Please remember all the sick in our parish, especially Mary Winchurch, Curran Ward, Genevieve Swahn, John Smeraglia, Stanley T. Szymanski, Lawrence Smith, Bradley Rausch, Matthew Rausch, Kathleen Murphy, Austin Catanzareti, Jeanne Ruszczyk, Alyssa Porchy, Barbara Bryant, Nicholas Livera, Bill Melious
THE SANCTUARY CANDLE burning before our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament this week is for the Health and Blessings of Mickie Cortese at the request of The De Luca Family. If you would like to request this candle to be lit, please call Laura Torres at the Parish Office. The suggested donation is $25.00
News from around the Diocese….
PILGRIMAGE TO WASHINGTON D.C.
Saturday, September 16, 2006 please join Bishop Bootkoski for a 25th Anniversary Jubilee Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the ImmaculateConception. There will be sign up sheets in the Narthex after all masses. Full details regarding cost and bus to follow shortly. Pilgrimage Highlights include:
ALL MASSES – White Albs/Green Cintures Warren Haven – Group #2
Linda Fitzsimmons, Frank Felitti
PRO-LIFE MINISTRY - “The recognition of the sacred character of human life and of its inviolability – a principle admitting no exception -- is not some trivial little problem or question that may be considered relative, in view of the pluralism of opinions we find in modern society… There are no ‘small murders.’ The respect of every human life is an essential condition if a societal life worthy of the name is to be possible.” Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) in Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures
Please note that the parish website is being updated. The new website address is:
www.stjosephwashington.parishesonline.com Dear Friends, As we move through the summer months and it seems that most of our world is on vacation, let us be reminded that there is no vacation or retirement from God. God is with us in play, as in work, and in both we are called to give Him glory and honor. My prayer is that we will walk together in Him, to Him. Let’s enjoy our leisure.
************************ News from the Religious Education Office……
Religious Education is a continuous program. Grades 1 through 8 are required. To receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Communion, grades 1 and 2 must be completed. To receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, grades 3 through 8 are required. Catechist needed for 7th grade - Tuesday or Wednesday evenings please contact Marta Jackson 689-0093 Methodology Sessions Tuesday, July 25th
Wednesday, July 26th
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Community Room Echoes of Faith Catechist Formation class sessions Saturday, July 29th
9:45AM – 4:45PM
Community Room Please RSVP – Marta Jackson 689-0093 **************************** Please stop by for fellowship…Coffee & Donuts after 7:30AM, 9:00AM and 11:00AM Masses Sunday, August 6th