Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 16th, 2022 | St. Joseph Catholic Church

Fish Fry

4:30 to 7:30 this Friday
Adults $15
12 years and under $7
(to raise money for our buildings and grounds)

Buildings and Grounds

This Thursday at 6pm (tomorrow night!)

Bible Study

On Monday’s at 6:30 p.m. we will be offering an 8 part bible study;  “WISDOM—God’s Vision for Life” in the Parish Hall.  

Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life examines biblical wisdom as it relates to daily life.  The study will consist of a 30 minute video, scripture reading and class discussion.  Please give this prayerful consideration and join us in a Lenten journey that will lift up your souls.  

To register please call Josie Benoit at 906-635-1281 or email Josie at jsife@hotmail.com.  

Celebration of Sacrament

First Reconciliation for our First Communion students will be held this Sunday, March 20th at 11:00 a.m.

First Communion Retreat is scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd from 9:00—noon.  For the past two years we have not been able to hold this Retreat.  We invite the 2020 and 2021 First Communicants to join us. Please let Josie Benoit know if you will be attending (906-635-1281 or jsiffe@hotmail.com).  

First Communion Celebration will be held Sunday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m. Mass

Penance Service

Penance Service has been scheduled at St. Joseph’s Parish with local area priests in attendance on Wednesday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. 

Pastoral Team

We had about 40 nominations to go through for Parish Council! We had a difficult time deciding as the nominees were all valued members of the parish, and we gave thanks for all the names that surfaced in the nomination. We’ve decided to call ourselves the “Pastoral Team” rather than the “Parish Council” to signify a different philosophy of leadership and service to the parish. I’m excited to work with this team:

Jane McLeod (President)
Thu Nguyen-Mosey
Mike Courtney
Sherry Duesing
Brigid Heiny 
Chad Stevens
Sharon Dorrity

Our driving question right now is “What is the most important thing that needs to happen at St. Joseph’s in the next 6 months?”

Live Lamb- 

We are looking for a lamb for the First Communion Retreat on the morning of Saturday April 23rd! If you know a shepherd who might be willing to lend us one for a few hours, it makes for a great teaching on the “Lamb of God”

St. Joseph’s Table

This Weekend March 19 & 20. Please stop by in the back of the church to pray by our St. Joseph’s Table this year. As per tradition, we ask that you bring a can of food to donate in honor of this feast day.The Men’s New Hope house is in need of the following items, which can be left by the St. Joseph’s Table or in our wooden “Food Pantry” cart:
 Shaving Cream
 Body Wash
 Washcloths (or shower puffs)

Soup Sundays

The LSSU Newman Center Soup Sunday is in need of Soup Donors for the month of April. This is a home cooked soup or meal that is served to the college students after their 6pm Mass on Sunday, this allows them to grow together as a family group with the students on campus. If you are interested in making soup, Please visit the Newman Center website at https://www.lssucatholic.org/soup-sunday-spring-22.html, or sign the book in the back of the church. If you have any questions please email newmanlakerstudents@gmail.com.”

Communion Visits to the Homebound

Next Latin Mass

The next Traditional Latin Mass is scheduled for Sunday April 3rd at 4pm, with a potluck to follow!

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday: April 14th service held at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday: April 15th service held at 12:10 p.m.
Easter Vigil: April 16th service will be held at sunset which will be 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday: April 17th service held at 10:00 a.m.