St. Joseph Weekly News: 5.13.18
The month of May has long been associated with devotion to the Blessed Mother.
Many of us remember growing up with a “May Altar” in our home or classroom. This month might be a good time to renew our devotion to Mary by praying the rosary and reflecting on her role in our daily life.
The second Sunday of May is Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day began as an annual observance through the efforts of Anna Jarvis who wanted to honor her mother. The idea spread and in 1910 the governor of Oklahoma issued the first Mother’s day proclamation. In 1913 a national resolution established the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day. God bless all our mothers and those women who have given us
a mother’s love. Happy Mother's Day!
Super Service Saturday- Join us Saturday, May 19, for our spring
edition of Super Service Saturday! We will gather for prayer at 8am and then spend the morning out in the community doing a variety of service projects. We will have projects for all ages, many of which will be outside. We will be doing a variety of landscaping, and inside painting projects at the Parish Center, specifically getting the main office redesign off to a great start. We will partner with Sonnesyn Elementary on their new community garden and getting the planters ready. We will sort and prep medical supply donations for shipment with Global Health Ministries. We will also be packing food at Feed My Starving Children and many other projects; then cap off our day together at lunch as we hear about the many projects others did that morning. Register by Tuesday, May 15.
Registration for Super Service Saturday
How Can We Support You?
Sometimes you just need to talk out what you are feeling to someone who listens and cares. Talking things out can bring clarity and often, peace of mind. Stephen Ministers are compassionate, caring, supportive and great listeners.
Call Pat at 763.544.3352 for more information.
Sunday 6:00 Mass- Liturgical Ministers Needed
Adult Regional Coordinators are needed to set up for Mass one time per month. Duties include organizing the distribution of Holy Communion, Procession of Gifts to the altar, taking up and deposit of the collection, lights, doors, and other essential tasks needed to ensure a graceful and meaningful liturgy. Adults are needed to assist our confirmed high school juniors and seniors in the role of Eucharistic Minister. Commitment is once per month and additionally as desired. Please contact Mary Bur at
or call the office if you can help.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
We are looking for volunteers to lead our children in understanding the Scripture Readings of the Mass. It is a commitment of 15 weeks, which starts with our fall faith formation classes and happens the Sundays that the preschool children have classes. Children leave with a dismissal before the Sunday readings and return at the time of the Offertory. If you are interested, please contact Mary Greving at the Parish Office.
A volunteer opportunity is available with one of the parish’s homeless outreach team. A team of parishioners takes a monthly meal to Our Savior’s Shelter in Minneapolis and they have a need for someone to provide the side dish and accompany the team on its visits. If interested please contact Mary Burke via email:
2018 Walk for Life
Help support preborn life and their moms facing unplanned pregnancy. Robbinsdale Women’s Center will be having a fundraising walk on Saturday, May 19, at French Regional Park. This two-mile walk trail goes by scenic Medicine Lake starting at the visitor center and is designated for all ages (dogs on leashes permitted). Their goal is to raise $60,000. They are planning more clinic evening hours to accommodate working women and remodeling their client waiting room. Rain or shine, registration starts at 9am and the walk begins at 9:30am. For more information go to
20 & 30 Somethings Spring Barbecue
The 20 & 30 Somethings Spring Barbecue is this Tuesday, May 15, at 7pm in the Youth Lounge, our last monthly get together until September! Brats and hamburgers will be provided. Bring a dish or appetizer to share if you can. New to the area? Come, check us out! Questions? Contact Ben Klaus at 563.608.4575.
Spiritual Reading Book Club
The Spiritual Reading Book Club meets this Thursday, May 17, at 1pm in the JP Rooms to discuss: The Face behind the Veil: The Extraordinary Lives of Muslim Women in America by Donna Gehrke-White. The Spiritual Reading Book Club will be “on summer break” for June, July and August and will resume in September.
The 50+ Singles Dinner is next Sunday, May 20, (3rd Sunday of the month) in Room A. We’ll begin with a social hour at 5pm, followed by dinner at 6, with pulled pork sandwiches, vegetables and desert. At 7pm, our very own John Elder, currently a Public Information Officer for the Minneapolis Police Department, will talk about “Personal Safety”. Come and enjoy a delicious dinner and some great company! Cost: $10. No reservation needed.
Evening with Fr. Bill on “Addiction” – Thursday, May 24, at 7pm, in Room 3. We will be exploring the value of the 12 Step Spirituality to deal with addictions of all forms.
Dean I am worried about all the shootings we hear of in the news. What can we do?
