Wednesday, Sept 27, 9:00 a.m.
Dining Hall and Booth Prep
Saturday, Sept 30, 7:30 a.m.
Potatoe Peeling & Final Prep
Saturday, Oct 7, 6:30 a.m.
October 8, 10:00 a.m.
**Faith Formation Classes Begin on SUNDAY, SEPT. 17, and WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20
Faith Formation Announcements
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GENERAL FAITH FORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 830-980-2268. Wishing you continued blessings!
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.
The Rummage/Recycling Sale: Books, toys, school supplies, clean household items, office items, sports equipment, luggage, etc. (No clothing, computer equipment or old wide box/Heavy TVs.) Donations can be brought to the church on the following dates: the week-ends of 9/16-17, 9/23-24 or 9/30-10/1. Times will be Saturday 9 am - 12 noon and Sunday 11 am - 1 pm. Donation location will be at an oversized POD which will be located at the end of the Parish Hall by the Faith Formation Offices.
Calling all Ladies! Introducing a new Bible Study Program! "Women of Grace" is a study program that leads women on an exciting journey to discover the gift of authentic femininity, holiness of life, and woman's purpose and mission in the world today. Taking the Blessed Virgin Mary as their exemplar and spiritual mother, participants grow in the feminine virtues and the secrets of true fulfillment. This study program begins meeting on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in room 207 of the Education Building. For more details, please contact Sue Torres in the Faith Formation Office at email@example.com or by phone at 830980-2268.
From Wednesday, September 27 through November 5, 2017, you're invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life - 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You're also invited to join our Respect Life Ministry to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood at 2140 Babcock Rd, and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach. We will be praying together every Friday during 40 Days For Life from 10 a.m. to 11a.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 830-9807409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Society of the Guadalupanos will have their next meeting on Sept 28, in Parish Hall. Membership is open to ALL parishioners. To learn about this ministry please contact Imelda Quiroz 830-9802268.
Si esta interesado en hacerse Guadalupano, St. Joseph tendra una junta para las personas que esten interesados en el 28 de Sept. Todos estan invitados a participar en este nuevo ministerio. Para mas información llamar a la oficina con Imelda Quiroz al teléfono 830-980-2268
Come hear Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, speak on The Transforming Power of Authentic Love. Sr. Miriam is a powerful Christian speaker whose straightforward message of love, forgiveness and transformation is changing the lives of seekers of all ages.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:30 am - Noon
Invite your friends! Your Family! Everyone you know! Experience a truly life-changing event - No matter where you are in your life's journey!
The main goal of the V Encuentro is to discern ways in which the Church in the United States can better respond to the Hispanic/Latino presence, and to strengthen the ways in which Hispanics/Latinos respond to the call to the New Evangelization as missionary disciples serving the entire Church, and how we can answer the call to missionary discipleship in a multi-cultural church, united in our diversity. All leaders in arch/dioceses, parishes, lay ecclesial movements and other Catholic organizations and institutions, such as Catholic Schools and Catholic Charities, are invited to participate.
PARA MUJERES EN ESPAÑOL
30 de Noviembre - 3 de Diciembre
"Velen y estén preparados, porque no saben cuándo llegará el momento." Marcos 13:33
Les invitamos cordialmente a asistir a nuestro retiro de ACTS en español para Mujeres el 30 de Noviembre al 3 de Diciembre, 2017. El retiro se celebrara en el centro de Wellspring Retreat Center en Blanco, TX. Empieza el Jueves por la noche y concluye el Domingo después de la Misa de 12:30. Solicitud de inscripción están disponibles en la oficina de la parroquia. Para obtener más información sobre el retiro por favor póngase en contacto con Santos Medina email@example.com 210-273-6285 o María Gonzalez firstname.lastname@example.org 210-286-1276.
Come socialize 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 Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly. We'll meet on Monday nights from 7:00-9:00 PM from September 11- November 13. Childcare will be available. Contact Casey Pawelek 210-3924620 or email@example.com for more information or to RSVP your kids for the nursery.
