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Welcome to St. Joseph

 

Upcoming Events


Ash Wednesday  February 14-see schedule below
KoC Fish Fry Every Friday of Lent 5:00-7:00p.m.
Stations of the Cross Every Friday of Lent 7:00p.m.
Spanish Men's ACTS Retreat February 22-25 - Offsite
Confirmation Mass March 3, 11:00 a.m.
Lenten Mission  March 4, 7:00 p.m.
Fr. Francis Birthday Celebration March 10, 6:30 p.m.
Lenten Reconciliation Service  March 15, 6:30 p.m.

Special Announcements

Ash Wednesday - February 14, 2018
6:30 a.m. (Liturgy of the Word), 9:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.(Bilingual)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Formation Announcements

FAITH AND REASON - Would you like to deepen your Catholic faith? Join Deacon Mike and Margaret Alarilla, for an 11-week study on Fides et Ratio (Faith and Reason), an encyclical by Pope St. John Paul II. Classes will be held every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in St. John Hall beginning January 28, 2018. For more information or to RSVP, please send an email to margareta@stjhc.church                                          

 

 

 

 

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 Calendar K-8     High School Calendar 2017-2018 

ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION  Attention all Families Preparing for Sacrament of First Holy Communion...Please mark your calendar for the following meeting dates/times:

Spanish Parent Meeting 2:  Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 10:45a.m.-12:00p.m. in room 202.

Church Tour and First Reconciliation Celebration: Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Main Church.
First Communion Retreat and Rehearsal: Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall and Main Church.

English First Communion Mass: Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Main Church.
Spanish First Communion Mass: Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. in the Main Church. 

 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sue Torres by email at stores@stjoseph-honeycreek.org or by phone at 830-980-2268.  

  

 ADULT FAITH FORMATION FALL 2017 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
  • Parish Life Pictures

    Lots of new pictures have been uploaded onto our parish website.  Please go take a look, enjoy, and download any pictures you like.  Are you not active in parish life?...now is the time to get involved and enjoy the many activities and events that our parish has to offer.  Go to the Gallery page on this website or to view entire gallery go to https://stjosephhoneycreek.smugmug.com/

  • Silent Retreat for Women

    Save the Date-Taking the Leap: Silent Retreat for Women
    For those new to the experience of silence, join us May 4-6, 2018 at Wolf Creek Guest Ranch. This retreat is facilitated by the Spiritual directors of St. Joseph-Honey Creek Catholic Church. For more information contact Frances Coale at 770-633-4641 or gramsc59@gvtc.com

    Be still and know that I am God. - Psalm 46:10

     

  • ENDOW Study

    Attention all WOMEN Parishioners! Are you looking for an opportunity to learn more about your "feminine genius?"   Join fellow women of the parish for an eight week study called ENDOW (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women).   This study is taken from St. John Paul II's Letter to Women, which focuses on the genius and beauty of women who are made in the image and likeness of God.  This class begins Sunday, February 25, 2018 in St. John Hall from 11:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.   Babysitting will be provided.  The Registration fee of $30 can be submitted to the Faith Formation Department  or brought to the first class.   For more information and to register, please email Margaret Alarilla at margareta@stjhc.church.

  • Lenten Mission with Fr. Morehead

    Special guest Father Sam Morehead, KHS, will be the celebrant for all English masses the weekend of March 3 and 4 and the homilist for the Spanish mass.
    A special presentation on the "Seven Last Words of Christ ~ Spoken for Us Today" will be held on Sunday, March 4 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Pizza and soft drinks to be served from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.
    Father Sam Morehead is Pastor at All Souls Catholic Church in Englewood, Colorado. Father Sam is an engaging homilist and speaker. Please join us for this inspiring talk as we prepare our hearts and minds for Easter.

  • Stations of the Cross

  • 40 Days for Life

    You're invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life - 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion beginning on Wednesday, February 14 through March 25, 2018.  The Respect Life Ministry also invite you to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood at 2140 Babcock Rd.  Please help us spread the word about this important community outreach. St. Joseph will be covering the sidewalk from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018. This year we are asking each ministry to signup for one hour as a group. Please consider joining us for one hour to peacefully pray together. We will also be praying together every Friday during 40 Days For Life from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood. You are welcome to meet us there or carpool with us from the church parking lot at 9:00 a.m. after morning Mass. If you'd like more information - please contact parishioner, Jeanne Keller at 830-980-7409 or jeannelmnk@satx.rr.com.

