The Ill of the Parish: Arthur Coughenour, 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, Paul Warner, Barb Warner, Kenny Day, Finnley Mercer, Shelia Dowdy, Judy Smith, Anne Luli, John Stollar, Konrad Simpson, Faye Duffy, Richard Kamerer,
Jamie McKinley Taylor, Alexus Lowden, and Mike
Passed into the Lord’s Hands: Charlotte Scheiner (mother of Ed Scheiner).
A reminder during the Holy Season of Lent that Ash Wednesday and Good
Friday are the days when adults (age 21 – 60) abstain from meat and limit themselves to one full meal a day. Of course, all Fridays of Lent are prescribed meatless meals.
Lent begins this Wednesday, March 1st, with the distribution of Ashes during the 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM Masses. All are encouraged to attend one of these Masses.
You will find several booklets on Lenten Reflections for adults, young adults, and children located at the back of church. All these booklets are free so please pick up one or two to enhance your Lenten understanding and experience:
The Word Among Us – Come and Be Filled
Daybreaks – Daily Reflections for Lent and Easter by Amy Welborn
The See-Son of Lent – A Teen’s Journey to Easter
Jesus and You – Heroes in Lent (5th & 6th)
Team Lent- Get in the Game – (2nd, 3rd, & 4th)
40 Days – 40 Nights - ( Pre- K through 1st )
Easter Ever After – Focusing on the Season of Easter (Grade School)
Journey Around Jerusalem – Add a sticker each day to the corresponding reading as you journey around Jerusalem through Lent and Holy Week.
Rice Bowls for the children with name and grade label on them are also located at the back of church. Please refer to the Lenten insert for information on the Rice Bowls.
Stations of the Cross with Benediction following will, of
course, be held on the Fridays of Lent in the church. However, Stations of the Cross and Benediction will be held from 4:00 to 5:00, before the fish fry, which begins at 5:00 PM in Gaudete Hall. Come early for devotions and then eat afterwards and be home before dark.
Note: the Grotto Store will be open the Friday evenings in Lent from 5:00 to 6:45 PM. Stop in and peruse our inventory to increase your knowledge and faith, or purchase a gift for someone else. Easter, First Communion, Mother’s and Father’s Day will be here before we know it.
The Annual Lenten Fish Frys are set to begin this Friday, March 3rd, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in Gaudete Hall. Fish,shrimp, and mac ‘n cheese are the main entrees and, of course, all dinners come with sides. Again this year beer will be available for those who are 21 years of age and older. We all know how great the Fish Fry is, and tastes! As usual there will be a carry out for those of you in a hurry or whose day was hectic and you just want to head home. Stop in with family and/or friends and enjoy a pleasant meal with great food!
We could use some help with our desserts for the Fish Fry dinners. Our students’ parents provide desserts, but we have been blessed enough in the past to have an increase in patronage of our Fish Frys. Therefore, we could use some extra desserts for our dinners so that all diners may enjoy a special ending to the meal. Desserts may be taken to the school office Fridays or when you come to the Fish Fry on Friday evenings. Thank you for your consideration.
St. Joseph Parish in cooperation with St. Peter of the Fields Parish will be conducting a Mission at the end of May. This particular Mission should be of great interest to the parish. Please read Fr. Tom’s Dear Parishioners, for full details.
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.
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.