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Upcoming Events


Vacation Bible School June 26-30 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  All children MUST be preregistered
RCIA Inquiry Session Wednesday, June 28, Room 206 7:00 P.M.

Special Announcements

Eucharistic Adoration is in need of additional adorers during the hours listed below. Please consider committing to one hour at one of the following times:
Mondays - 4 p.m., 8 p.m., or 9 p.m.
Tuesdays - 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. or 8 p.m.
Contact Judy and Terry Temple at 210-410-9394 for more information or to sign up. Thank you.

 

 

Please take extra time and precautions when visiting our campus in the coming months

Notice: The west gate will be closed due to on-campus road construction. Work will begin on June 12 and will be completed on or before June 30, depending on the weather. Also, during construction of Hwy 46, the left-hand turn lane has been removed. Your safety is important to us, please use caution.

 

 

Faith Formation Announcements


                                          

 

 

 

GET FORMED HERE!

KNOW YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH AND LIVE IT! 

 Our Parish Just Got FORMED!

THE BEST CATHOLIC CONTENT. ALL IN ONE PLACE.

We are excited to announce that our parish has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called FORMED. Every parishioner will have 24/7 access to the best Catholic content on any device, including your computer, smartphone and tablet with internet access. With FORMED you'll find video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the deepest meaning of marriage, receive Bible studies on a variety of topics and includes inspiring audio talks.
Here's how easy it is to get FORMED: click on the link above or go to www.FORMED.org. You should see the registration box for parishioners. Now type in the parish code: b155b. Now set up a username and a password. Now you are all set to use all the great programs on FORMED.org anytime by simply logging in.
If you have any questions please contact the Faith Formation Office at 830-980-2268 ext. 259

 

GENERAL FAITH FORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT: 2017-2018 Faith Formation Registration forms

ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION Hello Families!  As the Faith Formation Department begins to plan for the 2017-2018 year of Religious Education, we hope you would please prayerfully discern a roll as a Catechist!  We have a vibrant faith community yearning for your leadership.  Our classes meet Wednesday evenings and Sundays, both mornings and evenings.  Please contact me in the Faith Formation Office, or be sure to add your name on the Volunteer Page of your child's registration form.  I would love to speak to you personally regarding this Ministry.  Please contact Sue Torres by email at stores@stjoseph-honeycreek.org or by phone at 830-980-2268.  Wishing you continued blessings!

  

 ADULT FAITH FORMATION FALL 2016 OFFERINGS More information/Registration form 

ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC?  There is a place for you, here with us.  As an adult, you become Catholic through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).  RCIA will meet weekly during the upcoming year, beginning in September.  Our meetings will last approximately 1½ - 2 hours on Sunday mornings.  Each week, we will discuss different topics to deepen our understanding of the Catholic faith.   This class time will be a time to question and research where and how the Church got her authority and why Catholics believe as they do. You will be guided and supported in the faith through instruction. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about becoming Catholic, contact Charles Noll at 830-980-2268, ext. 210.


 



 



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News Headlines
  • New Ministry - Guadalupanos

    The Society of the Guadalupanos is a new ministry at St. Joseph-Honey Creek. The purpose of the Guadalupanos is to give honor and praise to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. To learn about this ministry, we invite you to join us for the first meeting on July 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This ministry is open to all parishioners. For more information contact Imelda Quiroz 830-980-2268.

    Si esta interesado en hacerse Guadalupano, San Jose tendra una junta para las personas que esten interesados. La junta sera el 27 de Julio a las 7:00 p.m. en el Salón Parroquial. Todos estan invitados a participar en este nuevo ministerio. Para mas información llamar a la oficina con Imelda Quiroz al teléfono 830-980-2268

     

     

  • Natural Family Plannning

    The Gift of Marriage and Natural Family Planning "Marriage is the holy union of one man and one woman permanently committed to each other and open to new life."  Any engaged or married couples who are interested in learning more about Natural Family Planning are invited to contact Laura Brill from the Archdiocese of San Antonio.  Laura has gone through extensive NFP training and is working on her practicum to complete her program as a trainer. She would love to speak work with you regarding the Catholic Church's only acceptable form of Birth Control.  She can be reached by phone at 210-379-6135 or by email at Laura.Brill@archsa.org.

