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Due to weather, Stations of the Cross both in English and Spanish have been cancelled for tonight (February 27).

Please stay home, stay warm, and stay safe!

Stations of the Cross Fridays of Lent
Lenten Family Faith Formation Reconciliation Service  March 25, 6:15pm
Lenten Parish Reconciliation Service March 25, 7:30pm

Special Announcements

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Stations of the Cross will take place on the Fridays of Lent as follows:
8:00 a.m. Mass & Stations in the Chapel
7:00 p.m. Stations at the Hill of the Cross (meet at Chapel)
English:  March 13 & 27
Spanish: March 6 & 20
7:00 p.m. Stations in the Chapel
English:  March 6 & 20
Spanish: March 13 & 27

 

DISCIPLINES OF LENT

THE LAW OF ABSTINENCE obliges those 14 years of age and older not to eat meat. THE LAW OF FAST obliges all those from ages 18-59 to refrain from eating between meals and to limit their eating to one full meal and two lighter meals for the day. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of both fast and abstinence. In the United States, all Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence except in the event of a Solemnity.

 

Lenten Bible Study Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Formation Announcements

                           

https://www.symboloncatholic.org/index.php/register/b155b

 

KNOW YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH AND LIVE IT!   Look for more information about Symbolon under Adult Bible Study in the Faith Formation section of website. 

FAITH FORMATION 2015 CALENDAR

ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION: Attention All Sacramental Preparation Families: Please mark your calendar for February 28, The Celebration of First Reconciliation Retreat and Service to be held in the main church from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. We will begin with a church tour, followed by the Reconciliation Service and First Confessions. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Torres at 830-9802268, ext. 211 or storrres@stjoseph-honeycreek.org  

ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS: Join us for YouthServe on March 6 and March 7, 2015. YouthServe is a national effort aimed at involving young people from Catholic parishes in service to those in need. The program is based on several strongly held beliefs, namely:

  • Our faith in God compels us to serve people in need.
  • Serving others in God's name should be a positive experience for everyone involved.
  • The Church offers direction and support for our service to others.
  • Young adolescents are capable not just of learning about service but of contributing their time and energy right now to make a difference in the lives of others.

Friday, March 6, 2015/ Meet in Parish Hall from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Join us for food, icebreakers, games and an introduction to Catholic Social Teaching.                                                                    

Saturday, March 7, 2015/ 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Day 2 continues with breakfast, shared activities, skits, Catholic Social Teaching and 3 to 4 hours of various work site experiences. The day will end at 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday night.

The Cost is $15 and includes a t-shirt and meals. Please R.S.V.P. and permission slips due by Feb.11 to Charles Noll or the Parish Office. Additional parents and adult volunteers and drivers are needed. We need male assistance at some of the work sites. Please contact Charles Noll if interested in volunteer opportunities and with any questions or concerns at cnoll@stjoseph-honeycreek.org or 830-980-2268 or 210-289-1109.

 

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
  • Honey Bee Prayer Quilters - Donations needed

    Have you spent the month of January cleaning out unused items from your home? The Honey Bee Prayer Quilters are in need of 100% cotton material and other sewing items that you no longer need. If you or someone you know is looking to decrease their "stash" of material or other sewing items, please consider the Honey Bee Prayer Quilters. We make prayer quilts for men, women and children who are seriously ill (physically or emotionally), hospitalized, or dying of our parish. These quilts, made with love and prayers in each stitch, give great comfort and hope to the recipients. Your material and/or other donations will be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in joining our ministry, we meet each Thursday in Room 202 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Contact Joan Werner at 832-687-0584 or e-mail her at werner.joan@sbcglobal.net.

  • Rice Bowls for Catholic Relief Services

    RICE BOWLS FOR CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES: Please return rice bowls beginning the week of March 22, 2015, to the collection baskets during all masses, to your Faith Formation classes or to the Faith Formation Office. You may also return them during the Good Friday Services at 3:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Thank you for supporting the Rice Bowl program!

