Announcements and Upcoming Events

 

    Calendar of Monthly and Weekly Projects

 

 

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Help the Good Samaritans Ministry with their

Project Warm Coats!

 

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 Please help the Good Samaritans bring warmth to our children at Columbia Park and Dodge Park Elementary Schools and Kenmoor Middle School.  Please donate NEW hats,
gloves, scarves, socks, sweaters, coats and jackets.  You may also make monetary donations payable to the Good Samaritans Ministry.  Place articles of clothing in the
box located in the foyer or place your donation in the donation box.  School personnel
will distribute these articles to the most needy students.
Your help is URGENTLY needed before the December 10th deadline.

 

 

BellsHAPPY HOLIDAYS!

KC Ladies Auxiliary

James C. Fletcher Jr., Knights of Columbus Presents

"Holiday Dance" 

on

Saturday - December 2, 2017

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

St. Joseph Church, Rosemont Room

for an evening of Dinner, Dancing, Open Bar

$30 Per Person 

For Tickets Call:

Sharon Thompson - 301-928-3690
Deborah Robinson - 301-332-1793
Catherine Gresham - 301-868-5795
Etoile Hawkins - 301-336-0284
Val Davenport - 302-535-2004
Gale Bell - 301-379-0462


 

OUR LADY OF GRACE SODALITY

    75th Anniversary
 

Anniversary Luncheon

 
Saturday, December 9, 2017
 
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Tickets - $50.00 - Children $25.00 (under age 8)
 
Good Food - Door Prizes - Entertainment
 

Tickets: Janette Bell - (301) 927-6245

               Verna Etheridge - (301) 390-5661

               Betty Lee -  (301) 262-0774

               Sadie Malveaux - (301) 249-5707

               Elizabeth White - (301) 352-9121 or Any member of the Sodality

     Miraculous Medal 


 

  All youth servers are required to attend monthly practice sessions to strengthen their altar skills.

If you have at least received First Communion and would like to serve our parish in this important way,

Please contact Deacon Al & Jane Turner, by phone: 301-840-0255 or by email: jn_trnr@yahoo.com.

ATTENTION: ALL ALTAR SERVERS AND THOSE WANTING TO BECOME ONE!

For all youth and adults who'd like to join the Altar Servers Ministry, please complete enrollment forms, available in the ministry's mailbox (Room 3) and return to Deacon or Mrs. Turner.  


  


CALLING ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE GIRLS OF THE PARISH

Why is the Blessed Virgin Mary so important in your life now?  How can she help you draw closer to Jesus?  Come see, for fun and faith-sharing, food and fellowship at the next Get-Together of the Marian Tweens and Teens Group on Saturday, February 17th, from 12:30p.m. to 2:30p.m. in the Rosemont Room. This is  an outreach ministry of  Our Lady of Grace Sodality.

Participants are invited to explore the connection of the Blessed Mother Mary to their real-life interests and concerns. 


Our Lady of Grace

Please RSVP with Sodalist, Jane Turner, by cell - 301-800-5310 or by email - jn_trnr@yahoo.com.


 

 

 

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With the arrival of autumn, I'd like to invite you to join Faith Direct, our parish's electronic giving program. Our to-do lists can get lengthy during this season, but Faith Direct's eGiving program will give you one less thing to remember each week--no more envelopes to find before you go to Mass.
Visit www.faithdirect.net and use our church code: MD651.

Please do not forget that St. Joseph Catholic Church needs your sustained gifts too. Faith Direct makes it easy with our new app! Download it from the App Store or Google Play and use church code (MD651) to start giving today!

Thank you for your continued support of our parish family with your time, talent and treasure! We will be keeping you and your families in prayer throughout the year!

God Bless!

 


 St. Joseph Youth Ministry

 The mission of St. Joseph Youth Ministry is to create a space where high school youth can come together to learn and grow in their faith, through fellowship, adoration, and community service.  We will be adding activities to our calendar to include a youth retreat.

 We look forward to you joining us at future meetings on the 2nd and 4th  Sundays of each month at 1:00pm. If you are interested in more information about the youth ministry, please take an youth ministry information sheet from the information table in the foyer.  

                                                 

Catholic Bytes is a new Catholic podcast that offers short (5-10 minute), dynamic talks about the faith. Episodes offer listeners a variety of themes: faith fundamentals, Scripture, dogma, morals, liturgy, spirituality, saints, Church history, and personal testimonies. It is a perfect way to get your day started with a “faith-booster” on your morning commute.

All podcasts are offered for free and can be accessed through the website: www.catholicbytespodcast.com. More information can also be accessed on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CatholicBytes) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/catholicbytes).
Catholic Bytes is an initiative of seminarians from the Pontifical North American College, Rome. It offers to a global audience the expertise and experience of faith filled priests, seminarians, and laity from across the world who are currently studying at various pontifical universities throughout Rome. And if you listen carefully, you may hear the familiar voice of a certain St. Joseph’s parochial vicar – but to find out which one, you’ll need to tune in!

