Joseph Catholic Church - PARISH NEWS TS .JOSEPH SCHOOL NEWS The Staff and Children of St. Joseph...

Joseph Catholic Church - PARISH NEWS TS .JOSEPH SCHOOL NEWS The Staff and Children of St. Joseph School
Joseph Catholic Church - PARISH NEWS TS .JOSEPH SCHOOL NEWS The Staff and Children of St. Joseph School
Joseph Catholic Church - PARISH NEWS TS .JOSEPH SCHOOL NEWS The Staff and Children of St. Joseph School
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  • December 22, 2013

    Fourth Sunday of Advent

    Cuarto Domingo de Adviento


    Rev. Hector J. Madrigal, Pastor

    Luis Erwin Candelaria Pastoral Assistant

    Loretta Martinez Parish Secretary

    Luz M. Casillas de Cárdenas Assistant Parish Secretary

    Leo Ramos and Willy Montano Deacons

    Sandy Brisley Bookkeeper


    Phil Seidenberger - Parish Council President Sonia Higgins - Finance Council President

    Denice Haley - Altar Society President Adult Faith Formation

    Lisa Alvarez - Children’s Faith Formation Jacqui Hudson—Youth Director

    Saul Martinez—Assistant Youth Director Lola Wooten - Saint Luke’s Ministry

    Music Ministry : Vacant - 5:00 pm Saturday Mass

    8:00 am Sunday Mass Pat Carathers - 11:00 am Sunday Mass

    Angi Seidenberger Saint Joseph School Principal

    Gail Saiz School Board President Christine Ramos Parent Teachers Organization President

    Gail Saiz St. Joseph Day Care Center Director

    Office Hours Monday—Thursday 8:30am—3:30pm

    Friday: 8:30 am-12:00 pm Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Sacrament of Reconciliation ( Confession )

    Saturday 3:40 PM - 4:30 PM or by appointment

    Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Saturday 5:00PM Sunday 8:00 & 11:00 AM,

    Spanish Mass 1 PM Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 8:15 AM

    Tuesday 6:30 PM

    Adoration Chapel

    Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

    Monday 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.

    Tuesday-Friday 5:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m.

    Saturday 5:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

    St. Joseph Parish Mission Statement We are a family united in our Catholic faith:

    To welcome all God’s children,

    And continue Christ’s mission of

    Love, Service and Education

    To the Community.

    Saint Joseph Catholic Church

    4122 South Bonham Street Amarillo, Texas 79110-1113

    806-355-5621 (Office) / 806-355-5622 (Fax) Email: Website: Diocesan website: BULLETIN DEADLINE: Monday at noon

    CAMPUS OFFICES Saint Joseph Elementary School 806-359-1604

    Saint Joseph Day Care Center 806-353-7043 Holy Cross Catholic Academy 806-355-9637

    Children’s Faith Formation (K-5) and Youth Faith Formation (6-12) Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m.

    Saint Joseph School Classrooms

    I.T.” Impacting Teens Third Sunday of the month

    Sacrament of Baptism

    First Monday of the month-English Classes

    First Tuesday of the month-Spanish Classes

    Sacrament of Matrimony

    Contact the Parish Office


    ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL NEWS The Staff and Children of St. Joseph School would like to wish our Parish Family a most Blessed and Merry Christmas. Thank you for all you do for our school.


    May the Infant Jesus fill your hearts with the gift of Love, encourage you with the gift of Hope, and bless you with the promise of Peace. Wishing you a holy and happy Christmas Season from the catechists! We will see you on

    January 8, 2014. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at or call me at 382-0311.

    TEEN ’ S FAITH FORMATION AND I.T. For more information please contact Jacqui Hudson at 806-677-3198.


    Sundays at 9:15 a.m. Scripture Study—for all Baptized, open to all adult members of St. Joseph. This week ’ s topic is “ Virgin Birth ” . We hope to see you! ( Our Lady of Sorrows Room )


    The Tabernacle in the Adoration Chapel will close for

    the Christmas Holiday on Tuesday, December 24th at

    12:00 noon. It will be open again on Thursday,

    January 2, 2014 at 5:00 a.m. However, one can still

    enter and spend some precious time with Our Lord if desired. We wish

    our parish family a most Blessed and Holy Feast Day and celebrations

    with Family & Friends.

