Welcome to the St. Joseph 2018                                                                                        Parish School of Religion!                                                                                                            God bless our Teachers,
Assistants and Students!

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
September 16 (today): 9:00 AM PSR Classes; Retired Diocesan Priests Collection
September 18 (Tuesday): 7:15 PM Liturgy Readings study with Deacon Pat
September 19 (Wednesday): 6:30 PM St. Anne Altar Sodality Meeting
September 20 (Thursday): 7:00 PM Strike Zone St. Joseph Bowling
September 23 (Sunday): 9:00 AM PSR Classes
September 25 (Tuesday): 7:15 PM Liturgy Readings study with Deacon Pat

All St. Joseph MASS SCHEDULES AND CHURCH ACTIVITIES remain the same for the rest of September. Any changes will be announced at Mass and in the bulletin and in few weeks.

Show Your Gratitude to Our Priests:  Retired Diocesan Priests Collection this weekend. On both ordinary and extraordinary days, our priests have been there for us…at baptisms, weddings, First Communion and Confirmation, at times of sickness and sorrow…dedicating their lives to bring us closer to Christ. Now it is our turn to be there for them during their retirement years through a gift to the Retired Diocesan Priests Collection. All funds will be used only for long-term nursing care, Medicare supplemental insurance and prescription medications. Note:  Our diocese priests do not receive any funding from the Retirement Fund for Religious collection which is held in December. Please show your appreciation with a generous gift today. Thank you so much!

Eternal rest grant unto Father Federico, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon him!
We keep in our prayers REVEREND FEDERICO HIGUERA, who now rests in the arms of our Lord. And to his family and friends, our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to you. May God’s love to give you comfort and hope during this difficult time. Father Fed, pastor of St. Mary and former pastor of St. Joseph, passed away last Tuesday, September 4, 2018. One can also read more about his life on thesouthern.com . Thank you, Father Fed, for answering the call to a life dedicated to the service of God and His people. Requiescat in peace!

The St. Anne’s Altar Sodality cordially invites all women of St. Joseph’s Church to their first meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall. Refreshments will be served. The sodality is a group for Catholic women who enjoy fellowship while doing service for our parish and community. We hope you can attend!

Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal…using your gifts to serve one another. Do you remember your children’s or, perhaps, your grandchildren’s first time away from home, continuing your education at college? While greatly anticipated, it can also be a challenging, sometimes overwhelming experience for many. Today hundreds of young adults find a comfortable, secure, faith-based home during their college years as a “family” member of the Newman Catholic Student Center at Southern Illinois University. Your contribution to The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal helps make this experience possible. If you haven’t already done so, please consider making your gift to the Appeal today!

The annual Activity Week held at Notre Dame Regional High School will be September 22-29. The purpose of this Activity Week is to involve students, staff, parents and the community in raising funds to reduce the operating budget of the school. Raffles, magazine subscriptions, candy, trash bags and the fruit will be sold with all proceeds utilizing an incentive contest among each class. The class providing the largest profit per capita will have their King and Queen candidate crowned at the Activity Week Dance, September 29th. Public dinners served from 5:00-7:00 PM and car washes by each class will provide the largest event for the students. Pricing for all dinners is $8.00 (adults), $4.00 (children 5-11) and children 4 and under eat FREE. Monday (Seniors): September 24 – Kettle beef, Tuesday (Freshman): September 25 – Pulled Pork, Wednesday (Sophomores): September 26 – Fried Chicken, Thursday (Juniors): September 27 – Pork Stakes. Students are looking for other “service projects” to include cutting grass, raking leaves, washing windows etc. with donations going to their specific class. Please contact the school at (573) 335-6772, if you have projects available. For more information, please contact: Alex Jackson, Development Director at (573) 335-3416 or alexjackson@notredamecape.org .

On the Lighter Side…One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day he has been.

Stewardship of Treasure

September 2, 2018

Offering:  $1, 685.95
For the Needy:  $20.00
General Fund:  $1, 705.00
Building Fund:  $195.00
Cemetery Fund:  $100.00

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.