Congratulations to the following 2019 Graduates:
Southern Illinois University (SIU):
                                                  Sam Cohen, Hannah Pineau
Anna-Jonesboro High School:
                                                 Logan Brown, Caroline Hansen, Donald Rogers

St. Joseph is proud of, and continues to pray for, you as you move on to the next chapter in your lives. God bless you!

Parish Calendar at a Glance
May 19 (Sunday): Seminarian Education Collection
May 21 (Tuesday): 7:00 PM Liturgy Reading Study with Deacon Pat
May 27 (Monday): Memorial Day
May 28 (Tuesday): 7:00 PM Liturgy Reading Study with Deacon Pat
May 29 (Wednesday): 6:30 PM St. Anne Sodality meeting – open to all ladies
May 31 (Friday): The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
June 2 (Sunday): The Ascension of the Lord/La Ascension 
June 4 (Tuesday): 7:00 PM St. Joseph Bowling at Strike Zone – open to all
June 5 (Wednesday): 6:00 PM Parish Council meeting
June 7 (Friday): Eucharistic Adoration; 7:00 PM First Friday Mass and Benediction
June 8 (Saturday): 10:00 AM Craft Sunday – open to all
June 11 (Tuesday): 2:30-6:30 PM St. Joseph Community Blood Drive
June 12 (Wednesday): Father’s Day Dinner

St. Joseph Pastoral Information
Administrator:  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: Lorraine McGee        (618) 697-0250           dbada1@frontier.com

                         Debbie Russell           (618) 521-1062           debrarussell@jalc.edu

Cemetery:          Gary Wiggs              (618) 967-7116           garydwiggs@gmail.com

Cobden K of C:   Joe Pineau                (618) 697-6795           4jope4@gmail.com

Thank You to all PSR Teachers and Assistants who have given many hours in preparation and instruction for our students, to Parents who brought the children to St. Joseph weekly and reinforced lessons about the faith at home, and to our Students, who made it all worthwhile. We will see you all at Vacation Bible School (July 15-19, 2019) this summer and back in class in the fall. Have a good summer!

From the Diocese: The Seminarian Education Collection, which supports the education and formation of those men who are discerning a call to ordained priesthood in our Belleville Diocese will be taken today. At present we are blessed with five (5) seminarians but this increased number means increased educational expenses. Please prayerfully consider a gift to this year’s Seminarian Education Collection to support our diocese’s future priests. Thank you for your cooperation and generosity.

From the St. Anne Altar Sodality: The sodality is hosting sports banquets this month and will be needing help with set up, serving and cleanup as well as desserts. With the May 20 banquet having 145 attendees in May 23, 160 attendees, many dessert donations will be needed. There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the church or call Laura Mueller (618-924-3635). You may also contact Sherry Haddick (618-559-4347 for more information and to help in any way. Thank you to those who donated it to, and help in, they may 15 Banquet! The next Craft Saturday project will be Strawberry Jam with Jenny Applegate on June 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM. One (1) cup jelly jars and pint jars are needed for this project. They can be left in the Hall after mass – thank you!

Blessings to our March and April Celebrates! Here’s a shout out to our celebrants: Adam Barr, Marilyn Boysen, Abby Brumleve, Dan Brumleve, Lori Brummer, Tristan Brummer, Aaron Cerny, Liv Cerny, Jo Cerny, Tom Cerny, Marc Cohen, Eric Guijon, Jonathan Lintz, Diane McCleland, John Morgan, Jesus Roman, Yanet Roman, Deacon Pat Patterson, Father Uriel Salamanca, Marge Selinger, Carl Stadelbacher, Kenny Stadelbacher, Katelyn Kelly AND Dan and Jeanne Brumleve, Jean and Paul Cash, Jennifer and Jonathan Lintz, Michael and Diane McCleland, Karen and John Winzenburger. Today the Parish celebrates and praised for YOU!

There is still time to donate to CRS Rice Bowl to feed the hungry in the world. Please remember that twenty-five (25) percent of your donations go to hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in your own community and seventy-five (75) percent of your gift supports CRS’ programs around the world. As always, and your gift of time and prayers are most valuable and greatly needed. You can turn in your Rice Bowl donation to Father Uriel or Jill Skinner any time.

Hot weather is just around the corner and St. Vincent de Paul needs your help again! The Belleville Council Society of St. Vincent de Paul this year needs donations of: bottled water, Gatorade (individual bottles) or Capri Sun (individual pouches) or similar drinks, new socks, new T-shirts, to distribute to the poor and homeless during the next few months of hot summer weather. 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. Joel Hubbard and Pat Hogrebe thank you for any help you can give!

On the Lighter Side: I’m terrified of elevators and I’m taking steps to avoid them!

 Stewardship of Treasure

May 12, 2019

Offering:  $1, 714.00
Ascension:  $5.00
Seminarian Education:  $25.00
Food Pantry:  $20.00
Building Fund:  $80.00
Cemetery Fund:  $110.00

Thank you for your continued
support of St. Joseph’s Church

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Mass Schedule
Sunday:  10:00 AM

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.

Wednesday & Friday after Mass or by 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: Raymond Wacker

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 Vercide (618)967-4452.