Need of the Parish - Week of October 20, 2019

St. Joseph Food Pantry

Items needs this week: Sugar, Jam & Jelly, Canned Tuna, Meals in a Box, Spices & Salt & Pepper, Cooking Oil, Brown Paper Grocery Bags, & Plastic Grocery Bags. Please leave items in the gray bin at the back of church.

Funeral Help Needed

New volunteers are needed to “make a dish” when there is a funeral. Some of our volunteers have retired from this ministry, and we heartily thank them for their good food donations over the years. We try to rotate the list of donors and work with your calendar. Call Char Manion, 353-2027. THANKS!!!

St. Joseph Food Packers

Need Ziploc Sandwich size bags and 16 oz. clean plastic containers with lids. (NO quart-size bags needed right now.) Please drop-off at parish office.                   

Youth Group Hayride

The Youth Group is looking for a friend of the parish to host a hayride and hot dog roast for the youth group. Please  call Joy Livingston if you have any ideas or lead.    269-806-0383.  

St. Joseph Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, Nov 9 — 9 am - 6 pm & Sunday, Nov 10 — 9 am - 1 pm .....raffle drawing will be at 11 am Sunday St. Joseph Bennett Gym, 930 Lake Street, Kalamazoo

 6 ways you can HELP NOW:

  1. FINISH YOUR HOMEMADE TREASURES Sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, painting, woodworking, jewelry,  ornaments, etc., you plan to donate.  Contact Diane Stanke 544-9591 with questions.

  2. GATHER WHITE ELEPHANT ITEMS/PLANTS – Drop off Thurs,, Nov, 7, 5:00 -7:00 pm or Fri., Nov., 8, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Bennett Gym.  We will not accept clothing, furniture or large electronics.  Contact Barb Ogrin 269-870-5369 with questions.

  3. PERFECT THE HOMEMADE RECIPE - bread, jam, pie, cake, cookies, candy, granola, salsa, etc. you would like to donate to be sold at the bazaar.  Contact Therese Krajewski 269-377-5371 with questions.

  4. GATHER NEW ITEMS - gifts you will never use, freebies from the casino, etc. & donate them to be sold at the bazaar.  Contact Barb Ogrin 269-870-5369 with questions.

  5. VOLUNTEER to help with set-up on Nov. 8 or to work the bazaar on Nov. 9 or 10.  Many hands & your enthusiasm is needed to make the Bazaar a success. Contact Diane Stanke 269-544-9591 to volunteer.

  6. TELL ALL YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS and COWORKERS to reserve Nov. 9 & 10.  YOU ARE OUR BEST ADVERTISER! Print off a few flyers to post.




Needs of the Parish - Week of September 29, 2019

Coffee and Donuts Team needs your help

Jason Kovacs is leading the Sunday morning coffee and donuts this year. Volunteers are needed to sign up for a 3 hours shift, as often as you can, starting October 6. Interested? Contact Jason at

St. Joseph Food Pantry

Sugar, Jam and Jelly, Canned Tuna, Meals in a Box, Spices, Salt and Pepper. Leave your donated items in the gray bin at the back of the church.

St. Joseph Food Packers

Sandwich size bags, 16 oz. clean plastic containers with lids. (No quart size bags needed right now) Donated items can you dropped off at the parish office.

Monday Morning Church Cleaning

Can you lend a hand on Mondays from 9:15 - 10:00 am? Occasionally or every Monday. Call the parish office for more information.