  • Scholarship Awards

    2015 Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters of the Americas Scholarship Awards

    This year's scholarship awards will be a total of $6,000.00 granted to three individual qualified High School Students in the amount of $2,000.00 for each student. Scholarship Award Application packets may be picked up at the parish office beginning on Monday March 16. The completed applications forms must be submitted to the Parish office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday May 1. Good Luck to this year's graduating seniors. The Scholarship Award winners will be announced Sunday, May 17 at the 5:00 p.m. Mass.

     

  • Cemetery Crew Captain Needed

    St. Joseph-Honey Creek is looking for a volunteer Cemetery Crew Captain for Crew # 3 to take the lead. Cleaning the cemetery occurs every seven months out of the year.  If anybody is interested please call Dale Stewart or Imelda Quiroz at 830-980-2268.

  • 40Days for Life Campaign

    40 Days for Life Campaign begins Ash Wednesday and ends the day before Easter, Saturday April 4.  We will have sign up tables in the vestibule beginning Ash Wednesday and 2 weekends after that. This year we need you more than ever to stand with us against the new 20,000 sq. ft. abortion clinic going up in our medical center.  We have made such progress in the past with our prayers and this year we have another new obstacle to overcome. Immediate prayers needed to turn the hearts of those involved with the building process in this clinic and those planning to work there.  Some of the builders have already walked off the job.  Lets ask St. Joseph, a master builder, to intercede for this intention!  Standing on the sidewalk, praying for life, is one of the single most important visual aids we have to let others know we will not be silent about abortion.  Evil prevails when we do nothing.  Please help us stand up & pray for life from conception until natural death.  
    If you can't pray on the sidewalk, perhaps you can invite our Lord into your home and pray before His Holy Presence in adoration at this website:  www.fortheloveofGodworldwide.org

  • Lenten Fish Fry

     

    Every Friday
    February 20 - March 27

    Serving from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in St. John Hall
    Adult - $10.00,
    Children - $5.00

    Fish & Shrimp - Hush Puppies - Cole Slaw Green Beans - French Fries

     

  • Easter Vehicle Magnets

    "He Is Risen" Easter Vehicle Magnets: The Knights of Columbus will be selling these attractive vehicle magnets throughout the Lenten season and are available for purchase at the parish office. These colorful magnets are made of 40 mil thick vinyl with UV protection for use in all outdoor settings.   Donations will go to support the KofC Assembly costs, and charity work in the parish. Price: $5. Contact a Knight to purchase one.

  • CDA Spring Market Day

    SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, March 22, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court 2260 will be holding a Spring Market Day from 9am - 3pm in the Parish Hall and on the lawn by the Parish Hall.
    Vendors wanted! If you would like an opportunity to sell your art, craft or product, we still have spaces indoors and outdoors. If you'd like an application for this event, please contact Bianca Lecocke at pjvilla@gvtc.com or call 210-844-6993.
    Donations wanted! CDA needs your favorite cake / dessert at our Spring Market Day for our bake sale and cake walk.  Please contact Susan (210) 643-3848.

  • The Gabriel Project

    Women in Crises Pregnancies Can Receive Help
    The Respect Life Ministry's newest program, The Gabriel Project, is available to any woman facing a crisis pregnancy who is in need of assistance. Expectant mothers or their family members are encouraged to call our hotline, available 24/7, at 830-358-8696. The Gabriel Project provides compassionate outreach to those in need including emotional and spiritual support, information on pre-natal care, parenting and adoption, maternity and baby clothing and supplies, and referrals for additional services. The program is run by parish volunteers and all services are free of charge, confidential and provided at St. Joseph-Honeycreek. Women do not have to be parishioners to receive these services. If you or someone you know is facing an unwanted or crisis pregnancy, please contact our hotline today!

     

  • Baby Miracle

    It's another new month for our "Baby Miracle".  Please take time to check out the poster in the vestibule, upstairs, downstairs, and in the Chapel.  Sponsored by: Respect Life.

  • Altar Society

    Please consider joining St. Joseph Honey Creek Altar Society. We are the oldest parish ministry - since 1894. Meetings are held the 1st Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in room 205. We do not meet in July and August. Our dues are $10 per year for both active and supporting members. What's the difference? Of course active are those who attend the meetings. Supporting members may be working or at home with small children and cannot attend but want to help when they can. All will receive email notifications and reports from our monthly meetings so they are up to date on what is happening.

