What’s New at St. Joseph?
This Weekend:Masses this weekend will follow the current schedule of 4:00 PM Saturday in Cobden and 6:00 PM in Anna. Sunday Masses will continue at 8:00 AM in Anna, 10:00 AM Cobden and 12:00 noon Spanish Mass in Carbondale.
Back to Old Schedule: Starting next weekend, June 19-20, 2021, there will be only one in 5:00 PM Saturday Mass at St. Mary in Anna with No Saturday Mass here at St. Joseph. The Sunday schedule will remain the same for both St. Joseph and St. Mary.
Church Capacity: We are now at full 100% capacity - everyone is welcome! However, the use of Holy Water, Communion from the cup and shaking hands at the Sign of Peace are still restricted. Also, those not vaccinated are asked to continue to wear masks for their personal protection in the enclosed space of the building. Use of sanitizers remain.
Outdoor Mass: Due to the unpredictable weather and the new 100% capacity guideline, the outdoor Mass schedule for June 13 has been canceled.
In honor of all Fathers, the St. Ann ladies Sodality is holding a Father’s Day Dinner this Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Parish Hall. Come for cocktails at 6:00 PM with dinner served around 6:30 PM. All men and boys of the Parish and their guests are invited to attend!Father’s Day is next Sunday, June 20, 2021.
From Anna Rodgers: “Thank you to everyone who donated items to the Food Pantry. With your help, we collected over 750 items. Thank you again to everyone - your generosity will help many people!”
St. Joseph church would like to thank the Anna for organizing the very successful food drive last weekend. The donations from this event, which is part of her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, will be going to this St. Joseph Food Pantry and will benefit those in our community in their time of need. Good job and thank you, Anna!
“Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14) St. Joseph Church Congratulates proud parents Alex and Samantha Sweitzer on the birth of Baby Lila. Welcome to the world, Lila! May God bless you and the Angels watch over you.
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Sue, O Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon her! We command into your hands, O Lord, our sister, Sue D. Brumleve’s, who passed away May 25, 2021. And to her family: son, Patrick, daughter Christina, sister-in-law, Rosemary, extended family members and friends, our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to you. May God’s love give you comfort and hope during this difficult time. St. Joseph, our patron, please pray for Sue! You may view Sue’s obituary at legacy.com . Sue, you will be missed.
From the Diocese: Bulletin Short: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – Ezekiel 17:22-24. Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16. 2 Corinthians 5:6-10. Mark 4: 26-34. This Is How It Is. Two parables about seeds today. The first one is about the secret growing from seed to harvest. The second is about the smaller seeds growing large. This is how it is with God’s kingdom, God’s rule. It is growing among us now. It is pleasant with us today. But it is not yet finished. God still has much to do. So do we. What is my part today, this week, to build up God’s kingdom, God’s rule? What little thing can I do – think like Saint Therese of Lisieux – that will benefit someone else in a (surprisingly?) big way? How can I care for the earth so seeds and plants can prosper?
From the Diocese: Special Thanks: Heartfelt thanks to all who supported our diocesan Seminarian Education Collection held last month. If you did not have an opportunity to make a gift at that time, donations are welcomed and can be made at any time during the year on the diocesan website - www.diobelle.org- and click on “Giving”. If you prefer, donations can also be mailed to: Seminarian Education Collection, Catholic Diocese of Belleville 222 S. 3rd St., Belleville, IL 62220. Thank you for supporting the education and formation of the man who are discerning a call to ordain priesthood in our Belleville Diocese.
From the Diocese: Please pick up a Letter from our Bishop last month on the importance of the faithful remaining vigilant in our fight for lawmakers to vote down (No) on the proposed repeal of parental notice of abortions. House Bill 1797 (Moeller-D) and Senate Bill 2190 (Sims-D) are identical pieces of legislation that seek to repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act, a law on the books since 1995 and enforced in 2013. More than 1000 babies are saved per year, by allowing parents to be part of the conversation and to offer support in the 48 hours leading up to the schedule of abortion.
St. Joseph Church Information
Trustees: Rick Flamm (618) 893-4953 Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
Karl Sweitzer, Jr. (618) 697-4754 email@example.com
Parish Council: Samantha Sweitzer (618) 201-5246 firstname.lastname@example.org
Liturgy: Paulette Aronson (618) 893-2882 email@example.com
PSR: Jill Skinner (618) 893-2289 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies Sodality: Loraine McGee (618) 697-0250 phone call preferred
Debbie Russell (618) 521-1062 email@example.com
Cemetery: Gary Wiggs (618) 967-7116 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cobden K of C: Joe Pineau (618) 697-6795 email@example.com
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