Our parish community, established in 1855, has a long and rich history. We continue to add to that history today as we journey forward in faith, building on what those who have gone before us have bequeathed us. It is a rich legacy that we can all be very proud of. It is important for us to know our history because it is a part of who we are today.
I would like to invite you to attend a presentation on the History of St. Joseph Parish on either Saturday October 28 after the 5:00 p.m. Mass, or on Sunday October 29 at 9:15 a.m. Both presentations will be held in the school hall.
Dr. Paul Monson, an assistant professor of Church History at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, will be the presenter. Dr. Monson, a member of our parish, has spent this past summer researching our parish history. I am sure that his presentation will be both captivating and informative.
At the Saturday evening presentation wine, cheese and crackers will be served. On Sunday we will serve donuts, coffee and juice. Please put the dates on your calendar and plan to join us on either Saturday or Sunday. It’s a presentation you do not want to miss!
Hour of Prayer on October 13
I would also like to extend an invitation to all of you to join us for an Hour of Prayer for our country to be held on Friday October 13 at 7 p.m. in the church. We will pray the patriotic Rosary for our nation before the Exposed Blessed Sacrament and conclude with Benediction.
We know that our country is deeply divided at the present time. The majority of our elected leadership has failed us and there is so much anger and hatred which is leading to more and more violence. We are being called to come together in a display of unity and invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who under the title of the Immaculate Conception, is the Patroness of the United States. Would you set aside one hour for this important cause and join us?
God has truly blessed us with beautiful weather as we have entered into the season of autumn. Be sure to make time to take time to enjoy this gift as the changing colors of the leaves remind us of the lavish love of God. Nature teaches us in a colorful way that God will never be outdone in generosity!
— Fr. Dennis, October 8, 2017