    Altar ladies recently hosted the birthday party for Father Pancho. But our main tasks are purchasing and preparing the flower arrangements for the altar, cleaning linens used at all Masses, dry cleaning Father's vestments, and purchasing new items as needed. In addition, we provide gifts for baptisms, confirmation, and first communion. Need more information? Contact Carol Smith 830-980-7907

     

  • Silent Retreat for Women

    ATTENTION - WOMEN OF ST. JOSEPH

    Come to the Quiet - A Silent Retreat for Women

    Taking the Leap: A retreat for those new to the experience of silence. Retreat Focus: "Be Still and Know That I Am God." (Psalm 46:10)
    Leave your busyness behind for one weekend and spend it listening to Jesus speak to your heart, refresh your spirit, and rest your soul in God's Presence.
    A team of presenters from Notre Dame Parish in Kerrville, Dianne Albrecht, Irma Aguirre, Lala Flores and Sallie West will guide you through the weekend. You will be reflecting on "being still with yourself, with God and with others" for the weekend and beyond, because some days you just need to turn up the quiet. All presenters have been formed through St. Peter upon the Water (SPUW): A Center for Spiritual Direction and Formation located in Ingram, TX, under the auspices of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
    Retreat cost of $165.00 includes accommodations, meals, prayer book, and one hour of spiritual direction. A $50.00 deposit is required with registration.

    March 6 - 8, 2015 @ Way of the Wolf Bed & Breakfast & Retreat Center between Kerrville and Fredericksburg off of Hwy. 16.
    Retreat will begin after work on Friday evening with dinner at 6:00 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning. Retreat will close at approximately noon on
    Sunday.
    A registration form, further information, or financial assistance can be requested by contacting Frances Coale 830-980-2268 Ext. 266.

     

  • Just5Days

    Just5Days - SAVE THE DATE for Just5Days on June 29 - July 3, 2015 in Austin, Texas: This is a week long experience for middle schoolers to grow, learn, and serve. Details to follow.

  • Respect Life

    Respect Life and Word of Life members welcome all parishioners to begin praying the "Rosary of the Unborn" every Friday before Mass, promptly at 7:30am. We will have a few booklets available with the "special mysteries." If you are interested in having your own personal Unborn Rosary and booklet then please see Mary Mac Gittinger after Friday Mass or go online to the Archangel Gabriel Enterprises Inc. at www.rosaryoftheunborn.com. We look forward to praying with you!

  • Neighborhood Net News

    St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church - Honey Creek has experienced tremendous growth since 2006. As a result, the parish found itself faced with the challenge of maintaining a close community. In response, in 2012 a large Neighborhood Net Ministry was created that was then divided into 67 individual Neighborhood Net groups ranging from 20 to 30 families each in order to cover the entire Parish Community. The essential purpose of each Neighborhood Net is to extend hospitality, evangelization, community life, and pastoral care to every parishioner. We welcome every newly registered family into active participation in our community life at both parish and neighborhood levels. We strive to answer the call of God to live and spread his word through our community.

    Our neighborhood nets have engaged in a variety of activities ranging from attending to the needs of the sick and the home bound to picnics in the park, attending Mass as a group with lunch or dinner afterwards, attending a Lenten Fish Fry hosted by the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters, and more in an effort to foster a sense of close ties.

    What is Neighborhood Net?
    A ministry that you can be part of without leaving your neighborhood!  The parish has been divided into 67 groups of 20-30 families, called a Net Group.  You belong to a Net Group based on where you live.  Each Net Group is facilitated by a Neighborhood Coordinator.

    What is required of me?
    This is simply an offer to you to meet your neighbors.  Welcome your Neighborhood Coordinator into your home, then meet the parishioners who live near you.  You may be surprised how many parishioners live nearby.  Smile and wave at each other as you drive or walk by.  As time goes on, support each other in living a Christian life and pray for each other's needs.

    Who is my Neighborhood Coordinator?
    A fellow parishioner who volunteered to cast a net over every registered parishioner in their Net Group.  We have asked them to build relationships with every parishioner in their Net, and to be a conduit of information flow between the Parish and you.  You should have been contacted by your Neighborhood Coordinator.  If you don't know who your Coordinator is, call the Parish Office.

