Saturday, June 29
11:00am - 1:30pm: CDA Bunco Brunch
DIAPER DRIVE: Please help us fill our box with diapers for needy children in our parish. The donation box will be located downstairs across from the glass case with the baby poster. We will only have it there the first 2 weeks of each month when they change out the next month's poster! Our baby is really growing! We are in great need of these diapers. Thank you for helping.
LEAVING THE PARISH? LET US KNOW! Are you moving away from our parish, or do you know someone who has? It costs the parish money to to maintain parishioner records and to print and send collection envelopes... Please be sure to let us know if you must leave us and allow us to update our records and discontinue collection envelope printing and delivery. Contact Lucy Cook in the Parish Office at 830-980-2268.
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:
- An Electric Range
- Stand or Box Fans
- Window Unit Air Conditioners
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.
FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION: Faith Formation Registration 2013-2014 for Grades K-12 is ongoing in the Faith Formation Office and Parish Office. Forms are also available under the Faith Formation tab, above. Classes will start in September, 2013.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: June 24–28 – Come join us for the COOL KINGDOM PARTY. Volunteers, please check the news article. For more information on this year's VBS program, check the VBS section of the Faith Formation page.
There will be a Youth Volunteer training meeting on Saturday, June 22, from 10:00am - 2:00pm, with lunch served at noon. Contact Denise MacShane at 830-980-2268, ext. 211, with any questions.
SUMMER SOCIAL: All middle school students and their families are invited to join us on June 18, in St. John Hall, for food, fun, games, and fellowship, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This includes all students who will be in grades 6-8 for the 2013-2014 school year. Help us "kick-off" the summer with a great family night! Contact Darnell Moore at 830-980-2268, ext. 210, or Melanie Edmonson at 830-446-9456.
LIFE TEEN INSPIRATION TOUR: Each year Life Teen hosts a thrilling day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Teens get to enjoy the rides, water park, and at the end of the day a concert, speaker, Mass, and Adoration. Cost is $40 or if you have a season pass it is only $15. Plan on going on Saturday, August 10! Permission forms are available by clicking HERE!
YOUNG ADULTS PRAYER RETREAT: July 12 - 14 Contact Rick Zapf for information.
EXCITING NEWS! Be watching the bulletin for upcoming information regarding new and exciting opportunities for our adults to grow in their faith! Pilgrimages, days of recollection, Bible studies and more! We invite you to be a part of these exciting programs.
The Archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family Life & NFP would like to invite you to the annual Family Fiesta of Life Conference on July 12 and 13 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church. On Friday evening, come listen as nationally-renowned musician and speaker, Chris Padgett, offers a concert of praise and worship music followed by a free ice cream social. Saturday's events will include a Mass presided by Archbishop Gustavo, internationally known speakers Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak, giving 3 adult talks, and Chris Padgett offering 3 talks for our teen and young adults. Registration is $10 for individuals, $20 for couples, and $25 for families. Child care will be available but pre-registration is required. To register online please visit: archsa.org/marriageandfamilylife. For questions, please call Amy Voorhees at 210-307-8878.
Are you or someone you know Divorced, Widowed, or Separated and hurting? The July 19-21 Beginning Experience Weekend Retreat will help you deal with the grief process. It offers an opportunity for turning the pain of loss into a growth experience. For more information visit www.sanantoniobe.org or contact Patricia at 210-478-0690 or email@example.com.
The Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center presents its 3rd Annual Ladies Luncheon and Style Show on July 27 at 11:30am at the St. Peter's Banquet Hall in Boerne. A reserved table for ten including ten raffle basket tickets and program and table recognition costs $500, while individual tickets sell for $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets are available at the Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center located at 439 Fabra Street in Boerne. For questions regarding reserved tables or other sponsorships please contact Tiffany Boerner at 210-415-7474. For questions regarding donations for raffle baskets or the silent auction please contact Joy Stewart at 817-991-5713.
The Covenant of Love Marriage Ministry will not meet in July. Join us for our next meeting on August 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Wondering what this ministry is all about? Contact Ken and Lorie Kolacny at 830-336-2016 for details.
Looking for a Ministry that will "touch" thousands of lives including our wounded warriors? Here it is! Leading our dedicated members of the Rosary Guild who make rosaries. You would order supplies (paid for by the church, of course), prepare materials for the Thursday meetings, and deliver rosaries to BAMC. Contact Lucy Cook for more information 830-980-2268 or 830-885-2673.
Each year Life Teen hosts a thrilling day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Teens get to enjoy the rides, water park, and at the end of the day a concert, speaker, Mass, and Adoration. Cost is $50 or if you have a season pass it is only $25. Plan on going on Saturday, August 10! Permission forms are available by clicking the link, available below.
All youth between the ages of 7-18 who have received their first Holy Communion and are interested in becoming an Altar Server, are invited to attend a two-hour training session and watch an online video available on the church website. This is a great way for our youth to develop a closer relationship with God and to serve our parish. The two-hour training can be scheduled at your convenience for the month of June by contacting Kim Barton at 210-878-9519.
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will host a Bunco Brunch on Saturday, June 29, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Come join us for some food, fun, and prizes! Tickets will be sold on June 22-23 after all the Masses, as well as at the door on the day of the event. Proceeds will benefit the Mission of Divine Mercy retreat center near Canyon Lake. For more information, please contact Veronica Alonzo at 210-834-2053 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Madeline Kammer at 830-980-9778.
