Pentecost Sunday
Today is Pentecost Sunday! It marks the end of the Easter season in the Christian calendar. A Holy Day of Obligation, we celebrate the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Upper Room and the beginning of the early Church. We hope you are wearing something RED to signify the fire of the Holy Spirit and the liturgical color of this Feast! Happy birthday to our Catholic church! Next Sunday is also another special day as we need knowledge who is most important in our faith, Triune God, Trinity Sunday.

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 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 in 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
May 20 (Sunday): Pentecost Sunday; 10:15 AM First Communion Mass
May 22 (Tuesday): 7:15 PM Liturgy Readings Study with Deacon Pat
May 27 (Sunday): The Most Holy Trinity
June 1 (Friday): Eucharistic Adoration, 7:00 PM First Friday Mass
June 13 (Wednesday): St. Joseph Father’s Day Dinner
June 17 (Sunday): Father’s Day

Blessings to ADRIANA RUIZ, DIANA SAAVEDRA and KOLTON STADELBACHER who are receiving the Sacrament of FIRST COMMUNION today. What a wonderful experience it is to partake in the Body and Blood of our Lord for the first time! St. Joseph includes you in prayers and extends appreciation to your families, teachers and all who have helped to prepare you for this sacramental year and those who will continue to help your faith grow in the future.

Good luck to the LADIES SODALITY 2018 set of officers: Loraine McGee, President; Connie Vincent, Vice-President; Debbie Russell, Secretary and Sherry Haddick, Treasurer. The Sodality, with its members generously giving their time and talents, is behind the St. Joseph banquets, bazaars and many more church and community-related events. All ladies (18 and above) of the parish are most welcome to join this wonderful ministry.

Work is beginning on the BELL TOWER repair. Paneling has been removed to check the amount of damage before the repairers to the structure can begin. This may cause some inconvenience, albeit temporarily.

Got BOX TOPS AND SOUP LABELS? There will be a collection box at the Hall for you to drop off the labels at your convenience. These box top and canned soup labels for Education will be donated to the Cherokee Crow Indian School (Ashland, Montana). For questions or more information, please call Becky Morgan at (618) 697-0500. Save your labels, help the world!

THANK YOU to Tom Cerny with Caleb Aronson, Jeannine Cerny, Liv Cerny, Mark Cerny, Morgan Cerny, Dan Cirilla, Carl Dasenbrock, Andrew Ebberts, Joe Pineau, JP Russell, Father Uriel, Geof Skinner, Karl Sweitzer, Salvador Tomas and the Ladies Sodality for the impressive Mother’s Day Dinner for the women of our Parish. The personal service, dedication, and efforts of everyone made the event special and is much appreciated! THANK YOU also to all PSR TEACHERS AND ASSISTANTS who have given many hours in preparation and instruction for our students, to PARENTS who brought their children to St. Joseph weekly and reinforced lessons about the faith at home, and to our STUDENTS, who make it all worthwhile. We will see you all at Vacation Bible School this summer and back in class in the fall. Have a good summer!

The Belleville Council SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (SVDP) serves many homeless people at its soup kitchen – 200-300 persons each day! In addition to providing a nourishing meal, SVDP provides those in need with personal care items whenever they have them available; small or sample sizes – such as those given at motels/hotels – are perfect! Items needed include: soap, deodorant, toothpaste/toothbrushes, mouthwash, combs, shampoo, lotions, band-aids, wipes, etc. Should you have any of these types of items available, please consider donating them to St. Vincent de Paul. Items can be dropped off at St. Vincent de Paul Offices #13 Vieux Carre Drive, East St. Louis (Loisel Village area/immediately off Route 157) or call 618-394-0126 for additional information. Thank you for any help you can give!

NEEDED CHURCH INFO? Religious articles and news from around the world, rosaries, prayer cards. Cds, church information/schedules and forms can be found at the back of the church. Please feel welcome to browse at your leisure and check out the interesting assortment of reading material available for you free of charge.

On the Lighter Side… Plan ahead- it was raining when Noah built the ark.

of Treasure

May 13, 2018

Offering:  $1, 741.00
Ascension:  $90.00
Seminary Education:  $1.00
Catholic Comm. Campaign:  $100.00
For the Needy:  $50.00
General Fund:  $1, 982.00
Building Fund:  $60.00

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.