Arthur Coughenour, Jane Bedard,
Edith Knapp, Emma Wages, Johnny Wise, Rosemary Kehner, Gary Warner, Doug Campbell, Carol Rufener, Charlie Wise, Barb Seli, Marji Horning, Christopher Hamad, Richard Knapp, Paul Warner, Bill Hamilton, William Birchfield, Peggy Shircliff, Fr. Ed Wieczorek, Gary Edwards, Julie Vogt, and Jim Demboski
Passed into the Lord’s Hand: Frank Hipply (Barbara Watkins’s father), Chuck Begue Jr. and Pauline Jones (sister of Mary Lohr , Joe Shircliff) and Betty Dussel (grandmother of Dr. Chris Dussel).
The time is here! St. Joseph Grade School is accepting registrations for all grade levels. Genesis (3 year olds and kindergarten [the Pre-School at St. Joseph Elementary]), Foundations (Grades 1 – 4) and High
School Preparatory (Grades 5 – 8). Please call Mrs. Julie Miller, the school’s Administrative Assistant at 330/628- 9555 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 12:00 Noon, for further information and registration packets. St. Joseph School for grades K – 8th will begin classes on Tuesday, September 1st, and the Pre-School at St. Joseph Elementary will begin Tuesday, September 8th. Another Exciting Year of Excellence is ready to begin at St. Joseph School! Register now!
The GOF Program is again meant for all parishioners but especially geared to families whose children attend public schools. It begins with a simple meal at 5:00 PM, a short presentation setting the theme, the children of various grade school levels going off for special catechetical instruction, adult instruction, and then a wrap up session. The whole program lasts approximately 2 ½ hours. The theme and topic for this year will be the family. As you know, the Second Synod called by Pope Francis will begin in October of this year. Pope Francis brings his Joy of the Gospel, his scientific attitude toward exploring, and his visions for the family to this Synod. It is most appropriate that we should learn with the Synod and ask ourselves how we can make our families hum with a tune of joy. The publishing company, The Word Among Us Press, has gathered together Pope Francis’s thoughts on families. The contents are broken up into an introduction and eight chapters. Within each chapter are multiple short statements by Pope Francis as he spoke to various groups through his two years as Pope. Each family will each receive a copy of this book and we shall use those chapters initially as the topics for our nine Sundays from September to May. The Extraordinary Synod on Families called by the Holy Father reminds us of the Second Vatican Council. As the Synod progresses, we will certainly be receiving reports and these will open us up for further discussion. We shall not use any text slavishly but rather be open to the Holy Spirit and the insights that may come to us from this Synod of the Bishops and their lay advisors. The setting for these discussions for us at St. Joseph will be the newly refurbished auditorium now bright with new lights, sparkling with fresh paint and wall covering, air conditioning, and a brand new maple wood floor. Also, there is no longer any need to roll out carts for projection material. All of this is now contained in the electronics cabinet. In addition, there are new shades on the windows which are controlled electronically and an excellent sound system.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
Tuesday, September 8th (Tuesday after Labor Day) is the Nativity of Mary, Mother of God. We will be celebrating this Feast Day beginning a simple supper at 5:45 PM in the auditorium followed
by Rosary in the Grotto at 6:30 PM, followed by Mass at 7:00 PM in the Grotto, (as always, weather permitting) with Bishop Roger Gries presiding. St. Joseph school children will also be part of this special celebration. Following Mass there will be a reception in the newly remodeled school hall. We hope you plan to attend this special occasion.
As you noticed in last week’s bulletin, the ACME Community Cash Back Program for the school is beginning early and ending early this year. The program will begin August 20th and run through January 6th. Please save your receipts from ACME and drop them off at the
school office, send them with your child, or put them in
the collection box in church. This Program is a great help to our school in assisting us in the purchase of needed educational items. Thank you
for your past support and thank you in advance for this year’s support.