Altar Servers!

Please come to the  10:00 am Mass this Sunday for a special blessing and a special treat!

After Mass, join us on the patio for a super chocolate fountain, with strawberries, bananas, graham crackers, pretzels, marshmallows and more for dipping.   You will also have a chance at some great raffle prizes!  All who attend will receive a Burger King gift card, and raffle tickets for Amazon and Target Gift cards.

Thank you for your ministry over this past year!



Altar Server Appreciation

This Sunday at our 10 am Mass, our parish is recognizing the wonderful contribution our Altar Servers make to our parish's celebration of the Mass.  Please join me in thanking all of our Altar Servers for their dedication and service.

Students 5th Grade through Senior year of high school are welcome to become Altar Servers.  Please speak to me or Deacon Pat Casey if you are interested in being trained as an Altar Server.

As you know, serving at the altar is a wonderful privilege.  Pope Francis welcomed a gathering of Altar Servers at St. Peter's and told them, "The closer you are to the altar, the more you will remember to speak with Jesus in daily prayer; the more you will be nourished by the word and the body of the Lord, the better able you will be to go out to others, bringing them the gift that you have received, giving in turn with enthusiasm the joy you have received."

Let us pray for our Altar Servers that they will have the intimate encounter with the Lord that Pope Francis talks about; and that they will be filled with enthusiasm to share their faith with others.  May serving the Lord at Mass lead to a renewal of vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life!

God Bless,




 
Important Upcoming Dates!

Saturday, April 28th - New Parishioner Mass and Reception. 5 PM

Sunday, April 29th - Altar Server Appreciation Mass. 10 AM

Saturday, May 5th - First Communion. 10 AM

Sunday, May 6th - May Crowning Mass. 10 AM

Friday, May 18th - Parish Golf Outing. 1 PM Start

 
Men's Spirituality Group Meeting
The St. Josaphat Men's Spirituality group will meet next on Saturday May 5th, 2018, at 6:30am in the Rectory.
SJS Applications
St. Josaphat School is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.
Women's Club Planning Meeting
Women's Club /Community Building, inaugural planning session on Saturday, June 9, 9:00 - 11:30 am in the rectory. Women's Book Discussion on Brene Brown's Gifts of Imperfection on Saturday, July 21st, 9:00 - 11:30 am in the rectory.

Contact Kim Nugent (kimanugent@yahoo.com) or Chrissy Scott (chrissyscott215@gmail.com) for more information.
St. Agatha Peace Circle
St. Agatha, our sharing parish, hosts a peace circle, the second Tuesday of every month. A growing number of parishioners, including school parents, have been in attendance. The next event is May 8th from 6:30-8:30 pm. See the bulletin or contact Kim Nugent for more information.
Unity Gala Adult Events
Sign Up for Unity Gala Adult Events like "Afternoon Open House" on May 18 and "End of School Year Ladies Night" on May 18. Contact helainetrenz@gmail.com for more information.
Coaches Needed
Do you love sports and enjoy working with children? St Josaphat School is looking for coaches for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested, contact SJS AD Kate York at sjsad@stjosaphat.net. Go Hawks!
SJS Moe-Hawk Money Gift Cards Available
Purchase a gift card and a 2-10% rebate will go back to SJS school. Forms are due every Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. and you will receive your gift card(s) the following week. Questions/suggestions: Gina Lynch gmm1us@yahoo.com