    Want to help out?
    Contact your Neighborhood Coordinator and offer your help.  If there's a vacancy in the Neighborhood Coordinator position, prayerfully consider whether you can take it on.  It's a great way to be active in a St. Joseph - Honey Creek ministry without leaving your neighborhood

     

  • 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 Michelle Engel in the Parish Offices at 830-980-2268, ext. 255, with any information.

  • 2014 National Catholic Bible Conference Recordings

    St. Joseph's is proud to make available for download the talks given at the 2014 National Catholic Bible Conferenece in MP3 audio format.

    To listen to the audio file, click on the link. To save the file to your computer, right-click on the link and select "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As...".

    You may need to download and install additional software to listen to an audio file within a browser window. You can download a free copy of QUICKTIME from the Apple website.

  • 2014-2015 Pastoral Council Operational Objectives

     

    FY 2015 Pastoral Council Operational Objectives

    OBJECTIVE I

    THE NEW EVANGELIZATION: Proclaiming the Good News with joy, zeal, and renewed spirit!

    Goal A:  Increase Mass attendance by 10% by 10/31/15.

    1.    Determine numerical baseline of Mass attendance by 10/31/14.

    2.    Explore communication channels to ensure we are advertising to fullest potential.

    3.    Call in all resources for special Masses such as Easter, Christmas, funerals, baptisms, and weddings.  Include inviting materials in the bulletins and schedule extra greeters to extend hospitality.

    4.    Host an Archdiocesan event such as bring a friend to Mass campaign or an event for fallen away members.  Host an evening of prayer dedicated to this goal.

    5.    Reach out to families with more events such as the Advent wreath making workshop.  Host a meet and greet during Faith Formation classes.

    6.    Host homecoming events for ACTS, college students, founding families, etc.

    Goal B:  Improve parish ministry participation and diversity to better reflect and involve the parish community by 6/30/15.

    1.    Determine the number of participants and demographics of members in each ministry to create a baseline by 2nd quarter.

    2.    Challenge each ministry head to create, execute, and monitor an action plan for increasing participation and diversity within their ministry by 3rd quarter.

    3.    Explore having a more detailed ministry list to allow parishioners to better discern how to best serve their community.  Consider hosting ministry fairs for English and Spanish-speaking parishioners.

    4.    Improve The Steward as a newsletter to provide timely articles and focus on the life of the parish.

     

    Who:  Pastoral Council (Casey Pawelek - Lead, Rudy Gonzales, John Sondergaard, Stephanie Abshire), Lisa Baca, Michelle Engel.

     

    OBJECTIVE II

    CATECHESIS AND FORMATION: Growing in our faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ!

    Goal A:  Look for opportunities to increase youth and adult participation by 15% in FY 2015, and have all catechists and leaders in education achieve Level 1 training or be enrolled in Level 1 training by end of FY 2015.

    1.    Elementary - In the 2013-2014 Faith Formation sessions, we had 320 children enrolled.  93 made their First Communion.  By the end of the year, 51 children had either stopped attending or had more than 8 absences.  Use these numbers not only as a baseline for future growth, but in an effort to sustain attendance and encourage new registrations.  Use attendance records to actively track participation in weekly formation classes.  Follow up when absences occur in an effort to sustain participation.  Contact registered parishioners with children to invite them to enroll in Faith Formation classes as well as other program offerings such as VBS, sacramental prep, and altar serving.  Offer more opportunities for parental involvement in Faith Formation activities by inviting parents into formation classrooms.  Invite families to Advent and Lenten Family Gatherings.  Host a year-end celebration for Faith Formation families.  Continue the Faith Formation Lenten Reconciliation Services.  Increase communication to families via our annual Faith Formation Department postcard.  In addition, create and send a "Baptismal Anniversary" postcard to school-aged children inviting them to enroll in Faith Formation classes. 

    2.    Middle School - EDGE to organize another Ropes Course and Team Building program at John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in an effort to build relationships that lead to even greater interactions amongst EDGE and Traditional Faith Formation participants.  Continue to reach out to the Traditional Faith Formation Sunday sessions as well as the Spanish-speaking Middle School community in an effort to increase participation in the extracurricular events such as Back to School Bowling, Christmas Caroling Service Project, Middle School Day Retreat, Youth Serve, and Just5Days.

