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    Rev. Edward Stafford Pastor

    Deacon Gerry Scopilliti Permanent Deacon

    Sr. Joyce Schreiber, SND Pastoral Minister

    Mrs. Margaret Haney Director of Religious Education

    Mr. Bill Davies Music Minister

    Mrs. Kathi Trares Parish Secretary

    Mrs. Cindy Clark Business Office Manager

    Mrs. Ruth Fitzgerald Ox Roast Fair Financial Secretary

    Mr. Jason Garey Maintenance


    SATURDAY 5:00 p.m.

    SUNDAY 8:30 and 11:15 a.m. 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. (Summer)

    WEEKDAY 8:00 a.m. Tues.-Thur.

    HOLY DAYS & SPECIAL LITURGIES (please refer to bulletin)

    RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION) Saturdays 4:00-4:30 p.m.

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION First Friday each month

    6:00-9:00 p.m.

    HOLY ROSARY First Saturday each month

    4:20 p.m.

    Proud Home of the

    Ox Roast Fair!

    ST. JOSEPH PARISH 11045 St. Joseph Blvd.  Mantua OH 44255

    Parish Office 330-274-2253 / Fx 330-274-2254  PSR Office 330-274-2268  E-Mail:

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    DON'T BE ANXIOUS People have, it seems, a natural penchant for misplaced emphasis on unimportant things. They can easily get caught up with what they're having for dinner or what they will wear. Often it is a tragedy that helps people to refocus on what is really important. What I shall wear is an irrelevant question when I am facing surgery or chemotherapy. What's for dinner is immaterial to those living through grief or unemployment. In today's Gospel, Jesus tells us not to worry. He doesn't say, "Don't eat. Don't cook. Don't buy clothes." He says, "Don't worry." Jesus asks us not to relinquish our responsibilities but to let go of our anxiety. Anxiety betrays a lack of trust and Jesus reminds us that "Your heavenly Father knows" all that you need (Matthew 6:32). Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.

  • PASTOR’S CORNER Fear, anxiety and worry are part of our human emotional landscape in an imperfect and troubled world. Sometimes the best antidote to anxiety and distress is to just turn the TV and all electronic devices off. God is pleased when we take time to reflect quietly upon His presence and power. We live in a temporal, material world. Human beings do not always think as God thinks. Our scripture readings for this week are full of encouragement to trust in God. Building a daily relationship with God through prayer and reflection may not result in an end to strife, suffering and difficulties. However, continuous growth in trust and faith in God is a wonderful gift by which we face all of life’s challenges more calmly. God never forsakes or forgets His beloved children. May we always be poor enough in spirit to seek and rely upon His infinite power to care for His human family.

    —Fr. Ed Stafford


    5:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m. SERVERS T. Gall A. Turpin L. Engelhart A. Sabol

    LECTORS M. Clapp A. Turpin M. Fratus B. Caldwell B. Custer A. Shultz

    EUCH. MIN. C. Clark L. DeLair C. Casalicchio G. Scopilliti B. Kasubick B. Colin J. Duriak L. Davis D. O’Donnell M. Feddor B. Custer R. Fitzgerald C. Sherbondy T. Gross

    MASS SET-UP Staff R. Custer R. Fitzgerald CLEANERS K. Hogue, J. Kropp


    STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT For many people, God and money run “neck and neck” as their first priority. Making money and spending money becomes the center of their life and they actually become a slave to money. The solution – become more generous. Giving money to Church and charity frees us from slavery to money and from making money a “god” before God.

    LITURGIES FOR THE WEEK Sun. 8:30 a.m. Mass ...... Jacqueline Franks 11:15 a.m. Mass .... Lorraine Fastuca Ravino

    Mon. No Liturgy

    Tues. 8:00 a.m. Mass ...... Lorraine Fastuca Ravino

    ASH 8:00 a.m. Mass ...... Louise Kaluba WED. 7:00 p.m. Mass ...... People of St. Joseph

    Thur. 8:00 a.m. Mass ...... JoAnn Ziemiavski

    Fri. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Adoration w/Stations

    Sat. 4:00-4:30 p.m. Reconciliation 4:20 p.m. Rosary 5:00 p.m. Mass ...... Sam Head

    Sun. 8:30 a.m. Mass ...... John & Florence Trares 11:15 a.m. Mass .... Rita Kotkowski SYMPATHY

    We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Kimberly Turnbull, wife of Delbert, who recently passed away. May these families find comfort and strength as their loved one lives in the eternal presence of God in whom all find comfort and peace.

    TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION You need more than water for a bath. Most family bathrooms contain an arsenal of soaps and emollients, lotions, shampoos, and conditioners to combat grime and honor the body. A bath without oil is still unthinkable. No wonder early Christians used lavish amounts of oil to "paint" the skin of people drawn dripping wet from the baptismal font on Easter. There were two oils used in baptism long ago. "Oil of exorcism" protected candidates from "evil spirits"; it strengthened their resolve and purified their purposes. The second oil, slathered over them after baptism's bath, "sealed" them, making them like Christ, the anointed one, the priest, the prophet, the king. Chrism has always had a powerful odor; rich resinous perfumes are stirred in before it is consecrated. As the newly baptized were embraced by new brothers and sisters in Christ, the scent permeated the hall of Eucharist, a sign of our connection to Christ and to one another.

    —Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

    Mon: Sir 17:20-24; Ps 32:1-2,5-7; Mk 10:17-27 Tues: Sir 35:1-12; Ps 50:5-8,14,23; Mk 10:28-31 Wed: Jl 2:12-18; Ps 51:3-6ab,12-14, 17; 2 Cor 5:20-6:2; Mt 6:1-6,16-18 Thur: Dt 30:15-20; Ps 1:1-4,6; Lk 9:22-25 Fri: Is 58:1-9a; Ps 51:3-6ab, 18-19; Mt 9:14-15 Sat: Is 58:9b-14; Ps 86:1-6; Lk 5:27-32 To Prepare For Next Weekend’s Mass . . . Sun: Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Ps 51:3-6, 12-13,17; Rom 5:12-19 [12,17-19]; Mt 4:1-11


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  • You are invited to begin your Lenten journey with Ash Wednesday liturgies on March 1. Masses will be at 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

    What to Give Up . . . Give up complaining . . . focus on gratitude Give up pessimism . . . become an optimist Give up harsh judgments . . . think kindly thoughts Give up worry . . . trust Divine Providence Give up discouragement . . . be full of hope Give up bitterness . . . turn to forgiveness Give up hatred . . . return good for evil Give up negativism . . . be positive Give up anger . . . be more patient Give up pettiness . . . become mature Give up gloom . . . enjoy the beauty that is all around you Give up jealousy . . . pray for trust Give up gossiping . . . control your tongue Give up sin . . . turn to virtue Give up giving up . . . hang in there!

    THE ONE AND ONLY LENT No matter how many Lenten seasons we’ve experienced, we can embark on this year’s journey as if it is the only Lent we will ever have. We can pray, fast, and offer sacrifices in specific, generous ways. Jesus is our model. Jesus spared nothing of himself when he went into the desert for forty days and forty nights. He didn’t bring along computer games to divert himself or a stockpile of snacks for emergencies. No, Jesus was all in. The Gospel tells us that the devil waited till after the forty days of sacrifice to ambush Jesus. Just when our Lord was at his weakest, frail with hunger, the devil came to tempt him. Relying on the Word of God, Jesus resisted all temptations. Then, and only then, did angels come to minister to Jesus. If we imitate Jesus and go all in this Lent, we can expect to suffer. We can also depend upon God to send help just exactly when we need it.

    Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

    Please plan to join our parish family for Stations of the Cross Fridays of Lent at 7:00 p.m. in the church. On the first Fridays during Lent (March 3 & April 7) they will begin at 6:00 p.m. and included with our Eucharistic Adoration. Please come pray and reflect on our Lord's passion and its meaning for Catholics. All are welcome.


    St. Joseph Parish, Mantua, OH The Holy Land – A Pilgrimage Through the Footsteps of Jesus This Catholic audio-video course will take