The beautiful handmade quilts that will be auctioned and up for bingo for the 2019 Altar Society Quilt Bingo. 

No PSR on March 6th because of Ash Wednesday. Mass would be a good option. No PSR March 13th due to spring Break. Have a good two weeks off.

Reflection next Sunday, February 10: Contempo- rary Catholic Christian singer, songwriter and re- cording artist, Paul Koleske, will present a reflec- tion on his inspired music next Sunday at 1:00 pm in the church. Paul has appeared on EWTN and also will be sharing his spoken reflections which inspire tens of thousands each year. For additional information go to www.paulkoleske.com

Don't forget about the chili cookoff this Saturday! All funds raised from the chili cookoff go to the Kansas Ultrasound program. Doors will open at 6:30pm and we would also love to see a full house of chili eaters/voters.

St. Joseph Parish Retreat Father Joel Rogers, CPM, from the Fathers of Mercy, will be giving a Parish retreat here, at St. Joseph's, beginning Sunday, February 17th through Wednesday, February 20th. The theme for this retreat is "Trusting in God." His talks will be given in the church from 7:00 - 8:00 each evening. He will include Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Confessions will be available before and after each presentation. Spread the good news!

CYM NEWS

All high school students in the parish are invited to join us for CYM on Wednesday nights 7-9pm.

Jan 30 -7:00-9:00 Diocesan speaker Anthony Keiser/Tara Elpers will present to our youth, How to live as a disciple of Christ today.

We will have pizza beginning @ 7:00, followed by the speaker, anyone that can bring a dessert to share we would appreciate it.

Congratulations to these candidates on their Confirmation! 

We are ready for our next fun activity to benefit the Drexel Fund. All next week, for every quarter the students donate, they can nominate a teacher or staff member they would like to wear a dragon costume for the day. If the students raise over $200, two different staff members will be selected!

Mr. Hemberger will be leading the last server training this Sunday between Masses, January 6th. New servers need to have attended 2 trainings before they go through final instruction with Mr. Arnold and Father Smeltzer. Even if you have already attended 2 sessions, you are more than welcome to come and continue preparing!

This year the Knights of Columbus are promoting this novena for March For Life! Starts Jan. 6th! We invite you to join us in a novena to promote a culture of life. This year we are using a novena released by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The link below says the novena is to start on the 14th, but as a parish family we will be starting on the 6th to pray in preparation for our pilgrim's trip to Washington D.C. We are asking that participants schedule and pray the novena as a family or individual. Please share this link to help us create a culture of respecting all human life! Pro-Life Novena

Click on the link and enjoy Day 3

day 3

Click this link and enjoy Day 2

 

https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-advent-ever/advent-reflections-2018/getting-to-know-jesus

Click this link and enjoy day 1!

Day 1 - Turning Point

St Joseph Time and Talent form 2018.pdf

Download and return the Time and Talent Form. Parish counsel is working on these forms and putting in a database. We would love to have everyone return their form to the church office or in the collection basket ASAP. Thank you! 

The KofC will be hosting a Holy Hour on December 2nd at 2:00pm. A special Marian Icon will be present at all masses, and will also be present at the Holy Hour. Please join us for a special opportunity to offer our prayers as a parish community.

The KofC Annual Christmas Party will be held after 10:30am Mass on December 2nd in the gym/ cafeteria. Children are asked to bring an unwrapped gift, which will be given to local/regional children in need. In turn they will get a chance to meet Santa and get a bag of goodies. Join us for some refreshments and holiday fun!

The KofC will be hosting a breakfast to support the March 4 Life pilgrims on December 9th (8:00am - 12:00pm). All proceeds will support our parish students & sponsors so please join us for a morning of fellowship and support of this program!

Believe it or not Advent is right around the corner. What would it take for you to have the best Christmas of your life? Join me and thousands of others with a free program that only takes minutes out of your day, comes straight to your email, and will inspire and help you experience Christmas in a unique way! Join now! https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-advent-ever

Believe it or not Advent is right around the corner. What would it take for you to have the best Christmas of your life? Join me and thousands of others with a free program that only takes minutes out of your day, comes straight to your email, and will inspire and help you experience Christmas in a unique way! Join now! https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-advent-ever

Leaf raking party (we'll call it a party because that seems more like fun) at St. Joseph Church and school at 10:00 Tuesday morning, Nov. 20th. Please bring rakes and plenty of energy! Thank you so much for your help!

No PSR classes on Wednesday November 21st. Have a blessed and warm Thanksgiving!

8th Grade Homeless SleepOut, Friday November 16. We will be spending the night in a box to bring awareness to the growing problem of youth home- lessness. The project is two-fold in that it is not only to bring about understanding and empathy for the homeless, but also to raise money for bags that will be given during the Christmas season. We will use the money to fill bags with essential supplies, such as, hats, gloves, snacks, water, etc. Our goal is to fill 21 bags, one for each student. If you are not able to donate please pray for the success of our project! Collection will begin Friday evening starting at 7:30pm-7:00am. We will be accepting hats, gloves and begging for money. Come see our box city located between the school and the cafeteria. If you are not able to stop by, send your donation with one of the 8th graders. Thank you for your prayers and support