Calendar of Monthly and Weekly Projects
A PRAYER FOR OUR REVIVAL 2018
Almighty and loving Father, we humbly pray that You will bless
our revival with powerful assistance of your Sweet Spirit.
Grant that our parish may respond to this time of grace and mercy
Through “Jesus heal Our land; What We Must Do”.
Help us put aside all things that crowd our lives so that we can schedule
these four days to come together as a praying and fasting Catholic community.
We ask for the grace to learn to live the simplicity that Jesus taught in our complex world.
Bless our revival priest, Fr. Sidney Speaks, preacher and
teacher. Prepare his heart with the message you have for us. Fill
him with your Sweet Spirit to help us to be transfigured in Christ.
May Mary, Our Mother, our model and guide, obtain from her
divine Son, all that we need to make this time of spiritual renewal.
This we ask of You, Father, Son, and Sweet Holy Spirit who lives
and reigns forever and ever.
Bible study is finished for the summer, please join us when we resume in the fall.
Check back here or read the bulletin for fall times and dates
A new eight-week LANDINGS series has begun, our next meeting will be May 19th at 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s. LANDINGS is a program for returning or inactive Catholics, or parishioners that want to explore a more about to their Catholic faith. During this eight week series of compassionate listening, we pray together, shared our faith journeys, and discussed our Catholic beliefs, all guided by the Holy Spirit.
What greater act of love this year than to reactivate your own faith, or invite someone back home to the Church, through LANDINGS? The full participation of every Catholic is a precious gift to our faith community. There is no pressure, just an invitation to explore the possibilities.
To find out more about LANDINGS, please contact Freddie Mae Poole at 301 430-0619/email: email@example.com or Michael Akpan at 301 249-0130 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions or brochures please call the contact people listed at the bottom of each flyer
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 Steven Nash at: 202-270-8660 email@example.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 Nash or the church office.
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.
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!
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 Steven Nash
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for those 16 years or older will begin Wednesday, September 7, 2018, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-503-3170.
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
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.
Eucharist 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 email@example.com.