VBS leaders and helpers today at 9:00 AM in the Hall. We are still in NEED of aides and help in the kitchen.  DONATIONS of food and paper goods are needed for the pool party. Check the sign-up sheet in the back of church (clipboard in the rack to the door’s right). Come and join us for Crafts at the Casa for VBS preparations SUMMER SUNDAY EVENINGS at 6:00 PM. Ask for a PARABLE OF TALENTS envelope, raise money (to at least double) for the Oblates of Mary Immaculate missions and return by July 25. PARABLE OF TALENTS RAFFLE tickets are now available. Raffle items are: Baby Quilt by Betty Cerny; Table Runner by Catherine Gibbs; Wooden Cross by Mark Haddick; Print by Paulette Aronson; Print by Sheron Pearson and Bracelets by Marilyn Boysen. Fundraising this year will go to the Oblates Mission in La Morita, Mexico and the St. Joseph Food Pantry. As always, the Pantry is needing: Food (dry beans, rice, corn flour, vegetable oil, canned fruits and protein sources), personal care items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, laundry soap, toothbrushes) and basics school supplies – these items will stay within our immediate community.

The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal… using your gifts to serve one another. The homebound, sick and seniors living in six countries in the southernmost part of the state are assured that they will have food to eat thanks to Daystar Community Program’s mobile food pantry, which delivers groceries on a regular basis to those not able to visit Daystar’s on-site food pantry. Your gift to the Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal makes Daystar’s truly life-saving ministry possible. If you haven’t already done so, please consider making your gift to The Appeal today!

Respect Life Corner: Love Is Our Life Mission – “The spirit of the Lord the God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring comfort to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captive.” God’s love is our life mission. If we choose to embrace this mission, we will have a new perspective on many issues. This may also mean that we will sometimes live as minorities, with different values from our surrounding secular culture.
Learn, Act, Connect, Pray: If we understand that love is our mission then we have learned that a basic truth that will shape many other areas of life. Pray for the ability to see clearly the path to take when situations arise that are contrary to our beliefs as Catholics.

Fifteenth Sunday Ordinary Time: We are all in this together. Once we are baptized, that is, chosen in Christ, we do not face the whole world alone. Today, we live pray in groups of two and more. We are urged to travel light today: to take sandals and walking sticks (as at Passover and Exodus), to trust the community of believers, and to trust God who will provide. How will I focus less on me and more on us this week? What can I give up and give away, in order to “travel light”? On whom will I depend?

Vocations Corner: Marks gospel recounts Jesus sending out the twelve, two by two, without money, food nor second tunic. Yet, they went and “drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who are sick and cured them.” Hopefully we are encouraged by this faith to live our vocation and proclaim the Gospel. Are we fulfilling our call from God? Are we listening to Him? Try this week to find some quiet time to “hear” the Lord’s call.

On the Lighter Side…
What did the lawyer name his daughter? Sue. What did the cook name his son? Stu.
What did the hamburger name her daughter? Patty. What did the mountain climber name his son? Cliff.

of Treasure

July 8, 2018

Offering:  $1, 331.00
General Fund: $1, 331.00
Peter’s Pence:  $20.00
Building Fund:  $100.00
Cemetery Fund:  $20.00

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.