Our own Mary Jane Kline will be celebrating her 90th birthday,Thursday, October 2nd. If you wish to send Mary Jane a card congratulating her on her special day, send them to her at: 1533 Congress Lake Rd., Mogadore, OH 44260. (Psst – she likes doughnuts)
The parish moves resolutely into the Generations Of Faith Program (GOF). This Sunday between our two Sunday Masses, and again at 5:00 PM, we will meet with parents of children who are attending public schools and enroll them in the GOF program. Parents of children attending our own St. Joseph School are also invited to come because these children and their parents are welcome at the GOF Program.
The GOF Program has an adult component and a children’s component. The two are blended together in such a way that the meetings taking place once a month are engaging, spiritually fulfilling, and socially vibrant. The evening starts with a meal, follows with a short scripture presentation, separates out the adults from children of grade school age for separate sessions, and then reintegrates children and adults.
The adult portion of the program in October will be headlined by Fr. Tom Dyer, your former pastor. The subject will be the Holy Spirit and the action of God by the Holy Spirit. All young men and women of the 7th, 8th and 9th grade are also expected to attend this October 12th GOF as part of their Confirmation program. Principal emeritus Beth Frank and Patty Titko are leading our Confirmation team.
Next weekend after the Saturday and the Sunday Masses we will be asking people who anticipate attending this first session of the GOF Program to indicate the number of people who will attend. We need this information in order to provide sufficient room and food. The Knights of Columbus have reserved Sunday night October, 12th for our use if for some chance our original projection of people attending swells to beyond what our school hall can hold. Remember that the GOF Program is open to all
parishioners in the parish, those with and those without children. This includes grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles, young families without children, singles, and the list hardly has a limit. The event is a social time with a meal, a spiritual time with prayer, an instruction time with Tom Dyer and the catechists for the children.
St. Joseph Knights of Columbus 1st Ever CLAM BAKE
Join us for our first ever Clam Bake, Saturday, October 4th, as we celebrate the wonderful fall season. $20.00 per person includes 1 dozen clams, ¼ chicken, sweet potato, sweet corn, coleslaw, roll, dessert and 2 drink tickets. Extra
clams -$6/dozen. The doors will open at 5:00 PM. Dinner will be from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Cash Bar available, musical entertainment will be provided by D.J. Kurt. Come spend a relaxing evening with family and friends at St. Joseph K of C Hall, 2697 Waterloo Rd., Randolph. Pre-Sale tickets only. Tickets must be purchased by September 21st. Call Gary @ 330-603-0118. The evening of the Clam Bake there will also be a raffle for a “Holiday Basket of Booze”. The basket is valued at $250. Tickets are $5 per ticket. Please contact Gary Klodt, 330/603-0118 or Rich Klauka, 330/814-8457. See you there!
ACME Food, headed up by our own parishioner President James Trout, has a Cash-Back program. If you shop at ACME they give cash back on all receipts dated from September 18, 2014 to February 4, 2015th. Recently I shopped for goods at ACME and my receipt showed a $14 cash-back. I encourage you to save these receipts and have your friends save these receipts and turn them in at the back of church in a designated box, or give them to one of our St. Joseph grade school students to turn in.
This is a painless way of gaining extra funds for St. Joseph School. In our drive to make St. Joseph School the best in the area, we are incurring additional expenses. I appreciate the ACME store and their family oriented management for this opportunity to raise funds.
The time is here! St. Joseph Grade School is accepting registrations for all grade levels.
Genesis (3 & 4 year olds and kindergarten[the Pre-School at St. Joseph Elementary]), Foundations (Grades 1 – 4) and High School Preparatory (Grades 5 – 8). Please call Mrs. Julie Miller, the school’s Administrative Assistant at 330/628-9555 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 12:00 Noon, for further information and
registration packets. Another Exciting Year of Excellence has begun at St. Joseph School! It is not too late! Register now.