WANTED: CHRISTMAS DECORATORS
We will meet Saturday, Dec. 22 after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. All are invited – young and old. We especially want people who’ve helped in the past so they can show the new people what needs to be done. It’s a good way to meet other parishioners, and Christmas at St. Joseph’s will be a wonderful experience!
Tickets are now on sale for our Christmas luncheon! Ticket requests can be found in the parish bulletin or at the doors of the Church. The cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 3 – 12, under 3 is free. (Tickets purchased at the door will be $30/adult and $15/children.)
Food, fun, friends and prizes– a good way to get ready for Christmas. Don’t miss out on a wonderful afternoon!
WEST ORANGE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018
The West Orange Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a pancake breakfast fundraiser in the basement of Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Connor Hall) on Sunday, Dec. 9. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. All parishioners of both St. Joseph’s and Our Lady of Lourdes are invited. The cost is $9 for adults & children 12 and over; and $5 for children 11 and under. The menu will consist of pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. Please make plans for you and your family to attend. All proceeds go towards supporting local charities in the West Orange area.
“LONGING FOR LIFE…WE WAIT IN DARKNESS”:
A Service of Prayer, Recognition and Hope
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
89 Ridge St., Newark, N.J.
Cardinal Joseph Tobin invites all members of the Archdiocese of Newark to gather for a second prayer service in recognition and hope for the victims of clergy abuse, for their families, for the accused and for the Church. Cardinal Tobin will lead this prayer service, under the theme of “Longing for Life…We Wait in Darkness,” on Friday, Nov. 30, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. More information will be available in the coming days.
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, 1 - 3 p.m.
Our Lady of the Lake School, at 26 Lakeside Ave. in Verona, will hold an Open House for families with students in Preschool through Grade 8 on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. Our Lady of the Lake is where children go for leading academics and lasting connections. The unique environment allows for highly personalized attention for all students, focusing on personal responsibility, social awareness and leadership skills.
Their standing as a 2011 and 2017 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence places them among an elite group of educational institutions to have won the award more than once. For more information, please call 973-239-1160, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website: myoll.org.
Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Church Parking Lot
Once again, Saint Joseph Church is the West Orange site for Community FoodBank’s Turkey Drive. Frozen turkeys may be brought to the church parking lot between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Non-perishable groceries (no glass jars) are also needed.
Saint Joseph Church is always pleased to support the efforts of Community FoodBank, but as always, please remember that our parish also needs frozen turkeys to provide for about 15 families served by our parish food pantry throughout the year. Please bring turkeys of a moderate size. Thank you!
We are exploring the Vatican Council II document, Dei Verbum, the document which set into motion, not only lay study of the Scriptures, but also our better understanding of God’s Revelation of God's own self. Join with us on Mondays at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall (building across from front door of school) as we open the doors to scripture study.
A note from the Organ Bench: The Adult Choir is under way! We meet Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Right now we have a small but dedicated group. Please come and join us! WE NEED YOU!!! (Men, that means you, too!). Come give us a try! When you sing, you pray twice!!! We sing the 11:30 a.m. Mass. Please join us Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.
As we complete our discussion of Pope Francis’ consideration of various pieties by which we can grow closer to Christ, we look forward to our next endeavor – exploring the document “Dei Verbam,” the exhortation and mandate for the study of Sacred Scripture. If John XXIII threw open the doors of the church to a new understanding of what “church” means, Paul VI gave us the freedom to visit the Word of the Lord in its written form. Join us Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. in Glover Hall for a six-week exploration of this significant moment in the church’s understanding of Sacred Scripture.
Interested in becoming a Lector (reader of the scriptures at Mass), Eucharist Minister (giving Communion) or Minister of Hospitality (usher)? If so, you are invited to a formation session on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. in the church. For more information, please call 973-669-8331.
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
A bus trip is planned to the St. Jude Shrine in Baltimore, Md. on Sunday, Oct. 21, departing at 7 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The cost is $45 per person. For more information and reservations, please contact Tina at 973-669736-1784.
Holy Innocents Church, West Orange
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at 7 p.m.
All are invited to a Wine Tasting and Silent Auction at Holy Innocents Church, 681 Prospect Ave., West Orange. Prizes include tickets to the theater, opera, golf, sporting events; art, toys, books, household items; gift certificates for dining, primping, entertaining & more! Something for everyone, young, old and in between! Pre-admission tickets are $25. For more information, please call 973-731-0259.
Come join us on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at St. Raphael’s Church in Tobias Hall! Our meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 7 p.m. All high school students are invited! For more information, visit our website at strjym.com. Follow us at facebook.com/strjym and on Twitter: @SRJYM.