Welcome to February, when our Year of Prayer theme is Praying with Scripture!

Want some guidance and assistance with reading the Bible? Does it help you to have companions to share and discuss what you're reading? Join us for the four weeks in February for a Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke. Fr. Francis will guide us in reading and reflecting.

All are welcome! No previous experience necessary! 

In this 4-week study of the Gospel of Luke, join Fr. Francis to
examine who Luke is, why he is writing his Gospel and some of the major themes that Luke covers. You can come to whichever day and time fits in best with your schedule. It's ok if you miss a session. Each week's presentation and discussion is not dependent upon the other sessions, but your appreciation for Luke's Gospel will certainly be enhanced by attending all of the sessions.Two options are available: Tuesday evenings during Religious Education classes (6:15-7:15 pm in lower level of the school), or Wednesday mornings after the school Mass (9-10 am in the Fireplace Room of the rectory - but next week only in the Lady Chapel). Fr. Francis will give the same study on Tuesday nights and Wednesday mornings of every week in February.  The Bible Study starts next week.

You can read the bible online at usccb.com/bible. In addition, we will be sending out daily emails at 6 pm each day with a chapter of Luke and a reflection question.  Feel free to make this a part of your nightly prayer, or even read it on your way to work in the morning, or while you're on the treadmill after dropping your kids at school.

February Theme: Praying with Scripture
Join us reading the Gospel of Luke
In Need Of...
Volunteer Greeters
Are you friendly? We need you to help as a Photography Greeter! It's easy! Just greet families before their photography session and help with paperwork provided by the photographers. Two hour shifts are available February 4-9. Your reward will be in heaven! Sign up HERE!
Note: Photography Greeters should not schedule their photography appointment during the time they are scheduled to volunteer.

Unity Gala Donations
Please consider donating sports or concert tickets, restaurant, salon or retail giftcards or bottles of wine valued over $20.  Donations can be brought to the rectory, info can be emailed to 
trishhaubrich@gmail.com, or submitted online HERE.

Liturgical Ministers
Would you like to serve as an Usher or Lector?  It's easy, and we would love to have you! Please contact the parish office for details at office@stjosaphatparish.org.

Helping Hands
Our Helping Hands outreach is requesting adult sized winter gloves and hats to help keep our community's visitors warm in these colder months.  Socks and men's white t-shirts are always appreciated!  You can drop off donations at the rectory any time.

Important Upcoming Dates!
February 2 - Men's Spirituality

February 4-9 - Parish Directory Photo Sessions

February 6 - Wine Tasting at Vin

February 23 - Unity Gala

Men's Spirituality
The Men's Spirituality Group meets on the first and third Saturday of each month (October - May) at 6:30am in the Red Door Meeting Room of the Rectory.  Participants use a resource to guide their discussion and prayer. 
All men of the Parish and their friends are welcome. Our next meeting is :
Saturday, Feb 2nd
Photo Directory
Have you reserved your photo session yet?  Slots are filling up!   Lifetouch (a Shutterfly company) will have photographers in the rectory Mon-Sat, Feb 4-9th.
Everyone who participates will receive a  FREE 8x10" photo and a copy of our parish photo directory.  
To schedule your photo session, Click HERE
Unity Gala
The Unity Gala is only 4 weeks away - we need your 
corporate sponsorship!  Fill out a donation form HERE and contact Jessica Grossnickle
with any questions.

Join us at 7pm on
Saturday, Feb 23rd
at Moonlight Studios for an evening of celebration at our annual parish fundraiser. This year's event will feature cocktails, appetizers, an exciting Live Auction, and dancing! 
Questions? email: stephaniepall@gmail.com
Shop and Support
Recycle your floral vases - bring them to Ashland Addison Florist Co. for a donation to St. Josaphat!

Shop smile.amazon.com and select St. Josaphat Parish as your charitable organization, and St. Josaphat gets  5% on eligible items!

Shop sjs.shutterflystorefront.com and 
SJS gets 13%!

Thank you for your support!