Grant, we pray, almighty God, that by Saint Joseph's intercession, your Church may constantly watch over the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation, whose beginnings you entrusted to his faithful care.
Through Christ our Lord.
October is Rosary Month!
"The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer.
It begins with the Apostles ' Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery is from the Gospels. The first part of the Hail Mary is the angel's words announcing Christ's birth and Elizabeth's greeting to Mary. St. Pius V officially added the second part of the Hail Mary. The ministries of the Rosary center on the events of Christ's life. There are four sets of Mysteries Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and, add by St. John Paul II in 2002, Luminous.
The repetition in the rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. A gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ's spirit dwells. The Rosary can be said privately or with a group." (usccb.org)
Our Church Family would like to show support and appreciation to seminarians. Ben Baker and Thomas Lugge, let them know how they are in our prayers. The Ladies Sodality will be giving a monetary donation annually until they become ordained. In addition, the Sodality is collecting small gift items Ben and Thomas can use as they stay and study at the Kendrick seminary in St. Louis. Two of each donation would be appreciated! You may drop at the church or give them to Connie Vincent. Cards will also be put out to sign your names - don't forget to do so. The Care Packages will be mailed in about two weeks. They will be opening a box full of love and care from their St. Joseph family, for sure! As always, your prayers for Ben, Thomas and all seminarians are needed and appreciated.
Attached to the bulletin are the Tickets for the fun and popular Christmas Bazaar with Soup Lunch, which will be back December 4, 2021. The "Pick Your Own Raffle" tickets are $1 each or $5 per stub (6 tickets) and shows you the items you can bid on this year: 1. Bird painting by Dorothy Cirilla, 2. Jewelry set by Marilyn Boysen, 3. Bill Boysen Bowl from the Cerny family, 4. Painting and Mug set by Dorothy Cirilla and 5. Blooms Book set by Paulette Aronson. Presence not need to win! The Sodality will also be asking for donations, to be sold at the Bazaar , of homemade baked goods, candies, crafts of all kinds, Christmas items, or any other items you wish to donate.
The St. Joseph family congratulates Brian Anderson and Rachel Cerny on tying the knot in presence of loved ones last Saturday. Made the Lord be your guide and protection as you begin life together as husband and wife. God bless you Mr. and Mrs. Anderson!
It's time again for Parish Council Elections next month! Joe Pineau as moved Jeannine Cerny will be finishing up her term shortly. If you are looking for a ministry that involves decisions for regular church matters or to just to be in the know of what is happening here at St. Joseph, look no further. Please prayerfully consider this invitation and contact Father Uriel (or any of the council members) if you are interested in serving as a Parish Council member.
PSR news from Jill Skinner: In-Person Classes will begin at 8:40 AM in the church on November 7. If you have not recently completed a registration paper and medical release form, please do so. They are in the back of the church. PSR by Packet began in September 19. Gospel Weeklies for students in grades Pre-K through seventh grades are in the black tub on Jill's porch. If you have not yet picked up your students' packets will please do so ASAP so that your student will be prepared to begin classes on November 7. This is especially important for students preparing for First Communion.
Thank you to everyone who helped in last Tuesday's
Outdoor Turkey Bingo
the bingo announcers and callers, setup/cleanup helpers, Ticket sales, snack crew and those in charge of prizes. The Sodality especially thanks the bingo participants who came and made the event a success! Congratulations to all the winners - you may claim your prize turkey on Wednesday, November 17 at the Hall from 5:00-7:00 PM, just in time for Thanksgiving. The next St. Ann's Ladies Sodality Meaning is Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30 PM. Please join us as we discuss upcoming events here at St. Joseph, among which is the Christmas Bazaar. All ladies, 18 and over, are welcome!
The St. Joseph Food Pantry, helping the needy in our community, is in need of the following items: sugar, cooking oil, dried pinto beans, maseca, canned tuna, baby wash/shampoo, and, diapers (any size), wet wipes dish soap and personal care items: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, feminine care items. Not needed are milk, green beans, corn and sugar. You may drop the items in the black plastic container by the steps, in the basement or at the Hall. Thank you for your generosity!
List of Feast Days and Mass Schedule
November 1 (Monday): All Saints Day
November 2 (Tuesday): All Souls Day; Masses at 8:15 AM St. Mary, 6:00 PM St. Joseph (Spanish)
December 8 (Wednesday): Immaculate Conception; Mary Patroness of the Americas; Holy Day of Obligation
December 12 (Sunday): Our lady of Guadalupe; 8:00 AM Mary, 10:00 AM St. Joseph
A Letter from the Office of the Bishop
August 22, 2021
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As you may have seen in the media reports, the people of Haiti experienced both an earthquake and a tropical storm earlier this month. Already an impoverished nation, Haitians are attempting to cope with both human loss and the loss of so many homes and buildings, including structures the Church relies on for worship, education, and charitable works.
The Bishops of the United States are inviting the faithful to respond to the needs of our brothers and sisters through a special collection. I have asked the pastors of the Diocese of Belleville to invite your support in the month of September. All funds donated for Haiti will be distributed by charities which will provide immediate aid to those who are hurting as a result of the two disasters.
As thousands of poor people in Haiti pray to God for help, I invite you to join me in begin part of God's loving response through your generous donation to this special collection.
May Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Patroness of Haiti, intercede for all who died or were injured in these disasters, along with their families. May Our Lady intercede for all of us and keep us close to Jesus her Son.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Michael McGovern, Bishop of Belleville
St. Joseph Church Information
Administrator: Fr. Uriel Salamanca (618) 713-8257 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deacon: Pat Patterson (618) 893-2154 email@example.com
Trustees: Rick Flamm (618) 893-4953 Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
Karl Sweitzer, Jr. (618) 697-4754 karl_sweitzer@hotmail.
Parish Council: Samantha Sweitzer (618) 201-5246 email@example.com
PSR: Jill Skinner (618) 893-2289 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies Sodality: Connie Vincent (618)697-3000 email@example.com
Molly Cerny (618 893-4743 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cemetery: Gary Wiggs (618) 967-7116 email@example.com
Cobden K of C: Joe Pineau (618) 697-6795 firstname.lastname@example.org
October 17, 2021
General Fund: $1, 594.00
Building Fund: $190.00
Cemetery Fund: $75.00
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