St. Joseph Weekly News 11.25.18
Our Lady of the Youth Icon Is Coming to St. Joseph
An Icon of our Blessed Mother was created in celebration of the youth of the Church and World Youth Day. It is a variation of a more traditional Icon called: Our Lady of the Sign.
The Icon shows Mary, the Mother of God, with her arms outstretched in a posture of prayer. Mary is depicted in her blue garments representing her royalty. In the background, on either side of Our Blessed Mother, are seraphim honoring her. Finally, Mary is the “woman clothed with the sun” depicted by the sunlight radiating behind her.
The Christ Child is depicted vested in gold and white robes with a crown upon His head. His right hand is raised in blessing and in his left hand is an orb representing His authority over heaven and earth.
The Icon of Our Lady of the Youth will be on display in the worship area at the Parish Center from November 26 to December 10.
Thank you to all who brought in winter coats and turkeys for PRISM, candy and scarves for Operation Gratitude or bought caramels from the Respect Life group!
Let Us Continue to Pray together
As a Parish Community
Parishioners Who Are Ill:
Donna Roemer · Dee Flynn · Barb Diwi · Barb Zeman · Dolores Centka · Jeanne Sherburne · Fr. Bill Whittier· Susan Martin · Kevin O’Connor
Relatives & Friends of Parishioners Who Are Ill:
Daughter of Barb Diwi · Daughter and Son of Joanne Meegan · Daughter of Mark Jennings · Niece of Joan Kindelspire · Granddaughter of Gervae Anderson · Son of Tom & Katie McCarty · Grandson of Roger & Kate Bonneson · Daughter of Dee Ries · Brother-in-Law of Carol Hendricks
Those Who Have Gone Home to the Lord
: Gary Carlson
Tuesday, November 27, at 8:30am in the Chapel. Come and spend some dedicated time in prayer.
Pick up an “ornament” from the Sharing Tree and bring the unwrapped gift to the Little Church or Parish Center by Thursday, December 13. Gifts will be given to PRISM for their Holiday Toy Shoppe.
Help out at PRISM’s Holiday Shop on Saturday, December 15. To volunteer, please email Kevin Lytle at email@example.com.
Help organize and deliver the Mission Nursing home Christmas gifts the week of December 17.
Donate frozen hams or turkeys for PRISM families. They can be placed in the white chest freezer by the little kitchen at the Parish Center.
Adopt a Family/Person for Christmas. St. Joseph will partner with PRISM’s Rapid Rehousing staff to help those transitioning from homelessness to their own place. Wish lists will help guide us to the most needed items for individuals, family gifts and household items. Please see the Adopt-a-Family tree in the Parish Center Gathering Space and pick up a tag to shop for an individual or a family.
Not able to do the shopping yourself? Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at the Parish Office (Attn: Jason). Please put “Christmas Families” in the memo. Shoppers are also needed for a special shopping trip the evening of Sunday, December 16.
Volunteers Needed Eucharist Ministers to the Homebound
Sometimes parishioners aren’t able to come to weekend liturgies due to recovery from surgery, illness or lack of transportation. Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound visit them in their homes bringing Eucharist, prayer and support. We are in need of others who could do this. Please call Pat Goetz for more information. 763.544.3352, ext. 114.
Upcoming Baptism Date
If you have already participated in the Baptism preparation here at St. Joseph’s and have a child who needs baptism, Sunday, December 30, is the next available date. Baptism will take place during the 10am Mass that day. To schedule a date or for more information, contact Mary Greving at the Parish Office.
Make sure you have Friday, December 21, at 7pm on your calendar to watch our preschoolers through Grade 5 partake in our annual Christmas Pageant. The fifth graders have been hard at work learning lines and actions to perform the pageant.
We welcome Grant Gifford Bramwell who has joined our parish community at the Lord’s Table for the first time on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Grant is the son of Joe and Mandy Bramwell.
We welcome Ada Mae Kerberwho was baptized into our faith community on Sunday, November 18, 2018. Ada is the daughter of Erik and Brigette Kerber.
Youth Ministry Retreat - Reason for the Season
Sign up for the Youth Ministry Retreat about Christmas "The Reason for the Season" on Dec. 8 & 9 at Camp Friendship. For youth grades 6-12. This retreat promises to feature lots of fun Christmas activities while helping us to really understand the reason for the season. Sign up using the link below.
