Featured Parish News & Events

Emmaus Walker Emmaus Walker
May 2017

Aware that calls for assistance come into the Parish Office daily, our Social Concerns Commission is exploring the beginning of a new database. While our parish staff handles as many calls as they can for over thirty years, the calls that request temporary, emergency assistance in terms of food, shelter, clothing, and/or safety are referred to the Ministry of Assistance (MOA) to handle. Those calls require immediate attention and are the primary mission of MOA. Its members handling these calls are experienced and trained to respond appropriately in such cases. Other calls, however, are requests for help in a certain situation. Frequently, but not always, the staff contacts Ministry of Assistance to determine how St. Joseph’s Church can best assist in the situation. Help for these requests is where our Social Concerns Commission sees the need for a Social Concerns database and this ministry. You may find out more by visiting our Emmaus Walker page.

 

 


 

St. Joseph VBS 2017 St. Joseph VBS 2017
Maker Fun Factory

Students entering grades K-5 are invited to join us June 19th-23rd for a busy week of vacation Bible school. This year we will be sparking our children's imaginations with faith-building fun! Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they are lovingly crafted by God for a greater purpose. Registration begins March 22nd. 

Forms will go home through PSR and SJJ and will be available on our website at www.sjohio.org/vbs. We only have spaces for 80 campers, so sign up early!!

 

 

 


 

Habitat for Humanity: Apostles Build Habitat for Humanity: Apostles Build
Spring/Summer 2017

We're doing it again!! This program involves many area churches each of which have three workdays during which they help rehab houses. Our workdays are: Thursday, June 8th (build at site), Friday, June 9th (spruce up day in neighborhood) and Saturday, June 10th (build at site). We need 8 volunteers for each work day. Anyone over 16 is able to help on-site, yet beyond that, we have opportunities for prayer partners at home. If you'd like to sign up please, follow the link. Sign-ups and more information is available on our Habitat for Humanity page