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STUDY SESSIONS HERE AT ST. JOSEPH'S  are on WEDNESDAYS, IN CLASSROOM 1 FROM 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM. THIS PROCESS, WHICH IS THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF  ADULTS [ R.I.C.A.], IS FOR THOSE AGE 16 AND OLDER.   ADULTS BAPTIZED IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, NEEDING TO COMPLETE THE SACRAMENTS OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND/OR CONFIRMATION ARE ALSO WELCOMED TO COME AND PREPARE TO RECEIVE THESE SACRAMENTS. 

TO REGISTER OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Deacon Al Turner 

AT

301-503-3170

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for those 16 years or older will begin Wednesday, September 6, 2017, in Classroom 1 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm RCIA is a period of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment and formation for approximately eight months.
If you are NOT baptized or baptized in another Christian church and desire to become Roman Catholic orif you were baptized in the Catholic Church but never received Confirmation or First Holy Communion or if you would like to expand your understanding of the Catholic faith, you are invited to participate in the process of RCIA. For additional information or to register, contact Deacon Al Turner at: revmral@msn.com or 301-503-3170.


 

 

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Looking for a traditional Latin Mass? 

(fulfills Sunday Mass Obligation)

Our Lady Queen of Poland Parish

9700 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring, MD. 20910

1/2 mile west of Georgia Ave. off Forest Glen Rd.

Sundays at 8:00 a.m.

Check the website for more information

http\\wwwtradlatinmass.org

       
       
 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


      

... Could you not keep watch with me for one hour?" 

YOU CAME TO MASS TO RECEIVE THE WORD OF GOD

TURN THE PHONES OFF.....NO E-MAILS, NO TEXTING AND  NO GAME PLAYING

IF YOUR PHONE CONTACTS ARE THAT IMPORTANT,  PLEASE GO TO THE ROSEMONT ROOM  SO AS NOT TO DISTURB THOSE

WHO CAME TO WORSHIP  

 


 

The Archdiocese of Washington produces a weekly Sunday TV Mass filmed in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It is a wonderful ministry for those members of our Catholic family who are unable to be physically present with a local worshipping community for the Sunday Eucharistic Liturgy.

The Mass airs every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on WDCW-50:
  • On cable; Dish or Direct TV subscribers: Ch. 50
  • Comcast: Ch. 23 in Washington, DC and Montgomery County; Ch. 3 in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland
  • RCN: Ch. 15
  • Verizon: Ch. 3

 

 

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  • St Joseph Memorial Wall Candles are available for subscription in the Church Business Office.  Candles stay lit for one year and cost $300 per candle.  That's less than $.85 cents a day!  Candles may be lit for non-members and can be renewed yearly.  Light a candle on a birthday, an anniversary, at Christmas or during a wedding or funeral mass.  Light one for yourself as a Special Intention.  Location and at which mass to dedicate and light your candle are your choice and your year starts at the time of lighting.

 

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  • A very special act of consecration is that of the bread and wine used in the Eucharist, which according to Catholic belief involves their change into the Body and Blood of Christ, a change referred to as transubstantiation. To consecrate the bread and wine, the priest speaks the Words of Institution.

            PLEASE, do not take large gulps from the chalice, one small sip is all that is necessary.

                IF, you encounter a small bit of the Host while taking the chalice, CONSUME IT!  

                During the consecration, a small piece of the Host is placed in the chalice.  The Body & Blood of Christ.

                 


 

  •  Letters of Good Standing are available to REGISTERED, ACTIVELY ATTENDING/PARTICIPATING parishioners.  Please bring your school form letters to the business office, once validated you will be able to pick them up in the office.  Only letters issued by the schools will be accepted.

 


  • St. Joseph's Memorial Wall. Would you like to honor a deceased member of your family? St. Joseph Bereavement Support Ministry is taking applications for the deceased members of St. Joseph's Parish to be added to the garden Memorial Wall this Spring. For applications and more information, call Sandra James (301) 773-3196, or Etoile de Hawkins (301)-336-0284. You may also call Karen Marshall at the Front Office (301)-773-4838 ext.10.

 


  • Registration for Religious Education Classes and rites of Christian Initiation of Children (R.C.I.C.) will begin the weekend of August 26 /27 through the weekend of September16/17 after each Mass.  These classes are for students who are not in Catholic school and are in the 1st grade through 8th grade and for those children 6 yrs through 15 yrs old who have not completed or begun the Sacraments of Initiation (RCIC).  When you come to register, please bring a copy of your child's Baptismal certificate and a small school picture.   For more information about these classes, please contact : Bernadette Crawford at the church office or you can contact her by email at stjoreled@yahoo.com.