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 Co. Deanery Reconciliation Services
held during Advent & Lent)
Eucharistic Adoration: First Friday of each month, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Administrative Secretary Changes
Welcome to Ruth Fitzgerald our new administrative secretary and farewell to Jan Huter who has faithfully and steadfastly served our parish for twenty years. There are so many projects, things, and organizations that Jan has been a part of, you can’t begin to count. We want to acknowledge her devoted role in the Ox Roast Fair, the Worship Committee, and a champion of office administration. Whatever Jan has been asked to do, she rose the challenge and completed the task on time and in an excellent manner. She has been bright creative and most generous with her time and talent. All of us will miss her dearly. She has retired and we wish her all the best. We will acknowledge Jan at our parish celebration on Sunday, March 22 (see details below & be sure to sign up). Ruth, we are so glad you are joining our staff. There are some big shoes to fill.
Stations of the Cross
Please plan to join our parish family as Joanne Sawyer leads the Stations of the Cross based on the Stations led by Pope John Paul II. Beginning February 20, everyone may gather each Friday afternoon of Lent at 3:00 p.m. in the church as she leads prayer & reflection for the Way of the Cross. All are welcome.
New Beginnings for Women
St. Joseph Parish Women’s Spirituality Group will have its first gathering on Tuesday, March 3, 7:00-8:30 p.m., in the Parish Center. We will begin with prayer then move to our faith sharing topic for the evening (from Sr. Melannie’s book, With the Dawn Rejoicing) and conclude with a social/refreshments. No preparation. No cost. No homework. Come and enjoy. Be spiritually refreshed. All women welcome.
Men's Spirituality Group To Meet
The "Men of St. Joseph", our parish men's group, will be meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. This newly formed men's spirituality group with gather on Wednesday, March 4. They will begin in the church and then move to one of the classrooms. All men in the parish are welcome. Questions? Please contact Doug Engelhart (330-274-5457).
St. Joseph's Feast Day & Jan's Retirement Celebration!
On Sunday, March 22, following the 11:15 a.m. Mass, we will have a celebration for St. Joseph Feast Day and Jan Huter’s retirement. Jan, our Parish Administrative Secretary since November, 1995, will retire as of February 27, 2015. It will be a pot luck with the parish providing chicken, drinks, and a cake. Members of the Garden Club will be coordinating this celebration. Resevations are necessary. Look for sign-up sheets in the Narthex.
Discover God: Turn On The Light
To help you in self-evangelization our 4-part Speakers Series continues this Lent with the goal to move our reflection from personal spirituality, to family spirituality, to spirituality in community. Designed to help you create connections with God in the busyness of work and family life, the presentations are free and open to the public. Family Spirituality will be featured in Jim Merhaut’s talk “What’s So Special about Us?” on March 18. Christian Spirituality will be our focus on March 25 when Sr. Kathleen Glavich, SND, presents “Jesus Asks: Who Do YOU Say I Am?”. Plan on attending Wednesday evenings at 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the church and feel free to bring a friend. Please join us in Hughes Hall for social time following the talks. Religious Education credits are available. Click here for additional information.
FYI—Our Speaker’s Series replaces our Lenten Soup Suppers.
Honeybaked Ham Fundraiser
Just in time for Easter! The Honeybaked Ham Company® will donate 15% of your purchase to St. Joseph's Appalachian Experience group. Place your order online at https://www.honeybakedfundraiser.com/f-1194-St--Joseph-Church.aspx. Order forms are also available at the Parish Office, in the Narthex, and during the Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast, March 29 (there'll also be a bake sale that weekend). The last day to order is March 27, 2015. Orders may be picked up in the church narthex on Thursday, April 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Questions? Please contact Dan & Sean Fejes (330-274-2481) or the Parish Office (330-274-2253).
Take a chance at some fabulous prizes with the Ox Roast Fair 2015 Main Raffle - tickets are on sale now! First prize is a Harley Street Glide Special FLHXS Motorcycle valued at $20,599.00 & supplied by Carlton Harley Davidson of Mantua, OH. Second prize is $3,000.00 Cash!
Tickets are $10.00 each or book of 6 for $50.00. Purchase online at stjosephmantua.weshareonline.org (checking/savings direct withdrawal, debit & credit cards), at area events, through St. Joe parishioners (pick up your tickets to sell or purchase in the Narthex), or during the 52nd Ox Roast Fair, July 17-19, 2015. Raffle Drawings held Sunday evening of the Fair at 9:30 p.m. (winners need not be present). Click here for more information.
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."
Parish Pictorial Directories
Our beautiful new Parish Pictorial Directory was completed and made available in the Fall of 2014. Everyone who had their portrait taken through Lifetouch received a free directory. Additional directories are available for purchase at $10.00 each. Please contact the Parish Office (330-274-2253) if you would like to purchase a copy.