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.
Holy Rosary: First Saturday of each month, 4:20 p.m. (seasonal devotions offered with PSR classes & K of C Women's Auxiliary)
What An Ox Roast!
We'd like to thank everyone who came out to the 53rd Ox Roast Fair. Mother nature smiled on us & everyone had a fantastic time. We could not do this wonderful community event without the support of many & our hard-working volunteers who so generously give of the their time & talent.
The support of the local community is also a big part of the Ox Roast. We wholeheartedly appreciate those who were sponsors, donated items or services, purchased tradebooth space, or helped in any way. For a complete look, please visit our Ox Thanks Page.
Main Raffle Winners
Congratulations to Erin (Sullivan) Oulton who was our Main Raffle 1st prize winner of the Harley Street Glide! Erin is a volunteer in the kitchen for our Ox Dinners & has been involved since she was a child. Second prize of $3,000 went to Willie & Joe. Third prize of the 60" flat screen TV donated by Kepich Ford of Garrettsville went to Brandon Sawyer. Thank you to everyone who supported this part of the 53rd Ox Roast Fair.
Friday ($423) - Katie Larch
Saturday ($720) - Melinda Bates
Sunday ($536.50) - Thomas Moore
K of C Women's Auxiliary Raffle Baskets Winners:
1. Ox Roast Fair Basket > Ellen Baird
2. Pamper Me Basket > Kim Baird
3. Everything Disney Basket > Mary Jan Cuprak
4. Grill Your Heart Out Basket > Ellen Baird
5. Love My Pet Basket > Nancy & Mike Lawrence
6. Any Sport Basket > Adam Bly
7. Family Fun Day Basket > John Muno
8. Let's Win Lottery Basket > Dan Baumbick
9. Gifts For You > Debbie Burkett
Proceeds go towards furnishing their "Christmas Family" with food and gifts for the entire family. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Ox Idol 2016
Thank you to all of our karaoke contest participants & congratulations to the following who came out on top! Finalists: Dan Halansky, Eric, Perrault, Liz Mays, Dale Laur, Pam Wenger, Lexie Smith, Krystin Gonzalez, Jake Stumm, Maureen O'Connor, Raymond Markward, Johnny, James Opole. 1st ($200) - Maureen O'Connor, North Royalton, OH, 2nd ($100) - Krsytin Gonzalez, Stow, OH, 3rd ($50) - Dan Halansky, Mercer, PA. Thank you to our judges Deacon Gerry Scopilliti, Jason Stachowski (winner of Garrettsville Idol 2016), and Jerry from Carlton's Harley-Davidson.
2016 Kiddie Tractor Pull Results
Participants peddled their hearts out!
(participation ribbons & trophies were awarded)
Congratulations to the winners (pictured left to right):
Age 4 & 5
1st - Aiden Weissen (5), Mantua
2nd - Sammy Saudick (5), Canfield
3rd - Alexander Valdez (5), Mantua
Age 6 & 7
1st - Aiden Stegh (7), Mantua
2nd - Kamdon Silvis (7), Mantua
3rd - Isabel Brugmann (7), Mantua
Age 8 & 9
1st - Hank Winland (9), Mantua
2nd - Roxxy Bretz (9), Mantua
3rd - Andon Mierzejews (8), Mantua
Frog Jumping Contest
This ever-popular event provided some old-fashioned fun for everyone. In addition to the cash prize, winners were awarded a stuffed frog & Ox T-Shirt. Coming out on top with their "jumpers" were the following winners:
1st ($10 & stuffed frog) - Megan Crissman (12), Stow (pictured in maroon)
2nd ($5 & stuffed frog) - Rita Paul (15 mths.), Hiram (pictured with mom, Missy)
3rd ($3 & stuffed frog) - Ally Clayman (12), Mantua (pictured in pink)
2016 Pull Top Finishers
Thank you to all those who came out to participate in this year's Tractor, Truck & Semi Pulls. Click here for a list of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers in each class. We are also gratefully acknowledge our 2016 Pull Sponsors: Ferrara Electric, Joe Ferrara, owner, Skala Insurance, Automotive Rehab, LLC, Jon Martin, Owner, Dr. Thomas Pesarchick, DDS, F & S Automotive, Inc., Auburn Pipe & Plumbers Supply, Penney's Auto Body, Inc., Citizens for Cromes, TL Service Center, Inc., Impressions Styling Studio, Gina Fischione, owner, Special Moments Catering, Jill Fankhauser for Clerk of Courts, Sabrina Christian-Bennet for Commissioner, Mike Kerrigan for Commissioner, Mike Ink Tattoo Studio, Kodash Excavating, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Cen-Pe-Co, Acorn LPG (donating propane), Sunrise Springs (donating Lemon Shake-Up water).
Run of the Ox Results
Our racers had a beautiful morning to particpate in the Run of the Ox 5K Walk/Run & 1M Fun Walk/Run. A full list with times & places is available at http://hmapromotions.net (click on race results). Thank you to the following businesses who have offered to supported our 2016 race: University Dental, University Hospital Portage Medical Center, Mantua Auto Parts, Inc., Italiano's Pizza & Catering, Jake's Market, Coldwell Bankers, Oscar Brugmann Sand & Gravel, Inc., Iron Horse Saloon, Bennett Land Title Agency, Inc..
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 bins located in the All-Purpose Room. 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.
Casino Bus Trip
The Mantua K of C Women's Auxiliary is hosting a bus trip to Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh, PA, on Friday, September 16. The cost is $40.00 person and each attendee will receive $20.00 in free play. The group will depart from the K of C hall at 9:00 a.m. and return by 6:00 p.m. Please call 330-274-4982 and leave a message to reserve your seat.
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."
Lawrence F. "Larry" Rosian, Jr. ~ 11/25/68 - 7/1/16
Ruth C. Curtin ~ 6/19/16 - 1/20/24
Eugene "Jack" Fejedelem ~ 6/12/16 - 12/15/21
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