Archive 2016

2016 St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Joseph Parish Stewardship Commission organized a presence in the annual St. Patrick's day Parade in downtown Kalamazoo on Saturday, March 12.  Many parishioners came, some rode the wagon while others dressed in traditional Irish dress walked and distributed candy and information about our wonderful parish to the onlookers. The weather was fantastic and everyone had a wonderful time.


2016 Msgr. Hazard Golf Classic

This year marked the 10th Anniversary of the Msgr. Hazard Golf Classic.  Eighty four golfers (new record) participated in the event on August 13, 2016 at Ridgeview Golf Course.  The day started offwith coffee, muffins, fruit, orange juice and coffee.  While the anxious golfers were ready to hit the links at9AM sharp, God had another plan.  After a forty five minute rain delay, the action and competition began.  There were mulligans to be bought, 50/50 raffle tickets and a array of wonderful door prizes to be given away. To mention of a few of the items:  Golf clubs, once again by the generous Tony Ciluffo, Golf lessons donated by Chuck and Gwen Woroniecki, Lighthouse picture from Vladmir Arts, Salut Wine Basket, Massages by Becky Smith Brancheau and of course many rounds of golf donated by golf courses, near and far.  Lunch was served and prizes were awarded.  The 50/50 raffle winner received $312.50., with the other $312.50 going to the parish. The Golf Committee is always grateful and surprised at the generosity of the donors and hole sponsors.  Please watch the bulletin and upcoming Parish Pride to see who these folks are.

The 1st place winners were: Ron Aldrich, his son, Adrian, Herb Winnell and his son, Sean.  They shot a score of 57--14 under par.  Congratulations!!!!

A special thanks to Sally Hammond (and Dick) for their superb job in acquiring door prizes....Sally sets a goal and always achieves it!!!!  Dick is her driver and enjoys every minute of his job as chauffeur.


2016 Parish Bazaar

This year's Parish Bazaar was another huge success.  Many folks came to see what treasures were available for sale and helped the parish by contributing $4,273.49 for the parish coffers.  Thank you!!!   A breakdown below:

Raffle sales $410.00, White Elephant $672.14, Baked goods $863.57, Crafts $1427.68, Lunch and donuts $150.10, Rosary group $130.00, and Silent Auction $580.00.

Winners:  Quilt- Patty Staib,  Calphalon pans, dishes and casseroles - Gloria Dennis, Camcorder, grill, toaster oven, silverware and dishes - Tony Ciluffo,  Snowman kit:- Jackie Brown , Ron Welch - Breakfast kit (juicer, omelet maker, egg cooker and toaster oven).

Silent Auction winners:  Heather Byrd - Dinner for 8 prepared by Father Andrew, with Father Mike as co- host.  Kyle Elmblad - Curio Cabinet.