The Technology Ministry of St. Joseph - Honey Creek is currently seeking volunteers to help with various projects and events at the church. If you have a background in any of the following, we would love to hear from you: computer networking, software applications, audio/visual equipment and production, photography, social media, desktop publishing, graphic arts and design, website design, office telephone systems, computer repair, and office equipment. If interested in volunteering in any of these capacities, please contact Tammy Frost at 830-980-2268, ext. 213.
Please help us fill our box with diapers for St. Vincent de Paul. It will be located downstairs across from the glass case with the baby poster. We will only have it there the first 2 weeks of each month when they change out the next month's poster! Our baby is really growing! We are in great need of these diapers especially in toddlers sizes. Thank you for helping.
What exactly is a Promise Card? Many people are familiar with the concept of Commitment Card. We chose the name Promise Card to emphasize the idea that, to our best ability, we are promising to support our parish in our gifts of treasure. Everything we have here at St. Joseph-Honey Creek is because of the generous gifts of our parishioners. So much has been accomplished in this past year... the rectory, the mausoleum, renovation of the Parish Hall, St. Vincent de Paul building, expanded parking and much more, has all been achieved without incurring additional debt. This could not have been done without the support of all of our parishioners who give financially to the parish. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Promise Cards.
If I submitted a Promise card previously, is this new Promise Card in addition to that card? The parish is run on a fiscal year; from July to June. This card will be a promise from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. This card replaces last year's Promise Card commitment which finishes at the end of June.
What about the Building Fund and other collections? We believe in the idea of Stewardship and giving of our first fruits to meet the financial demands of the parish. Therefore the Promise Card is the primary source of support for the parish. We believe that a single weekly/monthly/quarterly contribution by parishioners will accommodate the entire financial needs of the parish. The Building Fund and St. Vincent de Paul are a separate contribution opportunity.
I give every week by putting my money in the basket. Why do I need to fill out a card? The Promise Card lets us plan for the future, giving the parish an idea of what funds we will have to address the various needs of our parish family and those in our community who may require assistance from the parish, specifically through the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The promise you give is one that you feel you can meet, but if your circumstances would change, it is understood that your giving would have to reflect that change. God gives us many challenges and blessings throughout the year and we know that our giving is a reflection of those challenges and blessings.
Please prayerfully reflect on your financial support for the parish. Remember God can never be outdone in generosity. May our gift to the parish show our thanks for all that God has done for us.
At this time we have families who are in need of electric and gas ranges, mattresses (double and twin sizes), and diapers (Sizes 2, 3, 4, and Pull-Ups). To help St. Joseph families by donating any of these items, please contact Maryetta Schmiedekamp at 830-336-4222.
Join Fr. Valentine Gallegos on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, in Spanish. It will include one night at Mt. Carmel, three nights in Galilee, and six nights in Jerusalem. Imagine seeing the places of the Bible-Mt. of Olives, Calvary, Bethlehem, Nazareth, and more. This pilgrimage includes everything, and there are no hidden costs. The group will depart from San Antonio on July 20 and return on July 31. To learn more, come to a meeting on Friday, May 17, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the Pilgrim Center of Hope. Call the Pilgrim Center of Hope in San Antonio for more information at 210-521-3377. They have over 25 years of experience. Join them for this journey of a lifetime!
Faith Formation relies on your continued support of buying HEB gift cards. Through your generosity we will help send three young men to Kansas for a leadership training and eleven teens to Life Teen Camp in Georgia. Cards are always available in the Parish Office and monthly in the church. Now, HEB has their gas promotion through July 7, 2013. You can also use HEB gift cards for groceries, prescriptions, flowers, and electronics. Need a gift for that special someone? Give them an HEB card or buy a great gift from HEB using an HEB card purchased from St. Joseph Youth Ministry!
Are you interested in sewing, ironing, cutting, coordinating colors and assembly of material? Then you will love the St. Joseph Prayer Quilt Ministry. These quilts will be made for parishioners who are chronically ill, in the hospital, and also for those at the Veterans Hospital. These quilts are being made to give the individuals comfort and healing as they are covered with love and prayers in each stitch.
Because the Prayer Quilt Ministry is just starting, we are in need of many supplies. The group will meet on Thursdays after morning mass from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. as soon as we get enough supplies to work with. If you are interested in joining the ministry or have supplies for donation, please contact Joan Werner at email@example.com, at 832-687-0584, or at 830-899-2780.
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.
Friday, June 14
The Covenant of Love marriage ministry will meet Friday, June 14, at 7:00 p.m. at the Glenwood subdivision neighborhood pool on Blanco Road. Please bring the kids for an evening of food and fellowship and swimming! Hot dogs and lemonade will be provided. Please bring a side or dessert to share. In case of rain, we will meet at the parish hall.
For more information about this ministry, or to arrange for childcare, contact Ken and Lorie Kolacny.
Designated pilgrimage sites for the Year of Faith in the Archdiocese of San Antonio include:
To download a printable PDF of the letter from Archbishop Gustavo regarding the Year of Faith Pilgrimages in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, please click on the image below.
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
Daily Mass (chapel)
Monday 7:00 pm, Wednesday 7:00 pm, Thursday 8:00 am, Friday 8:00 am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (chapel)
Tuesday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
“Could you not watch and wait one hour with me?”
Holy Hour for Vocations (chapel)
Last Tuesday of the Month:
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm