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.
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 Scopilitti ~ 1/17/41 - 1/8/15
Free Community Meal
St. Joe's last Free Community Meal for this school year is Sunday, April 26, 12:30-2:00 p.m., in Hughes Hall and is sponsored by the K of C Women's Auxiliary. A special word of thanks goes out this month to Heinen's in Aurora who donated a gift card to help defray the cost of our meal. This effort of Free Community Meals 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. If you would like to do more for future meals, please contact Peg Haney (email@example.com or 330-274-2268). Click here for more area meal details.
New Beginnings For Women
Our Women’s Spirituality Group will have its next gathering on Tuesday, May 5, 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. No preparation. No cost. No homework. Come and enjoy. Be spirituality refreshed. All women welcome.
Child Protection Policy Training
“Treasured Gifts from God”, the diocesan required training for all over the age of 18 who work with or alongside youth, will be offered at St. Joe's on Wednesday, May 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m., in the All-Purpose Room. The course is free. Interested people should contact Peg Haney at 330-274-2268 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, please visit the Child Protection page of our diocese's website.
Men's Spirituality Group
The "Men of St. Joseph" will be meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. This newly formed men's spirituality group with gather on Wednesday, May 6. They will begin in the church and then move to one of the classrooms. All men in the parish are welcome.
Wonderful Celebration for St. Joseph Feast Day
& Jan Huter's Retirement!
Thank you to everyone who came out to help celebrate our parish's feast day and Jan Huter's retirement. It was a wonderful event with lots of good food, fellowship, and fun! Our special thanks go out to members of our Garden Club who did a beautiful job coordinating this gathering, to Ken Zander for sharing his artistic talents to give Jan a wonderful keepsake, to Jim & Cathy Schultis for being our photographers for the day, and to Jason Adkins for provided balloon creations for the kids.
"Many thanks to my Saint Joseph's family for making my retirement party so very special. The day was absolutely wonderful and I truly appreciate all the kind words, the many warm hugs, and the very thoughtful gifts I received. An extra thanks to Father Garvey and the Garden Club for all they did to make that Sunday so special. I am truly grateful. Many, many thanks." - Jan Huter
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.