Meet Brian and Kelly Hudson. They go to Mass on Sundays with their three children, have regular family dinners, and used to think they were doing everything right to raise their kids Catholic. Then their teenage daughter, Maggie, started questioning her faith—like so many young Catholics do. Brian and Kelly wondered where they went wrong and knew they needed to do something to help Maggie find God in her everyday life. So they all started using the Mass Journal. Little did they know the life-changing impact this one simple habit would have on their entire family. https://dynamiccatholic.com/give/share-the-genius/hudsons-story?

 

 

CYM To begin the Advent season, the CYM youth created the symbols of the Jesse Tree, tracing our salvation history. Their creations were then presented during Adoration and were hung on the tree. They enjoyed this project and were very creative. We hope you enjoy them too.

 

                                                                                                   

The Homeless SleepOut was a great success! All of the 8th grade PSR students participated by spending the night outside with only a box for shelter. They were given a bottle of water and two hot dogs for the entire event. Each person fasted and prayed for a particular person or group of people. Besides getting to enjoy time with friends, students gained appreciation for simple things like warm water, socks and shoes. The class also collected donations of hats, gloves and money. They were then able to pack Blessing Bags that will be distributed in December to people in need. Thank you to all who donated and prayed for the success of our SleepOut!

Remember the reason for the season. Take time to slow down, focus on the birth of Christ and enjoy Advent! What would it take for you to have the best Christmas of your life? A great way to do this is with a daily short 2-3 min. video from Dynamic Catholic and Matthew Kelly. Best Advent Ever is life changing. It's free and inspirational! It's life changing! Please check it out here. https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-advent-ever

Gentlemen, have you been looking for a way to become more active in the parish and for a way to deepen your Catholic faith? Then the Knights of Columbus wants you. There will be a Major Degree held on November 12 at the parish hall. This is a great opportunity to become part of the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization. For those Brother Knights that have only received their first degree, this is the perfect time to receive the second & third degrees. Please contact our Membership Director—Mark Hemberger at 620-440-1528, Recruitment Committee Member—Paul Lange at 316-644-4437, Grand Knight—Phillip Lange at 316-644-5683, or any member of the Knights of Columbus.

St. Joseph Parish had its annual Parish Picnic on September 17. We had great weather and lots of fun and good food. Everyone enjoyed parish fellowship and the children enjoyed a water slide, a barrel train, basketball, GaGa ball and frozen treats.

March for Life is selling Krispy Kreme donuts, coffee, and gift certificates! Contact Lila Stuhlsatz/Jamie Lange/Tonya Stuhlsatz or any youth pilgrim to make your order! Order now through Oct. 9th  and delivered on Oct. 19th! 

 

There are so many who volunteer time, talent and treasure. Naming a few here who show their stewardship by volunteering to mow the cemetery. 

Pictured:  Bill Rausch, Paul Winter, Tony Ternes, Don Rausch, Jason May, Trevor May, Dave Ebenkamp, Douglas Winter, John Winter, Shane Gerber, Craig Kibbe, Scott Friess, Doug Koester Not pictured:  Kent Gerber, Shawn Gerber, Matt Gerber, Mike Knee, Mark Winter Past mowers:  Brett Martin, Kenny Andra

The twice annual 10 cent sale started in the late 70's early 80's and has continued it successful mission as a Doffing family tradition. With the help of a few volunteers this Mission Rummage Sale has helped local families and the community with affordable clothing. The money raised has been donated to so many missions throughout the years including Fr. Ternes mission in the Philippines, Birthline, CYM, Rachel's Vineyard, etc. The school children enjoy coming over to shop with their bag full of dimes and always find great treasures! The annual sale is held in September and April. 

Many came out and enjoyed a fun filled day at the annual parish picnic! Click Read More to view some pictures from the day! 

For the return of our children to the practice of the Catholic Faith will meet Wednesdays at 5:00 pm. Praying of the Rosary, Parents’ Litany and The Way of the Cross.