National Vocation Awareness Week will be celebrated in our country November 3-9, 2019. Please ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women. There will be Holy Hour Adoration November 3 from 8:45 AM until 9:45 AM. Please join us!
The Very Reverend Bishop Peter Libasci celebrated 5:00 Mass and met with parishioners on Tuesday, October 1. He responded to questions posed by the parishioners and expressed genuine concern for our needs. The Bishop reassured the Parish will continue to flourish to meet the needs of locals and visitors alike who come to St. Joseph’s for spiritual support and community. We want to thank Bishop Libasci for his time and look forward to his support as we move forward to meet the needs of our faith community
The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) met on September 10th. We discussed talking points for the parishioners’ meeting with Bishop Libasci on October 1st; Faith
Formation updates; progress on the Capital Campaign; a report on projects being considered by the Facilities Committee; upcoming events sponsored by the Knights of Columbus; and dates for the annual Christmas Festival and wreath-making at the Holtzmans.
If you have any concerns or questions for the PPC, please contact one of the members of the Council. We are here to represent your interests and welcome all feedback and input.
Most Rev. Bishop Libasci has requested to meet with parishioners in a “town hall meeting” format. He will be here to serve 5 PM Mass on Tuesday, October 1st and will meet with parishioners downstairs in the church hall after Mass. Light refreshments will be served. If you have a question for the Bishop, please forward it to Paula King firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is a group of parishioners chosen by the Pastor to “assist [him] in his leadership role of planning, organizing, initiating, promoting, coordinating, and reviewing the evangelization, worship, religious education/formation, and service activities in the parish”. The objectives of a Parish Pastoral Council are to 1) assess the needs of the parish and “develop and implement a pastoral plan which will promote the common good of the parish”;
2) “foster unity and a sense of community”; and 3) “promote programs and activities in the parish as recommended by the PPC, the Bishop, or diocesan offices”.
Bishop Libasci has directed us to continue to meet as a Council as we navigate the uncertainty left in the wake of Father Dave’s re-assignment. We want to thank Father Elson for his service to our parish community. His enthusiasm and sense of humor have been refreshing! As soon as the Diocese makes a final decision about a new Pastor, we will let you know. Until then, if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please talk to one of the PPC members. We welcome your input! Please continue to pray for our parish and its members!
God Bless…Paula King, PPC Chairperson