  • On the Way - ¡Ándale! Capital Campaign

    As you are aware, we have started the On the Way - ¡Ándale! Capital Campaign at St. Joseph - Honey Creek. This major fundraising effort will address our parish's future needs and archdiocesan needs including seed money for the establishment of new parishes in areas of growth, funds in support of the social services Catholic Charities renders to over 230,000 people a year, the establishment of a pilgrimage center at Mission Concepción, support for lay ministry formation, the modernization of Assumption Seminary to support priestly formation, the renovation of Catholic Schools across the archdiocese, and strengthening Campus Ministry at Texas A&M San Antonio and UTSA. The preparation phase of the capital campaign began last fall. The archbishop and a leadership team of campaign general chairs have been meeting with major gift donors for the last several months to provide the On the Way - ¡Ándale! Capital Campaign with momentum. As we join other parishes in participating in this important effort, it is with great joy that we report the campaign has already secured gifts and pledges. It is now our turn to continue the great momentum they started.

     

    Emos empesado la Campaña de Capital On the Way - ¡Ándale! en St. Joseph - Honey Creek. Este esfuerzo de recaudación de fondos se dedicará a las necesidades de nuestra parroquia y a cubrir necesidades de la Arquidiócesis, incluyendo el capital inicial para el establecimiento de nuevas parroquias en áreas en crecimiento, los fondos de apoyo a los servicios sociales que Caridades Católicas presta a más de 230,000 personas al año, el establecimiento de una centro de peregrinación en Misión Concepción, apoyo a la formación del ministerio laical, la modernización del Seminario de la Asunción para apoyar la formación sacerdotal, la renovación de Escuelas Católicas en toda la Arquidiócesis, y el fortalecimiento de la Pastoral Universitaria en Texas A&M San Antonio y UTSA. La fase de preparación de la campaña de capital comenzó el pasado otoño. El Arzobispo y un equipo de directores, compuesto por presidentes generales de campaña, han estado reuniéndose con donantes importantes durante los últimos meses para impulsar la Campaña de CapitalOn the Way - ¡Ándale! Al unirnos a otras parroquias para participar en este importante esfuerzo, ¡con gran alegría reportamos que la campaña ya ha asegurado donativos y compromisos. Ahora es nuestro turno de continuar el gran impulso que ellos comenzaron.

  • M.O.M. Ministry

    Are you deep in the midst of Mom Life?? With crazy schedules and taking care of little people, you need a break! Please consider joining the Motherhood of Mary (M.O.M.) Ministry! We offer Moms a chance to socialize with others, grow spiritually, and serve others in an understanding and welcoming environment. Please contact Casey Pawelek at casey.pawelek@gmail.com for more information, or check out our Facebook Group:www.facebook.com/groups/StJHCMOMMinistry 

    Stations of the Cross and Fish Fry - MOM Ministry invites you to join us up on the hill for kids-friendly Stations of the Cross on February 16 starting at 5:00 p.m. AfterStations, we will attend the Knights of Columbus FishFry for some socialization.

    Book Study "Walk in Her Sandals: Experiencing Christ's Passion Through the Eyes of Women" by Kelly Wahlquist - Monday evenings from 7-9 PM. We begin with daily Mass at 7 p.m. and then gather in room 203 to socialize, snack, and discuss selected chapters of the book. Childcare is available in the church nursery. RSVP your children to 210-392-4620 or casey.pawelek@gmail.com (Books need to be purchased on your own) February 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26

    Spending Time with the Saints: St. Patrick - MOM Ministry welcomes you and your kids to a celebration for the feast day of St. Patrick in the parish hall on March 8 at 6:00 pm. We will be learning about who St. Patrick was and why he is one of the most beloved saints in our church's history. We will enjoy snacks, a craft project, and little video about St. Patrick.

     

  • Fish Fry 2018

  • Stephen Ministry Prayer Net

    This Lenten season Stephen Ministry of St. Joseph - Honey Creek invites you to take a moment and recognize a loved one who has died, thank God for His blessings, ask God for help, or make any other "heart intention" you might have.
    A Prayer Net will hang in the vestibule of the church as a visual depiction of our individual and collective prayers, thoughts, sorrows, joys, and celebrations. Simply "tie a thought" via a colored fabric swatch on to the net as a gesture of thought, care, surrender, celebration, and connectedness.
    The Stephen Ministry Team will pray for your intentions. Cards are available in the basket in front of the Prayer Net for those who would like to pray with a Stephen Minister or talk about receiving the care of a Stephen Minister. Many blessings to you and your family! Contact Judy Pawelek at 219-279-2799 for more information.

  • Donate Life Texas

    Be a symbol of hope to the 11,000 men, women and children in Texas who are waiting a life-saving organ transplant and the hundreds of thousands more in need of corneas and tissue. One person can impact up to 75 people as a donor. Check your license for the Hero's Heart on the front right lower corner to see if you are on the official state registry: Donate Life Texas. If not, lift the burden off your family and make the decision to donate online at www.DonateLifeTexas.org.

    THANK YOU!

  • Music Ministry needs you!

  • 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.

     

  • 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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