Catholicism, a series of 10 programs created by the Rev Robert Barron STD, will be presented here at St. Joseph's Churchbeginning September 2015. Each DVD is approximately 1 hr long and one DVD will be presented on a monthly basis.
Catholicism, an Adult Formation Program, has been created to enhance and support the Church's mission to evangelize and teach the content of the Faith. The program explains not only what Catholics believe and why, but also displays in breathtaking, visual detail the richness of the Church's global culture. Journey to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries, be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth's people, - learn what Catholics believe and why.
Fr. Barron has appeared on NBC, PBS, FOX News, CNN, and EWTN. His website, WordOnFire.org, has reached over 3.8 million people and his weekly YouTube videos have been viewed over nine million times. He has recently been appointed as auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, CA. Mike Leonard, a veteran NBC Today show correspondent and acclaimed filmmaker, is the Executive Producer of this groundbreaking production.
In an attempt at making this free presentation available to the maximum number of parishioners, you are asked to complete the below survey. Please complete the survey ( also available in the bulletin) no later than August 31st and return your survey by placing it in the collection basket, or dropping it off at the rectory office.
Bring a friend !
Will you attend? Yes____ No____
Preference of time and day: 4pm Sunday afternoons. Yes___ No___
Comments (Please suggest other times or day):
Thank you and God bless you! - Fr. Krys
Annual Gigantic, Humongous MUM SALE
Don't forget, it's that time of year again, - our annual Mum Sale will take place the weekend of Sept 12- 13thafter all Masses, - while supplies last. This event is again sponsored by our local Knights of Columbus.
Give a gift or dress your own yard up for Fall with some great color !, - circle the dates, don't miss it !!!
American Red Cross and the Vernon Knights of Columbus Blood Drive
The Knights will be holding a blood drive here at St. Joseph Church Hall, on Saturday, August 29, 2015 8:00 AM- 1:00 PM., - plenty of parking available. The Knights will be on hand to provide escort and refreshments after blood donations. Register at www.redcrossblood.org or walk-in to Donate Blood Sign up or stop by and Give the gift of Life!
Many thanks, Tony Bifulco ( Vernon Knights of Columbus )
* New - Pope Francis New Encyclical - "Laudato Si'"
Bible study continues each week on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. downstairs in the church Hall. We are using the new series "Priest, Prophet, King" by Fr. Robert Barron. Bring your Bible and come on down ! For more information, call 860-871-1970.
Our high school aged youth group, "Carpenters 4 Christ" meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 12:30 - 2 p.m., inquire with our coordinator Tim Johnston @ 860.805.0477 for more info.
Also, visit the Youth Group page by clicking on "Ministries", and then, "Youth Group" above in the drop-down menu.
Divine Mercy Novena - 6:30 p.m. Mondays, - (Note - NOT on Monday Holidays)
"I'm an avid fan of EWTN..".... "One of my favorite shows, ... is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, which I love, and when I've had a very stressful day, I'll come home -I've got it taped, and Kay and I will both listen, put it on and just sit back, relax, worship, and in that time of reflection, meditation, quietness I find myself renewed and restored."
- Rick Warren, Baptist / Evangelical pastor of Saddle-Back Church, author of "The Purpose-Driven Life" .
Request a Mass Have concerns in your life? Like to have the prayers of the parish community along with your own ? Request a weekday or Sunday Mass for your family, friends or personal intentions ! Call Kathleen at the parish office to schedule, 860.871.1970.
* Book Rack - Features CD's, Pocket-Sized Bible Studies, Devotionals, Traces Magazine, and much more, -- Located by the Elevator, free items are marked. All books are offered below Amazon prices, - compare.
Stop By This Week, while supplies last !
* Weekly Bread Collectionfor the Cornerstone Shelter / Soup Kitchen. (Drop-off Box in main foyer).
* Monthly - First Weekend of the Month - Collection of personal-care items for the Cornerstone Shelter. Drop off items in the marked box in the foyer. Thank you !
* Divine Mercy Devotion - Every Monday, 6:30 p.m. Every Monday, - except during winter storms, or major holidays etc.)