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Mass Times: Weekdays 8 am, Saturday 5 pm, Sunday 9 am

Confessions: Saturday 4:00 - 4:45 pm. before Mass.

Pastor: Fr. Michael Gutgsell
Call 402-253-2889

First Holy Eucharist: Third week of Easter.

RE Class 2018: First Holy Eucharist

Summer: Religious Education Activities.

Grounds: Saint Joseph's prayer garden.

Annual Picnic: 2018 picnic was held indoors.

Annual Picnic: 2018 picnic was held indoors.

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St. Joseph Catholic Community is a parish family united by a common faith whose mission is: to proclaim and live the Good News of Jesus; to worship God according to the Catholic tradition; to be a welcoming, loving community; to serve the educational and social needs of the community; to reach out to all, especially the poor, the disenfranchised and the most vulnerable of the world - to bring all people to Jesus Christ.

Fri., Mar. 22, Stations of the Cross, 5:30 p.m.

Wed., Mar. 27, RE, 6:15 P.M.

Fri., Mar. 29, Stations of the Cross, 5:30 p.m.

Fri., Apr. 5, Fish Fry, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

CHRISTIANS ENCOUNTER CHRIST
This movement within the Catholic Church, formerly known as Cursillo, now known as CEC, is a lay Catholic movement, guided by the Holy spirit and is sponsered by the Archdiocese of Omaha to help advance the Pastoral Vision of "One Church, Encountering Christ, Equipping Disciples and Living Mercy", CEC is an opportunity  for every Catholic or non-Catholic Christian who wished to strengthen and ignite their faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ.  CEC is a combined effort of laity and clergy offering a personal encounter with Jesus over a 2 1/2 day weekend experience, beginning on Friday evening and ending on Sunday night.  Your faith and love for Christ and His Church will be strengthened spiritually as you live and study with priests, deacons, and laity with talks, discussion, prayer and song.

The upcoming weekends for Spring of 2019 at the Archdiocese Retreat Center near 60th and Military in Omaha are as folloes:  MEN's: March 8 -10 and WOMEN's: March 22 - 24.  For further information contact Deacon Terry Ficenec at 402-677-5643 or check out CEC's webpage at www.cecomaha.org.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
The Knights of Columbus and Ladies Guild offer scholarships on a competitive basis to members of the parish who will graduate from high school or a home school this spring and plan to continue their education. Applications are in the Knights of Columbus mailbox. They must be returned to the Knights mailbox by March 31. You may contact Kevin Schuster at kevin.schuster@ymail.com with questions.

WHEELCHAIR AVAILABLE
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.

PLEASE NOTE

If you need to reach the church secretary, (Sharon VanTassell) the email address has changed. Please email us secretary68059@gmail.com

COLORING CONTEST
Spirit Catholic Radio is sponsoring a coloring contest for all Catholic children kindergarten through 8th grade.  You can submit your drawings through April 8.  The theme is "Why I Love My Catholic Faith".  Use crayons, markers, colored pencils or paint.  Categories are K - 3rd grade, 4th - 6th grade, and 7th and 8th grade.  Three grand prize winners will get a one-night stay at the Holiday Inn Country Cllub Plaza in Kansas City and $30 to Raising Canes.  See the poster above the credeza in the church entryway for more information.

 

LADIES GUILD

Fish Fry sign-ups are on the credenza in the vestibule. We will need desserts and volunteers to man the raffle and dessert tables. You may also use the Sign Up Genius website HERE.

Thank you to those who worked at the fish fries and the St. Joseph Table. Thank you also for the goodwill donations given at the St. Joseph Table. $156 was collected and given to local schools affected by the flooding. 

Our next Guild meeting will be Tuesday, April 9th, at 7:00pm in the RE Center.



Dr. Tom Osborne talk to youth at St. Joseph Church

REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS
For the sick: Kathy Ewing, Harriet Green, Sally Leyden, Jerry Martin, Wes Erhart, Frank Novotny.
*Please let us know if a person needs to be removed from our Prayer List.

 

HELP STILL NEEDED

I would like to thank the EMHC’s, Lectors and Servers who volunteered to serve and minister for our upcoming Easter and Holy Week services.  We still only need 1 EMHC and 1 Lector for Holy Saturday.  However we are in need of 1 server for Holy Thursday, 2 servers for Holy Saturday and 1 server for Easter Sunday.   If you can help, please email me at sharonvan1@gmail.com  Thank you, Sharon

YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group will meet at the church parking lot this Saturday, March 30, at 1:20pm. They will carpool to Silver Ridge Assisted Living to play bingo with residents from 2:00-3:00pm. Then they will return to Springfield and have ping pong and pizza at the Nieveen's home till around 5:00pm at 910 Maple Street.