  • Cry Room

    A Young Adult survey indicated a need for a place for parents with crying babies to go outside of the Sanctuary. Please save the chairs in the Gathering Space for families with small children and parishioners with special needs. This area is our Cry Room. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Faith Formation Catechist

    Hello Families!  As the Faith Formation Department begins to plan for the 2017-2018 year of Religious Education, we hope you would please prayerfully discern a roll as a Catechist!  We have a vibrant faith community yearning for your leadership.  Our classes meet Wednesday evenings and Sundays, both mornings and evenings.  Please contact me in the Faith Formation Office, or be sure to add your name on the Volunteer Page of your child's registration form.  I would love to speak to you personally regarding this Ministry.  Please contact Sue Torres by email at stores@stjoseph-honeycreek.org or by phone at 830-980-2268.  Wishing you continued blessings!

  • RCIA Inquiry Sessions

    Come join us as we explore the Catholic Faith together! Are you interested in developing an intimate relationship with the Lord? Do you have questions about the Catholic Faith? Are you or members of your family in need of receiving sacraments in the Catholic Church? Has a family member left the Church? We are here to help you begin or continue your faith journey so that you can find true peace, happiness, and purpose in life!
    All are invited to our Inquiry Sessions on Wednesday, June 28 and Wednesday, July, 12 in Room 207 of the Education Building following the 7 p.m. Mass in the Chapel.
    Jesus is waiting for you with open arms to discover the truth, wonder and mystery of the Catholic faith. Contact Deacon Mike Pawelek at email mpawelek@stjoseph-honeycreek.org or (210)771-3802.

  • Mom's Group Book Study

    Mom! You deserve a Summer Break!! Spend two hours socializing with other moms and take a moment to revitalize your spiritual life. We will begin with daily Mass followed by fellowship and discussion of assigned chapters from Random Moments of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood by Ginny Kubitz Moyer. We'll meet on Monday nights from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. from June 12 through August 7. If you are interested, please contact Ashley MacShane 210-414-9344 ashleymacshane@yahoo.com

  • Honey Bee Prayer Quilters

    The Honey Bee Prayer Quilters are looking for volunteers to assist in making prayer quilts for individuals (adults and children) of our parish who are seriously ill, in the hospital, or going through a hard time in their life (medically or emotionally).  These prayer quilts give comfort and hope to the individuals who receive them.  This is a great way to serve others as Jesus did.  If you can sew, iron, cut, coordinate colors, and tie, you will fit right in.  If you are interested in learning to quilt, we will teach you.  Have you started Spring cleaning and looking to decrease your stash of cotton fabric, please keep us in mind.  We are always in need of cotton material.  We meet every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in room 202 in the Education Building.  If you have any other questions, please contact Joan Werner at 832-687-0584 or e-mail at werner.joan@sbcglobal.net.

  • Veterans Day Ceremony

    VIETNAM ERA VETERANS

    AND FAMILY MEMBERS

    of Bulverde and Honey Creek Communities

    WE WOULD LIKE TO HONOR YOU!

     

     

    On Saturday, November 11, 2017, the Knights of Columbus and the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to recognize and honor your service during a special ceremony at St. Joseph - Honey Creek.

    If you served in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period November 1, 1955 thru May 15, 1975, regardless of location, you are eligible to be included in this ceremony

    Contact Debbie or Henry Delgado at Debbiedelgado57@gmail.com or call Henry Delgado at 972-571-2892.

    Let us know which category applies to you, a family member or friend

    Categories of Eligibility:

    a) Living Veterans
    b) Former or deceased American Military POW's listed by the Dept. of Defense
    c) Unaccounted For (MIA-family member to receive)
    d) In Memory Of - Veteran's listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
    e) Deceased Vietnam Veterans' Surviving Spouse - at the time of the death of a Veteran who served on active duty

    We need your Name, Rank, Branch of Service, Contact information, and Category of Eligibility by July 31, 2017.

    Thank you for your service.

