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You may remember your loved ones in several ways at St. Joseph’s? Prayer Requests, Mass Intentions, Carillon Memorials, and Flower Fund Intentions at Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day are welcomed. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Parish Office (330-274-2253).
Prayers of the Faithful
We pray for those that are sick or are in need of healing whether it be physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. Names will be included in the bulletin. Also, we include those who have passed away in our Mass prayers and offer our sympathy through the bulletin. Please contact the Parish Office with your prayer and sympathy intentions.
Sisters of Notre Dame Prayer Line
The Sisters of Notre Dame wish each of you God's blessings. Are you in need of prayer? Know that their sisters in Assisted Living and Health Care dedicate time each day to receive calls and pray for your intentions. Over 15,000 calls have already been directed to them and intentions have been individually remembered to our Good God. Their telephone number is 440-279-1163. Sisters will receive your calls 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (EST), Monday-Friday. When there is no one on the line during weekends and holidays, you may leave your request on their answering service. Messages will be picked up each day and intentions placed on their prayer table. They look forward to praying for you and holding your needs and concerns in their hearts.
Mass Intentions should be called or sent into the Parish Office as early as possible (stipend is $10.00 each). Every effort will be made to honor your specific date request but please keep in mind that weekend Mass dates fill up very quickly. Beginning January, 2016, requests for the next year will not be taken until October. In addition, there is a limit to six weekend Mass requests per person. Weekday Masses are more readily available. Petitions at the Masses will include the names of those remembered through Mass Intentions.
Carillon Memorials are always welcome to memorialize or honor those special people in your life or mark events such as anniversaries, birthdays or graduations. A $20.00 donation will reserve your date for which the Angelus and seasonal hymns will ring both at noon and at 6:00 p.m. Your Carillon Memorials will be listed in the bulletin the weekend prior to your reserved date.
Flower Fund Intentions
Names of loved ones, living or deceased, may be submitted for the bulletin for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Christmas Flower Fund Intentions. Special envelopes are included in your contribution envelope packets or you may contribution through WeShare Online Giving. These donations not only help provide our beautiful environment during these special times but also assist with church environment expenses throughout the year.