Beginning next week and through the middle of December, we will begin the TOY COLLECTION for the Christmas Give-away at the Fire Hall. We are looking for toys for infants, pre-school/Kindergarten, up to High School. When looking for items for Teens, I have some suggestions I received and pass on to you; Blankets, Board games, puzzle books, Uno, Hail brushes, nail polish, spa days, or anything else that strikes you when shopping.
SCRIP PROGRAM TO BEGIN IN OUR PARISH THIS MONTH – SHOP-
PING CAN REAP INCOME POTENTIAL. Scrip will be one of our easiest Fundraising programs, since it doesn’t involve additional donation, spending additional money and without buying anything that you were not going to buy anyway. It just involves simply changing the way you spend your money and make purchases. Through the Scrip program, you can buy gift cards which you use in turn to make purchases instead of using cash, a check, or bank/credit card. By buying gift cards through St. Joseph, a portion of the cost is returned to our Parish. This DOES NOT increase the cost of the gift card for you, nor does it decrease the value of the card you receive. The price you pay is the value of the card you receive.
Do you buy groceries? Think about buying gift cards to your favorite grocery story to cover your weekly grocery budget. Do you use gas? Think about buying gift cards for fuel. Are you planning a home improvement or garden project? Think about buying gift cards from your favorite building supply store. Do you give Christmas Gift cards or Birthday gift Cards?
Think about buying them through our Scrip Program her at Saint Joseph Parish. All these opportunities will provide additional support to our Parish without costing you anything extra. Does this require effort on your part? Yes, it does, but it is simple. It requires that you think about your spending and your efforts to support Saint Joseph Parish. It requires that you plan and think about your budget. Once you get through the initial planning and change in your approach to spending, as well as develop a routine of buying and using scrip, you will find it to be a simple way to support the parish.
How do you start purchasing? It is simple. Place your order after any week- end Mass. The Coordinator will keep a variety of the most popular cards and order weekly for any vendors. There are also vendors who provide electronic card which load to a smart phone and can be refilled at any time. For more information, contact Tom Bucher.
VETERANS DAY: In anticipation of Veterans Day, we are gathering names of veterans from our parish as well as relatives who are veterans. There will be a sign-up sheet posted at each entrance.
Mass and Breakfast Details to be announced…
Our Parish will have a Thanksgiving Din-ner on Sunday, November 7, at 5:00 p.m. The dinner will be a POT-LUCK SUPPER with the parish providing the Turkey and Mash Potatoes and parish-ioners signing up to bring an item of their choice. A SIGN-UP sheet is provid-ed at both entrance of the church for you to indicate that which you plan to bring. High School Students are needed to assist with set-up at 1:00 p.m., and additional students to assist with receiving food and clean up, from 4:15 – 7:00 p.m.