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  • FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT March 22, 2015

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

    Parish Office PSR Office Ph 330-274-2253 / Fx 330-274-2254 Ph 330-274-2268 • E-Mail: Find Us On Facebook & Follow Us On Twitter > StJosephMantua

    GOD’S WORD TODAY “I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” This statement is at the heart of the new covenant God established with the house of Israel. God promised to “remember their sin no more.” This Lenten season has offered us opportunities to recall the covenant God established at the moment of our baptism. In that moment, we became the people of God. Too often we forget this covenant and turn away from God. Lent is all about returning to the Lord with our whole heart. As the living word of God is proclaimed today, let us remember the faithfulness of our God and offer thanks for the gift of the Lord Jesus, who, as today’s letter to the Hebrews tells us, is “the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.”

    From Saint Margaret Sunday Missal, © J. S. Paluch Co.


    Rev. Michael P. Garvey Pastor

    Mr. Gerry Scopilliti Permanent Deacon

    Sr. Joyce Schreiber, SND Pastoral Minister

    Mrs. Margaret Haney Director of Religious Education

    Mr. Bill Davies Music Minister

    Mrs. Ruth Fitzgerald Administrative Secretary

    Mrs. Kathi Trares Parish 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 Schedule)

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

    HOLY DAYS & SPECIAL LITURGIES (please refer to bulletin)


    Saturdays 4:00-4:30 p.m.

    EUCHARISTIC ADORATION First Friday each month

    6:00-9:00 p.m.

    Please call the Parish Office for Mass & Prayer Intentions,

    Carillon Memorials, Catholic Exponent,

    Family Info. Changes, Bulletin News,

    Parishioner Registration, or details about any

    Parish Organizations, Committees and Ministries.

  • PASTOR’S CORNER Our Lenten season is passing quickly by. Next Sunday is Palm Sunday. We faithfully look forward to Holy Week and the most solemn liturgies of the year. We continue with our Lenten resolutions, fasting from sin and growing in our care for the needy and downtrodden ~ Rice bowls, St. Joseph Cares, and personal acts of kindness. We pray too for those who will be coming into our Church through the RCIA. Today’s scriptures talk about death and resurrection. It is difficult to die to self. We want things our way; but we ought to be seeking God’s way. Let’s pray together for the grace and wisdom to hear the call of God in our daily life and the faith to follow that call in service to others. God bless and thanks for your kindness!

    Fr. Mike Garvey


    5:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m. SERVERS T. Gall J. Gerhardt E. Jaeger A. Lysiak

    LECTORS B. Caldwell B. Custer D. Bultinck K. Cofojohn R. Custer B. Curtin

    EUCH. MIN. T. Caldwell A. Anderson B. Bash G. Scopilliti G. Scopilliti G. Scopilliti J. Cofojohn D. O’Donnell D. Bukas M. Romanello C. Casalicchio C. Sherbondy A. Wetshtein K. Trares R. Fitzgerald SUPPORT MINISTRIES: MASS SET-UP R. Custer Skocdopole/Safko CLOW CATECHISTS A. Fitzgerald BREAD BAKER T. Murphy CLEANERS K. Ryba


    STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT The letter to the Hebrews reminds us that even Christ “learned obedience from what he suffered”. As we continue in our Lenten journey, are we striving to learn from the disciplines of the season, not just until Easter, but for a permanent conversion of heart?

    LITURGIES FOR THE WEEK Sun. 8:30 a.m. Mass...... Robert Sawyer 11:15 a.m. Mass ... Irene Briscar Mon. 7:00 p.m. Communal Penance Service Tues. 8:00 a.m. Mass...... People of St. Joseph Wed. 8:00 a.m. Mass...... Fr. Ignatious Staniszowski, SSP Thur. 8:00 a.m. Mass...... Bob Fejes Fri. 3:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross Sat. 4:00-4:30 p.m. Reconciliation 5:00 p.m. Mass ..... Joe Koval Sun. 8:30 a.m. Mass...... Jane Kropp 11:15 a.m. Mass ... Santo Scopilliti

    SYMPATHY We extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Samuel Head, son of Dianne Makar, who recently passed away. May our risen Lord bless you with His healing presence.

    TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION As we approach Holy Week, the creative juices of the ancient church of Jerusalem begin to shape our journey. In old Jerusalem at this season of the year, the attempt was made to recall the events leading up to Christ’s passion. Those attempts were based not only on time, with celebrations of events as close to the day and hour as possible, but also on people’s best guesses as to the actual place of these events. Vast numbers of pilgrims flooded the city during the forty days of Lent, many of them catechumens in their last stages of preparation for initiation. The fourth-century Spanish nun Egeria wrote a delightfully detailed diary of her experience of this lively and aerobic liturgy, which involved hearty singing, strong preaching, and nimble processions across vast and arduous terrain. Much of this energy was lost over the centuries, with the procession of palms a noteworthy exception. Northern climates had to reinterpret this Jerusalem liturgy, using forsythia, willow, or olive branches, but to this day the entry into Holy Week by a community on the move accompanied by joyful song hearkens back to a venerable tradition. Egeria’s letters were rediscovered a little more than a hundred years ago, but they reveal a pattern of prayer: full, conscious, active participation, to which we have a right and a duty.

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

    Mon: Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 [41c-62]; Ps 23:1-6; Jn 8:1-11 Tues: Nm 21:4-9; Ps 102:2-3, 16-21; Jn 8:21-30 Wed: Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Ps 40:7-11; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38 Thur: Gn 17:3-9; Ps 105:4-9: Jn 8:51-59 Fri: Jer 20:10-13; Ps 18:2-7; Jn 10:31-42 Sat: Ez 37:21-28; Jer 31:10,11-13; Jn 11:45-56 To Prepare For Next Weekend’s Mass . . . Sun: Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16 (procession); Is 50:4-7; Ps 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24; Phil 2:6-11; Mk 14:1-15:47 [15:1-39]


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    PRAYER INTENTIONS Let us always pray for our sick and homebound.

    In particular, please remember in prayer:

    Suzy Hafemeister Joyce Kantor Glen Barnes Paula Krebs Brenda Richards Josephine Rizzo Lynn Davis Joe Robine Tom Prusha Diane Sanderson Joseph Ventura Donna Sabarese Jo Marie Bailey Sabina Delgado Audrey Combs Kay Gray Irene Welling Mary Anne Painley Kathleen Adams Joseph Stobierski Kari Hopp Natalie Cowling Kathy Gray Dan Brezovec Betty Kwasny Dan Nuti Frances Strekal Andy Kollarik Jessie Urcheck Robert Quinn Andrea Turner Cheryl Erickson Amelia Miller Annette Carlisle Susan Temple


  • Lent 2015 Where Is Your Heart?

    Many songs of today and yesterday speak of the heart as the location of love. To give one’s heart is to give one’s greatest treasure. The heart is the seat of love. But such a gift can easily be confused, misused, and perverted. Today’s readings call us to examine our hearts to see if they are healthy. God says in the First Reading: I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts. The Responsorial Psalm prays: Create a clean heart in me, O God. In the Gospel chosen to coincide with these passages Jesus is the exemplar of true heart. He says that the truth of one’s heart is in found not in words but in deeds, deeds of self-giving, deeds of self-sacrifice. His time is approaching, the time of his complete gift of himself – not in words, but in flesh and blood. At baptism, we were baptized into Christ’s death and resurrection, united with him we are called to be the grain of wheat that produces much fruit. At the Easter liturgies, we will all renew the promises of our baptism.

    Cleanse my heart, O God. Place your law within my heart. Renew me.

    “Who Do You Say I Am?” Talk Concludes 2015 Speakers’ Series This Wednesday, March 25, 7:00-8:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Speakers’ Series concludes with a focus on Jesus Christ. Our presenter is Sr. Kathleen Glavich, nationally recognized Catholic author, speaker, and catechist. Sister Kathleen will offer a dynamic conversation on “Finding Jesus in Your Life! - A chance to ponder what Jesus means for you, to be stirred to deepen your relationship with him, and to learn how.” Sr. Kathleen speaks in a very engaging, down-to-earth style. The popularity of her writing stems in part from using the same style in her books. Please be a part of our welcome to this special guest. It may be just what your Holy Week experience needs. There wil