Parish Blood Drive
October 15, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sister Miriam Event
October 28, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
October 28, 6:00 p.m.
Ministry Appreciaion Dinner
November 11, After 5:00 mass
Faith Formation Announcements
KNOW YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH AND LIVE IT!
Our Parish Just Got FORMED!
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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.
GENERAL FAITH FORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT:
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 1: Saturday November 4, 2017 from 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. in St. John Hall.
Please contact Sue Torres by email at email@example.com 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.
Please Support Our Rosary Guild
The Rosary Guild invites you to stop by and visit with us in the Gathering Space the weekend of October 21 & 22. We will be offering beautiful handcrafted rosaries and chaplets made by our members. Many more religious items will also be available. Proceeds will go towards supplies to make rosaries for the Military, our various Ministries, and special projects at St. Joseph. We are grateful for your support!
Please join us! Sister Miriam will be with us on Saturday, October 28
8:30 am- Noon
Invite your friends! More information about the Sister Miriam event
Don't forget to fill those baby bottles with change, cash or check made out to BSBPCC (Bulverde/Spring Branch Pregnancy Care Center) and bring them to the baby bottle receptacle in the church gathering space by October 29. Thank you for your support!
The MOM Ministry welcomes you and your family to a Family Rosary Night on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The Rosary Guild will be joining us to help teach all of our children about what the Rosary is and it's beautiful prayers. We will have snacks and Rosary coloring sheets for the little ones! All are invited to come celebrate the month of the Holy Rosary with us and discover more about this powerful prayer and its special protection and graces. Feel free to bring your own family Rosary or come make one with us when the MOM Ministry meets on Monday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 203. For more information or to RSVP contact Christine Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 210-273-6285 o María Gonzalez email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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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 Glen 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.|