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)
Eucharistic Adoration: First Friday of each month, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Welcome Fr. Stafford
Effective September 1, Rev. Edward Stafford, T.O.R. will become the next pastor of St. Joseph, Mantua. Father Stafford is a native of Youngstown, he attended Ursuline High School, Youngstown State University, Kent State University in Kent, Saint Francis College in Loretto, PA, and Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C. Father Stafford was ordained in 1999 as a Franciscan priest. He served in a variety of assignments in West Virginia and Pennsylvania prior to seeking incardination to the Diocese of Youngstown in 2012. Since his return to the Diocese of Youngstown, he has served as Parochial Vicar of Christ the Servant Parish in Canton and St. Rose Parish in Girard where he is currently Associate Pastor with Rev. Msgr. John Zuraw. We look forward to meeting Fr. Stafford and welcoming him to St. Joseph's!
Sunday, September 6, after each of the Masses
we will be having Doughnut Socials
to welcome our new pastor to St. Joe’s.
Everyone is invited to stop by Hughes Hall to greet him.
Fr. Michael Garvey retires from active ministry August 31st. He will move back to Pensacola, FL where he served in the Navy and owns a home. He will be a “weekend helper” to both the civilian and military communities. On the occasion of his last Mass at St. Joseph's he noted in the bulletin, " I can hardly believe that this is my last weekend at St. Joseph. It has been a good journey these years. The last seven plus here in Mantua have been very rewarding . . . I will continue to pray for you as I begin a new phase of my life and ministry in Florida. I ask you do the same for me. May the peace of God, the love of the Blessed Mother, and the protection of St. Joseph be with us all. Farewell!" - Fr. Mike Garvey
PSR Enrollment is in advance of registration and is for students who will be attending our program for the first time this year. Our program for Faith Formation for pre-school, elementary and Jr. High school age students is held in the school classrooms (and other meeting rooms as needed), Sunday mornings, 9:30-11:00 a.m., September-April. You can enroll your child/ren at the PSR Office 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Friday throughout the month of August or you can enroll your child/ren at the Parish Center during regular St. Joseph Parish office hours (click here for regisration form). If your child was baptized at a parish other than St. Joseph Parish, please bring their baptismal records. If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact the Parish Office (330-274-2253) or Peg Haney (330-274-2268 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
PSR Opening Day
St. Joseph Parish’s School of Religion will reconvene on Sunday, September 13, beginning at 9:30 a.m. We will be hosting a donut social for all of our students and their parents. Registration (for parents of returning students) and classes will follow. PSR fees for the 2015-16 school year will remain the same: $30.00 per student, with an $80.00 maximum per family. Students receiving sacramental instruction (First Communion, Confirmation) pay an additional $25.00.
25th, 40th, 50th & Over Wedding Anniversary Celebration
The Office of Pro-Life, Marriage and Family Life of the Diocese of Youngstown will sponsor a Wedding Anniversary Celebration on October 11, 2:00 p.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in Canton, honoring couples observing their 25th, 40th, 50th and over wedding anniversaries in 2015. The Wedding Anniversary Celebration will include Mass with Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., renewal of marriage vows and a personalized certificate for each couple. Following the Mass, there will be a reception in the Cathedral Hall for the couples and their families hosted by the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Couples should register for this event by contacting the Parish Office (330-274-2253) before September 11.
Are You Grieving A Loss?
If you have lost a loved one, recently or not so recently, you may be experiencing the pain of grief. Grief is not a feeling for which we are often prepared. We recognize grief truly only when it actually visits us personally. “Getting over” grief is not easy. There is no timetable for a respectable period of grieving called “normal.” Some people find help in their grief by not going it alone.
During October, St. Joseph will resume it’s bereavement program, Seasons of Hope. This is a non-threatening way to further healing the pain of loss “with the help of my Catholic faith.” Seasons of Hope is a group process. If you are interested in joining the group or would like to ask questions about it, please contact Sr. Joyce at the Parish Office (330-274-2253 or email@example.com) by October 1.
Clam Bake & Cornhole Tournament
The K of C Women’s Auxiliary are hosting a Clam Bake & Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, October 3, 2:00-10:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Pavilion. Come on out and enjoy a delicious clam bake, cornhole tournament, LCR, 50/50, raffle basket, and more! The cost of this event is $30.00 per person (BYOB). Bring a non-perishable donation for 4C’s and receive one free ticket per item for the raffle basket. Proceeds go towards furnishing their Thanksgiving and Christmas Families with food and gifts for the entire family. For tickets or more information, please contact Luci Curtin (330-322-5770) or Jay D’Aurelio (330-569-8156).
Craft Show Space Available
St. Joseph’s Garden Club will hold its 31st Annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, November 8, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Hughes Hall. Tables are still available for crafters—$30.00 for an 8 ft. cafeteria table (two table maximum for each exhibitor—2nd table is $25.00). To reserve a table and/or for more information, please contact Marlene Hornyak (330-274-8145). For more information on the Garden Club, click here.
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.
Zane G. Shafer ~ 9/30/86 - 8/22/15
Frank J. McKinley ~ 10/22/30 - 7/31/15
Stephen Baragry ~ 8/6/? - 8/5/15
Richard R. Krause, Sr. ~ 4/3/31 - 8/2/15
Frank J. McKinley ~ 10/22/30 - 7/31/15
John Hoey ~ 1927 - 7/2/15
Franciska Senti ~ 4/26/40 - 7/23/15
Amelia R. Miller ~ 3/11/31 - 7/11/15
Minnie M. Logan ~ 8/9/32 - 6/30/15
Donna M. Schmidt ~ 1961 - 6/29/15
Lewis C. Cash ~ 1/23/30 - 6/19/15
West O. Clark ~ 6/26/61 - 6/19/15
Ernest A. Laczko ~ 9/28/46 - 6/15/15
Marian Kosey ~ 1/15/24 - 6/8/15
Mary Lehman ~ 7/8/23 - 6/8/15
Mary Ann Painley ~ 1/2/43 - 6/6/15
Donald Daczko ~ 10/10/31 - 6/6/15
Joseph Delphia ~ 10/2/37 - 5/13/15
Mary Rose Curney ~ 12/14/78 - 4/19/15
Dorothy M. Kapel ~ 3/18/35 - 4/11/15
Daniel G. Brezovec ~ 5/7/39 - 4/10/15
Ralph E. Dumont ~ 11/16/41 - 3/22/15
Samuel Head ~ 3/6/94 - 3/7/15
Ronald H. Surgeon ~ 6/3/32 - 2/26/15
Irene B. Grudowski ~ 4/18/30 - 2/23/15
Thomas J. Sevc ~ 3/8/1956 - 2/21/15
Donald D. Harvey ~ 10/8/25 - 1/30/15
Patricia J. Dever ~ 3/11/28 - 1/23/15
Jane Kay Gonczy ~ 8/27/44 - 1/3/15
Robert D. Fejes ~ 11/10/39 - 1/8/15
Santo Scopilliti ~ 1/17/41 - 1/8/15