Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 & 11:15 a.m.
8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
(between Memorial Day & Labor Day)
Tues.-Thur. 8:00 a.m.
Confessions: Saturday 4:00-4:30 p.m.
(Portage Cty. Deanery Reconciliation Services
held during Advent & Lent - alt. locations)
Eucharistic Adoration: First Friday of each month, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
The second part of Ordinary Time begins after the Easter Season, on the Monday after Pentecost, and ends on the Saturday before the First Sunday of Advent and is devoted to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects. This Season's focus is the Holy Spirit in the Millennium, the Church Age that we now live in, and Christ's Reign as King of Kings -- the time between the Age of the Apostles and the Age to Come.
The Feast of Corpus Christi
(Body & Blood of Christ) - May 29
As on Maundy Thursday, we celebrate the Body of Christ -- but this time without the sense of impending doom of knowing what would come on Good Friday. This feast has an interesting history. Its inspiration is due to two things: the first is the Miracle of Bolsena, which happened in A.D. 1263. Peter of Prague, a German priest, during a pilgrimage to Rome, stopped at the Church of St. Christina there to offer Mass. While he was a holy and devout man, he harbored doubts about the Real Presence -- doubts which were completely resolved when the Host he consecrated during that Mass began to bleed. He rushed to meet Pope Urban IV in Orvieto, bringing the Host with him. The miracle was declared, and the Host is still on display at the Cathedral of Orvieto today. The second source of inspiration was an Augustinian nun, a Belgian named St. Juliana of Mont Cornillon (A.D. 1193-1258). She had a vision of the Moon that was full and beautiful, but marked by a black spot that signified that there was no joyous celebration of the Eucharist in the entire Church calendar.
Br. James-Peter Trares Ordained As Deacon
On Saturday, May 14, St. Albert the Great Dominican Province ordained five new deacons and two priests! Congratulations to the Reverend Brothers Tomás Más Barba, Raphael Christianson, James-Peter Trares, Samuel Hakeem, and Vincent Davila (they will be ordained to the priesthood May 20, 2017); and also blessings to Fathers Patrick Hyde and Wesley Dessonville who were ordained to the priesthood. May God bless them all and use these fine young men to further His Kingdom!
FYI - Br. James-Peter will be here for a home visit June 10-24 (preaching at Masses June 11/12).
2016 Annual Bishop’s Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church
Heartfelt THANKS to all those who have made a commitment—St. Joseph’s is currently at 100.96% of our goal with $33,900.00 donated by 143 donors!
66% of the dollars raised in the Annual Bishop’s Appeal fund the work of Catholic Charities and its various locations throughout the Diocese of Youngstown.
34% of the funds are designated for Church Ministries, including programs that promote family life, the formation of youth and young adults, the sanctity of human life, and religious education.
Rebates will also be issued to parishes surpassing their designated annual Appeal goals.
If you'd still like to help in the efforts of this year's Bishop Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church, please do so by visiting https://15181.thankyou4caring.org.
May Is Mary's Month
On Sunday, May 8, our First Communicants participated in a May Crowning devotion during the 11:15 a.m. Mass. This was a wonderful opportunity for our congregation to celebrate this milestone with our second graders & celebrate Mary.
The Women's Auxiliary and the Mantua Knights of Columbus #3766 joining together to
pray the Rosary on Monday, May 2. What a nice turnout for praying to Our Lady.
Recycling Collection Bins at St. Joseph's
Keep used household items out of landfills. Bring your old printer cartridges, cell phones, computer accessories, compact fluorescent lightbulbs, and batteries (all but non-rechargeable alkaline) to the Narthex and place them in the recycling collection bins. Bins will be set up for collection on May 28 and periodically taken to recycling facilities. See the collection bin signage or contact Emma Kennedy (330-703-0677) for more information. A recycling collection date for larger household items will be scheduled in the future.
Attention: Enthusiastic Recyclers
All young people ages 12 and older who would like to promote our recycling effort at this year's Ox Roast Fair are welcome to attend a planning/work meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the All-Purpose Room. Our undertakings will include making informative signs, designing "walking advertisements," and discussing other ideas to increase the amount of recycled material collected at our Fair. Please call Jane Kennedy (330-274-2292), or Emma Kennedy (330-703-0677), or we'll simply see you at the meeting.
Be A Part Of This Year's Ox Roast Fair!
The 53rd Ox Roast Fair is set for July 15th, 16th, and 17th and is shaping up to the biggest and best ever. Limited Trade Booth space is available for the entire three days of the fair. The standard 10' x 10' booth rental fee is $350.00. A large booth, measuring 10' x 20', is also available for $450.00. Each booth is a lighted, open-sided booth with a canopy style cover (this is not an individual free standing tent). St. Joseph’s will supply one 8' table and two folding chairs. Trade booths which require special lighting and/or require the use of a vehicle are $550.00. For further information and an agreement form, please contact Vicki (330-730-2603 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
In addition, a variety of sponsorship opportunities are available from entertainment stages and mugs to Tractor & Truck Pulls, contests like Saturday’s "Run of the Ox" 5K Run/Walk & 1M Fun Walk and more! If you’d like to be a part of one of the area’s biggest event, please check out http://stjosephmantua.com/ox-sponsorship-opportunities for more details.
Save Time and Donate Online
Online Giving is now available for parishioners with WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save time and support the church. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure.
With WeShare, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night. Plus, you can leave your checkbook at home on Sundays. In addition to our Sunday collection, there are options for all of the special collections held for our parish and diocese.
If you would like to enroll in Online Giving, please visit stjosephmantua.weshareonline.org or click on the Online Giving with Give Online with WeShare logo available on our home page. If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please call our Parish Office at 330-274-2253.
"Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together,
shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap.
For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you."
Catherine Hanacek ~ 5/3/16 - 5/23/19
Rita Kotkowski ~ 4/28/16 - 5/9/28
Jim Sargiovanni, Sr. ~ 4/21/16 - 9/10/29
Andrew Molick ~ 4/18/16 - 9/3/39
J.P. Holtz ~ 4/13/16 - 3/17/37
Stella Sindelar ~ 4/2/16 - 8/9/28
Sr. Marilyn Ruflin, H.M. ~ 4/1/16 - 7/6/39
Grace Reckner ~ 4/1/16 - 1/9/27
Clara Koerlin ~ 10/26/16 - 3/20/16
Dylan R. Stone ~ 3/26/96 - 3/11/16
Davida "Dee" Stanish ~ 4/17/62 - 2/19/16
"Ziggy" Przybylski ~ 6/18/24 - 2/3/16
Stella Malisiak ~ 4/27/19 - 1/19/16
Anne C. Chebra ~ 9/9/21 - 1/24/16
Dante Zambrini ~ 4/12/54 - 1/4/16
Austin Heritage ~ 7/8/27 - 1/1/16
Virginia Barnosky ~ 9/30/44 - 12/31/15
Peg Cofojohn ~ 3/14/28 - 12/15/15
Janis A. Rooth ~ 8/6/36 - 12/9/15
James F. Gaebelein ~ 12/7/15