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St. Joseph Catholic Church Josephville
Founded 1852 1390 Josephville Road Rectory/Office: 636-332-6676 Wentzville, MO 63385 www.stjojo.net School: 636-332-5672
Reverend Robert Samson, Pastor Email: [email protected] Sacramental Emergency: 314-606-2023 Reverend Mr. David Billing, Deacon Email: [email protected] Trish Seaman, Parish Secretary Parish Office/Secretary: [email protected] Jill Nance, School Principal School Office/Principal: [email protected] Nancy Burian, Coordinator of Religious Education Email: [email protected]
MASSES: Weekday: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. and Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Weekend: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30 and 10:00 a.m.
CONFESSIONS: Tuesday 6:30-6:50 p.m. Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m. Saturday 3:45-4:20 p.m. Sunday 7:00-7:20 a.m. ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: NEW PARISHIONERS: Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Please call the Rectory to register BAPTISMS: By appointment MOVING: Please let us know. PERPETUAL HELP DEVOTIONS: PRIESTHOOD AND RELIGIOUS LIFE: After Tuesday Masses If interested, please contact the parish rectory or the Vocation Office at 314-792-6460 MARRIAGE: Arrangements must be made at BULLETIN: Deadline is Tuesday at Noon least six months in advance.
Dynamic Catholic, Alive! Evangelization
The Gospel today is certainly appropriate for our reflections on evangelization. The wise men journey from the East to pay homage to the King of the World. They then return to their homeland. Evangelization follows a similar process. We must give our Lord homage and worship and journey to see Him and know Him better. Only then, after we have spent time in prayer and worship, can we share the fruits of our prayer with others. Evangelization is sharing our experience of Jesus Christ with others and guiding them into relationship of joy with Him as well. Consider how often you share the Good News of Christ with others in simple ways and in more bold ways. Would there be enough evidence in your home that you are Catholic and follow Jesus Christ?
St. Joseph Parish Mission Statement In response to our baptismal call from Jesus Christ, we the people of St. Joseph Parish, as members of the Roman Catholic Church,
desire to live and teach our faith in our families, school, and workplace, relying on the Word of God and the grace of the sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist.
January 3, 2021 EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
25TH SUNDAY OF CURRENT FISCAL YEAR…...$21,584
WEEKLY BUDGET AMOUNT NEEDED………......….$7,380
July 1 thru June 30 Year-to-Date CURRENT FISCAL YEAR ACTUAL………………..$200,991
CURRENT FISCAL YEAR BUDGET…….............$184,500
January 4 through 10
Mon 8:00 a.m. Communion Service Tue 8:00 a.m. Herman Wortmann Tue 7:00 p.m. Alice Heppermann Wed 8:00 a.m. Myrtle Sinklear Thu 8:00 a.m. Geri Wilmes Fri 8:00 a.m. Pearl Healey Sat 4:30 p.m. Rosemarie Ohmes Sun 7:30 a.m. Julie Schulte Sun 10:00 a.m. Parish
Sat 4:30pm Kathy Pavloff Sun 7:30am Bridget Gutermuth Sun 10:00am Scott Cornett
Sat 4:30pm Nancy Dotta Sun 7:30am Mary Gregory Sun 10:00am Trish Seaman
Sat 4:05pm Kathy Pavloff
Vocation Prayer Chalice
Mark & Julie Fortner
Prayer of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You have already come, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Requirements to attend Mass
• Must not be ill or showing symptoms of illness. • Make reservation by clicking on the link on our parish
website at www.stjojo.net or call the parish office. • Wear a mask. • Use hand sanitizer before entering Church. • Practice social distancing by maintaining 6 ft. distance
from others. • When parking, leave an empty parking space between
Happy New Year! Let us begin this new year with a renewed sense of hope. Hope keeps our
eyes focused on the Lord and the good things to come. I want to share with you a letter we received from someone who was struggling in more ways than one. He called the parish office a week before Christmas asking for financial assistance and we were able to help him because of your generous donations.
Let us live as hope-filled people and continue to bring hope to those in our midst. And let us pray for each other this week.
To St. Joseph Church, I am at a loss for words. I have been challenged over the last year and a half after the loss of a job of many years of service. This combined with a failed marriage placed me into a downward spiral. Over the last several months, I have started spending time with the Lord in a daily devotional. Other than family and friends, this was my first time to reach out for assistance. This was a big step for me in dealing with my pride. I am very grateful for the church’s love, kindness, and generosity. I am a Christian and this has renewed my faith in trusting God. I have realized the need again for wor-ship with fellow Christians, thanks to this church. I am so thankful for St Joseph Catholic Church
May God Bless, A friend in Christ
Father Bob Samson
Karen Ballmann Ted Eggering Vernon Eisenbath Carol Fague John Fears Barb Hassan Dorothy Hemmer
Reg Hemmer Mikayla Hoff Brooke Huber Barb Kinder Urban Lindhorst Emma Naive Donald Ohmes
Judy Orf Mary Samson Scott Starbuck Wilma Veizer Brandon Wilmes Jerry Wilmes Mark Wilmes
Stewardship Awareness “...they fell down and worshipped Him. Then they opened their treas-ures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh...” Matthew 2:11 Notice the order of events in the Magi’s visit. First, they knelt before Jesus and prayed to Him. Then they presented Him with their gifts. We, too, must take time to pray before we present our gifts to the Lord. We never know what God may be asking us to share!
