The festival committee is already hard at work planning our 2015 summer festival. The next planning meeting will be held Monday, March 30th a 7 PM in the school hall. All booth chairpersons are asked to attend as well as anyone else interested in helping out with this year's festival.
Currently we are looking for Booth Chairs for the following booths:
Ice Cream/Apple Dumplings/Pretzels
Family Fun Walk
We are also accepting donations of stuffed animals for the games. Please place in a box at the rear of the church.
Please call Bruce at 330-628-3903 for further information.
Joe Shircliff is the first of our nine parishioners who will turn 90 year of age this year. Joe will celebrate his 90th birthday on Palm Sunday, March 29th. What a great day it will be.
You may send birthday thoughts and wishes to Joe at: 1443
Conley Rd., Mogadore, OH 44260.
There is nothing like great fish dinner and not having to prepare it yourselves…but time has run out. This Friday is the season’s last fish fry! Fish Frys are in the school hall from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and remember that carry out is available. ALSO… the early Gaudete ticket drawing for the$1,000 will take place at the fish fry. Good Luck All!
Click HERE to view the menu for fish choices and pricing, and come with the anticipation of a most enjoyable dinner.
Sunday, April 12th, 2015
5:00 PM in the school hall
THEME: What is Faith?
5:00 PM Opening Prayer
5:05 PM Meal with family and friends
5:40 PM Web site presentation – Deacon Gies
6:00 PM Children go to classrooms
6:00 PM Adult session:
7:15 PM Children return to parents – Feedback from children
7:25 PM Final prayer
7:30 PM Dismiss – Help in clean up
The Generations Of Faith Program is for the entire parish, not just those who have children. It begins with a simple meal in which people can socialize with one another. It brings in video with Deacon Gies. This late afternoon adult
program contains an important subject, the Beatitudes and Bullying. The children go off to their catechesis and come back brimming with enthusiasm and projects. These they share with the parents and all of us and the evening
is completed by 7:30 PM with a prayer.
If you have never come to a Generations Of Faith Program in the parish. Please make this one of your Lenten excursions. This is parish activity for people of all ages and all backgrounds. It mixes in a most wonderful way the children of our parish with parents, grandparents, and parishioners. If you are looking for an activity to grace your Lenten week, sample the Generations Of Faith Program at St. Joseph Parish. You may find it inspires you, helps you to meet old friends, and livens your week with the energy and excitement of the young children. Come and see as part of your Lenten practice.
GOF website: www.alivingfaith.weebly.com
Mark your calendars for this year’s Lenten Communal Penance services. Priests of the Deanery will be present for the Penance Services which will be held on the following dates at the following parishes:
March 23rd - St. Joseph, Mantua
March 26th - St. Patrick, Kent
All services begin at 7:00 PM. Weekly confession here at St. Joseph is every Saturday from 4:00 to 4:30 PM, or by appointment with Fr. Tom.
BREAK OUT OF THE COLD!
Our last Sip and Paint was so successful, we are doing it again! This time all proceeds will benefit St. Joseph's School 8th Grade Trip. Paint yourself into Spring, even if there is still snow on the ground! March 25th, 7:00 in the school auditorium. The cost is $40 and it is limited to 35 people. All painting materials (canvass, smock, paints, brushes) will be supplied. Connie Kramer of Art Break will offer friendly, no-pressure instructions. To register, CLICK HERE, scroll down the home page, click the link to St. Joseph's and sign up! Please call Connie Kramer at 330-203-1658 with any questions.
Currently 112 parishioners have donated a total of $26,000 toward the bishop’s Appeal. This is more than $225 for each person that has donated. That is exceedingly generous. Our goal for the Bishop’s Appeal is $ 33,200. This again is part of our outreach to people who are much less privileged than we are. This outreach is local as it serves Catholic Charities in the Youngstown Diocese. I would ask that those who have not yet contributed to the Bishop’s Appeal that you take an envelope from the pews and send in a contribution. I am less concerned about the amount of money as the number of donors in our parish. Please consider making a donation to the Bishop’s Appeal. Use one of the envelopes in the pews and put it into the basket. We will forward these to Youngstown to be counted in the Bishop’s Appeal and our goal. Thank you for your support for the Gaudete Campaign, Haiti, and the Bishop’s Appeal.
The Gaudete Raffle is underway and is the last formal fundraising event of our Gaudete Campaign. This Friday we will pull one ticket for a $1,000 as an inducement to the early buyers. Currently, we have 229 tickets sold so your chances of winning are quite good. The winning ticket is also replaced into the box so the person is also eligible for the final drawings totaling $15,000 at the June All Parish Party. These tickets are being sold after the Masses today, at the rectory, and at the Fish Fry. These tickets make an excellent gift at Eastertime. Your donations are tax deductible, although if you win, those winnings are not tax deductible. Please consider buying tickets as Easter gifts, or a birthday remembrance, or some other festive part of your life. We intend to use the earnings of the Gaudete Campaign to continue the interior renovation of the church
Attention all widows, widowers and senior singles, you are invited to a luncheon ont 12:00 Easter Monday, April 6, at St. Joseph School cafeteria at noon. Please come and join with parishioners and others and share a meal, socialize, and maybe play some games. Your fellowship is most welcome. For more information you may call Mary Ellen Hartong (877-3378), Don Hatherill (628-3920), or Mary Lou Wise (877-2255).