The group is hosting a Huge Rummage Sale at the Mantua K of C Hall (11845 S.R. 44) on Wednesday, March 12, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., and Thursday, March 13, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Donations of clean, usable items are appreciated and may be dropped off at the front entrance of the K of C Hall on Monday, March 10, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., and Tuesday, March 11, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.. Lots of volunteers are needed to set-up, receive items on donation days & organize items, help with sale days, provide soups, salads & desserts for volunteers, and clean-up at the end of the event. Perhaps you are not able to attend the trip (June 14-21) but would like to be involved. For more information about Appalachian Experience or to volunteer, please check out our website page, pick up a flyer from the Narthex, or contact Kathi Trares (330-274-2253).
Lenten Soup Suppers
A wonderful St. Joseph tradition is our Soup Suppers during Lent. The Soup Suppers take place in Hughes Hall from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. "Family-size" pots of soup and/or breads are needed (simply bring them to the kitchen just prior to the supper). All are welcome to join us Tuesdays, March 11-April 1.
This year's faith formation following Soup Suppers take on the theme of "Finding Our Way Again". On Tuesdays, March 11 - April 1, gather in the church from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. for talks and discussions on the following topics:
- March 11 ~ Pass It On: Families of Faith
- March 18 ~ The Joy of the Gospel, a road map from Pope Francis
- March 25 ~ Priest Shortage & It's Affect
- April 1 ~ Facing Facts About our Area's Drug Problem
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be held each Friday afternoon of Lent at 3:00 p.m. in church. Please come pray and reflect on our Lord's passion and its meaning for Catholics. All are welcome.
A Reason To Celebrate!
We’ve paid off our back debt to the Diocese of Youngstown thanks to the amazing generosity of the parishioners of St. Joseph Church! All parishioners are invited to come celebrate with the parish on Sunday, March 16, following the 11:15 a.m. Mass, as we mark this great accomplishment and honor St. Joseph Feast Day. Our old friend Deacon Shelby Friend will be preaching at the 11:15 a.m. Mass. A Pot-Luck Dinner with Guido’s chicken, entertainment with Beacon Street, a FREE raffle that includes a 50” plasma flat screen TV, two Kindle Fire tablets, and gift baskets, plus, give-a-ways for the kids & families are all a part of the event. Everyone is asked to please sign-up in the Narthex if you plan to attend this event! There are also lists to let us know what pot-luck item you intend to bring. Don’t miss it!
March is Red Cross Month
Please give at our upcoming blood drive on Monday, March 17, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact 1-800-REDCROSS. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Free Community Meals
St. Joseph Parish’s Free Community Meals are offered on the last Sunday of the months of September, October, and January through April, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend! This effort is done in conjunction with our PSR program, parish organizations, and the church communities in our area. Our goal is to provide a nutritious meal and fellowship to those in need. Please join us for food and fellowship. The next meal is scheduled for March 30th and will be hosted by members of Parish Council. If you would like to do more, please contact Peg Haney (330-274-2268 or firstname.lastname@example.org). For more details about Free Community Meals in our area, click here.
Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast
St. Joseph's and the Mantua K of C Women's Auxiliary cordially invite you to our Annual Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall. The event features "All You Can Eat" Buttermilk Pancakes served with sausage patties & syrup, fruit toppings, and your choice of coffee, tea, o.j. or milk. Great Family Prices: Adults $7.00 • Seniors $5.00 • Children (6-12) $4.00 • Children 5 & Under FREE. Theme Basket Raffles are also a part of the fun!
Blessing of Easter Food
Several ethnic groups have kept alive the tradition of blessing food on Holy Saturday. The staples for the Easter Sunday meal (or, in some cultures, the Saturday vigil meal) - bread, wine, the colored eggs, the ham - are all placed in a basket and brought to the church to be bless. Everyone is invited to place your food items in a basket and gather in the church at noon for the Blessing of Food on Holy Saturday.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Parish Family Life Committee is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt for the children of the parish up to age 9 on Holy Saturday, immediately following the noon Blessing of Food. Teens are invited to help.
Updating Our Parish Database
In an effort to keep our records current and also better serve the needs of our parishioners, we’re updating our database.
Are you are an active registered member? To be a registered member of a parish is to have a sense of belonging to a family. Please do not take for granted that you are registered just because you attend Mass here. Each family member, 18 years of age or older, should be registered separately in the Parish.
Have you returned your registration form?
If you’ve taken the initial steps to register at St. Joseph’s but have not returned your blue Parish Registration Form, please complete this important step ASAP.
Changes to your household?
If you move, change your phone number, would like to add your e-mail address to our records, or have any other family changes, please let us know as soon as possible. Also, if you’re a young adult (especially if you’re out of school and working), you should register as an adult.
Do you have good, sharp pictures of recent St. Joseph events? You are encouraged to submit them for possible use with our website, bulletin, etc. Simply e-mail them to email@example.com (you may want to reduce the size if file is large).