Like all living things, a living faith needs nourishment, which the mature adult disciple finds above all in union with Christ—"the way and the truth and the life" (John 14:6). This life of intimate union with Christ in the Church is maintained by the spiritual helps common to all the faithful, chiefly by active participation in the liturgy.
It is also maintained by:
frequent reading of the word of God, sacred writings of our tradition, and the official documents of the Church
involvement in the community life and mission of the Church
participation in the works of justice and service to the poor
This Catholic audio-video course will take you on a virtual pilgrimage to places Jesus walked giving you a vivid insight into the Gospels. The author, Fr. Donald Senior, biblical scholar, has taught and led pilgrimages to the Holy Land for over 25 years. Each session will include a 25 minute presentation by Fr. Donald followed by our own group discussion. Gospel enrichment for the Lenten season.
New Rosary Study/Prayer Group (women only)
Begins Tuesday, March 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Parish Center
We will study the history of Catholic devotion to Mary of Nazareth using the classic papal encyclical Marialis Cultis by Pope Paul VI. We will learn and use new ways of praying the rosary in answer to the call of the encyclical to develop Marian devotions in our times.
Seasons of Hope Bereavement Group
Begins Wednesday, March 22, 12:30-2:00 p.m., All-Purpose Room
We will resume the fourth part of our bereavement program, six weekly sessions. New registrants welcome. Prior participation not required.
Please sign-up in the Narthex or call Parish Office 330-274-2253.
Deadline to register for this six-week series is March 15.
Men of St. Joseph
This new men's spirituality group of the parish was formed as a follow-up to the 2014-2015 Speaker's Series, "Discover God: Turn On The Light", particularly the men's evening with Fr. Robert Kraig.
The "Men of St. Joseph" is currently meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. They begin in the church and then move to one of the classrooms. All men in the parish are welcome. Questions? Please contact Doug Engelhart (330-958-2489).
Our program, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), to assist the faith journey of persons wishing to become Catholic Christians is now interviewing participants. If you would like to enter the RCIA process, please contact any parishioner for more information and/or let Sr. Joyce Schreiber, SND (330-274-2253) know so that a meeting can be arranged soon. Maybe you are already Catholic but know someone who may be open to an invitation at this time. We encourage you to speak to that person with a gentle and joyful inquiry. As Pope Francis reminded, “We do not proselytize.” We offer the message of the Gospel. We invite. Click here to learn more about Our Catholic Faith.
Christ Renews His Parish
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a personal and parish spiritual renewal process. As Catholics, we are called to witness to one another the amazing things God as done for us. The CRHP process allows us to do just that—take a break from our busy lives, share our faith with others, and get to know God through his works. Click here for more details about opportunities at St. Joseph Church.