Announcements

Children’s Religious Education

Classes begin today (Sept. 14th). After roll-call in each classroom, the whole school will...
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AHG in 2014 Walk for Life

Eight girls from our American Heritage Girls parish troop participated again this year in the Walk for Life benefiting the Pregnancy Help Center of Chesterfield.  Thanks to our families, friends and parishioners who supported us.  Our team raised $2,484 for the Pregnancy Center and placed in 1st for the second year in a row!  This year's Walk for Life was scheduled on AHG's National Day of Service, so the girls were happy to serve the unborn of the community by walking for life and having a great time at Pocahontas State Park!

Blessing of the Animals

The Annual Priestly Blessing of the Animals on St. Francis' Feast Day will take place in the Pavilion on First Saturday, October 4th at 11AM, after First Saturday Devotions!  All animals and pets are welcome in the Pavilion.

Michaelmas Family Pot Luck and Party

Sunday, September 28th after High Mass

ACTIVITIES
Horseshoes Tournaments: Adults ($1 to enter per team. Winner of each tourney receives a bottle of St. Michael Wine!)
Archery Tournament : Teens & Older Kids - with small prizes
Dodgeball “Cave” Games: Younger Kids - with small prizes

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New Saturday Confession Time

Beginning in September 2014, Our Saturday Confession time will shift to an earlier hour.  Confession time on Saturday, beginning in September, is no longer from 4 pm to 5 pm, but will now be held from 10 am to 11 am.  All welcome.  The Sacrament of Holy Confession will also be available 1/2 hour before each public Mass, 7 days per week. 

Where does this Sacrament originate?  This is one of the seven sacraments

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The Devotion of the Five 1st Saturdays

Our Lady of FatimaOur Lady has asked that we practice this devotion.   To facilitate her request, we at St. Joseph's are going to pray on 1st Saturdays 5 decades of the Holy Rosary after the 9am Mass, and follow that with 15 minutes of silent meditation time.  Confession will be available before Mass (8:30am, and from 10-11am), as it will be all Saturdays beginning in September 2014. Please come join us! 

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Continuing Education for Adults

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom, Jeff CavinsThis year we will study the Acts of the Apostles.  Written by St. Luke, this book outlines the spread of the Kingdom of God in the early days of the Church.  Course presented by Jeff Cavin, discussions lead by Frs. Novokowsky and Casavantes.  Weekly classes begin September 17. Two times available:  Wed. evenings at 7pm, or Thurs. mornings at 10am.  The fee for participating is $20 per student, or $40 per family.  This fee helps cover the cost of the DVD's. (Scholarships available upon request.) 

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Self-Defense for Women

Women's Self-Defense NetworkLadies, facts are hard to deny. Nine out of ten rape and abuse victims are women and teenage girls. A female is assaulted every TWO minutes in the United States. These crimes often escalate to kidnapping and murder. The police arrives after the crime happens. That's too late!

You KNOW you want to learn for yourself. You KNOW you want to prepare your teenage daughter who is college bound, who has a part time job, or your daughter who lives alone.

But the thought of going to a training facility and working with strangers is just too daunting.

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Parishioner Business Listing Now Online

Since a healthy community is responsive to the needs of its own members, for the mutual benefit of those in the ‘household of the faith’ we introduced the “Window Wall” of parish businesses. It is time to expand this communication. This website is now able to handle the listing of parishioner businesses. The listing can be found under the "Resources" menu on the left or by clicking here.

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