Our next meeting will be on Monday, May 14 at 7 p.m. when we will have our May Crowning and Induction of New Members. Please mark your calendars!
Our March meeting was very productive. The guest speaker, Lyle Lauterbach, directed us on the new IRS tax laws, and the discussion of “The Cross: The Kingdom Come,” the 2018 Lenten Pastoral Letter from Bishop Arthur Serratelli, was well-received. Our next meeting will be on Monday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Please mark your calendars!
Take my hand, O Blessed Mother
Hold me firmly ‘lest I fall
I grow nervous while walking and
Humbly on thee call.
Guide me over every crossing,
Watch me when I’m on the stairs
Let me know that you’re beside me
Listen to my fervent prayers.
Bring me to my destination
Safely along the way
Bless my every undertaking
And my duties for the day.
And when evening creeps upon me
I’ll never fear to be alone
Once again, O Blessed Mother
Take my hand and lead me home.
Wishing all members of St. Joseph’s Parish a New Year filled with peace, joy and love!
Our members and friends came together to celebrate Christmas last Monday and listened to a wonderful talk on the Immaculate Conception by Fr. Michael Rafferty of the Augustinian Recollects. We will take a break during the winter months, and monthly meetings will resume in March. Wishing all a Merry and Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!
Our next meeting is our annual Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Fr. John Devaney, O.P., from New York City, will speak on the Immaculate Conception. All are welcome to join us!
Volunteers are needed to package the bread that is to be given out at the parish’s Thanksgiving Mass. We will be meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Rectory, so please come and help out if you can.
The Rosary Altar Society is also very pleased to have funded the new light that illuminates the Church’s stained glass window of the Annunciation, as well as a number of new purificators for the altar.
Please mark your calendars for our next meeting – the annual Christmas party – on Monday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
This Sunday, Oct. 8, the Rosarians will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Dangler Funeral Home to offer prayers for Benny Landis. Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9 at St. Joseph’s Church.
On Saturday, Oct. 14 at 12 p.m., we invite all parishioners to pray the Rosary honoring the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. We will distribute 100th Anniversary Prayer Cards. This is a Worldwide Rosary Crusade to honor Mary by praying the Rosary to obtain peace for the world and end wars.
On Monday, Oct. 16, the Rosarians will meet in Glover Hall to view the film, Our Lady of Fatima. This will be our October meeting, and all are welcome to join us.
Hopefully everyone is enjoying the pleasant September Fall days. A reminder that on Saturday, Oct. 14, we will recite the Rosary in the Church at noon. Fr. Dominick will lead us in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady appearing at Fatima. All are welcome to attend!
Thank you for the great turnout for our first meeting on Sept. 11, 2017. We hope Julianne Chlodnicki inspired all to eat more healthy food. Copies of her recipes will be placed near the church bulletin boards for you to take home.
Looking forward to our next meeting, featuring a movie on Our Lady of Fatima. The meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in Glover Hall. Please mark your calendars.
Rosary Altar Society Presents
“Healthy Living” Talk
Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 in the Parish Center
Our first meeting of the Fall will take place on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. At 7:30 p.m., we will have a talk entitled “Healthy Living,” presented by Saint Barnabas Senior Health Improvement Program (SBSHIP). Julianne Chlodnicki, RD, shares her passion and focus on educating about Living Healthy through nutrition. She believes that food is medicine and that good health starts with knowledge first and the consumption of high nutrient dense foods. Julianne provides great resources and consultations with passion and enthusiasm! She serves as an advocate to help empower people to become active participants in their own healthcare. All are welcome to attend this very informative session!
The May Crowning will be Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the church. Elaine Jacobs will crown the Blessed Mother. All parishioners are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Center following the ceremony.
Our annual Christmas Party takes place on Monday, Dec. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. Marianne O’Toole will speak about the Lady of Guadalupe on her feast day. We’ll have sandwiches and refreshments and a sing-a-long to celebrate Christmas.
The Rosarians are sponsoring a “Thanksgiving Baby Shower” for Several Sources Shelters, an organization that assists pregnant teens and women wishing to keep their babies. At Several Sources, they are expecting six newborns. We invite all parishioners to support them by donating baby clothes, toys for infants, blankets, Pampers sizes 2 & 3, and other baby attire. Baskets will be located at the doors of the church for the items.
We will be collecting on the weekends of Nov. 12 & 13 and 19 & 20. Rosarians may bring their shower gifts to the Nov. 14 Rosary Meeting. Thank you for your participation!
Rosary Rally – Saturday, October 15 at 12 Noon
Beginning at the shrine to Our Lady outside, then we will recite the Rosary in the church, led by Fr. Dominick.
Rosary Meeting – Monday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m.
in the Parish Center.
Rosary Sunday – October 2 at 3:00pm
Dominican Rosary Shrine
543 Springfield Ave, Summit
Recitation of the Rosary and Benediction
All are invited to attend!
Rosary Christmas party will take place on December 14th. Join us for a sing-a-long to Christmas and good community spirit.
The Rosary Altar Society meeting of November 9th was well received with Carol Kurtyka, a Rosarian demonstrating yoga breathing skills. The members also packed 24 bags for shut-in members of our Parish. These bags will be distributed before Thanksgiving. Our next project is to distribute bread to each family that attends the 9am Thanksgiving Mass.