The Ill of the Parish: Arthur Coughenour, Johnny Wise, Charlie Wise, Barb Seli, Marji Horning, Jim Demboski, David Goodhart, Dr. Dennis McCluskey, ‘Sam’ Crooks May, Buck Mudd, Tony Franjesh, John Luli Jr, Norma Griggy, Linda Cahill Broman, Rita Sommerfeldt, Bryan Deeken, Paul Warner, Barb Warner, Kenny Day, Marcia Molli, Finnley Mercer, Shelia Dowdy, Judy Smith, Anne Luli, John Stollar and Konrad Simpson.
Passed into the Lord’s Hands: Pam Wilson (sister of Joan Stalter) and Pauline Wilke, (mother of Joan Stalter), and June Franze.
St. Joseph's Giving Tree is in place. We are sure the tree will once again be laden with tags requesting wishes and needs. If possible for you to do so, please take a tag or two. All gifts must be returned to the church by Sunday, December 11th at 12:00 noon. Sorting of gifts will be done Sunday afternoon with distribution from 3:00 to 6:00 PM on Tuesday, December 13th in the church. **Any untaken tags will be retrieved from the tree December 4th so that remaining items may be purchased. Thank you for your always generous response to this need.
This year the two Communal Advent Penance Services will be at the following parishes. The first Advent Communal Penance Service is Monday, December 5th, 7:00 PM at St. Ambrose, Garrettsville. The second Advent Communal Penance Service will be held on Tuesday, December 6th, 7:00 PM at St. Patrick, Kent. Portage Deanery priests will be at both services.
St. Joseph will have its own Communal Penance Service on Tuesday, December 20th at 7:00 PM. All are encouraged to attend one of the Penance Services.
As in the past, the Food Shelf is requesting cookies for Christmas. There are white bakery boxes available in the vestibule of the church on top the Food Shelf baskets for you to use for your cookies. Each family will receive one box of Christmas cookies. Cookies need to be returned to the church next weekend December 10th -11th. Christmas baskets will be assembled Tuesday December 13 starting at 9 AM in the Randolph Community Center and cookies could be delivered there also. Please contact me with any concerns or questions. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Dolores Hermann @ 330-947-2854 or 808-6523
Since so many of our parishioners have their children at our school, our classes of CCD or Generations Of the Faith were too small. Fr. David Misbrener graciously agreed that those parents who choose not to avail themselves of our Catholic Grade School, are welcomed to the CCD Program at St. Peter of the Fields. This cooperation does not require anyone to leave their parish. Our parishes not only engage in sharing services but also return envelopes to their registered church.
In celebration of Veteran’s Day, the St. Joseph Catholic War Veterans are sponsoring a project to record the experiences of the veterans of our parish while they were in the service of our great country. So often these experiences are not shared and those of us who have not serviced our country in this way are anxious to hear their stories. Becky Wohlwend and Anne Kordinak are spearheading this project. Watch for further information in upcoming bulletins.
St. Joseph School will once again be collecting ACME receipts for the ACME Community Cash Back Program. The program began August 11th anci will run through December 31st. Please save your receipts from ACME and drop thern off at the school office, send them with your child, or put thern in the collection box in church. This Program is a great help to our school in assisting us in the purchase of needed educational items. Thank you for your past suppofi and thank you in advance for this year's support.
St. Joseph School and Parish have entered carefully into the social media using the good services of Missy Campbell. This is not an indiscriminate use where we try to flood the media, but rather we position ourselves carefully and with quality. We especially wish to advertise our school and the vibrancy of both faculty and children.
I am not a great user of social media but it certainly has captivated so many. Here are the links of some social media in which we are present and how you may be able to access them with your computer. We want to be on the social media often enough to gain adherence, present quality material to engage, and finally to advertise the excellence of our program. The links are listed below if you care to look at the information on these media sites.
Social Media Links
FaceBook Address: https://www.facebook.com/stjosephschoolrandolph/Or just Facebook search, St. Joseph School - Randolph (Pick the elementary school one, not the Home and School one) You do need to have a Facebook account to access the site.
Twitter Address: https://twitter.com/StJoeRandolph Or Twitter Search, StJoeRandolph. You do need a Twitter account to access site.
YouTube address: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7dRa8_tReNlSN_mAGnvGFg Or Google search, St. Joseph School - Randolph Youtube. You do not need a Youtube account to view videos.