Reason for the Season Retreat Registration Link
Parish Calendar of Events
Monday, November 26
1:00 pm 500 Card Club
6:00 pm K of C Choir Rehearsal - RR
6:30 pm Alcoholics Anonymous - LC
7:00 pm Grief Group - Rm 2
Tuesday, November 27
7:00 am Centering Prayer Group - LC
8:30 am Eucharistic Adoration - Chapel
5:30 pm MASS - Sanctuary
6:00 pm Cub Scout Pack 751 - High Hall
6:30 pm Christmas Pageant Practice - Sanctuary
6:30 pm Fit Club - Rm C
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal - RR
7:00 pm Finance Council Meeting - JP
7:00 pm Gospel of Luke Bible Study - Rm A
7:00 pm Music Ministry Meeting - RR
7:00 pm Weight Watchers - Rm B
Wednesday, November 28
Dinner at Your Door
8:30 am MASS - Chapel
2:00 pm Mass at Ambassador Care Center
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal - Sanctuary
7:00 pm RCIA - JP I&II
Thursday, November 29
6:15 am Men’s Scripture Group - LC
8:30 am MASS - Chapel
7:00 pm K of C Meeting - Rm 3
7:00 pm KidPack Packing - Rm C
Friday, November 30
8:15 am KidPack Delivery - RSIS
2:20 pm KidPack Delivery - Sonnesyn
6:00 pm Fil Minnesota Set-Up - Rm A+
6:00 pm Wedding Rehearsal - LC
Saturday, December 1
8:00 am Fil Minnesota Christmas Pageant - Rm A
3:00 pm Bunda-Dixon Wedding - LC
3:30 pm Individual Confessions - Reconciliation Rm
4:30 pm MASS - PC
Sunday, December 2
8:00 am MASS - LC
8:30 am Cenacle of Prayer for Priests - E. Chapel
9:00 am K of C Pancake Breakfast - Rm A
9:30 am MASS - LC
10:00 am MASS - PC
10:00 am Preschool/Grade 1 Classes
10:00 am RCIA - Chapel
6:00 pm MASS - PC
7:15 pm IN TOUCH and ON the ROCK
Songs of Advent:The Season of Waiting
With Fr. Michael Joncas
Tuesday, December 4, 7-9pm
The liturgical season of Advent in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite has two distinct foci” the mystery of the coming of Christ at the end of history (Parousia) and the mystery of the coming of Christ into history. We will explore how the foci are expressed in the hymns (e.g., O Antiphons, Veni, Veni
Emmanuell “ O Come, O Come Emmanuel”), antiphons (e.g., Rorate caeli desuper), collects, prefaces, Eucharistic Prayers, blessings and gospel hymns/hymns of the day. Immersion in these texts should help us to develop Advental spirituality, living in the tension between already and not yet.
2675 Benet Road, St. Paul, 651.777.7251
Registration link for Season of Waiting w/ Fr. Joncas
Exploring the Gospel of Luke
Fr. Michael Patella, OSB
This fall our parish has studied "Exploring the Gospel of Luke" written by Fr. Michael Patella. Come see him speak in person at St. Joseph the Worker about the Gospel of Luke. You do not need to have participated in our study group to attend this event.
If asked, many would rank the Gospel of Luke as their favorite among the New Testament writings. With its attention on outcasts, women, and salvation history, Luke features some of the best stories in the New Testament, displaying topics foundational to the development of the Christian Tradition. Underlying these colorful themes lies the Gospel naarrative's primary focus — Jesus's cosmic battle with the Devil.
Dates & Locations
Thursday, December 6, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. - St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 7180 Hemlock Lane N Maple Grove, MN 55369
Registration link: Exploring the Gospel of Luke presentation
Part-Time Job Opportunity at St. Joseph’s
Would you like to work in a paid, part-time position for St. Joseph’s Catholic Community? We have a position available in Building Services. The person in this position would work Saturday afternoons, 3-6pm and Tuesday evenings 5-9pm.
Principle Job Functions:
• Work independently every other weekend to provide building
services to St. Joseph Catholic Community.
• Provide care for our church building, conduct event set-ups, and respond to the physical asset needs of programs for all ministries.
• Provide a secure environment for members, visitors, and staff.
• Maintain proper settings for heating and cooling systems and act as the focal point for addressing any building or equipment needs and/or malfunctions.
All training is provided, and you work with the greatest community of faith! If you are interested in working for our community, please call Dean Rademacher, the Parish Director, 763.544.3352 to discuss the job more fully.
Sent by Erin Schueller on Wednesday, November 28 at 10:52AM