St. Joseph. Sunday, November 9th,
5:00 PM in the school hall.
Theme: Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt through the Bible
Deacon Gies has created a new website, Your Catholic Faith: Love it, Learn It, Live It, for our Generations of Faith program. It will have all the materials needed for each grade assignments, plus videos and helpful material. The link to this site is: http://alivingfaith.weebly.com. Please visit this site for additional GOF information.
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.
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.
October 30, 2014 from 6-8pm
Set-up begins at 5:30 in the St. Joseph School parking lot. Great trick or treating fun all in one safe, family friendly location!
Come deck out your car’s trunk, tailgate, or hatch and have fun handing out treats with St. Joseph school. There will be a prize for best decorated vehicle!
RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Traditionally the RCIA begins near Advent and culminates in the Easter vigil Service by reception into the Catholic Church. People have approached me for a different timing and a more time jejune program. Some are coming with spouses who are Catholic and have often attended Mass. Others are professionals who can read faster than one can speak. Others are reintegrating themselves back into the faith from whence they departed. The ingredients of this Immigration Toward the Catholic Faith takes into account where each individual is at the time they hear the call of Jesus.
I would like to have the original meeting on Wednesday evening, October 22nd beginning at 6:45 PM in the school library. The school library is located on the second floor. This meeting will not last more than an hour and a half. You will be given a comprehensive book on the Catholic Faith done by a lay person, and we will decide from there the other dates that will bring us to Christmas. Your attendance does not indicate that you accept Catholicism, but rather than you want to take an immigration journey toward Catholicism and at any time you can decide to get off the boat.
If you are interested in this program, please call Sandy Blazewick and give her your name and those who will be attending. If you decide to come with a friend because you feel more comfortable, that is fine. You may talk to any of the people who completed the program and ask them their opinion. They are listed in this week’s bulletin. May God bless us and lead us.
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 annual fall clean-up for the cemetery is scheduled to take place Saturday, November 8th, beginning at 9:00 AM. The rain date will be the following Saturday, November 15th. The more the merrier, and the quicker the work is accomplished. Remember your gloves, rakes, pruners, whatever may help you in the clean-up…(warm coats, scarfs,,,). Hopefully our nicer weather will hold out for us. Thanks in advance for volunteering.