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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: frsamson@stjojo.net Sacramental Emergency: 314-606-2023 Reverend Mr. David Billing, Deacon Email: dave_billing@charter.net Trish Seaman, Parish Secretary Parish Office/Secretary: trish.seaman@stjojo.net Jill Nance, School Principal School Office/Principal: jill.nance@stjojo.net Nancy Burian, Coordinator of Religious Education Email: nburian@charter.net

    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. First Saturdays: 9:00 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.

  • 25TH SUNDAY OF CURRENT FISCAL YEAR…...$13,145

    WEEKLY BUDGET AMOUNT NEEDED…………...….$7,370 Difference….……..…………..…........................+$5,775

    July 1 thru June 30 Year-to-Date CURRENT FISCAL YEAR ACTUAL…………...…..$181,693

    CURRENT FISCAL YEAR BUDGET…….............$184,250

    Difference………………………………................…-$2,557

    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 23, 2018 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

    December 24 through 30

    Mass Intentions

    Mon 4:30 p.m. Aaron Strunk Mon 10:00 pm. Tony & Margaret Samson Tue 7:30 a.m. Rippeto Family L & D Tue 10:00 a.m. Wilma Fulks Wed 8:00 a.m. Roy Wilmes Thu 8:00 a.m. George Nolte Fri 8:00 a.m. Betty Piel Sat 4:30 p.m. Eileen Kalupa & Chris Norman Sun 7:30 a.m. Paul Rothermich Sun 10:00 a.m. Parish

    Server’s Schedule

    Wednesday thru Friday 8:00am Kylie Cyr & Ben Cyr Sat 4:30pm Aiden Blair & Alex Blair Sun 7:30am Ava Kersting & Maddie Mulnix 10:00am Kylie Cyr & Ben Cyr Cross Bearer: Anthony Cyr

    Lectors

    Sat 4:30pm Paulette Wilmes Sun 7:30am Lonnie Weishaar Sun 10:00am Mary Ann Fischer

    Greeters

    Sat 4:30pm Kathy Pavloff Sun 7:30am Dolores Fitzgerald Sun 10:00am Mike & Gloria Moughan

    Ushers

    Sat 4:30pm Bernard Eisenbath & Joe Sciarrino Sun 7:30am Mike Hemmer & Brian Cruz Sun 10:00am Ralph Orf & Bob Dotta

    Gift Family

    Sat 4:30pm Ed & Joanne Bax Sun 7:30am Ken & Cindy Wortmann Sun 10:00am Doug Runge Family

    Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

    Sat 4:30pm Steve Thielker, Donna Thielker, Sherri Aston Sun 7:30am Tom Schaefer, Pat Wilmes, Dianne Kiel Sun 10:00am Deacon Billing, Marge Kolb, Valerie Schneider

    Rosary

    Sat 3:40pm Junior & Judy Orf

    Vocation Prayer Chalice

    Norm & Linda Ritter

    I would like to thank all those who sent cards and dropped off Christmas goodies, etc. to the rectory bringing Christmas cheer. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. I feel very blessed to be pastor of St. Joseph Parish. Thank you all for your continued generosity of prayer, ministry participation and financial support to the parish throughout the year. Your active engagement truly keeps our parish Alive in Christ! May you have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. Let us con- tinue to pray for each other.

    Father Bob Samson

    Message from Archbishop Carlson

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

    Each year, the people of our Archdiocese have been asked to make a special gift on Christmas Day to support our seminarians 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 Archdio- cese 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.

    2018 Contributions The last opportunity to make a 2018 contribution through the offertory collection will be next Sun., Dec. 30. The parish of- fice will be closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Any checks that are mailed must be postmarked by Dec. 31 and online gifts must be made by Dec. 31. Thank you for your generosity to our parish throughout the year!

    Due to the fact that Christmas Day and New Year’s Day land on Tuesday this year, there will

    be no Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for the next two weeks. Also, there will be no 8:00am Mass on Dec. 24 or on Dec. 31.

  • New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance - Mon., Dec. 31 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Old Monroe, MO. Doors open at 5:30pm. Dinner at 6:30pm. Call Chris at 636-775-3164.

    Jamie Bax Lucille Bean John Fears Mikayla Hoff Arline Kersting

    Donny Kopmann Alex Martin Lucy Menne Delight Mulderig John Perotti

    Dave Richardson Shirley Rothermich Mary Samson Dorothy Wilmes

    Stewardship Awareness “For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy.” Luke 1:44 When you hear the scripture readings and Gospel reading each Sun- day, do you “leap for joy?” If not, don’t blame the lector or priest. Rather, look inside yourself. Do you prepare for Mass each week or do you just show up and expect to be entertained? We are called to be active participants, not passive bystanders.

    Welcome to Jane Hicks

    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 it, 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.

    Dynamic Catholic, Alive! Visitation

    We are almost there! Just two days before we celebrate the great birth of our Savior, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. In the Gospel, Mary visits her relative to share the joy she is experiencing as the mother of God. It is appropriate for us to consider those people in our own lives who could use a joyful message right now. Maybe it is a relative who is suffer- ing a serious mental or physical illness. Maybe it is someone mourning the loss of a spouse, a child, or a relative. Maybe it is someone who is struggling to find work or who is having finan- cial problems. Whatever person you determine God is calling you to console, embrace this great task. Christians are people who believe in a God-man who came to earth so that we might experience the fullness of joy and the fullness of life. We are not called to settle for mediocrity or to allow others to settle for it. Do not hesitate to share the joy with those people who need it most during this beautiful time of the year. Like Mary, we have surprising experiences that take us aback (albeit not bear- ing the Son of God), but let us press on with haste to bring oth- ers the Good News of salvation even in our own struggles.

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    CHRISTMAS BREAK - Dec. 24 through Jan. 2. School will resume on Jan. 3.

    CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the scrip contest: McMillen’s came in first place receiving $30 in scrip cards. Byrd’s came in second place receiving $20 in scrip cards. Knobbe’s came in third place receiving $10 in scrip cards.

    CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE

    Vigil Masses: 4:30pm and 10:00pm Christmas Day: 7:30am and 10:00am

    Liturgical Roles for Christmas

    Server’s Schedule

    Christmas Vigil 4:30pm Ava Kersting & Dorthy McMillen Cross Bearer: Adam Knobbe Christmas Vigil 10:00pm Christian Knaust & Kaleb Knaust Cross Bearer: Nicholas Cornett Christmas Day 7:30am Alexis Kersting & Paul Kersting Christmas