Nick Mravick , Ann Troyer, Larry Schrader, and Margaret Capes.
This program of introducing the Catholic Faith has been most successful. I personally oversee this program after the nature of a university directed reading course. The participants are given a book by Michael Pennock entitled This Is Our Faith and they go through the book during this Immigration Journey. I meet with the group four times for open discussion and guidance.
This particular course will end at Easter for those who wish to enter or be received into the Catholic Church. The first meeting of the group will take place this Wednesday at 6:45 PM in the rectory following the 6:00 PM Mass. If you are interested in the immigration course please call Sandy at the rectory indicating you may attend. You can also just come on that particular day, 6:45 PM in the rectory.
Fr. Thomas Acker, S.J.
This semester has many exciting features ahead. The children will begin to witness the renovation of the gym and expanded possibilities. All our children are finding the experience of teachers presenting their specialties most rewarding. The children enjoy moving from classroom to classroom as it shakes the cobwebs out of sitting in one room all day. The COSI Experience is coming from Columbus for a day on the Incredible Human Machine. The 8th graders will be receiving Confirmation from Bishop Murry, S.J. Our small classes are a boon
and discipline is a given not a daily struggle. The presence of God is an atmosphere around the school, not a prohibited item.
If you think this kind of a setting with its excitement and its pioneering methods would fit your child, inquire. Improvement is only a phone call away.
Sunday, February 8th, 2015
5:00 PM in the school hall
St. Joseph Parish will conduct its fifth Generations Of Faith Program. All parishioners are invited but it is especially for parents with children of K – 7, and the Confirmandi. All children must be accompanied by parents or an adult. Grandparents, relatives, and all members of the parish are invited. The program starts promptly at 5:00 PM. Supper with the children is integral to the program.
GOF website: www.alivingfaith.weebly.com
Need a gift at the last moment? We have begun the final Gaudete Raffle with five prizes: early drawing January 27th, $1,000; 2nd early drawing March 27th, $1,000; 3rd drawing the evening of our All Parish Celebration Party, June 12th, $9,000, $4,000, and $2,000. There are five winners with only 1,000 tickets to be sold.
Tickets bought this year are tax deductible for this year. We start a new year January 2015. The earnings for the Gaudete Campaign will go into the church and school renovations and development. We have come a long, long way.
The 2014 St. Joseph Pictorial Directory has arrived. If you had a picture taken by Lifetouch, a directory is waiting for you in the back of the church. If you pre-ordered a directory, please contact Sandy in the parish office.
If you would like to purchase a directory or an additional directory, please contact Sandy in the office.
We hope you think that the directory is worth the extended wait!
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.