    The church office will be closed on:

    Tuesday, December 24th thru Friday,

    December 27th, and Tuesday, December 31st

    and Wednesday, January 1st.

    Fr. Hector and Staff wish you a very

    Merry Christmas full of God’s


    ADVENT BLESSING FOR THE FOURTH WEEK A parent leads the family in one of these blessings, or the family prays

    it in unison.

    Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds in watchful hope to hear the voice which announces his glory and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for his coming. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

    Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church!

    4122 S. Bonham St.

    Amarillo, TX 79110

    Behold, the virgin shall conceive

    and bear a son,

    and they shall name him


    which means "God is with us."

    When Joseph awoke, he did as the

    angel of the Lord had commanded

    him and took his wife into his home. - Mt 1:23-24

    4th Sunday of Advent

    "They shall name him Emmanuel,

    which means 'God is with us.'" No

    other religion makes such a

    radical claim. To be Christian is to

    believe that God is truly with us,

    in the most personal, intimate way

    imaginable; he is one of us! What

    a remarkable reality. Through the

    Incarnation, God became human and lived among us to love us,

    to guide us, to heal us, and to strengthen us. Three days from

    now, we will celebrate this extraordinary gift that came to us on

    the first Christmas Day. All other Christmas gifts, no matter

    how exquisite or precious, pale in comparison to the gift of

    Jesus Christ. All the joys and festivities of the season, all the

    love and generosity that go into our beautiful holiday traditions,

    can be all the more meaningful when we keep this in mind.

    Although secular celebrations of Christmas ignore the

    significance of the holy day, the church gives us Advent to help

    us keep our focus. In these weeks of yuletide preparation, we

    stop to remind ourselves what it means to be Christian, in case

    we have begun taking it for granted. We reorient our hearts and

    minds to recall, once again, the mysterious glory of the

    Incarnation. We have been praying throughout this season of

    anticipation, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel." The real magic of

    Christmas is that we get exactly what we prayed for! Jesus has

    come. God has answered our prayers and given us what we truly

    desire in the depths of our hearts: himself, Emmanuel, God with




    December 24th 5:00 pm Christmas Eve—Children’s Mas Misa de Noche Buena para niños Midnight — Trilingual Christmas Mass Media Noche—Misa de Gallo Trilingüe

    December 25th 11:00 am Christmas Mass—English 1:00 pm Misa de Navidad—Español December 31st 5:00 pm Vigil -Solemnity of Mary-English Misa de Vigilia— Solemnidad de la Virgen María— Inglés January 1st 11:00 am Solemnity of Mary—Bilingual Solemnidad de la Virgen María—Bilingüe


    The Lord Needs Your Company!!! Your commitment to fill the following hours (even on a temporary basis) would be greatly appreciated, in order to relieve the few who have kept these hours covered at great sacri- fice. Please call the Parish Office if you can

    help with day or night time hours.

    Adoration Needs: Tuesday 11:00 am Wednesday 5:00 am and 10:00 p.m. Thursday 10:00 am

    He seeks your company and love

    Could you not watch one hour with Me? (Mt. 26:40) If you cannot make your hour of Adoration please call: Louis Raef 654-8608

    Diocesan News

    HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC ACADEMY The Holy Cross Catholic Academy Speech and Debate

    team continues to do very well. Six members of the team

    earned enough points to place second in the Tascosa High

    School tournament this past weekend. Senior Addison

    Tenorio placed 1st in poetry, 2nd in dramatic interp, 4th in

    domestic extemp, 4th in duet acting. She was also names 2nd top

    overall individual speaker for the tournament. Senior Miranda Crow

    was 4th in humorous interp, 4th in duet acting, 6th in dramatic interp,

    semifinalist in prose interp. Senior Kristin Huseman placed 4th in