As a parish we have moved our method of electronic communication to a centralized group email server database called Flocknote. All information to you will now be sent from Flocknote.com. You will continue to receive it the same way you always have.
Sign up below to submit your current contact information. We will now be able to reach you either via text and email, making timely communication much easier for everyone. When you submit your name you will be led to a link that will enable you to pick and choose which ministries and groups you want to be included in. Just click all the ones that apply! We are excited about this new service and look forward to seeing how much easier and more effective communication to the “flock” can be!
If you use a smartphone, you can also text “Colbert” to the phone number 84576, you will be notified you might incur charges, but there is no charge to you!
You will notice that we have another addition to our sanctuary renewal. Because of the generosity of one of our parishioners, we now have a beautiful votive stand in the corner of the sanctuary. The light of the candle is a symbol of faith, truth, wisdom, virtue, grace, the divine life, charity, the ardor of prayer and the sacred presence which flow from Christ Himself. With this background, we can appreciate the usage of votive candles. Here, as in early Christian times, we light a candle before a statue or sacred image of our Lord or of a saint. Of course, we do not honor the statue or the image itself, but the one whom that statue or image represents. The light signifies our prayer offered in faith coming into the light of God. With the light of faith, we petition our Lord in prayer, or petition the saint to pray with us and for us to the Lord. The light also shows a special reverence and our desire to remain present to the Lord in prayer even though we may depart and go about our daily business.
We are happy to report that upon seeing the beautiful votive stand, another couple in our parish were quick to donate a new statue for that area. We will soon have a beautiful statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to adorn the corner where the votive stand is.
Thank you to these generous donors!
St Joseph Parish has a dollar goal of $62,200 for the 2016 ACA. To date members of our parish have pledged $67,004.15 which represents 108% of our goal. These pledges have been made by 41% of our members. If you have not already done so, please take the time to prayerfully consider a pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal. You can make a monthly pledge, or one time donation.
We’re hoping for at least 60% parishioner participation! Please help us make our participation goal by donating as little as $1.00!