    3.    High School & Young Adults - Leverage 15% growth in participation at Sunday evening High School Faith Formation and leverage 35% growth in Wednesday evening High School Faith Formation due to utilization of materials such as Theology of the Body and having smaller groups to continue to grow.  Increase new events including, but not limited to, Alternate Spring Break/Project Haiti and Young Neighbors in Action.  Triple attendance to the Life Teen Camp Covecrest this summer to over 40 from 12.  Implement new materials in September 2014 that will radically change Sunday evening dynamics from large groups to smaller groups as well.  Use the Y Disciple program to form intentional disciples of faith per the Archbishop's call.  Offer an additional session Sunday afternoons to accommodate more participants in small groups while offering new additions of monthly prayer retreats. 

    4.    Adult - Build on current Bible Studies offerings plus add 2 new courses/classes.  Continue Catholicism in classroom setting and Theology of the Body Archdiocesan course, and integrate Symbolon/Augustine Institute into RCIA/RCIC and sacramental prep while offering on-line and classroom learning program for these groups as well.  Provide Bible as a gift to all RCIA/RCIC candidates so as to support their learning of our faith.  Maximize ACTS retreat attendees and plan to utilize ACTS team through 1-on-1 contact with retreatants monthly throughout the year to evangelize.  Continue with plans to develop an ACTS Core Team.  Work with Adoration team to help increase Adorers through tapping into other ministries and increase marketing of this opportunity.  Increase marketing and awareness of Catholic Relief Services to increase $7,000 raised and attract more people.  In addition to new programs being offered, work with IT to develop a far-reaching marketing plan using all tools available through print and media, contact all church ministries to educate about AFF and introduce new programs, send 6-8 people to Symbolon/Augustine Institute Archdiocese Leaders Training, send 3 people to National Catholic Bible Study Conference Leader Training, and recruit and train new facilitators to expand class offerings.

    5.    All - Take inventory by developing a roster of all leaders in education (i.e. catechists, youth leaders, Bible study leaders, Spanish prayer group leaders, etc.) within the parish identifying each person as achieving at least Level 1 training, as enrolled to complete Level 1 training, and as need to enroll to complete Level 1 training.  Directors of Faith Formation to lead communication campaign around the value of Level 1 training to all under their direction, and ensure progress is made towards enrollment and completion throughout FY 2015.

    Goal B:  Double vocational awareness activities in 2015 and identify at least 2 candidates committed to entering the seminary and 2 candidates committed to entering the convent by end of FY 2015.

    1.    Revitalize the Vocations Promotion Committee as Mary Ann Matteson or Sandy Graham will recruit and reform this committee to enact these goals and work towards new, future goals.  The plan is for the committee to meet once in August/September, October, November (November 3-9 is Vocation Awareness Week), January, and April to divide the action plans (meeting at least twice will double the amount of times committee met last year).

    2.    Purchase or build traveling crucifixes so that there is one available at each weekend Mass for a family to take home.  At each Mass on weekends, have Father Pancho offer traveling crucifix to anyone willing to take home for a week and pray for vocations.  Doing so will drastically increase participation around prayer for vocations in FY 2015. 

    3.    Offer a traveling crucifix chest to the Neighborhood Nets at the first meeting of fall 2014.  A volunteer from the Vocations Promotion Committee will head this effort, each participating N. Net will sign up for one month out of the year, families in that N. Net will collectively pray for vocations for that month by passing the chest from family to family.   This new facet to the ministry would yield 100% growth in participation.

    4.    Organize Spiritual Adoption of Seminarians, our Pastor, and our parish Deacons amongst the Faith Formation classes for the 2014-2015 school year (could also introduce this to Neighborhood Nets) by having a volunteer from the Vocations Promotion Committee head this effort so that each class has someone to pray for and send cards of encouragement to throughout the school year.  This would also be a new facet to this ministry so any participation will yield a 100% growth.

