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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.

Upcoming Parish Activities

Tuesday, Dec. 20, Joint Thanksgiving Service with Methodist Church at St. Joseph, 7 p.m., Social will follow
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 24 & 25, Nativity Display in Social Hall

Letter from Most Reverend George J. Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha

Announcing new book discussion group
Beginning September 27 and running for eight Thursday nights up to and including November 15, a group will meet at 7:00 PM to discuss "Discernment: Acquiring the Heart of God" by Marko Ivan Rupnik. Excerpts from a review explain it this way: "So much about contemporary living can distract and disorient us, making it difficult to grow in the spiritual life........discernment is a process by which we learn how to remain in Christ....."
You can also find reviews of the book online. If you'd like to join us, call Candy Connery 402-661-4214 before September 9 so as to get your book to read ahead of the first meeting

HELP NEEDED
*If you are an EMHC, Lector or Server and know which mass you will attend for Christmas, please consider volunteering your service.  E-mail Sharon with the mass you will attend.

STILL NEEDING PICTURES
If you are a registered member of St. Joseph parish and have never submitted a picture of you and your family, we ask that you do so now. Pictures are our way of identifying people who we so not see on a daily basis. We refer to these pictures so often. If you have not done so, please email a picture or if you don’t have one, take a selfie and email it to our church secretary. We do not share them with anyone outside our office. We will greatly appreciate it.

PLEASE NOTE

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

Ladies’ Guild

The Ladies’ Guild would like to thank everyone who attended the Soup Supper and Raffle and to everyone who helped put it together. It was a successful evening in both donations and enjoyment. We appreciate your support of our events, especially the ones that raise money to give scholarships to our parish high school seniors.

Our next Ladies’ Guild meeting will be Thursday, November 8th at 7:00pm in the RE Center. Every woman is automatically a member of the Guild. Please consider attending!

Our Ladies’ Guild Mass and Dinner will be Monday, November 12th at 6:00pm. Please RSVP to Julie Richards at 402-881-2407 if you would like to attend.

Shop with Amazon Smile to support St. Joseph Church!

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With fall knocking, that means the holiday season is not very far off. If you do gift purchasing through Amazon, please start your shopping at smile.amazon.com and select your "charity" to be St Josephs Catholic Church (make sure it is our church in Springfield, NE). It is the exact same Amazon with the same vast selection, and the same low prices with an added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the
purchase price to St. Joseph’s church. You can use your existing Amazon account. It will ask you which charity you want your purchases to count toward. You merely type "St Josephs Catholic Church" and that is all there is to it. Our church will be rewarded .5% of each purchase. Learn more about Amazon Smile

NATIVITY DISPLAY

Saint Joseph's fifth annual Nativity Display will be held on Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th. Set-up will be on Friday, November 23rd, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
There will be sign-up sheets for those wanting to donate: their time helping with the project, displaying their nativities, items for the raffle (angles, nativities, gift cards, or cash) and/or items for the bake sale. The nativity gift shop will be open with Christmas items for sale at whole sale prices! All proceeds will go to our Community Outreach Project to benefit the needy in our community.
If you have questions, call Kathy Baker (402) 253-2511 or Lin Kulm (402) 253-2914

REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS

For the sick: Kathy Ewing, Harriet Green, Ted Riha, Duane Poser, Sally Leyden, Chrissy Skinner, Jerry Martin, Wes Erhart, Frank Novotny 
*Please let us know if a person needs to be removed from our Prayer List.

NEW COAT GIVE AWAY

As in the past several years the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus will once again be giving away New Winter Coats, Hats, Gloves and Scarfs as long as supply lasts. They will be given to children who are in need and cannot afford to buy one. If you know someone who needs these winter items, please call. This is strictly a confidential project.
Call Ralph @ 402-707-8426.