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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: firstname.lastname@example.org Sacramental Emergency: 314-606-2023 Deacon Fielding Harrison & Deacon David Billing Email: email@example.com Trish Seaman, Parish Secretary Parish Office/Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org Jill Nance, School Principal School Office/Principal: email@example.com Nancy Burian, Coordinator of Religious Education Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MASSES: Weekday: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. and Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Sunday: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30 and 10:00 a.m. Holyday: To be announced when scheduled
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! Surrender to God
“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38). This is one of the most beautiful lines in Scripture. It conveys to us the total surrender and power of obedience to God’s will in our lives. Because of Mary’s fiat, the Savior entered the world to save us from our sins and to bring us back to God. As we celebrate Christmas tomorrow, let us do so in the spirit of joy, welcoming the hum- ble Christ-child into our hearts once more and asking Him to conform our hearts to His most sacred heart. In this joyful time, let us show love, kindness, and mercy to our loved ones who have fallen away and never lose hope in their return home. The angel Gabriel tells us, “For nothing will be impossible for God” (Luke 1:37).
25TH SUNDAY OF CURRENT FISCAL YEAR….…..$7,140 WEEKLY BUDGET AMOUNT NEEDED………......….$7,058
July 1 thru June 30 Year-to-Date CURRENT FISCAL YEAR ACTUAL………..…...…$175,190
CURRENT FISCAL YEAR BUDGET…….............$176,450
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.
December 24, 2017 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
December 24 (Christmas Vigil) through 31
Sun 4:30 p.m. John & Mary Dolan Sun 10:00 p.m. Dr. Henry Clever Mon 7:30 a.m. Joan Mennemeier Mon 10:00 a.m. Tony & Margaret Samson Tue 8:00 a.m. Bernard Mintert Tue 7:00 p.m. Deceased Priests Wed 8:00 a.m. John Laramie Thu 8:00 a.m. George Burkemper Family L & D Fri 8:00 a.m. Eileen Kalupa & Chris Norman Sat 4:30 p.m. Parish Sun 7:30 a.m. Ben Orf Sun 10:00 a.m. Wesley Falter
Tuesday thru Friday 8:00am Aidan Blair & Cameron Christ Sat 4:30pm Lillian Blair, Alex Blair, Aiden Blair Sun 7:30am Brayden Seiler & Talan Seiler 10:00am Noah Driver & Roger Driver Cross Bearer: James Harr
Sat 4:30pm Nick Ferranto Sun 7:30am Mary Gregory Sun 10:00am Mary Ann Fischer
Sat 4:30pm Walt Schneider & Sean Martin Sun 7:30am John Knobbe & Joe Kersting Sun 10:00am Ambrose Duello & Jerry Fischer
Sat 4:30pm Zack Blair Family Sun 7:30am Daniel Stamer Family Sun 10:00am Urban & Margie Wilmes
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Sat 4:30pm Steve Thielker, Donna Thielker, Jerry Wilmes Sun 7:30am Tom Schaefer, Pat Wilmes, Julie Fortner Sun 10:00am Deacon Billing, Beverly Swain, Scott Cornett
Sat 3:40pm JoAnn Wilmes
Vocation Prayer Chalice
Carl & Sandra Rothermich
Christmas Message from Archbishop Robert J. Carlson
We rejoice in our Savior’s birth - remembering the great gift of faith He has given us through the mystery of His incarnation and the saving power of His death and resurrection. Each year, the people of our archdiocese have been asked to make a special gift on Christmas Day to support our seminari- ans at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. The men of our seminary, who have responded to Christ's call to follow Him, are truly a gift to the Church and to the Archdiocese of St. Louis. It is these men who will bring the faith given to us by Christ 2000 years ago to future generations here in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. I ask you, once again, to pray for vocations and for all our priests and seminarians. I also ask you to be generous in your donation to the Christmas Day collection, which helps pay the day-to-day expenses and maintenance of our seminary. Please be assured of my prayers for you during the season of Christmas. May the Lord of life come into your hearts and homes in a special way during this holy time of year.
Thank you to all who participated in the Giving Tree project and brought donations for Birthright to distribute to mothers in need and their chil- dren. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
JOSEPHVILLE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS The next Josephville Knights of Columbus meeting will be this Thu., Dec. 28 at 7pm in the school cafeteria. Any men interested in joining please call Larry Bean at 636-541-7991.
Dorothy Anderson Lucille Bean Parker Calbreath Dorothy Eisenbath Alice Heppermann Leroy Heppermann Mikayla Hoff
Marie Kiel Donny Kopmann John Laramie Jill Luetkenhaus Lucy Menne Dave Richardson Bob Roettger
Shirley Rothermich Kevin Sommer Mary Tepen Gary Woerther Marge Wortmann
Stewardship Awareness “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!” Luke 1:28 Faith is a gift from God. Take time in silence and thank Him for all the gifts He has given you. Try to set aside any anger or resentment you have and really open your heart to receive the gift of God’s mercy and forgiveness. We can’t give what we don’t have. We need to receive God’s mercy and forgiveness first before we can give it to others.
Welcome to Dorothy Eisenbath & Tony Wilmes
Are you interested in joining St. Joseph Parish? Choose one of the ways below to register:
• Visit our website at www.stjojo.net, scroll down and click on Parish Registration Form, print it, fill it out, and mail or bring it to the parish office or put in the collection basket.
• Call the parish office at 636-332-6676 and request a regis- tration form to be mailed to you.
• After Mass, ask Father Bob for a parish registration form. Be sure to introduce yourself to Father Bob so he can welcome you in person!
SCRIP UPDATE - Congratulations to the contest winners! First place receiving $30 in scrip - the
Jeremy McMillen family, second place receiving $20 in scrip - the Tim Byrd family, and third place receiving $10 in scrip - the John Knobbe family. Thank you to all who purchased scrip to help earn money for our school! CHRISTMAS BREAK - Dec. 25-Jan. 2. Classes will resume on Jan. 3. CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK will kick off with 4:30pm Mass on Sat., Jan. 27 followed by a chili dinner for school chil- dren and their families. During Catholic Schools Week, we are looking for adults who have a particular skill, trade, or profes- sion that would be willing to come on the afternoon of January 29 from approximately 2-3pm to work with group of about 10 students on an activity that they could plan out that would intro- duce the students to that skill, trade, or profession. We are looking for skills such as welders, farmers, seamstress, chef, scientists, etc. If available or for more information, please con- tact the school office at 636-332-5672.
2018 St. Joseph Mission Trip to Belize There will be an information meeting about our Belize Mission in the school cafeteria on Mon., Jan. 8 at 7pm. All are welcome. The dates of the mission trip are June 23 to July 2. Contact Deacon David and Chris Billing if you have any questions, 314- 504-5202.
IMPORTANT DATES OF 2018 PARISH EVENTS Golf Tournament June 9, 2018 Dinner auction June 16, 2018 Parish Picnic August 19, 2018 Fall Festival September 23, 2018 Spirit Alive October 5 - 6, 2018
***Mark your 2018 calendar***
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Vigil Masses: 4:30pm and 10:00pm Christmas Day: 7:30am and 10:00am
Liturgical Roles for Christmas