     

  • Mom's Group Ministry

    St. Joseph-Honey Creek is starting a Mom's Group Ministry! Come join other parish and community mothers in participating in social events, service projects, and evangelization opportunities throughout the year.  For more information or to join our email list for future events, contact Casey Pawelek at casey.pawelek@gmail.com.

  • Travel with Fr. Francis in 2018

    Make Your Reservations Today! 

    Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe

    featuring Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow & Warsaw - April 15 - April 28, 2018

    For information and reservations please contact: Justine Hernandez, 830-980-2268 Ext 266 or jhernandez@stjoseph-honeycreek.org

    View more details here - https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/804616

  • Nursing Room

    The Bride's Room remains unlocked during all masses and available for nursing mothers. The bride's room is located downstairs in the main church between the restrooms and the elevator, and you may enter through the women's restroom. There a dial on the wall that may be turned up, allowing you to still participate in mass upstairs. After using the Bride's Room, we ask you to please turn off the lights and the sound and you can dispose of your diapers in the Diaper Genie in the women's restroom on your way out.

  • Gluten-free Host

    Gluten-free hosts are now available to all parishioners and guests with gluten allergies. If anyone needs a gluten-free host they may locate the sacristan before mass to make arrangements. If you cannot locate the sacristan please see any of the ushers for assistance. Thank you.

  • 2017 Archbishop's Appeal

    GOAL : $106,000
    Your prayers and monetary gift to the 2017 Archbishop's Appeal are essential in serving homeless children and mothers, bringing spiritual support to the hospitalized, forming young men for the priesthood and deaconate vocation, and preparing our families in the sacraments.
    Please reflect upon the importance of your charitable involvement and prayerfully consider making a gift to the Appeal to help our parish and the Archdiocese meet their goal. Visit https://www.archsa.org/archbishops-appeal for more information

  • Pastoral Council - Parish Goals 2016

    Parish Goals 2016

    Objective 1: New Evangelization: Proclaiming the Good News with joy, zeal and renewed spirit.

    • Develop Parish wide survey on Evangelization

    1. Meet with Staff & Ministries to refine the New Evangelization Team "The Way Ahead"
    a. Gather input for "Survey Questions"
    b. June 2016

    2. Benchmark other parishes/churches to find best practices
    a. Do online & phone research and visit an ideal Parish
    b. August 2016

    3. Conduct Parish wide Survey parish to determine needs and future evangelization focus
    a. October 2016.

    4. Develop "Evangelization Plan" based on feedback, benchmarking and survey
    a. Feb 17.

    • Parish Retreats

    1. Organize and facilitate two parish retreats a year
    a. one during Advent season
    b. one during the Lenten Season.

    Objective 2: Catechesis and Formation: Growing in our faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ

    • 50% of all catechists will be level 1 certified by September 1, 2017.

    • Provide more opportunities for families to engage in family prayer by FYE2017.

    • Establish/host a book fair to provide learning materials to our faith community and organize supplemental books in the formation library.

    Objective 3: Youth and Young Adults: Emerging Disciples of Christ

    • Develop a new weekend retreat experience by Fall 2016 for at least 20 emerging disciples in middle school to strengthen call to discipleship.

    • By FY2017, increase high school teen participation in retreat experiences by 10%, and offer advanced leadership training to at least 5 high school teens who actively participate in parish life.

    • By FY2017, offer young adults advanced leadership training to deepen participation in the parish community as liturgical ministers and catechists.

     

  • Recollecting Our History

    We are seeking individuals with any memories, photos, or personal knowledge of the original décor of the St. Joseph Day Chapel, prior to Vatican II.  The ornate altar and side altars, tapestries, paintings, and pews are displayed in the photograph.  If anyone has any information regarding the changes that were made, the whereabouts of any church artifacts we would love to hear from you.  Please contact the Parish Offices at 830-980-2268, with any information.

  • Historical St. Joseph Day Chapel Video

    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.

     

  • An Opportunity to Help in Times of Great Need

    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.

  • Free Pictures Available Online

    Pictures taken during various activities at St. Joseph-Honey Creek, and at other parish events are now available to download for free in the Gallery section of our parish website.

  • Music Ministry Taking Requests

    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!

  • Need Someone to Listen? Try a Stephen Minister!

    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.

     

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