St. Joseph Parish Mission Statement
The Hands of Christ … Open To All Las Manos de Cristo … Abiertas a Todos
Saturday Confessions: Private confessions will resume starting Saturday, July 11th.
Fr. Steve will be in the Reconciliation Room from 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Join us on the journey….and see how belonging to a community of faith in Jesus Christ,
rooted in the Catholic tradition, can make a difference in your life – and in the lives of others!
What We Offer:
- Vibrant weekly worship centered in the Eucharist
- Engaging faith formation and education for children, youth, and adults
- Mission and outreach to those in need in our community…and beyond
- A welcoming and hospitable community of faith and friendship in Jesus Christ
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Pastoral Ponderings . . .
Randy Hilgers, Director of Liturgy & Music
SING A NEW CHURCH
“Let us bring the gifts that differ and in splendid, varied ways, Sing a new Church into being, one in faith and love and praise.”
With the celebration of Confirmation this weekend we are once again made aware of the rebirth of the church and our parish.
Although not a community celebration this year, our young people will complete their initiation that began at Baptism and enter into a new phase of Church life supported by our prayer if not our presence.
“Trust the goodness of creation, trust the Spirit strong within. Dare to Dream the vision promised, sprung from seed of what has been.”
What exactly that will mean and look like now in this Covid 19 world has yet to be determined but the Church’s mission and vision will be open to the energy and enthusiasm of our youth once again. Something we need now more than ever.
“Bring the hope of ev’ry nation, bring the art of ev’ry race. Weave a song of peace and justice; let it sound through time and space.”
Perhaps it is the yearning and hope of peace and justice in this world of separation, fear and mistrust that will be the path that guides our newest young adult members to leadership in our Church. So many have gone before, confirmed in the spirit, and have laid so many solid foundations of faith – and yet at this time of crisis and pandemic all seems to be shaken and unsure.
“Draw together at one table all the human family.
Shape a circle ever wider and a people ever free.”
So let us be leaders and followers of our newly Confirmed. Let us make sure our table is large enough to serve all who seek and our want for justice and peace become actions of love and balance and good judgement. We are only free if ALL are free.
“Sing A New Church” text—Dolores Dufner, OSB