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Upcoming Events


Hill of the Cross cleanup January 27, 7:30 a.m.
Texas March and Rally for Life Januery 27, 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mardi Gras Dance February 3, 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Family XLT Adoration  February 11, 7:00 pm

Special Announcements

 

ATTENTION: ADORATION AND MASS CANCELLATION on 1/16/18 - Due to possible icy weather tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16, Eucharistic Adoration and Mass have been cancelled.  Stay Safe!

 

 

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 begin-ning 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:

English Parent Meeting 2: Sunday February 4, 2018 during classes OR Wednesday, February 7, 2018 during classes.  Both will be in the Education Building.  Rooms To be Determined.
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
  • Music Ministry needs you!

  • Rosary Guild

    The Rosary Guild will be in the Main Church gathering space at all Masses the weekend of February 10 & 11. Please stop by and visit with us to see if we can help repair your rosary or chaplet if the chain or cord is broken and/or parts missing.  (There may be some cost for special replacement parts if available (i.e. sterling silver, pearls, etc.) In offering this service, we hope that you will be able to pray with your rosary more often to honor our Blessed Mother especially during the upcoming season of Lent."

  • 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

    "Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the
    contemplation of truth."
    - St. John Paul II

  • Texas March and Rally for Life 2018

    Texas March and Rally for Life 2018
    Join the Respect Life Ministry as we take a bus from St. Joseph - Honey Creek to the march and rally at the Texas capitol. We will leave the church at 10:30 a.m. on January 27 and return from Austin by 5 p.m. The bus ride is free and we will have $5 boxed lunches on the ride. All ages are welcome; children under 15 must have an accompanying adult, children under 18 must have a permission slip. For more information, please contact Matt Schima at stjosephrlm@gmail.com or (830) 822-3047. Sign up at the parish office by January 19.  Registration Form 

  • Mardi Gras Dance

    The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court #2260 & Knights of Columbus Council #8521 would like to invite you to the annual Mardi Gras Dance on February 3, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. in St. John Hall. Tickets go on sale start-ing the weekend of Saturday, January 13 &14 and January 20 & 21, before and after all Masses. Ticket sales are limited to 130 tickets and cost is $25.00 per person. A light dinner will be served from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Beer and set-ups will be available for donations. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Engel at 830-229-5657.

  • Memorial Mass for the Loss of a Child

    If you have experienced the loss of a child, whether due to miscarriage, abortion, an accident, natural causes, homicide, or suicide, please join us on Sunday, January 21, at the 10 a.m. Mass. The Mass will be held to remember all those children who have gone before us, whether recently or in years past. Please provide the name of the deceased and place it in the basket at the Respect Life table in the Gathering Space on the weekends of January 13-14 or January 20-21 before the 10 a.m. Mass. These names will be presented to the priest during the Offertory. If you are not able to be present at the Memorial Mass, please still feel free to submit the name slip. For more information, please contact Terry Simmons with the Respect Life Ministry at 210-860-3657 or timberwalkers@satx.rr.com.

  • Hill of the Cross cleanup

    Saturday, January 27 - The Hill of the Cross is truly one of our Church's treasures. It is used all year by our parishioners and by many groups that come to our church for mini-retreats. All members of the parish and the community are welcome and it is truly a great time to share in fellowship and service to the community. The youth of the parish play a vital and significant role in our community and their fellowship and contribution to the cleanup effort is very much welcomed and appreciated. Refreshments to include breakfast tacos will be provided for those that work up an appetite.

    The cleanup will start at 7:30 am...it should only take 2 to 3 hours. Tools that are needed are wheelbarrows, wheelbarrows, "we always need more wheelbarrows", rakes, shovels, pitchforks, loppers for small brush cutting, and a weed eater. We will be spreading mulch on the path and trimming shrubs and trees as needed.

    For more information call 830.660.4206 or email dougcyn@gvtc.com.

  • Catholic Daughters Winter Raffle

    The Catholic Daughters Court St. Joseph-Honey Creek #2260 will be selling raffle tickets on the weekends
    of January 13 & 14 and January 20 & 21 in the Gathering Space before and after all masses. Come by
    and take a chance on winning one or more of the great baskets. The drawing will take place after the 5 pm
    mass on January 21. Proceeds will help with our donations to meet the parish and local community needs.
    Your participation will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  • MOM Ministry Book Study

    Hey Moms! Start your New Year off right with our next book study, "Getting Past Perfect: How to Find Joy and Grace in the Messiness of Motherhood" by Kate Wicker. We will begin the study on Monday, January 8, starting with daily Mass at 7:00 p.m. and fellowship and discussion until 9:00 p.m. If you're interested please contact Christine Roberts at cprives@att.net.

    Nursery Helpers Needed: The M.O.M. Ministry book study meets Monday evenings and we are in need of adult childcare providers for our next study, Getting Past Perfect!! Childcare is necessary in order for some mothers to participate, so please consider serving our ministry.  The nursery is located downstairs in the education building and opportunities can be paid or volunteer.  Background checks and VIRTUS training can be completed online. Snacks, movies, and toys are provided!!  Please contact Casey Pawelek (casey.pawelek@gmail.com) if you are available for any of the dates below. Thanks so much! Childcare Needed for these Dates: (6:45 - 9:00 pm) January 8, 22, 29, February 5, & 12

     

  • Men's ACTS Retreat

    All parish men (18 and over) are invited to the 2018 Men's A.C.T.S. retreat, which will be held February 8-11, 2018 at the Omega Retreat Center in Boerne. This four-day, three-night re-treat is an incredible journey for men to build a deeper relationship with God. Please contact Paul Barton (wkap@gvtc.com or 830-743-1677) or Ray Tovar (rtovar@gvtc.com or 210-269-3177) for additional details. Registration form.

  • Photo Directories 2018

    It's time for our 2018 St. Joseph Pictorial Directory!  Lifetouch is looking forward to creating some beautiful individual or group portraits for our St. Joseph - Honey Creek members in December and January! The online scheduling site for your upcoming Lifetouch photography event is set up and ready so you can schedule your own appointment for photography at any time.  All pictures will be taken in the St. Joseph Honey Creek Education Building.
    Member Site: https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y7zds410/

  • 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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