Youth Ministry Update

November 23, 2014 - Youth Ministry

Week of Nov 23 

Scripture: Mt 4:19 – and He said to them “follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”

YouCat: Question 92- Why did Jesus call apostles?

Question: What are the names of the 12 apostles?

Virtue: Sacrifice

Saint: Andrew


No Faith Formation Wednesday November 26 or Sunday November 30—Thanksgiving Break

Confirmation Session – Sunday December 7th

Attention all Mid-High Youth – CALLED RALLY – December 13th

Faith Tid-Bit:

We are about ready to begin another church year.  The first week of Advent marks the beginning of a new liturgical year.  We joyfully prepare for the birth of Christ and are reminded that we must always be ready for when He comes again in glory. 

A huge blessing this year is that our Pope has named this year the “Year for Consecrated Life.”  Let us take time to celebrate the many men and women who have taken up the call to holiness through the call to the consecrated life.

Youth Ministry Update

November 18, 2014 - Youth Ministry

Week of Nov 16

Scripture: Mt 25:23His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

YouCat: Question 89 - To whom does Jesus promise “the kingdom of God”? 

Question: Do you regularly say thank you to your friends and family whom you see on a regular basis?

Virtue: Thankfulness

Saint: Margaret of Scotland 


Service Night – November 20th – cancelled – please consider helping with the Parish Thanksgiving Dinner next week

Archdiocesan Youth Conference – Seaside OR November 21-23

Confirmation Session – Sunday December 7th

Attention all Mid-High Youth – CALLED RALLY – December 13th

Faith Tid-Bit:

A number of years ago I was challenged to practice an ’attitude of gratitude”. Finding things every day to be thankful for.  This has truly helped me to become aware of God’s blessings in my life.  Here are a few quotes about how important thankfulness is:

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” – unknown

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Ward

November Newsletter – St. Joseph Pastoral Ministry

November 13, 2014 - News & Events

Click on the link below to download the St. Joseph Pastoral Ministry newsletter for November:

November 2014 – St. Joseph Pastoral Ministry

Youth Ministry Udpate

November 9, 2014 - Youth Ministry

Week of Nov 9 

Scripture: 1 Cor 3:16 – Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?

YouCat: Question 163- What is the Last Judgment? 

Question: What feast marks the end of the liturgical year?

Virtue: Patience

Saint: Albert the Great 


Service Night – November 20th – 6:45pm in the Youth Room

Archdiocesan Youth Conference – Seaside OR November 21-23

Faith Tid-Bit:

No doubt about it, patience is tough.  I certainly struggle with this- wanting things to happen right away, or wanting to know how things will turn out without waiting for nature to run its course.  But patience helps us to learn to rely on God.  As a bonus, the more we practice patience the less worried and stressful our lives are.  I am guessing that our struggle with practicing the virtue patience is why some many try to figure out when the end of the world is coming…Ultimately, only God knows the hour is which the Last Judgment will take place when Christ comes again as our King.  All we need to do is be patiently waiting and ready for when God calls us home.

Second collection for our “Annual Catholic Mission”

November 3, 2014 - News & Events

Dear Parishioners,

At all the weekend Masses, November 8-9, St. Joseph Church will be having a second collection for our “Annual Catholic Mission.” These missions are vital as an outreach for the continued growth of the Church in areas that are without resources of any kind, so my prayer is that you will continue to support and help this very important ministry.

The Archdiocese has arranged for Fr. Jack Nuelle, M.S., from the United States Catholic Mission Association to preach at all the weekend Masses to give you an idea of what these missions do for so many around the world.

There will be envelopes at the weekend Masses for your contributions, and if you write a check please make it out to St. Joseph Church. You may also choose to give through the Parish website under “Donate” through PayPal or Vanco and in the memo type in “Annual Catholic Mission.”

Again, I wish to thank you all for your support and generosity for this worthy ministry.


Msgr. Richard Huneger