Please take home a yellow plastic bag located in the vestibule, fill it with non-perishable food items and return it the following weekend. Donated items are given to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Wentzville. Most commonly requested items are:
powdered milk, cereal, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti, spa-ghetti sauce, chili, tuna, hamburger helper, mac and cheese, pancake mix, pancake syrup, canned meat, canned soup, canned fruit, pasta, shampoo, dish soap, bar soap, and toilet paper.
Easy Ways to Earn Money for St. Joseph Parish Scrip Program Participating in our Scrip Program earns money for our parish and school at no extra cost to you! Pur-chase scrip cards as gifts or to use while you are shopping for gifts, groceries, or for dining out. Use them like you would cash or a debit card. A list of in-stock scrip cards can be found on the order form on our parish website at www.stjojo.net. Scrip cards can be purchased at the parish office. Call 636-332-5672 to order. We have Amazon scrip cards in stock! Schnucks eScrip Program You can help earn money for St. Joseph’s through the Schnucks eScrip Program. Please pick up a Schnucks eScrip card located at the front entrance of Church or at the parish or school office. You can either call to register your card or do it online. After registering your card, remember to show it to the cashier before paying for your gro-ceries. The percentage given back to St. Joseph’s depends on how much you spend at Schnucks each month. AmazonSmile When you shop on Amazon, a portion of your purchase can be donated back to St. Joseph’s. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/43-0688873 to make purchases on Ama-zon. Bookmark this link so all your eligible shopping will benefit St Joseph Catholic Church Josephville. Clothing Drop Box - Unwanted clothing, linens, and shoes can earn money for our parish. Laundered items in tied plastic bags may be placed in the drop box located on the gravel drive north of the school. Aluminum Can Recycling Please save your aluminum cans, put them in tied plastic bags, and place them inside the large shed located between the rectory and the soccer field. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph FED Youth Group.
Congratulations to Dorothy Wilmes who was the $100 raffle winner of the St. Joseph Members Club monthly raffle drawing for December. St. Joseph Prayer Chain If you have a prayer request of im-mediate need, contact Sandra Rothermich at 636-978-4896 or at [email protected]. Sandra will immediately get your prayer request out to all the members on the prayer chain. If you would like to become a member of the prayer chain, con-tact Sandra to be added and receive the prayer requests. myParish App Download the free myParish app on your smartphone and get all the current information about St. Joseph Parish. There are more that 150 St. Joseph parishioners who already have. Simply text the word “app” to 88202 or go to myparishapp.com. Ministry of Meals Our parish provides meals for those who have lost a loved one or who are experiencing difficult times. If you are willing to provide a meal to someone in need, or are in need of meals, please call Maria Hill at 636-561-6300.
Online Worldwide Marriage Encounter - Make your mar-riage a priority for the New Year. Sign up for this 7-session virtual Restore, Rekindle, Renew Enrichment experience that will be at 7pm on Monday & Thursday evenings Jan. 18 - Feb. 8. Apply online at https://stl-wwme.org or call 314-649-7317. Journey of Faith to Italy & Medjugorje - June 16-27, 2021. Includes Papal Audience and Blessing. Mass will be offered throughout the journey. Deposit due by April 4, 2021. For more info or to register, call Michael or Eileen at 860-399-1785.
COVENANT NETWORK Do you have a plan to keep you on the right path in this ever-changing world? Listening to Catholic programming on Cove-nant Network will help keep you focused on faith in your life. The daily schedule includes the Mass, the Rosary, the Angelus at noon, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and other prayers to remind you of saints and feasts during the day. Call-in shows that an-swer questions about Church history, Scripture, the lives of the Saints and current events will keep you grounded in the faith. Tune in to AM 1460, or listen at OurCatholicRadio.org.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the scrip contest: Eva Anderson won first place receiving
$30 in free scrip, Taylor & Tyhler Byrd won second place re-ceiving $20 in free scrip, and Peyton & Logan Hines won third place receiving $10 in free scrip. CLASSES RESUME on Jan. 4 for a week of virtual learning for grades K-8. In-person classes will start on Jan. 11. Pre-school will be in-person starting Jan. 4. Lunch will be served and aftercare will be available for the preschoolers.
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