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Sharing Trees Sharing Trees


It's that time of year again. Our annual “Sharing Tree” project kicks off this weekend. This year we will return to having trees in the Gathering Area and at the Bell Tower entrance with tags for requested gifts. For those unable to attend mass, but still wanting to help, please see the Sign-Up Genius (link here). A Sharing Tree rep will be available before and after Masses each weekend to answer questions. Your gift must be returned to the Church prior to the 10:30am Mass on Dec. 4, as all donations will be delivered on this day. Thank you in advance and God bless.

 


 

Social Concerns Candy Sale Social Concerns Candy Sale
Dec. 3 & 4, and Dec 10 & 11

 

The Christmas Candy Sale is back! Our “elves” have been busy making delicious home0made treats. The sale will be held on the weekends of December 3-4 and December 10-11 in the Holy Family Center before and after all Masses. Supplies are limited so come early to make sure you get items for gift-giving or for yourself. There will be chocolate covered pretzels, suckers in milk, dark and white chocolate, clusters (peanut, cashew, coconut, rice crispy), Christmas houses, and fudge

 

 


 

Immaculate Conception Immaculate Conception
December 8, 2022

The Immaculate Conception is the first of two major Marian feasts we celebrate in December; the other being the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe (which is not a holy day of obligation) on December 12. Our Lady of Guadalupe is not only the patron saint of the unborn, but also that of all the Americas. The Vigil Mass, for the Immaculate Conception, will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and with Masses on Thursday, December 8 at 7am, 8:05am, 12:10pm, and 7pm. We will live-stream 7pm Mass on December 8th.

 


 

Hallow Hallow
STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

Want to deepen your relationship with Christ this Advent? The answer may lie in the palm of your hand or maybe your desktop! Your phone, tablet, or computer may be a tool to help you learn more about Jesus and the Catholic faith. Podcasts such as “The Bible in a Year” and “The Catechism in a Year” (coming January 2023) can help you dive deeper into God’s Word and into the beliefs of the Church. The Hallow App, a Catholic prayer and medication app for your phone or tablet, is another tool which can deepen and enrich your prayer life and has content designed specifically for Advent as well as a variety of prayers for you and your family. If you want to learn more about how to use your mobile device or computer to utilize these tools, we will have a table outside the HFC after masses  December 3 & 4 for you to learn more. Bring your mobile device and get help connecting to all these tools that will aid you in centering your life in Jesus!

 

 


 

Holiday Oplatki Holiday Oplatki
Now until December 24

Oplatki, the Christmas Wafer, is available in the Parish Office for a donation of $1.

 


 

Christmas and New Year Schedule Christmas and New Year Schedule
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CHRISTMAS MASSES

Saturday, December 24th
4:00 pm in Church and Live-streamed
 4:00 Mass
6:00 pm (Praise Team)
The Masses above have seating in both the Church and Holy Family Center.
11:00 pm Christmas Night Mass (Musical Prelude: 10:30 pm)

Sunday, December 25th
8:00 am and 10:30 am

NEW YEAR/SOLMENITY OF MARY, THE MOTHER OF GOD MASSES

Saturday, December 31th
4:30 pm
Sunday, January 1st
8:00 am and 10:30 am 

 


 

We have an app for that! We have an app for that!
The St. Joseph Mobile App

In 2018, we unveiled a mobile app for your smartphones! It features daily prayers and Mass readings, an electronic Rosary, a Prayer Wall, information and contacts for our ministries and staff, access to our bulletins, our regularly updated parish calendar, our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. Our free app is available in the App or Google Stores. Click on the left menu or look for Saint Joseph of Strongsville. Please be sure to download it, share it with your friends, and stay connected!