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: David Eisenbraun
Holy Saturday night the Liturgy opens with an inspiring chanted hymn called the Exsultet (Exult). One stanza proclaims: “This is the night when Christ broke the prison bars of death, and rose victorious from the underworld.”
The ultimate contest is between life and death and this is as true for us as it was for Jesus in his mortal existence. Jesus, the Anointed One of the Father, has life within himself. While Jesus on the cross gave up his mortal spirit, his mortal breath (life), scripture describes it as exhaling his breath into his Father’s hands. “Father, into your hands I am placing my breath.” And with those words he exhales his breath, his life, into his Father’s hands.
The mortal Jesus expires but the person of Jesus remains with the breath of God in his Father’s hands. He is awaiting the return of breath to his mortal transformed body, the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
At the end of May, May 24th,25th, and 26th to be exact, we will be holding a joint mission with St. Peter of the Fields, Rootstown celebrating our mutual heritage and the priest who preached to our people over 175 years ago, St. John Neumann. The Mission willbegin on Wednesday, May 24th, at7:OO PM at here St. Joseph with the Divine Liturgy and a mission talk by Fr. Collins. Thursday is the Feast of the Ascension and the Mission will continue at St. Joseph and will include the school children. The Mission ends on Friday with all services at St. Peter of the Fields. The final service will be 7:00 PM with a Divine Byzantine Liturgy. We hope you plan to attend. Details in future bulletins.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS...ST. JOSEPH FAMILY FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON JULY 7 - 8 - 9, 2017.
These booths are in need of a chairperson and/or workers. We need new
Main Booth (main drawing ticket sales; announcements)
Beer Ticket Sales
Black Jack/Texas Hold 'Em
Color Wheel (Select color; spin wheel; match to win)
Hunger Game (Select food picture; spin wheel; match to win)
Kids Korner Game Tent (workers) (9 kids games; win tickets; select prizes)
THANK YOU to Martin and Meredith Simmons (new parishoners) who will be
taking over the Choo Choo Joe color tractor ride.
Posey Post chairpersons (Keith and Diane Barton) and Popcorn/Sno
Cones/Cotton Candy chairpersons (Bill and Candy Kline) would like to retire
and are looking for new chairpersons to take over.
Fireworks will be on Friday night at 10:00 p.m.
Classic Car Show will be held on Sunday.
The theme nights will change as follows: Friday: St. Joe Hoedown (dress in
western attire); Saturday: All-American Day (dress in red, white, blue);
Sunday: Sports Day (dress in your favorite sports team gear)
We will have a float in the Randolph and Suffield parades again this year
on Monday, May 29, 2017. Any ideas for a float are welcome. We will build
the float on Saturday, May 27 at Jerry and Judi Wise’s. We need people to
help build the float, walk in the parade and pass out flyers.
We need prize donations for various game booths....stuffed animals,
footballs, soccer balls, toys. Contact Bruce if you know of anyone
affiliated with a company who would be willing to donate these items.
The next two meetings before the festival are: May 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM in
Gaudete Hall (Parade discussions will be main topic); June 5, 2017 at 7:00
PM in Gaudete Hall (Last minute booth issues and festival set-up will be
Click HERE for the MARCH AND APRIL 2017 Minister's Schedule.
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.