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Go, therefore, and make disciples of all people... (Matthew 29:19)
Proclaim the Gospel to every creature...(Mark 16:15)



September Calendar

Office Hours
Mon – Thurs
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fridays
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Worship and Liturgy Schedule

Weekends
    Saturdays, 5:30 pm
    Summer Sunday Mass,
       9:30 am

Weekdays
    Tue, Wed, Thurs, 8:00 am
    Fri, 9:00 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation
    Saturday 4:30 pm
    Also, by Appointment

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
    Fri, Oct 3rd,
       9:30 am to 9:00 pm



At A Glance

Friday, Sept 19
    9:00 am Daily Mass
    10:00 am Adoration
    10:00 am Women´s
       Share the Word
Saturday, Sept 20
    4:30 pm Reconciliation
    5:30 pm Mass
Sunday, Sept 21
    8:30 am Mass
    9:45 am K–5 Classes
    11:00 am Mass
Monday, Sept 22
    9:30 am Wisdomworks
    7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday, Sept 23
    7:00 am Men´s Reading
       Reflection
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    9:30 am Nursing
       Home Ministry
Wednesday, Sept 24
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    10:00 am Quilt Charmers
    6:00 pm Mid–Week Mass
    6:45 pm Middle School
       Edge Night
    6:45 pm High School
       Life Teen Night
Thursday, Sept 25
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    7:00 pm Knights Officer
       & Director´s Meeting
    7:00 pm Parish
       Council Meeting
Friday, Sept 26
    5:45 am Men´s
       Faith Sharing
    9:00 am Daily Mass
    9:30 am Women´s
       Share The Word
Saturday, Sept 27
    4:30 pm Reconciliation
    5:30 pm Mass
    9:30 am Women´s Guild
       Wine & Cheese
       Welcome
Sunday, Sept 28
    Women´s Guild Welcome
    8:30 am Mass
    9:45 am K–5 Classes
    11:00 am Mass
Monday, Sept 29
    7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday, Sept 30
    7:00 am Men´s Reading
       Reflection
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    9:30 am Avalon Mass
    10:30 am Northpointe
       Mass
Wednesday, Oct 1
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    10:00 am Quilt Charmers
    6:00 pm Mid–Week Mass
    6:45 pm Middle School
       Edge Night
    6:45 pm High School
       Life Teen Night
Thursday, Oct 2
    8:00 am Daily Mass
    7:00 pm Knights Officer
       & Director´s Meeting
    7:30 pm Dave Ramsey
       Financial Peace Seminar
Friday, Oct 3
    5:30 am First
       Friday Mass
    9:00 am Daily Mass
    9:30 am Women´s
       Share The Word
    9:30 am Adoration
Saturday, Oct 4
    Coats for Kids Collection
    Food Sunday
    Rel Goods Sale
Reconciliation
    4:30 pm Reconciliation
    5:30 pm Mass
    9:30 am Women´s Guild
       Wine & Cheese
       Welcome
Sunday, Oct 5
    Coats for Kids Collection
    Food Sunday
    Rel Goods Sale
    Blood Pressure Checks
    8:30 am Mass
    9:45 am K–5 Classes
    11:00 am Mass


Women´s Guild Welcome Events

The Women´s Guild is running in circles (but in a great way)! We´ve expanded our opportunities for service and fellowship by creating circles of interest that meet independently, but are a part of the St. Joseph Women´s Guild. We´re ready to share this exciting ministry with every woman of the parish!

Save one of these dates for us, and come explore the circles already in place (there are more than a dozen) or start one of your own! The Hospitality Circle is treating us to delicious food and drink at each event.

Sat, Sept 27th at 6:30 pm (appetizers, wine, coffee, tea)
Sun, Sept 28th at 9:30 am (breakfast)
Sun, Sept 28th at 12:00 pm (brunch)

 

The Creed: This Is What We Believe

Once again Deacon Pat will be teaching a class for adults. This year it will be held on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm and repeating it at 7:00 pm. The first class will be on Tuesday, October 7th. The text is the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (the same book from last year!). If you need a book please stop by the office and pick one up. This year we will be covering Chapters 1 through 13. For more information contact Deacon Pat 307-630-3479. Join us!!

 

Parish Oktoberfest Celebration

Bring on the Bratwurst!! It´s time for Oktoberfest at St Joseph! The fun begins on Saturday, October 4th following the 5:30 pm Mass.

Our Knights of Columbus are cooking up the hot dogs and bratwurst with all the fixings. Everyone is asked to bring a potluck dish to share. Sign up for the potluck is located on the bulletin board in the church lobby. Adult beverages will be served in the Biergarten. Soda and water will be available in the dining room.

Special activities for the children of the parish include a pumpkin decorating station followed by the Pumpkin Parade!

Live music will be provided by Good and Plenty!

