VBS 2019: The Early Church and
Building Church Community

St. Joseph is inviting everyone to experience
Vacation Bible School 2019
this coming July 15-20. Adults and children,
family and friends welcome!

Here is an overview of the 5-day event:
July 15, Monday, 6:30-8:30 PM. Programs for children with an Ice Cream Social at 8:10 PM; Adult Presentation: Healing our Communities, with three speakers talking about prison ministries, addiction and recovery and how are our children are affected by the and incarceration and addictions of those around them
July 16, Tuesday, 6:30- 8:30 PM. Programs for children and adults; Sr. Janet McCann
(Adorers of the Blood of Christ ministries in Pennsylvania, Kansas, and Illinois)
July 17, Wednesday, 6:30 PM Dinner and Marketplace
July 18, Thursday, 7:00 PM Celebration of Mass
July 20, Saturday, 6:00-7:50 PM. Pool party at the Anna City 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!

Parish Calendar at a Glance
July 15- 20 (Monday-Saturday): Vacation Bible School
July 23 (Tuesday): 7:00 PM Liturgy Reading Study with Deacon Pat
July 30 (Tuesday): 7:00 PM Liturgy Reading Study with Deacon Pat
August 1 (Thursday): 6:30 PM Knights of Columbus meeting (Anna, IL)
August 2 (Friday): Eucharistic Adoration; 7:00 PM First Friday Mass and Benediction
August 2-3 (Friday and Saturday): Cobden Peach Festival

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) 827-3633               phone call preferred

                         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

2019 VBS week is July 1520! Check out the sign-up sheet in the back of the church for help needed such as Kitchen Help and donations of food and paper goods for the Dinner and pool party. Donations are also needed for the Homeless Care Kits that some of the VBS kids will make: tube socks, travel size soap, small combs, brushes Kleenex, small shampoo and conditioner, lotion, mints, lip balm, deodorant, sunscreen, band-aids, toothbrush/toothpaste, wet wipes and beef jerky. There will be a box at the back of the church where you can drop off these items. Ask for a Parable of the Talents envelope, raise money (to, at least, double) for the Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas. Return the envelope by July 17 to Father Uriel or Jill Skinner. Donate to the St. Joseph Food Pantry during VBS. There is always a need for dry beans, rice, flour, cornmeal, enriched noodles, cooking oil, canned fruits and vegetables, tuna and peanut butter. And don’t orget to invite family and friends – everyone is welcome!

2019 VBS Speakers for Monday, July 15, are Lou Slapshak (Diocesan Prison Ministry), who will speak about prison ministry possibilities, David Figueora (Alcoholics Anonymous), who will talk about addiction and recovery and Marci Malnar (Illinois Department of Children and Family Services), who will talk about how all of this will affect children. Tuesday, July 16, will welcome Sister Janet McCann of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ with a talk about “A Life of Compassionate Presence”, touching issues about women, immigration and global policies for respecting the earth. All are invited to attend!

Thank You to all who helped prepare the master copy, print and assemble the new Sermon on the Mount booklets. We will be distributing them at the VBS Mass on Thursday, July 18. The Mass will begin at 7:00 PM. Students who are participating in the readings and other parts of the Mass are asked to assemble in the Hall at 6:30.

Enjoy all the Village of Cobden has to offer during the Peach Festival this coming August 2 and 3, 2019. A complete list of the activities is at www.cobdenil.com.  You may also drop by the Village of Cobden Hall for a list or contact them at (618) 893-2425 for more information.

From the Diocese: The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal…Blessed to receive chosen to give. YOU have the opportunity to support the five young men who have answered “Yes” to God’s call to serve in the Priesthood of Jesus Christ in our Belleville Diocese. The annual cost for each of our seminarians is approximately $47,000. Funding from The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal helps support the expenses of our seminarians and Vocation Office; your pledge or one-time gift is truly an investment in our faith and the life of the Church here in southern Illinois. Please continue to pray for vocations and consider make your gift today.

365 Fun Facts for Catholic kids by Bernadette Snyder: July 15 – Say “Happy Birthday” to Mother Cabrini – the FIRST U.S. citizen to be named a saint! Think of all the people who live in the world today. Do you think any of them well be named a saint someday? Do you KNOW anyone you think might be a saint?

On the Lighter Side: Dogs can’t operate MRI scanners…but CAT Scan.

Stewardship of Treasure
July 7, 2019
Offering:  $1, 850.00
For the Needy: $25.00
General Fund: $1, 875.00
Annunciation House:  $70.00
Parable of the Talents: $55.00
Peter’s Pence: $85.00
Cemetery Fund: $100.00
Building Fund: $219.00

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 anytime 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
Administrator: 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.