You ask a very important question. Recent shootings have reinforced the reality that deadly violence can strike anywhere at any time. We will be conducting Workplace Violence Prevention Training with the staff in August, and are working toward volunteer training for this fall and developing a parish emergency preparedness plan. Thank you for the question! In late summer we will communicate with you about upcoming opportunities to be trained on this issue, as well as other issues such as how to use the AED’s at each church location.
Keep Smiling, Dean
Needed and Wanted! Men and Women to play in the St. Joseph Golf League. Tee times are on Tuesdays, starting at 4:00 pm. New Hope Golf Course - Par 3 Call the Club House to register. 763.531.5178
Parish Calendar of Events
Sunday, May 13
Food and Funds
8:00 am MASS - LC
9:30 am MASS - LC
9:30 am Respect Life Rosary - Chapel
10:00 am MASS - PC
11:00 am Respect Life Group Mtg - YL
6:00 pm MASS - PC
Monday, May 14
6:00 pm Preschool/Elementary Closing Celebration Rm A
6:30 pm Alcoholics Anonymous - LC
6:30 pm MOMS (Holland) -OCR
Tuesday, May 15
7:00 am Centering Prayer Group - LC
5:30 pm MASS - PC
5:30 pm Cub Scout Den Meeting - Rms 2 & 3
6:30 pm Fit Club - Rm C
7:00 pm 20-30 Somethings - YL
7:00 pm Finance Council Mtg - JP I&II
7:00 pm Weight Watchers - Rm B
Wednesday, May 16
8:30 am MASS - Chapel
2:00 pm Staff Meeting - JP I&II
6:30 pm Lay Preacher Mtg - OCR
7:00 pm Gospel of Mark Bible Study - Rm C
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal - Sanctuary
7:00 pm Parish Council Mtg - JP I&II
7:00 pm Prayer Shawl Mtg - Rm 2
Thursday, May 17
6:15 am Men’s Scripture Group - LC
8:30 am MASS - Chapel
9:00 am St. Joe’s Reps Mtg - Rm A
9:30 am MOMS (Lewis) - YL, Nursery
1:00 pm Spiritual Reading Book Club - YL I&II
6:30 pm Stephen Ministry Support/Spvr - Rm A
Friday, May 18
8:15 am KidPack Delivery - RSI
2:25 pm KidPack Delivery - Sonnesyn
Saturday, May 19
SUPER SERVICE SATURDAY - 8:00am to 1pm
4:30 pm MASS - PC
Sunday, May 20
8:00 am MASS - LC
9:00 am Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am MASS - LC
10:00 am MASS - PC
11:00 am Donut Sunday
11:00 am End-of-Year Choir Party - YL
12:00 pm Minnesota Twin’s Outing
5:00 pm 50+ Singles - Rm A
6:00 pm MASS - PC
7:15 pm IN TOUCH, ON the ROCK
May 6, 2018: $ 27,681.72
Pledging in Faith
May 6, 2018: $ 8,734.50
Let Us Continue to Pray together as a Parish Community
Parishioners Who Are Ill:
Donna Belawski · Janice Youngberg · John Urbanski · Donna Roemer · Dee Flynn · Joseph Blair-Miltich · Barb Diwi · Marlene Kelly
Relatives & Friends of Parishioners Who Are Ill:
Daughter of Dee Ries · Daughter of Joanne Meegan · Mother of Kasia Luiken · Daughter of Mark Jennings · Niece of Joan Kindelspire · Daughter of Andy & Mary Paprocki · Nephew of Mary Hunter · Sister of Carol Hendricks · Sister of Paulette Strouth
Those Who Have Died:
Brother-in-law of Val Poppe
Now Accepting Applications for Parish Council
The Parish Council (PC) is the guiding body of the Catholic Community of St. Joseph. The PC exists to assist the Pastor in all matters that affect the spiritual and material well-being of the Parish. The role of the PC is to nourish a parish environment that will encourage achievement of the parish mission. The PC is accountable for the development, evaluation and communication of the parish mission and goals. Because the PC is involved in the life and ministry of the church, all of its work includes and arises out of prayerful reflections and discernment.
The actions of the PC are governed by the Constitution and By-Laws of the PC and are guided by the core values and mission of the parish. In the spirit of servant leadership, the actions of the PC are focused on providing support to the Pastor and the ministries with emphasis on partnership, collaboration and subsidiarity.
A detailed job description for a Parish Council Member, along with a Parish Council Questionnaire can be found on our website. We encourage you to prayerfully consider serving your parish in this ministry. This is a wonderful opportunity to grow in depth of faith as you use your gifts of leadership, communication and prayer. If you are interested in being considered please fill out the Questionnaire and return it to the parish office by Monday, June 11, 2018 or return by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Joseph Communications
on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 8:00AM