Sat., Mar. 8
Wed., Mar. 19
St. Joseph Feast Day
Sun., Mar. 30
SYMPATHIES: Our parish family extends its deepest sympathies to Kenneth Lowe and family on the recent loss of his wife Patricia Elizabeth Lowe. May she rest in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior in heaven for all eternity.
PARISH STEWARDSHIP NEWS: Father Jimmy, in consultation with the Finance Council and the Stewardship Committee, has addressed how we as a parish can more faithfully live the role of a fully committed stewardship parish. One decision he has made is to take steps to pay off our loan on the church in less than 5 years. Read the full article here.
2014 LENTEN / EASTER REHEARSALS BEGIN: Easter rehearsal schedule: March 13, 20, 27 April 3, & Monday 14. Eight rehearsals to prepare for Lent, Palm Sunday, Triduum and Easter Sunday. Rehearsals will begin at 7:00 p.m. & may last over an hour so plan accordingly, I'll have Triduum folders for you. (Easter is April 20 this year). For more information read the full article here.
HELP THE NEEDY IN OUR ST. JOSEPH-HONEY CREEK COMMUNITY! Please donate to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. At this time we have families who are in need of:
- Clothes Washer
- Clothes Dryer
- Diapers, sizes 3, 4, and 5
If you have these items or any other household items you would like to donate to help our families, please contact Maryetta Schmiedekamp at 830-336-4222.
SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE:
Elementary, Middle School & High School: No Classes from March 5 (Ash Wednesday) through March 16.
Elementary, Middle School & High School: March 19, Mass is Class at 6:30 p.m. We will be celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph.
WELCOME TO THE ALBERT FAMILY FROM HAITI: Saturday, March 15, following the 5:00 p.m. Mass, Paul and Anna Albert will speak to the parish about their time spent as missionaries in Haiti with Life Teen. Come for light refreshments after Mass and their presentation, which will take place in the church.
HAITI MISSIONARIES NEED FIRST AID AND TOILETRY ITEMS: Deadline is March 10 to the Front Office. We will have an opportunity to do a final assembly at Alt Break '14 - Project Haiti. The products that are needed are:
Antiseptic wash - Antibiotic ointment (i.e. Neosporin) - Gauze pads - Medical Tape - Band-Aids - Cotton balls - Q-tips - Tylenol Adults - Motrin Adults - Children's Tylenol (all age ranges, infants, toddlers, "tweens") - Children's Motrin (all age ranges, infants, toddlers, "tweens") - Adult Cold Medicine - Children's Cold Medicine - Pepto-Bismol tablets - Zantac tablets - Multivitamins for Adults - Multivitamins for Children (i.e. gummies, or other chewable vitamins) - Thermometer - Bars of soap - Hydrocortisone cream - TUMS
JUST5DAYS, JULY 21-25: Save the date for Just5Days, a week-long opportunity for middle schoolers to grow, learn, and serve. Watch up-coming bulletins for more details.
CONFIRMATION: The sacrament of Confirmation has been announced from the Archbishop's Office. St. Joseph - Honey Creek will have Confirmation on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the 5:00 p.m. Mass. The practice will be at the Day of Reflection on Saturday, March 29, 2014 for both the candidate and their sponsor from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Any questions, please contact Rick Zapf.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
Catholic Life Insurance Branch #38 will have their yearly Mass and dinner social on Sunday, March 23. The Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, and the dinner social will be from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. at Amazing Love Hall on Hwy. 46 West (behind The Reel restaurant). All members of Branch 38 are asked to make reservations by calling Dei Castilleja at 830-438-3713 or 210-913-4720 before March 20. You must make reservations in order to attend.
Pope Francis said on the Sanctity of Life, "It is God who gives life. Let us respect and love human life, especially vulnerable life in a moth-er's womb. Lets say 'yes' to life and 'no' to death." This year we will be carpooling every Friday at 9:00 a.m. from St. Joseph-Honey Creek to the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood located at 104 Bab-cock in San Antonio. If the carpool is not convenient, please consider going on your own or with a friend to Planned Parenthood to join with members of The Coalition for Life. Planned Parenthood is open Monday through Satur-day from 8:00 a.m. until dusk. The Coalition for Life always tries to have two people there. You may bring your Rosary or just pray peacefully. This ap-plies all during the season of Lent. For more information, please contact Mary Mac Gittinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Friday, March 7 - April 11
Serving from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in St. John Hall
Adult tickets - $10.00, Children's Tickets - $5.00
Fish & Shrimp - Hush Puppies - Cole Slaw
The Knights of Co-lumbus are looking for men and women to play in their 4th annual golf tournament being held the af-ternoon of April 25 at the River Crossing Club. Entry fee is $100.00 and includes a turkey dinner at the conclusion of the event. Sponsorships are also available. Members of the Knights will be in the gathering space after masses on March 15-16, March 22-23, and April 12-13 to sign up interested players/sponsors. Proceeds support charitable activities in the parish and the community around us. For more information contact Tom Rosol, 210-413-8079, email@example.com.
There is a quilt raffle sponsored by the Honey Bee Prayer Quilters that is taking place during the Lenten Fish Fries. A quilt made by the Honey Bee Prayer Quilters will be displayed each Friday at all the fish fries during Lent. All proceeds for the quilt raffle will go towards the materials needed for the production of prayer quilts for our parishioners. The tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5.00. Drawing for the "Big Star" quilt will be at 7:00 pm at last Fish Fry on April 11. Thanks to the Knights of Columbus for allowing the Honey Bee Prayer Quilters to conduct this raffle during the Lenten Fish Fries.
