UPCOMING EVENTS

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held each Friday of Lent at 6:00 p.m. in the Church.

PENANCE SERVICE for Grade and High School Students and Parishioners next Sunday, February 28, at 5:00 p.m. All students are free to leave after going to confession.

FIRST SCRUTINY – The First Scrutiny will be held for our Elect at the 4:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, March 7. 

WHEELCHAIR, WALKER AND CRUTCHES

WHEELCHAIR, WALKER AND CRUTCHES – A parishioner is offering a wheelchair, walker, and crutches to anyone who may have need of them at this time.  Please contact Sr. Linda if you should want to inquire. 

2020 TAX STATEMENTS

2020 TAX STATEMENTS are now available from the office. Please put a note in the collection basket, call the office at 742-7075, or email a note to Alison Amato at abishopamato@dioceseaj.org. Please leave your name and whether you want the statement mailed or emailed to you along with your address or email address. Thank you.

RELGIOUS EDUCATION UPDATES

GRADE AND JR. HIGH/HIGH SCHOOL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES will be held this morning for Grade School and this evening for Junior High and High School students.
If your son or daughter is not attending Religious Education Classes in person, we ask you to pick up their folders in the vestibule and to do their lessons with them at home.

ATTENTION CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES:
Please share the following dates and information with your Sponsor.
Sponsor-Candidate Meeting – Sunday, February 7, from 6-7:00 p.m. in the Church basement
Confirmation Rehearsal for Candidates and Sponsors – Friday, April 9, from 6-7:00 p.m. in the Church
Sacrament of Confirmation – Saturday, April 10th at the 4:00 p.m. Mass, at Saint Joseph Church, Bellwood.
10th Grade Religious Education Class – All 10th Candidates for Confirmation should begin to think about whom they will choose for their Confirmation Sponsor as well as the Confirmation Name they will choose.

HOLY HOUR FOR TEENS – Our Teen Holy Hour for grades 7,8 & High School Students will be held next Sunday, January 31, from 6-7:00 p.m. All students should meet in the Church Hall by 5:30 p.m. so that we have an opportunity to explain the meaning of Eucharistic Adoration and how to pray before the Blessed Sacrament.

A PENANCE SERVICE FOR BOTH GRADE SCHOOL, JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL will be held on Sunday, February 28, at 5:00 p.m. in the Church.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION STUDENTS WHO DID NOT ATTEND CLASS ON SUNDAY, JAN. 17, ARE ASKED TO PICK UP A FOLDER WITH THEIR NAME ON IT IN THE VESTIBULE TO COMPLETE THEIR LESSON AT HOME.

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS

Mass SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS: Feb 20 – 28 2021

Sat., Feb 20, 4:00 PM, for Tom Kane by George & Becky Wertz

Sun., Feb 21, 9:00 AM, for the People by the Pastor

Mon., Feb 22, 8:00 AM, for John & Anna LaToche By Paul & Louise Krug

Tue., Feb 23, 6:00 PM, for Fr. Raymond Crosser by Patricia & Donna Gildea

Sat., Feb 27 4:00 PM, for Barbara Beech by Lana & Dan DelMastro

Sun., Feb 28 9:00 AM, for Barbara Turek by Michael Turek

COMMUNION TIME OUTSIDE OF MASS: Saturday, 5:05 PM, ONLY, in front of the church. 

The Bellwood-Antis Council of Churches Thanks You

Thank you! The Bellwood-Antis Council of Churches would like to express sincere gratitude to all who helped in any way with this’s year Christmas Basket Program. The amount of donating and volunteering that occurred from so many places and so many people safely in the midst of a global pandemic can only be explained by the fact that we serve a Sovereign God Who uses His people to accomplish His benevolent purposes. This year the program brought tangible expressions of God’s love and care to approximately 262 persons in 122 homes. There were at least 77 children ages 1 to 14 years old who also received toys, gloves, hats and more.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION WITH PRAISE AND WORSHIP 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION WITH PRAISE AND WORSHIP will be held for our Junior High and High School Students on Sunday, January 31 from 6-7:00 p.m.  We are asking all students to arrive in the Church basement by 5:30 p.m., so that we can explain Eucharistic Adoration as well as how to engage in prayer during a Holy Hour. Class will be dismissed at 7:30 p.m.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

A Baptism Class for Expectant Parents or parents desiring to have their child baptized will be held on Monday, February 8, at 600 p.m.  Please contact Sr. Linda if you would like to attend at 742-7894.

 

THANK YOU

This year our Christmas Season was a little bit different in more ways than one. Now that it comes to an end, a sincere thank you is in order to all of you for your active participation in our Christmas liturgies, especially our music minsters, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, readers, hospitality ministers, ushers, and other ministers. Thank you also to all those who helped with decorating and cleaning of our church and all volunteers of any age who so graciously offered their time and talents to make the Christmas Season enjoyable and spiritually nurturing. Let us carry the spirit of this joyous season throughout the New Year so our Saint Joseph Parish family can continue to grow and fulfill its mission in proclaiming the Good News of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Grade School Religious Education News

Grade School Schedule Reminders & Updates  

In January we hope to have 3 classes: January 17, 24, and 31. 

In February we will have 4 classes, 7, 14, 21, and 28, however, the confessions scheduled at 8:30 am will not occur due to the Corona virus and the observance of safety.  

We will however have a Penance Service for both Grade and High School Students on Sunday, February 28, at 5:00 p.m.  It is important, if you feel safe, to have our children and teens stay on task with the experience of Confession and Reconciliation.  

We also encourage the children, if you feel safe, to come to the Ash Wednesday Mass (February 17) to be marked with the Ashes, signifying their beginning of the Lenten Journey. Mass and Service times can be found on our Web Page as well as Facebook.  

Each Friday of Lent we will have the Stations of the Cross.  We do encourage you to bring your children to the Stations, since this is a Catholic Devotion which is important for them to engage in and experience especially during the Lenten Season  

In March, we again have 4 classes scheduled-March 7, 14, 21 & 28.  

We call your attention to the 2nd Grade Parent-Child Retreat on Sunday, March 14, from 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. at St. Matthew Church in Tyrone.  At this meeting we will present the importance of the Eucharist in the life of a Catholic Christian and plan out the preparation for the reception of First Holy Communion.  

In April, we have 3 Classes scheduled on April 11, 18, and 25.   

We call your attention to the Celebration of First Holy Communion with our Second-Grade class, on Saturday Evening April 17, at the 4:00 p.m. Mass. 

On May 2, we will have our Final Session of Religious Education with the May Crowning involving our Grade and High School Students, at the 9:00 a.m. Mass.  Grade School students will still have Class following the 9:00 a.m. Mass from 10:00 – 11:15 p.m.