St. Joseph Lecture Series presents “Faust: Legend, Legacy and Meaning”

April 23, 2014 - News & Events

LectureRichard E. Meyer

Faust: Legend, Legacy and Meaning


Wednesday, May 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center (Room 1)

Presentation followed by a reception


Dr. Richard E. Meyer

Richard E. Meyer is a Professor Emeritus of English and Folklore at Western Oregon University. He has written and edited 14 scholarly books, published numerous articles in academic journals devoted to literature and folklore, presented more than 70 papers at national and international conferences and has, himself, been the subject of interviews in media, ranging from The New York Times to National Public Radio to The History Channel.

In 1980-81, he served as a Fulbright scholar, teaching and conducting research at the University of Reading, England.

A parishioner at St. Joseph Church, he enjoys playing guitar and banjo with his roots Americana band, Burnt Cedar.

Youth Ministry Update

April 21, 2014 - Youth Ministry

Week of April 20

Scripture: Psalm 118:24 “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

YouCat: 338 “What is grace?”

Question: How long is the Easter season and which feast marks the end of the Easter season?

Virtue: Truth – The actual state of affairs, honest, accurate, verity, platitude.

Saint: St. Anthony of Padua…a favorite saint of many – especially when we have lost something.  Take some time this week to learn a bit more about this awesome Saint.

Announcements and Reminders:

Youth Walk - Saturday April 26th – Please pray for all of our pilgrims

May 3rd – Final Confirmation Session 11am-6pm at Fr. Bernard Youth Center – be sure to turn in registration form to Sarah by Sunday April 27th

May 6th and May 8th – Virtue First Events in Mount Angel

Summer is just around the corner…have you thought about you will be doing this summer…

Summer Service Trip/Steubenville NW

Christian Leadership Institute

Quo Vadis Days

Ignite Your Torch NW

Higher Calling Camp

Nun Run

Get your forms turned in for summer events

Faith Tid-Bit: So here we are celebrating Easter two thousand years later.  Unlike the apostles, most of us have not seen Jesus.  We have to trust in him based on the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, the proclamation of the Church, and the teachings that we find in Scripture.  But we do have one thing that the apostles didn’t have: the witness of their lives!  We have the stories of how fully they devoted themselves to Jesus.  We have the accounts of their sacrifices for the Church, the persecutions they endured, and even the martyrdom that many of them suffered.  Would they really go through all of this just to keep a “myth” alive?  Not likely!

As we celebrate Easter, let’s listen to the witness of the apostles.  They met Jesus, and they found new boldness and courage to believe.  Surely, if it happened for them, if can happen for us!


Tax Fraud Information from Archdiocese

April 14, 2014 - News & Events

Information from the Archdiocese concerning tax fraud:

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Youth Ministry Update

April 14, 2014 - Youth Ministry

Week of April 13

Scripture: Luke 19:30 “…Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden.  Untie is and bring it here.”

YouCat: Question 337 “How are we saved?”

Question: What is the significance of the palms on Palm (Passion) Sunday…will we use this palm branches again?  When? 

Virtue: Tolerance – Fair and respectful attitude toward those whose opinions or practice differ from your own.

Tolerance is a word that folks are using quite a lot these days…To practice the virtue of tolerance means to be loving and respectful to those whose opinions and beliefs differ from our own.  But this does not mean that we shy away from sharing the truth with love to those around us.

Saint: St. Rita of Cascia

Announcements and Reminders:

No faith formation sessions on Palm Sunday (4/13) , Holy Thursday (4/17) or Easter Sunday (4/20)

Summer is just around the corner…have you thought about you will be doing this summer…

Summer Service Trip/Steubenville NW
Ignite Your Torch NW

Higher Calling Camp

Nun Run

Get your forms turned in for summer events

Faith Tid-Bit: Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and Jesus’ Triumphant entrance into Jerusalem.  This week is filled with beautiful traditions to help all of us enter into Holy Week.  Check out the bulletin for the Holy Week schedule and be sure to go to the St. Joseph Youth Ministry Facebook page for daily reflections.  As we end this Lenten season and enter into Holy Week and the Easter Triduum, I pray that your Lenten commitments and sacrifices have helped you prepare for this incredibly awesome week in the Church year and in our faith lives.  It is important to remember that we are all called to remember the gift of our Baptism and celebrate with those entering the Church during the Easter Vigil their new life in Christ.

April Newsletter

April 7, 2014 - News & Events

Click on the link below to download the Parish Newsletter for April:

April 2014