The Knights of Columbus will be selling these attractive car magnets throughout the Lenten season after masses, and at their Friday fish fry's. These colorful magnets are made of 40 mil thick white vinyl with UV protection for use in all outdoor settings. The magnet is a white cross with "He Is Risen" in blue lettering against a golden orb background. Donations will go to support the KofC Assembly startup costs, and charity work in the parish. Price: $5. Contact a Knight to purchase one.
Easter rehearsal schedule: Feb. 13, 20, March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 3, & Monday 14. Eight rehearsals to prepare for Lent, Palm Sunday, Triduum and Easter Sunday. Rehearsals will begin at 7:00pm & may last over an hour so plan accordingly, I'll have Triduum folders for you. (Easter is April 20 this year)
Spread the good word - The Easter choir is open to all in music ministry and our faithful in the parish who wish to participate, so attendance is very essential & imperative. Please come ready to work hard surrendering your time & talent... let us praise our Lord celebrating His Glory as we lead our community in faithful anticipation.
If you should arrive late, please be considerate of those who come early and are already in rehearsal. For more information contact Rick Ramirez, Director of Music at 980-2268 #207
Father Jimmy, in consultation with the Finance Council and the Stewardship Committee, has addressed how we as a parish can more faithfully live the role of a fully committed stewardship parish. One decision he has made is to take steps to pay off our loan on the church in less than 5 years. In view of doing this it was decided to change the Building Fund envelope to Debt Elimination. All money placed in this envelope will go to pay down the principle on the debt of the church.Please look for the envelope in your February envelope packets and consider giving something extra to enable our parish to quickly pay off this debt. Your generous response will provide a strong financial base enabling us to continue to meet the needs of the future for our growing parish family.
Matachines (Aztec or Mayan dancers) is a special ministry that glorifies God and venerates Our Lady through sacred dance. Their interpretive dance, colorful costumes, percussion beats, and steps are drawn from the rich indigenous culture in Mexican villages with a deep devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe and dates back to the time when Christianity first came to Mexico. If you are interested and would like to be a part of this ministry, please call Imelda Quiroz at 830-980-2268.
Si esta interesada y quiere ser parte de un grupo de Matachines, por favor hablar a Imelda Quiroz al telefono, 830-980-2268.
This historical video, which discusses the origins of our parish and the history surrounding the building of the St. Joseph Day Chapel, is narrated by Bryden Moon and was produced by Tom Brod in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the construction of this Hill Country treasure.
Would you like to learn how to live the Word in unity with others in our parish? The goal of the St. Joseph's Word of Life group is to learn how to concretely live the Gospel so that it becomes the thrust behind our daily actions and so that Christ's prayer "that all may be one" can become a reality. For more information, contact Linda Specht at 210-269-7910 or Geri Guadagno at 830-885-2730. See the monthly Word of Life meditation and personal stories of living the Word at http://www.focolare.us/us/spirituality/experiences.
All women are invited to attend the, "Hands and Voices: Mentoring Women for Ages to Come Prayer Group," which meets on the first Wednesday of each month (with the exception of January, when we will meet on Wednesday, January 8) from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Day Chapel, following the 7:00 p.m. Mass.
If you are looking for an occasional day to spend with friends and help fellow parishioners, please consider volunteering to serve on the Bereavement Committee. We are looking for additional volunteers to assist in preparing/setting up meals for funerals in our parish. Please contact Janie or Don Kellner at 830-885-5652 for additional information.
Pictures taken during Holy Week, at the Confirmation Mass at St. Joseph-Honey Creek on April 7, and at other parish events are now available to download for free in the Gallery section of our parish website.
Have you ever wanted to hear a particular song during the Mass, or thought that something more could be added to the music ministry to make it more effective in the Eucharistic Celebration? We are all ears! Please contact Director of Music, Rick Ramirez, at 830-980-2268, ext. 207, with any suggestions you might have to make our music ministry even more effective in praising our Lord!
Please donate to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. At this time we have families who are in need of:
• Clothes washing machines
• Mattresses (Double and twin sizes)
• Diapers (Sizes 2, 3, 4, and Pull-Ups)
To help St. Joseph families by donating any of these items, please contact Maryetta Schmiedekamp.
If you would like to make a monetary contribution in the collection and do not have your SVDP envelope, use one of the yellow envelopes in the pews. Please write “St. Vincent de Paul” or “SVDP” on the envelope.
Stephen Ministry provides a confidential, one–on–one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. These difficulties may include the loss of a loved one, divorce or separation, the loss of employment, incarceration, a terminal illness, and many other challenges. A Stephen Minister could be assigned to provide spiritual encouragement during these difficult times by listening, praying, and walking with you in Christ.
Confession: 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
(reconciliation or penance)
Mass: 5:00 pm
Mass: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:30 pm (Spanish), 5:00 pm
Liturgy of the Word with Communion: 8:00 am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 8:30 am to 10:00 pm
“Could you not watch and wait one hour with me?”
Daily Mass (chapel)
Monday 7:00 pm, Wednesday 7:00 pm, Thursday 8:00 am, Friday 8:00 am
Holy Hour for Vocations (chapel)
Last Tuesday of the Month:
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm