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2014 Festival and Homecoming!

The 2014 St. Joseph - Honey Creek Annual Festival and Homecoming, taking place on Sunday, August 31, is almost here! Make sure to drop off your donations for the various booths at the church office this week, and to volunteer to spend a little time helping with one of the booths or events. We're looking forward to enjoying a wonderful, fun-filled day with you and yours!

We are in desperate need of donated items or cash to purchase items for our Live and Silent Auctions taking place during the festival on August 31. Please contact Michelle Engel at the Parish Offices if you are able to help in any way at 830-980-2268!

Upcoming Events

Aug. 23 & 24 Faith Formation Registration in the Parish Hall after all weekend Masses
Sun., Aug. 31 Annual Parish Homecoming and Festival
Mon., Sep. 1 Labor Day - No 7pm Daily Mass; Parish Offices are closed.
7:30 a.m. Festival Clean-up
8:30 a.m. Confessions
9:00 a.m. Mass of Thanksgiving for our Festival

Special Announcements

BULLETIN AD SPACE AVAILABLE:  Liturgical Publications, Inc. (LPI), our bulletin publisher, will have John Kirchner and Terry Collins visiting our church this week to service our brand new bulletin. For those interested in placing a new ad, this is your opportunity. Whether it's advertisement for a business, a printed space to memorialize a loved one, or simply another means to support our church, your support is welcomed and encouraged. Through arrangements with LPI the church does not pay for bulletin printing, which saves us thousands of dollars each year. Our bulletin is supported through the generosity of the advertisers -- many of whom are our own parishioners or members of the local community.

To obtain information about advertising for the new publication year, please contact the Parish Office at 830-980-2268, ext. 213. Keep in mind our advertising sponsors make our bulletin possible. Thank you! 

CHANGING TUESDAYS: Beginning in August, our Tuesday morning Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion will now be a Mass followed by Eucharistic Adoration, which will remain open until 10:00 p.m.

HELP THE NEEDY IN OUR ST. JOSEPH-HONEY CREEK COMMUNITY!   Please donate to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  At this time we have families who are in need of:

  • Twin bed and sheets
  • Microwave
  • Breakfast table and chairs
  • Washing machine
  • Baby bottles
  • Baby clothing (Boy)
  • Baby bed and mattress
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Pots and pans
  • Towels

If you have these items or any other household items you would like to donate to help our families, please contact Maryetta Schmiedekamp at 830-336-4222.

Faith Formation Announcements

FAITH FORMATION 2014-2015: Faith Formation and Sacramental Prep Registration for all children K-12, including children with special needs, is underway! Please stop by the parish office, gathering space or visit the website for enrollment forms. Early completion and return of the forms will expedite the enrollment process and assure your preferred class time. Faith Formation will begin on Sunday, September 14 and Wednesday, September 17. Please contact Sue Torres at 830-980-2268, ext. 211 for more information.

ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS - SUMMER SCHEDULE: The following Middle School activities are open to all young people in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades for the school year of 2014-2015. We welcome the opportunities to be in fellowship with you this sum-mer and it will be a great chance to meet the new director of Middle School Faith Formation at St. Joseph Catholic Church - Honey Creek, Charles Noll.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT NIGHT OUT: Join us at Embassy Miniature Golf at 500 Embassy Oaks for a night of miniature golf and a cool down with WATER WARS. You are encouraged to meet us at the course, across from Embassy Oaks Theater from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20.  The cost is $15.00, which covers miniature golf, water wars, pizza and a soft drink. There will be a limited amount of carpooling for those needing transportation, so it is encouraged that you meet us at Embassy Miniature Golf. Carpool will leave the church parking lot at 5:30 p.m. In order to ensure enough food and transportation, it is essential that you RSVP by August 18. Permission slips are required and available in the Parish Office or the website. Please contact Charles Noll to RSVP or with any questions or concerns at 210-289-1109, or the Parish Office at 830-980-2268, ext 210.

LITTLE FLOWERS GIRLS' CLUB: Give your daughters the opportunityto walk with saints, grow in virtue, and bring their Catholic faithinto their daily lives as young girls! Come join us as we journey through a garden of virtues based on Father Lasance's famous book"A Catholic Girl's Guide!" Meetings will be held on the third Monday ofthe Month, August-April from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Religous Education Building. Contact the Parish Office for more information.

BLUE KNIGHTS BOYS' CLUB: Give your sons the opportunity to walk with saints, grow in virtue, and bring their Catholic faith into their daily lives as young men! Come join us as we battle through a field of virtues in the program written by former Marine, Major Dan Maguire.Meetings will be held on the third Monday of the Month, August-April from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Religous Education Building. Contact the Parish Office for more information.



News Headlines
  • OVASE Training Schedule

    The Archdiocese of San Antonio, through the Office of Victim Assistance and Safe Environment (OVASE) requires that all adults volunteering with children and vulnerable adults must go through training. Every three years the volunteer must fill out a Criminal Background Check and take the OVASE training class. Also required is the one-time viewing of a video on Sexual Harassment. OVASE Training will be offered at St. Joseph on Monday, August 11, 10:00a.m.-11:30 a.m. in Classroom 201 and Tuesday, August 26, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m in Classroom 201. For more information or to schedule a class, please contact: Marty Alonzoat malonzo@stjoseph-honeycreek.org or 830-980-2268.

  • St. Joseph Garden Club

    Are you interested in gardening? Youdo not have to have a "Green Thumb" to participate in keeping our church gardens looking nice. The Garden Club meets once a monthto chop, trim, plant, and do whatever it takes to keep our church grounds looking beautiful. We are in need of a Director and volunteers. Please call Ken Petri at 830-980-2268 for more information.

  • St. Joseph Festival and Homecoming 2014

    Sunday, August 31, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    The Festival & Homecoming is upon us and we need EVERYONE to participate as a family or ministry we need each of you for the work days leading up to our wonderful Festival & Homecoming.

    Pot Roast Meal Serving Times:
    Dining Hall hours 11:00am - 2:00pm
    To-Go hours 11:00am - 3:00pm

    August 20 - Kitchen Cleanup (9:00 a.m.)
    August 23 - Festival Grounds/Buildings clean up (7:30 a.m.)
    August 30 - Potato Peeling (6:30 a.m.)
    August 30 - Festival Setup (7:30 a.m.)
    August 31 - FESTIVAL!!
    September 1 - Post Festival Cleanup and Mass (7:30 a.m.)

    ADOPT A BOOTH: This is a new idea to have all of our ministries involved with the festival. Adopt a booth - if all of our ministries, neighborhood nets and families will "Adopt" a booth for just a few hours everyone will get to enjoy the Festival. Booths that REALLY, REALLY need help are: Kitchen, Dining Hall, Kids Games, Bingo and Rummage/Recycle Booth. Contact Susi Boss at susiboss51@yahoo.com; Jackie Baer at usbaers@netzero.net; or Michelle Engel in the Parish Office at mengel@stjoseph-honeycreek.org or 830-980-2268.

    Public Relations. Contact susiboss51@yahoo.com

    LIVE AUCTION & SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS: If you are able to donate an item or a monetary donation for the Live Auction and/or Silent Auction please contact Jim & Jayne Turnipseede at jmtrnps@gvtc.com or 830-438-7759, or contact the Parish Office at 830-980-2268.

    If you know of a business or someone who you think we can contact for a donation please contact Jim or the Church Office as well. Remember - this is your chance to make this Festival - BIGGER AND BETTER!

    "Going green" will give you the opportunity to de-clutter and recycle a few usable items from your home, office or garage and give you the opportunity to support and help others in our community! Donations that are "new or gently used" are greatly appreciated!

    Books, toys, school supplies
    Clean household items for kitchen, bed & bath
    Luggage, office items, sports equipment, tools
    Extra cardboard boxes & paper bags appreciated to help with sorting & sale of items


    Donations will be accepted at the location below:
    46 West Storage
    23065 Hwy. 46 West, Spring Branch, TX 78070
    (2 mi. east of St. Joseph on Hwy. 46, near Bulverde Rd.)

    Days and times for donation drop offs are:
    Saturdays, August 2, 9, 16 & 23, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Sundays, August 3, 10, 17 & 24, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    For Large items such as furniture, bicycles, etc. - please call ahead. Questions? Please contact Lyda Golsch at 210-860-1925.

    FACE PAINTING BOOTH: ARTISTS are needed for the face painting booth. If you love to see the smiles on kid's faces when you give them all the glamour and glitter they can imagine please contact THERESA LOPEZ at etmmlopez@gmail.com to volunteer your time and talent at the Face Painting Booth.

    SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR:  Kid's game booth will be selling wristband for $5.00 for all games. Face painting and barrel train rides will be excluded from wristband.


  • HEB Gift Cards and Gas Discount

    Save 11 cents per gallon instantly when you use an H-E-B gift card. Simply swipe your reloadable H-E-B gift card at the pump before you fill up. Save now, promotion ends on September 8, 2014.

  • InformaciĆ³n Sobre las Clases de FormaciĆ³n de Fe

  • First Friday Devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    Beginning, on the First Friday of May, following the 8:00 a.m. Mass in the St. Joseph Day Chapel, there will be First Friday Devotion to the Sacred Heart with Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament for one hour from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. The first half hour will be silent prayer followed by the a half hour of vocal prayer and songs in Spanish. All are invited to participate in this beautiful devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. For more information please contact Frances Coale, Director of Adult Faith Formation 830-980-2268, ext. 266.

  • 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.


  • 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 Holy Week, at the Confirmation Mass or First Communion Masses 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!

  • Help The Needy In Our Community

    SVDP SealPlease donate to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. At this time we have families who are in need of:

    • Clothes washing machines
    • New car seats
    • Diapers (Sizes 2, 3, 4, and Pull-Ups)

    To help St. Joseph families by donating any of these items, please contact Maryetta Schmiedekamp.

    If you would like to make a monetary contribution in the collection and do not have your SVDP envelope, use one of the yellow envelopes in the pews. Please write “St. Vincent de Paul” or “SVDP” on the envelope.

  • 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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