October 2022

Dear Parishioners of Saint Joseph Congregation,

This letter brings with it a prayer for God’s abundant blessings for you and for your family and friends.

Be the LightNow is the time to reflect on our stewardship of all that God loans to us to live, thrive and grow; and, we consider how we show our gratitude to God by attentively caring for His gifts. Stewardship is an expression of our faith and trust in God's providence. It is not simply a financial issue; rather, it actually touches every aspect of our lives. To show our gratitude, we return to God a portion of who we are and what we have.

Our Stewardship Appeal theme this year is “Be the Light.” In the Gospel of Matthew 5:16, Jesus tells the crowds before him, “Let your light shine before others that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven.” Our parish offers multiple ministries to share our time, talent, and treasure to let our light shine. We are grateful to those who, throughout the years, have been such generous stewards, offering not simply their financial support, but also the gifts of themselves.

Today, I ask you to continue caring for others and to prayerfully consider your commitment to God through this year’s Appeal. Please return the enclosed forms by Commitment Sunday, November 13. Please support this year’s Stewardship Appeal to keep our parish alive and vibrant!

Thank you very much for your continued generosity. And, thank you for your generous commitment to our shared future.


Fr. Adam F. Hirudayasamy

See opportunities to share your talent and time with St. Joseph Congregation - starting on Page 12 of our parish guidebook.