Tues., Jan. 21, Ladies Guild Mass & Dinner
Wed., Jan. 22, RE, 6:15 p.m
Fri., Jan 24, Free Throw Contest, High School
Sat., Jan. 25, Chili Cook-Off, after 5 p.m. Mass
CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPSThe St. Joseph Knights of Columbus and Ladies Guild offers Catholic scholarships to graduating high school seniors and home school students on a competitive basis. Scholarships will be awarded based on service to the church, as well as activities and leadership in the church, school and community. The dollar amount has not been determined.
The Knight’s of Columbus, along with the Ladies Guild, will be sponsoring a Chili Cook-Off Contest on January 25th (Saturday) after 5 PM Mass. We’re looking for 10 individuals/families/groups that want to compete. All you have to do is bring 2 gallons of your favorite chili to be judged and shared with others. If you want to compete please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we have 10 people willing to compete we’ll turn it off. It’ll be a fun time for all and a great meal will be offered on a cold winter night. We will have a basket available for free will donations to support the One Rose One Life campaign that will be running that weekend. The best part is the Ladies Guild will be providing desserts.
UPDATING OUR MEMBER DIRECTORY
It is that time again, we have had several changes throughout our parish and it is time to update our member directory. The campaign will kick off in January; however, we want you to provide us your family photo. What better time to do that than the holidays. Please provide us a horizontal photo with a plain background, perhaps a solid colored wall or the outside of your house. The photo needs to be at least 3 inches by 2 inches. We can always decrease the size if they are larger. If you are not sure if one will work, just submit it via email and we will let you know. You can email the photos to email@example.com
If you do not email, you can submit your photo in the box in the Narthex of the church. Please include your name and phone number with the photo. If you are not able to provide us a photo, we will have a limited amount of time set up to take photos at the church. We will publish the dates as January gets closer.
All are welcome to join the St. Joseph’s prayer chain to offer intercessory prayers for those in need. To sign up there are two options to consider. If you would prefer to be notified via phone call, please contact Dorothy Foged at 402-253-2633 to be added. If you would prefer to be notified via text message, please text Julie Richards and type your name and “add to prayer chain” or call 402-881-2407 to be added.
REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS
For the sick: Kathy Ewing, Harriet Green, Sally Leyden, Jerry Martin, Wes Erhart.
*Please let us know if a person needs to be removed from our Prayer List.
St. Joseph Church has two wheelchairs available for anyone who needs assistance getting into or out of the church. A chair is located in the South entryway. (The front door we do not use). Feel free to borrow this chair if you need it.
Junior Choir practice resumes January 8. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Christmas Eve service! Special thanks to our musicians, Hannah and Madison Ferrin, and Jack Krejci.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program. If any baptized Catholic wishes to learn more and dig deeper into their faith, they are welcome to attend with no obligations.
Our next sessions will be starting at 6:15 – 7:30 PM in Father Gutgsell’s office. All sessions will be on Wednesday’s at the same time. Please feel free to join any/all sessions that appeal to you. If you have questions, please feel free to call me at 402-677-5643 or catch me after Mass.