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April 14, 2014 - News & Events

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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

Youth Ministry Update

April 6, 2014 - Youth Ministry

Week of April 6

Scripture: Acts 5:29 “But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than any human authority.”

YouCat: Question 285 “What is eternal happiness”

Question: What religious order is St. Rose of Lima connected to?  Who else is a part of this order?

Virtue: Modesty – The quality of being free from vanity.  Not boastful.  Humble.

Saint: St. Rose of Lima … What a beautiful woman inside and out!  She lived out the virtue of modestly beautifully –she reminds us that to live a life of modesty is to carry ourselves (in what we wear and how we act) in a way that helps others grow closer to Christ

Announcements:

Holy Week – no faith formation sessions on 4/13, 4/17, and 4/20

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

Christian Leadership Institute

Quo Vadis Days

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.

Fr. Todd Molinari – Reassignment

April 5, 2014 - News & Events

From the Pastor

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

It is with regret and anticipation that I announce to you that I will be leaving St. Joseph Parish. Recently the Archbishop contacted me and appointed me to the office of Vicar of Clergy with the responsibilities and position of directing Clergy Personnel for the Archdiocese of Portland and overseeing the assignments and general welfare of the clergy of the Archdiocese. I accepted the appointment, effective July 1, 2014.

My time at St. Joseph Parish has been a tremendous gift and a great responsibility. Please know I will keep St. Joseph Church and all of you in my daily Masses and prayers. I want to sincerely thank our hard-working parish staff, our school principal and faculty, lay leaders, ministers and all who collaborate together in the mission of Christ. It has been my privilege to serve alongside such a fine and dedicated community of disciples.

I will, I am sure, leave St. Joseph Parish in the capable hands of a new Pastor who will be announced in the near future. Any pastoral transition and time of reassignment can be a time of uncertainty and speculation about the future. This is all quite natural, and yet a time of transition is also a time to practice gratitude toward one another for graces received and for the mission to which we are all committed through our Catholic Faith. All of our current projects in the parish and school that have been initiated will continue as planned, and our many ministries will continue with their various missions of discipleship. I am confident that your new Pastor will continue what we have together accomplished for the mission of Christ entrusted to us at St Joseph Parish and School.

Blessings,

Fr. Todd