Hello, A.D. 2021!
As we begin the New Year, in the spirit of thankfulness, we wish to acknowledge the people behind St. Joseph Church
Deacon: Pat Patterson
Trustees: Rick Flamm
Karl Sweitzer, Jr.
Parish Council Members: Paulette Aronson, Jeannine Cerny, Jim Poletti, Geof Skinner, Kurt Sweitzer, Samantha Sweitzer
Liturgy committee: Fr. Uriel Salamanca, Deacon Pat Patterson
Paulette Aronson (Chairwoman), Patty Flamm (Altar), Tom Cerny and Joe Pineau (Service in the Absence of a Priest), Jill Skinner (Youth Liturgy), Geof Skinner (Lector/Minister schedule), Nathan Sweitzer (Altar Servers), Jean Cash, Jeanne Wacker and Stan Pearson (Music)
Parish School of Religion: Jill Skinner, Paulette Aronson
PSR Teachers: Jenny Applegate, Lori Brummer, Maria Carmona, Tom Cerny, Lori Cohen, Celia Godinez, Joe Pineau, Jim Poletti, Connie Vincent, Jill and Geof Skinner, Jeanne and
Planning, VBS and Music: Paulette Aronson, Jean Cash, Jill Skinner, Connie Vincent
Ladies Sodality: Loraine McGee (President), Connie Vincent (Vice President), Debbie Russell (Secretary)
Members: All Ladies of the Parish
Church Housekeeping: Lydia Hazel, Linda Porter
Cemetery Committee: Gary Wiggs, Chairman
Cobden Knights of Columbus:
Caleb Aronson, Daniel Brumleve, Harold Brumleve, Kenneth Brumleve,
Kevin Brumleve, Tom Cerny, Dan Cirilla, Larry Dale, Michael Eck, Charles Flamm,
Kenneth Flamm, Richard Flamm, Mark Haddick, Joe Hogan, Ray Hogan, Tex Lehr,
John Lintz, Robert Lintz, Jim Poletti, John Patrick Russell, Pat Patterson
Thank you to all who have given their time and talents, mostly behind the scenes, for the service of our Parish, including all volunteers, donors, sponsors, and Prayer Warriors. Thank you! Muchas gracias!
Happy New Year to our St. Joseph’s and St. Mary Family and Friends!
From the Diocese: You are invited to a attend a special Ecumenical Prayer Service for Racial Harmony in connection with observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The service will be held at the Cathedral this Sunday, January 17 at 2:00 PM. Bishop Michael McGovern will deliver the sermon. Since seating will be limited, please contact St. Augustine of Hippo Church at 618-274-0655 reserve a seat.Update: Update provided by Fr. Carroll Mizicko to access the live streaming of the Racial Harmony Prayer Service being held at the Cathedral of St. Peter. If you do not have Facebook, go to our St. Augustine of Hippo Parish website at
staugustineeaststlouis.com then in the upper left corner, click on the “F” icon to access Facebook.
The PSR Gospel Weeklies are Here! Please pick them up, go through the packet and return. If you didn’t get your Epiphany House Blessings, they are still available, along with the 2021 Donation Envelopes, at the back of the Church. The 2020 Financial Contribution Statements will be available later in the month. Also, please Email Luisa at email@example.com for any corrections to the information on the front page.
Calling our Prayer Warriors to please continue praying for everyone on our Prayer List. Update: St. Joseph is thankful for an improvement in Diane McClelland’s health is she goes through rehab in Herrin. And to those who would like to send her well wishes, you may email a card/letter to 120 Casper St., Cobden, Illinois.
A big Thank You from the Ladies Sodality to all who purchase salsa, jam and jelly from the Sodality last December. The money raised was used for the 2020 Christmas Baskets for the Needy.
In light of the climbing Covid cases here in our county, St. Joseph is implementing a new boat on Sanitizing Protocol starting this month: Pews being used will have a bottle of cleaning solution and paper towels available. Each person/family is asked to clean their seating area before leaving the pew. Used towels can be dropped in a waste basket when leaving church. Let us continue to keep each other safe as we come and worship the Lord.
St. Joseph church is listed for Kroger’sCommunity Rewards Program (#96558). Between August 27 of November 28, 2020, thirty-one St. Joseph households have contributed $155.08 in total - thank you! Please remember to register at www.Kroger.com/communityrewardsso Kroger can donate a percentage of your grocery purchase amount back to the Parish. For questions, contact Paulette Aronson at (618) 893-2882 or Jeanne Wacker at firstname.lastname@example.org
#ShareYourFaith: Support the Collection for the Church in Latin America at Mass (January 23-24, 2021). For over 50 years, Catholics in the United States have participated in the Collection for the Church in Latin America Is a concrete expression of solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Central and South American in the Caribbean. This year the needs of the church in Latin America are in greater in the wake of the Covid pandemic. Your contribution to the collection on the weekend of January 23-24, no matter how small, is a chance for you to support religious education, evangelization, and formation of priests and religious sisters and brothers throughout the Americas. Join the conversation on Twitter #1 church1 mission and connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.
The deadline to submit an item/announcement for the bulletin is Thursday evening.
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