 

Religious Education Registration Open

Classes will begin on Sunday, September 14th from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM. Children age 4 through the 5th grade are welcome to register for the K–5 Program. 6th through 8th graders will enroll in the Edge Middle School program. 9th through 12th Graders will register for Life Teen Nights.


Program Registration

 

Parish Photo Directory

Parishioner Bob Hess has generously agreed to offer make&8211;up times for those of you who were unable to have your family photos taken for the new parish photo directory last Spring. Bob is offering professional grade family photos free of charge for this purpose. Please mark your calendars NOW. Photo taking will again be available on Sunday, Oct 5th and Sunday, Oct 12th after the 11:00 am Mass. We hope to get a majority of our parish families included in this new directory. It will be a great resource for putting names to faces!! If you have any questions you can contact the parish office.

 

Wisdomworks for Seniors

Standing at the Thresholds

"Whether or not it seems sacred at first, a threshold can become a holy place of new beginnings as we tend it, wait within it, and discern the path beyond."
John O´Donohue

Join Sister Roberta Lamanna and Sister Rosemary Thielman and other seniors of our community for a morning of stories, prayer, sharing, reflection, and laughter. Mark your calendars NOW for Monday, Sept 22nd from 9:30 am until noon. As always, light refreshments will be served. Contact the parish office at 466–4991 to register.

 

Wednesday Evening Basics Brush-Up Series

Each year as our religious education programs get underway for our children and youth, it is good to also reflect that our work as disciples involves learning about and encountering Christ in new ways for ourselves. This year, following our Wednesday evening Masses (6:00 p.m. every Wednesday, if you haven´t heard), we will have a series of presentations on our faith tradition, suitable for those who are interested in finding out more about the Church and her teachings. These initial classes are also good for just some basic "brush–up" classes for those who are hungering for a way to deepen what they already know. The first presentation will be Wednesday, Sept 24th after Mass. How do we listen to the words of Scripture? Which Bible do we use and why?

 

Friday Morning Men´s Faith Sharing

The men of the parish will once again be gathering on Friday mornings for a time of prayer, learning, and breakfast! This group (formerly known as That Man Is You!) will begin meeting on Friday, Sept 26th at 5:30 AM. Father Tim will be leading the sessions which will serve as a kind of Catholicism "brush up.". Some of the information will be familiar, and some will be brand new. On the first Friday of each month, Father Tim will say Mass for this group (and anyone else who wants to join) at 5:45 AM followed by the "class" and then breakfast. Every other Friday of the month, the men will meet at 5:30 AM. A free–will offering is taken up each week to help offset the cost of breakfast. Contact the parish office for more information, or you can call Deacon Joe Schroeder at 590-8628.

 

Dave Ramsey´s Financial Peace University

Let Dave Ramsey show you how money really works from budgeting and dumping debt to building wealth and charitable giving in his proven classes. Mike Kight is willing to teach another series of classes if there is enough interest. Classes would begin in the fall. Please contact the parish office if you are interested in the nine week class. The cost is $99 per family.

 

Safe Environment Annual Update

If you are currently one of our volunteers and have completed your Safe Environment training in the past, it is now time to take your annual update test. You can access the test on the diocesan website at dioceseofspokane.org. Click on Protecting Our Children and choose Annual Online Update. Davida Condron, our Safe Environment Coordinator, has sent out an email in early August with a reminder to take your test. The email will include your assigned ID number. If you would like to take the test now you can call the office and we can get the ID number for you. Thanks for taking care of this. The deadline is October 1st.

 

Ministry Sign-Up

Please prayerfully consider how your gifts might be used in this new year.

As in any community, it takes many people to ensure that all the programs and activities run smoothly. We are always in need of new people to help out with Religious Education. Duties may include teaching the little children, being a classroom helper, working with the youth group, or helping to organize activities. We always need more people to help out as Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Sacristans, and Altar Servers. We also have a serious need for more volunteers in the Coffee and Donuts Ministry. We have already had to cancel this ministry at the 11:00 Mass, and the 5:30 Mass is not far behind!! If you can help in any of these capacities, or have any questions, please call the parish office at 466-4991. We would love to hear from you!

 


First Sunday of Every Month

Food Sundays

Food Sundays

The Knights of our parish have teamed up with the Social Concerns Committee to help feed the hungry of our area. The first Sunday of each month is now Food Sunday, and the Knights will be collecting food and donations at all Masses that weekend.

 

Religious Goods Sale

After Every Sunday Mass Proceeds from the sale of Religious Goods pay for the host and wine. The mission of Women´s Guild is to build community among the women of our parish through spiritual, social and charitable activities. We welcome ALL parish women, not just members of our circles, to join in our socials, fundraising events and outreach projects.

 

Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure

Our Parish nurses will test your blood pressure after each Sunday Mass in the conferance room.


St. Joseph Parish
stjoseph@cet.com
3720 East Colbert Road | Colbert, Washington 99005
Phone:(509) 466-4991
Fax: (509) 466-4992