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Pastor's Note for February 18,2018

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 2/15/18

February 18, 2018 Lenten Book Program This Lent, we are happy to give you a free copy of the book “The Case for Jesus” by Dr. Brant Pitre, the bestselling author of “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist”. There will be 300 copies available at the back ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for February 11,2018

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 2/08/18

February  11, 2018 Silent Retreat I am going to attend a week long silent retreat in Clearwater, Florida from February 19-25. I attended this same retreat two years ago and I remember it was full of silence, prayer and rest. Each day, I would spend four hours in private prayer, ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for February 4,2018

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 2/01/18

February 4, 2018 Encounter Lent  Believe it or not, Lent is just around the corner. This year we are participating in the CRS Rice Bowl program. Rice Bowls will be handed out on Ash Wednesday (February 14) and the First Sunday of Lent. Below is a description of the ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for January 28,2018

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 1/24/18

January 28, 2018 Good Corn Last weekend was our Stewardship of Treasure Weekend. If you have not had a chance, please take a minute to fill out a Stewardship of Treasure Pledge Card. You can find one at the Parish Office or you can go to our website at www.stjosephsok.org.  ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for January 21, 2018

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 1/17/18

January 21, 2018 True Treasure = Jesus Christ This weekend, January 20-21, is our Stewardship of Treasure Weekend. Please take a minute to fill out a Stewardship of Treasure Pledge Card. There is great freedom in giving. Giving is central to our calling as Christian disciples; but primarily, we give ... Read More »

January 14,2018

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 1/09/18

January 14, 2018 Blossoming Relationship As you know, last summer, St. Joseph’s entered into a new strategic relationship with Catholic Charites. This relationship is a major component of the Missionary Outreach focus in our Priority Plan. In the planning process, the people of St. Joseph expressed a strong desire ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for January 7,2018

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 1/03/18

January 7, 2018 Priority Plan Two years ago, as a parish working together, we initiated our Priority Plan. With a heart full of gratitude, I am happy to report that we met all six of the goals that were part of this plan. Reading these words from the perspective ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for December 31, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 1/03/18

December 31, 2017 A Disciple’s Treasure   St. Joseph’s will hold its annual Stewardship of Treasure Weekend January 20 and 21. Our theme this year is, “A Disciple’s Treasure.” That treasure comes to us as God’s grace in the many gifts that we have been given – including the blessings ... Read More »

December 24, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 12/20/17

December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

 

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, let us all thank God for the greatest gift he has given humanity, his son Jesus Christ. With the birth of Jesus, a new age has dawned, filling our common future with abundant hope. Remember that, “Jesus ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for December 17,2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 12/12/17

December 17, 2017 Rother Building  After a period of discernment in collaboration with the Parish Council, and based on the recommendation of the Ad-Hoc Committee, we have decided to begin utilizing the Rother Building for parish use. For clarity, there are two buildings that make up the structure in ... Read More »