    5.    Organize times for Pastor to speak to the parish youth and young adults twice per year by having a volunteer from the Vocations Promotion Committee coordinate with Faith Formation Directors.  Pastor is willing to participate in as many youth and young adult events as possible to help identify and support candidates for the religious life.  Advertise Pastor's availability to speak with individuals or groups within the parish as well regarding Vocations, but emphasize parents need to discuss Vocations with their children through promotion/distribution of materials.  This effort would be a new facet to the ministry so any participation would yield a 100% growth.

    6.    Continue to organize monthly prayer hours for prayers for vocations during Eucharistic Adoration.  Mary Ann Matteson or another member of Vocations Promotion Committee will lead this effort, and maintaining this activity will yield constant participation as opposed to growth.

    7.    Re-offer the vocations promotion dinner again.  Mary Ann Matteson or another member of Vocations Promotion Committee will lead this effort, and maintaining this activity will yield consistent participation as opposed to growth.

     

    Who:  Pastoral Council (Paul Barton - Lead, Bob August, Bud Baie, Jayne Turnipseede), Mary Ann Matteson, Sandy Graham, Frances Coale, Rick Zapf, Charles Noll, Sue Torres

     

    OBJECTIVE III

    STEWARDSHIP: Embracing as a Way of Life through time, talent, and treasure!

    Goal A:  Revitalize the Neighborhood Net ministry to foster outreach to all parishioners, to promote hospitality, to encourage Mass attendance, and to promote gatherings.

    1.    Fill all Neighborhood Net Coordinator vacancies with those with a heart and charism for Net coordination, train new coordinators, and encourage each coordinator to find/select a backup.

    2.    Promote and advertise the Neighborhood Net ministry, and recognize Neighborhood Net activities and successes at weekend Masses.

    3.    Schedule Father Pancho to visit every Net over the course of a two-year period.

    Goal B:  Eliminate debt on existing church while starting to research capital campaign amount for discussion of Vision 20/20 Family Life Center.

    1.    Encourage participation in the debt reduction goals so as to more quickly be in position to launch Phase II.  Begin with placement of banner showing debt reduction.  In future, show progress on Facebook, bulletin, and website.

    2.    Sub-committees will also be instrumental in the research, planning, and implementation of the Family Life Center as the Building Committee is already meeting, the Capital Campaign Committee is forming, and the Town Hall Meeting Committee will survey the entire parish.

    3.    Visit other parishes to see how their Family Life Center fits into the life of their parish.

    4.    Plan in advance with input from the different ministries as to how they see their ministries' growth and needs for the future.

     

    Who:  Pastoral Council (Maryetta Schmiedekamp - Lead, Ed Andrade, Lorie Kolacny, Larry Engbrock), Michelle Engel, Stewardship Committee

     

  • What is Neighborhood Net?

    WHAT IS NEIGHBORHOOD NET?  A ministry that you can be part of without leaving your neighborhood!  The parish has been divided into 65 groups of 20-30 families, called a Net Group.  You belong to a Net Group based on where you live.  Each Net Group is facilitated by a Neighborhood Coordinator.

     
    WHO IS MY NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATOR?  A fellow parishioner who volunteered to cast a net over every registered parishioner in their Net Group.  We have asked them to build relationships with every parishioner in their Net, and to be a conduit of information flow between the Parish and you.  You should have been contacted by your Neighborhood Coordinator.  If you don't know who your Coordinator is, call the Parish Office.
     
    WHAT IS REQUIRED OF ME?  Welcome your Neighborhood Coordinator into your home, then meet the parishioners who live near you.  You may be surprised how many parishioners live nearby.  Smile and wave at each other as you drive or walk by.  As time goes on, support each other in living a Christian life and pray for each other's needs.
     
    WANT TO HELP OUT?  Contact your Neighborhood Coordinator and offer your help.  If there's a vacancy in the Neighborhood Coordinator position, prayerfully consider whether you can take it on.  It's a great way to be active in a St. Joseph - Honey Creek ministry without leaving your neighborhood.

     

  • 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.

     

  • My Own Church

    St. Joseph - Honey Creek now offers web access to our parishioners through My Own Church. Members can submit online registrations, edit their family or member information, add a new family member, upload a family photo, view their contributions, and more. For more information about My Own Church, download the user guide or contact Michelle Engel.

  • 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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