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Interested in singing in the choir for the Latin Mass when introduced in the parish in September? Contact the Latin Mass choir director, Nathan Carpenter, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to experience the choir's role in the Latin Mass, consider attending the Latin Mass on the 1st, 3rd or 4th Sundays of the month. Currently, it is at 1:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Parish.

Registration for the Sacrament of Confirmation is now open! Bishop Kemme has lowered the age for ordinary reception of this important and holy Sacrament to those who are in the 6th and 7th grade. This means that for the upcoming class we will have students from 6th grade through 10th grade. If you have a child who will be entering 6th grade or higher and who has not yet been confirmed, please call the parish office to register your child. We need copies of each student's baptismal certificate. Classes will begin later this summer with Confirmation taking place in January of 2020. Due to the larger size of this class, we are asking for additional assistance forming our Confirmandi. If you would like to help out with instructing our youth, please let the parish office know. 

A live viewing of the Town Hall Meeting is available on Facebook.

The Extraordinary Form community will move to St. Joseph parish as of September 1, 2019. 

  • With this change, Fr. Pat is proposing (still open to discussion) Mass Times will change to 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and the Extraordinary Form will have the 11:00 a.m. time.  
  • Saturday will remain the same. 
    Weekday masses are to be determined. 
  • St. Joseph plans to host a welcome reception for the Latin Mass Community on Sunday, September 1, 2019.
  • We will be making changes to the sanctuary to include communion rails and welcoming the Extraordinary Form community permanently into St. Joe as parishioners!

Second, the current rectory is not sufficient to house two priests. We are looking for another house close in the neighborhood, if available or build a new house on campus. 

  • The parish library is going to be divided into two offices. 

Our school building is in need of attention. Denish Kerschen of The Law Company, Inc has assessed the building and recommends renovating this building that has good bones. Father proposes starting a capital campaign by 2021 to be able to refurbish the school building. It's going to take hard work and sacrifice. The walls are good and the building solid. Architects have come and are putting together a plan. 

Andrew Purcell spoke about the youth of our parish and asked parishioners to pray for our youth. 

Judi Scheidler's introduced Christ Life which will start at St. Joseph parish this fall. This seven-week course starts on September 4th. Think of it as a soul-adjustment by the Holy Spirit. Stay tuned for more information and sign-up. 

Decades of Delano - September 28, 2019

Celebrate the uniqueness of who we are as a community church in the Delano neighborhood and come together to celebrate the gifts given to us by God. This event will support our school. Put in on your calendar.

Bishop's Pastoral Plan 
  • Evangelization
  • Renewal of Stewardship Way of Life
  • Reclaim Sunday as the Day of the Lord

Start by inviting those you know who have fallen away to come back to Sunday Mass or parish and Catholic events. 

Our food pantry cupboards are often in need. Please consider donating any non-perishable food and personal care items and place them in the box in the back of the church. 

Listed below are a list of non-perishable items in need. This list is according to the first letter of your last name in order to get the variety of items that are needed. 

A-C  -  cereals, breakfast items, pancake mix, syrup
D-F  - laundry soaps, fabric softener, tooth paste, body & hand soap
G-I  - hamburger helper, chicken helper, tuna helper, macaroni & cheese
J-L  - toilet paper, Kleenex, instant mashed potatoes
M-0  - canned soup, canned chili, crackers, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce
P-R  - jelly and jams, peanut butter, noodles, spaghetti
S-U  - canned fruit, canned vegetables, muffin mixes, cake mixes
W-Z  - canned meats, tuna, chicken

 

Read them at this link.