Online Giving is now available for parishioners with WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save time and support the church. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure.
With WeShare, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night. Plus, you can leave your checkbook at home on Sundays.
If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please call our parish office at (830) 980-2268 ext. 205
If you would like to enroll in Online Giving, please visit:
"Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you." --Luke 6:38
Join us in celebrating over 50 years of the Honeycreek Festival. What began as an annual parish festival and homecoming has turned into a community event combining German heritage foods with Tex-Mex fun and festivities.
Learn more about the festival at http://www.honeycreekfestival.com/
"The harvest is plenty, the laborers are few."
Start thinking of how you would like to help this year....sign up sheets for volunteer opportunities available here.
Other things needed for a successful festival are donation items for the raffle, and the Live and Silent Auctions. Donated items should be new, unused items such as, tickets for entertainment, vacations, gift cards, electronics, outdoor items such as grilles, lawn furniture, just to name a few. Cash donations are also appreciated so that we may purchase additional items. The Committee will determine where donated items will be featured.
Here are some other areas that need donations:
Be on the lookout for Honey Creek T-shirt sales in the gathering space - get yours before we run out!
Festival Preparation to Welcome Friends and Family:
September 23 - 7:30 am Grounds/Landscape clean-up crew
September 27 - 9:00 am Kitchen Preparation
September 30 - 7:30 am Dining Hall & Booth Prep
October 7 - 6:30 am/7:30 am Peel Potatoes & FINAL prep
Back by popular demand:
Prize Drawing Grand Prize
JOHN DEERE GATOR
Children have a natural tendency of falling in love with scripture and liturgy when presented with materials appropriate to their needs. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori based approach to the religious formation of children that is based on this premise - there already exists a deep and unique bond between God and the child.
We meet each week in the "atrium," or specially prepared room which is more like a retreat center than a classroom. There, our goal is to foster and deepen the child's relationship with God, to encourage the formation of a personal prayer life, to help the child participate more fully in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church, and to develop a deeper understanding of Catholic identity and tradition.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd will be available beginning September 17, 2017 at St. Joseph for children ages 3 to 5. For more information, to register, or to come and observe please contact Beate Buescher at (210) 889-9869 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd meeting times:
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. (Bilingual)
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Bilingual)
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Bilingual)
As we prepare the Catechesis of the Good Shepard Atrium for sessions in the fall, we are in need of the following wish list items. Thank you for your generosity!
A small Madonna statue
A small Holy Family Statue
7 or 8 matching jelly jars or 8 oz Ball canning jars (about 4" tall)
1 or 2 low end tables
4-5 house plants
small watering can
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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.
Little Flowers/Blue Knights Registration is now open!
All children, ages 5 through 12 years old are invited to join our clubs. For our young ladies, we have the Little Flowers Girls Club, and for our young gentlemen, the Blue Knights Boys Club. These clubs are starting their fifth year here at St. Joseph Catholic Church-Honey Creek. Both clubs emphasize the teachings of the Catholic Church, the Saints of the Church, and virtues that all ladies and gentlemen should practice. For more information, please contact Karen Zimmerhanzel at email@example.com or Carl Newton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 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.
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.
1. Organize and facilitate two parish retreats a year
a. one during Advent season
b. one during the Lenten Season.
• 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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Deacon Glenn Bliss
Deacon Freddy Mireles
Deacon Michael Pawelek
25781 State Highway 46 W
Spring Branch, TX 78070
Phone: (830) 980-2268
If you need a priest for anointing when somebody is dying and/or funeral arrangements... Emergency Phone: 210-416-4516
We are here to serve you at any time.
|Saturday: 5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5:00 p.m.|
|Monday and Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Mass|
|Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m. Mass|
|Sacrament of Reconciliation|
|Sunday - Thursday: By Appointment|
|Saturday: 4:15-4:45 p.m.|
|Monday and Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|Holy Days and Feast Days|
|Special Schedules as announced|
|Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|