Featured Parish News & Events
Pope Francis: The Joy of Love
April 8, 2016
On Friday, April 8, Pope Francis released his anticipated Apostolic Exhortation, "The Joy of Love". This document is his reflections and the culmination of two years worth of work and consultation throughout the world on the issues of family, marriage, and Christian Living. Through the work of both the 2014 Extraordinary Synod and 2015 Ordinary Synod on the Family, discussions among lay faithful and clergy of the Church help Pope Francis draft this document. Within it, he encourages us to take time and read it, you can do that here!
Vacation Bible School
Cave Quest - Following Jesus the Light of the World comes to St. Joseph Vacation Bible School the week of June 13-17. Children entering grades K-5 can experience VBS as they join a cave crew made up of small mixed age groups of up to five, plus a teen leader, and rotate through Cave Quest stations. Registration will close as soon as all crew spots have been filled, so join us soon.
Click here for a registration form which can be printed, completed and brought to the Parish Office or Faith Formation Office.
Habitat for Humanity: Apostles Build
Once again this year, our parish is joining with 21 other churches throughout Cleveland to rehabilitate two homes in Cleveland. Anyone over 16 is able to help on-site, yet beyond on-site workers, he'd like to get prayer partners at home and people to pack lunches for our workers. Sign-ups and more information is available our on Habitat for Humanity page. Your support of our Parish’s Social Concern Collection is helping to defray the cost of our involvement in this outreach to our wider community. What a great way to share our efforts with others!
The community of St. Joseph Parish is proud to present many activities throughout the year, which allow our parish to gather together and celebrate the blessings that God has given to us.
We invite you to make plans to join us…
SJS Youth Relay for Life Cupcake Sale
April 16-17 After All Masses
Carpenter's Spitual Walk
April 20 9:15
Vacation Bible School
St. Joseph SummerFest 2016
Various activities, including Parish Picnic, Ice Cream Social, and Golf Outing
July 29-August 6
St. Joseph Parish Pastoral Council
Monday, May 9 at 7pm
It is time for new members to join our Parish Pastoral Council! Every year at this time some members of parish council complete their terms and new members are needed. All registered parishioners are eligible for service on the Parish Pastoral Council. This year, we are in need of four (4) new members - who will serve 3-year terms beginning in June 2016.
You can nominate people you know or you can nominate yourself. Nomination forms were available in the bulletin during the weekend of April 9/10, and can be obtained here. All forms are due to the Parish Office by Friday, May 6.
Baby Bottles Are Here
Save a Life - Build a Family
the baby bottles are coming....The loose change collection to support the good work of Womankind Pregnancy and Prenatal Services begins on Mother's Day weekend, May 7th and 8th. Baby bottles will be distributed at all Masses that weekend for you to take home and fill with coins, bills or your tax-deductible check made out to Womankind. The filled bottles, with your donations, will be returned to the Parish on Fathers Day weekend, June 18th and 19th. Your past response to this drive has been generous and we look forward to another successful effort in suport of Womankind's mission to light the way for northeast Ohio women, men and their babies who are facing pregnancy related concerns. The St. Joseph Respect Life group sponsors this activity and is looking for volunteers to distribute the bottles after weekend Masses on May 7th and 8th. All ages welcome to volunteer to pass out bottles, including families with young children. To sign up, please follow this link.
St. Joseph Heritage College Scholarship
We're happy to announce the return on our St. Joseph Catholic Church Heritage College Scholarship! This Scholarship is open to all registered parishioners, who are working attain a four-year college degree. Even if you've applied before, it's a new opportunity - so don't hesistate to apply again! Deadline for application is May 31st. Please visit our Scholarship Page for more detailed information!