Mass Ministers Schedule April 25-June 28.

April 21, 2015 - Liturgy, News & Events

For the new schedule click the link below:

Mass Minister Schedule April through June 2015

Youth Ministry Update

April 19, 2015 - Youth Ministry
Week of April 19
Scripture: Acts 3:19 – Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out,
YouCat: Question 333 – Is there a natural law that everyone can know?  
Question: How long is he Easter season and which feast marks the end of the Easter season? 
Virtue: Truth
Saint: George
Confirmation reminders – community service reflection is due and final confirmation session in May 2nd
Summer permission slips are out – get them turned in ASAP
Faith Tid-Bit:
What images come to mind when you think of Jesus? When Jesus was born, the Jews didn’t recognize him and the Messiah because he did not appear as they thought the Messiah should. Don’t miss Jesus because he appears differently. He stretches us so we can see him in places other don’t. It’s up to us to show the world that Jesus is everywhere and in everyone. Think of a place or person, in which or in whom you find it hard to see Jesus. Ask God to give you the ability to see him there.

Youth Ministry Update

April 11, 2015 - Youth Ministry

Week of April 12 – Divine Mercy Sunday

Scripture: John 20:28 – Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”

YouCat: Question 327How can the common good be promoted?

Question: Which Saints are connected with the Feast of Divine Mercy?

Virtue: Tolerance

Saint: Teresa of Los Andes


Wednesday April 15th – XLT Night at Fr. Bernard Youth Center – Contact Sarah if interested in attending

Service Night 4/16 – volunteers needed

Don’t forget to turn in your permission slips for summer events

Faith Tid-Bit:

This Sunday is also referred to as “Divine Mercy Sunday.” On this day, the Scripture readings remind us that we have a loving and forgiving God. He already knows our sins, so there is no point trying to hide anything from him. The Sacrament of Penance is our opportunity to be open and honest with God about what we have done, and receive his forgiveness. The blank slate that we get from God in the Sacrament of Penance can work wonders in our lives. If you feel like you’ve been messing up in life a lot lately, you might start thinking, “Well, I’m already a sinner, so what’s one more sin? When you have a clean heart from the Sacrament of Penance, though, you feel empowered to avoid sin so that you can keep that good, clean feeling. When was the last time you received the Sacrament of Penance? If it has been a while, this week might be a good time to receive the sacrament again.


Job Opening: Director of Faith Formation

February 28, 2015 - News & Events

St Joseph has an opening for a full-time bilingual (English-Spanish) Director of Faith Formation.

The position involves leadership, design, and implementation and evaluation of catechetical programs for children, youth, and adults (approximately 1,200 participants), in concert with other parish Faith Formation department staff and volunteers (about 150), with primary responsibility for children’s religious education.

Bilingual, master’s in Catholic theological discipline or pastoral ministry preferred, religious education experience at a Catholic institution (parish, school, or pastoral center), and other qualifications in job description. Must successfully complete background screening.

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Please email resumes to:

- OR – mail resumes to:
St. Joseph Catholic Church
721 Chemeketa St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Interviews will begin after March 1, 2015.

Faith in Art Exhibit – April 24-25, 2015

February 6, 2015 - News & Events

This exhibit is for art that expresses the faith of the artist or work that invites the viewer to consider faith through Beauty.

The exhibition will open on Friday, April 24, 2015.

6:00 p.m. – Wine Reception
7:00 p.m. – Keynote Speaker

$8 per person with reservation or $10 at the door.

For reservations, call 503-769-5905 by April 22. The gallery will be open Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for free.

Artists’ Information

The deadline for submitting applications is 7:00 p.m. on April 14, 2015.

We accept art in all media. Each artist may submit up to four original works. Art previously submitted will not be considered. Work should be complete, dry and ready for display or hanging. Two dimensional works should have appropriate frames and hanging wires. Works should not exceed thirty square feet. Three dimensional works should be submitted with a base or display case if possible.

Click the link below for more information and artist application:

Expressions of Faith in Art