The Ill of the Parish: Arthur Coughenour, Emma Wages, Johnny Wise, Gary Warner, Carol Rufener, Charlie Wise, Barb Seli, Marji Horning, Barb & Paul Warner, Bill Hamilton, William Birchfield, Michael M., Gary Edwards, Julie Vogt, Jim Demboski, David Goodhart, Dr. Dennis McCluskey, Rita Sommerfeldt, ‘Sam’ Crooks May, Andy Horning, Buck Mudd, Carol Herston, Eleanore Jane, Chris Hermann, Kaylee Mavery, Brian Gregory, Pete Kline, Joanne Krantz, Terry Baum, Yuliana, Tony Franjesh, Steve Gies, Jim Cook, Danny Kamerer, John Luli Jr, and Rita Katkowski, (sister of Jane Bedard).
Passed Into the Lord’s Hands: Sr. Caron Kehner, Edith Knapp and Henry "Hank" Huth.
The following booths are in need of chairpersons:
* Main Ticket Booth
* Frog Jumping
* Beer Ticket Sales
* Black Jack/Texas Hold ‘Em
* Color Wheel
* Hunger Game
* Nickel Pitch
The following booths are in need of helpers:
* Choo Choo Joe (need adult tractor driver)
* Larry Schrader Memorial 5K Run/Walk (need road marshal help)
Donation Request: Stuffed animals and toys in good condition are needed for Birthday Block and Kids Korner Tent. Please place these items in the porch of the rectory.
We will again have a festival float in the Randolph and Suffield Memorial Day Parades. Parade float work day is Saturday, May 28 beginning at 9:00 am at Jerry and Judi Wise's house on the corner of Waterloo Road and State Route 224. We will need help building the float and we will need walkers on the day of the parade to pass out festival flyers. Please consider helping out in one of these areas. Randolph and Suffield parades are on Monday, May 30th. The Randolph parade begins at 10 am with line-up at 9:15 am at Moyer Ball Fields on Waterloo Rd. The Suffield parade begins at 2 pm with line-up at 1 pm at the corner of Waterloo Rd and Congress Lake Road.
Please contact any chairperson or Bruce Hartong if you would like to lend a helping hand this year. Help is always needed. Consider helping out your parish and school, while spending quality time with family and friends during our Festival weekend.
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.
Eighteen or more years ago, a proposal was made to consider senior housing on land east of the cemetery along Schroder Rd. The idea has resurfaced. The Youngstown Diocese allows us to do some initial planning to see if the idea has takers. The matter has been considered both by the Finance Committee and Parish Council. Please read the prospectus [CLICK HERE FOR PROSPECTUS] and if you find interest in one of the proposed units, please call the office at 330-628-9941. Unless there is parish interest, it is unlikely that we will proceed in further planning.
The Catholic War Vets will hold their Annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday, May 22, 9 AM-12:30 PM, in the school hall. Adults - $7.00, Child - $5.00. Menu: Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee & juice.
Annual Flag Disposal
The Catholic War Vets together with the Knights of Columbus will again hold a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Sunday, June 5 at the K of C Hall. You may bring your old worn out, torn, and/or faded flags and put them in the specially marked box located by the foot of the choir stairs. The flags will be picked up from the church May 29th. Thank you.
Following our tradition, the first Grotto Mass is scheduled for the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 28th. The Catholic War Vets will be reciting the rosary at 4:30 PM, prior to the 5:00 PM Mass.
After Mass there will be a dedication of all newly installed Grotto Bricks and then there will be a Memorial Celebration at the Veteran’s Monument. Please join us.
…and speaking of the Grotto Masses, remember to look for the Grotto flag which will be displayed in front of the church if there is to be Mass in the Grotto. Thanks for your attention to this.
The growth of our school is from the bottom up but will take a couple more years before the bottom reaches the top grades. This means that the enrollment in the High School Preparatory Program, grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 may be low. How can we make these small numbers work to the greater advantage of the students? Personalized education suggests opportunities.
St. Joseph School uses the approved state curriculum. We supplement this curriculum in major ways geared toward better success in high school and college. We hope to do this by tailoring the state curriculum. We shall emphasize distinguished and thoughtful expression in writing, speaking, art, and music. Read more in the page St. Joseph High School Preparatory Program.
Our High School Preparatory Program is to give the students a major start both in studies and personal confidence that will carry them on time through high school education and college education. St. Joseph will always pioneer in advancing education and doing it above the ordinary. I was president of a university for eighteen years and know that high percentages of students enter college needing great numbers of remedial courses. St. Joseph School prepares for the future.
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