Father Andrew Travels with the Prayers of our Parish

Father Andrew Travels with the Prayers of our Parish

If you haven’t heard yet, Fr. Andrew will be gone January 13 until March 15 to spend time in Mexico studying. He will spend 6 weeks taking Spanish grammar and vocabulary classes 5 days a week and spend the weekends in the parish observing pastoral ministry.

After this, Fr. Andrew will spend an additional 3 weeks, directly in the parish at Mater Nostra, Guadalajara, observing youth ministry, parish organization, pastoral planning, etc. He will be working pretty hard, but he is looking forward to it, and hoping to learn a lot!

The mail service is very different from here in the United States, so Fr. Andrew will not be able to receive mail while he is in Mexico. However, we may send him an occasional email message, so if you have news to pass along, please let us know.

While Fr. Andrew is gone, Fr. Mike will be presiding over more Masses than usual and will have our wonderful deacons helping with the increased workload. One change in the schedule that you should know about is that daily morning Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will only take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. (No morning Adoration on Thursday or the weekend.)

As always, when you need Fr. Mike he is available to you by contacting the parish office and we will text or email him with your request, which he will respond to as soon as possible. The parish office staff and Fr. Mike are here to be of service to you.

Please keep Fr. Andrew and Fr. Mike in your prayers.

On-Line Giving Has Never Been Easier!

On-Line Giving Has Never Been Easier!

We now offer Online Giving! You may click Online Giving and follow the easy steps to set up your own account. All information is confidential. You can choose the frequency and amount for your offertory, and you can donate to any of our special funds like Food Pantry, Bishop Dominic’s Ministries, or Direct Assistance. You can also donate to the “second“ Sunday Collections like the Home Heating Assistance Program, or Priests’ Retirement.

The Online Giving program will be able to show your online giving history, so you can check it or change it at anytime. If you have questions, please call Dan Carl, 343-6256 on Wednesdays or email: bookkeeper936@gmail.com.

Elementary School Children - Chance to Win

Elementary School Children - Chance to Win

Calling All Elementary School Students!

The Detroit Red Wings and alternate captain Justin Abdelkader are excited to announce the sixth year of Red Wings for Reading, presented by Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP), to encourage Michigan elementary school students to read outside the classroom.

All kindergarten through fifth grade students in Michigan are encouraged to read three or more books for their grade level, as selected by Abdelkader, or have someone read those three books to them. Don't forget to log how many minutes you spend reading each book!

visit https://www.nhl.com/redwings/community/red-wings-for-reading for complete information.

Once in a Blue Moon Garage Sale

Once in a Blue Moon Garage Sale

St. Augustine Cathedral School accepts donations year round in preparation for their huge sale in March. They accept most items: clothes, toys, household tools home decor, sporting goods, electronics, etc. So iof you get new items at Christmas and your previous items are still in good shape, please consider donating them to St. A’s. (They Do Not accept exercise equipment, mattresses, or personal pillows.)

Donations are tax deductible and receipts are available.

Donation Drop Off dates are:

Wednesday, January 9 and Wednesday, February 6, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm and 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Location:

Crowley Center (next to the school)
600 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Advent Giving Program Touched Hundreds

Thanks to the generous spirit at St. Joseph Parish hundreds of people have been blessed. Parishioners gave freely of their time, talent and treasure to lift up those in need. Gifts of food, clothing, gift cards, singing, and so much more were shared. Benefitting parishioners who are homebound or residing in nursing homes, in need of Holiday Dinner Boxes weeks one and two. Week three and four St. Vincent DePaul Store, and the Disability Network were the recipients. God Bless Everyone!