From the Director

RELIGIOUS FORMATION REGISTRATION for 2014-2015 year:

August 25, 26 & 27

9:00am-12:00 noon and 5:00pm-7:00pm each day

September 6 & 7

Before and after the weekend Liturgies

September 8, 9 & 10

9:00am-12:00 noon and 5:00pm-7:00pm each day

  

New this year… Middle School Sessions begin in SEPTEMBER!!!!

You need to register before the sessions begin!

6th grade – Monday, September 15  5:30pm-8:30pm

                                Mandatory Parent Meeting is at 7:30pm

7th grade – Monday, September 22  5:30pm-8:30pm

                                Mandatory Parent Meeting is at 7:30pm

8th grade – Monday, September 29  5:30pm-8:30pm

                                Mandatory Parent / 2015 Confirmation Meeting is at 7:30pm

 

Please don’t wait until the last minute to register!!

We need to order books and supplies for the school year.

Elementary classes begin Tuesday, October 7 &

Wednesday, October 8

 

 

                       Religious Formation Vision Statement

Through creative collaboration, thoughtful research and decisive action, St. Joseph’s Religious Formation seeks to pursue the mission of the Catholic Church. That mission is to share the message of Jesus Christ through scripture, education and examination, then to take up that message into our daily lives.

 

Religious Formation Staff:

Kim Donahue, Director of Religious Formation (248)446-8700 ext. 115

Brian Roberts, Ass't Director of Religious Formation (248) 446-8700 ext. 114

Jody Sherman - Adminisrative Assistant, Religious Formation - (248) 446-8700 x 112

Mary Burgess - Pre K and Kindergarten Coordinator - (248) 437-4417

Sunday Nursery - Sharon Maciolek  - smaciolek@yahoo. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 

CATECHISM

Elementary Sessions:

Tuesday: 4:45 - 6:15pm

Wednesday (early): 4:00 - 5:30

Wednesday (late):  6:00 - 7:30.

Middle School:

6th grade: 1st Monday of the month ( some exceptions) 5:30 - 8:30 pm.

7th Grade: 2nd Monday of the Month ( some exceptions) 5:30 - 8:30 pm

8th Grade: 3rd Monday of the month, (some exceptions) 5:30 - 8:30 pm

 

 

 Children’s Liturgy of the Word:

Children’s Liturgy of the Word takes place on Sunday during the 10:00 and 12:00 Masses. It does not meet during the summer months (June, July or August). After the opening blessing, the children are released to follow the ministry team in a procession to the Chapel. The children return shortly after the Prayers of the Faithful.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is open to all children from Kindergarten through 3rd grade, and provides the Liturgy of the Word and the Homily at an age-appropriate level. The format consists of the first reading, responsorial psalm, the gospel reading, a homily, the creed and the prayers of the faithful.

It is conducted by a team of 3-5 adult volunteers, as well as older student involvement. The teams rotate on a weekly basis.

All volunteers are required to have a background check and participate in a Protecting God's Children workshop session.

Registration is not required,

 Nursery:

Family Co-operative nursery is available during the school year at the 10:00 Mass. It is for children 18 months to 4 years old. There is a limit of 16 children per week, with parent volunteer children being guaranteed placement.

Parents may place their child in the Nursery to play with other children their own age. The parents are then able to paricipate in Mass. Parents drop their child(ren) off 10 minutes prior to 10:00 Mass and pick them up at the conclusion of Mass.

All children must be signed-up and signed-in in order to utilize the Nursery. There is no fee required. The Nursery is located at Enctrance "C" near the Activity Center and the Religious Formation wing of the Church.

The Nursery is staffed with 5 teams that rotate weekly. Every team has at least 2 adult volunteers and approximately 1 student volunteer.

All volunteers are required to have a background check and participate in a Protecting God's Children workshop session.

Nursery Coordinator is Sharon Maciolek - (734) 748-5471.

 

 

PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN WORKSHOP

Saturday, August 23rd 9:00am-12:00 noon

Tuesday, September 9th 6:00pm-9:00pm (light meal begins at 5:30pm)

Saturday, October 4th 9:00am-12:00 noon

The Archdiocesan Safe Environments Policy states that all adults who are paid or volunteer personnel must have a criminal history background check and participate in a Protecting God’s Children Workshop.  The policy is very broad and includes most parish volunteers and those who volunteer in organizations, activities and ministries associated with the parish or using parish facilities.  Its purpose is, of course, to provide the safest environment possible for our children and those more vulnerable than ourselves.

No one – no matter who they are – has an automatic right to be around children or young people without proper screening and without following the rules.  What is your ministry in our parish??  Do you volunteer for Religious Formation, Vacation Bible School, Youth Group or work in the nursery?  Are you a retreat chaperone or driver, a field trip chaperone or driver, a scout leader or CYO coach?  Do you drive others to Mass or take communion to the homebound?  Are you an usher, a member of the Knights of Columbus or St. Vincent de Paul, or a volunteer in our parish offices?  This is only a general list.  If you are currently or are planning to volunteer, please register to participate in a Protecting God’s Children Workshop.

We all can make a difference.  Close your eyes – and think if YOU can help one other human being from being abused by another!!  A 3 hour workshop just doesn’t seem that bad, does it??????

For your convenience, we have 3 workshops scheduled at St. Joseph Parish in the Multi-Purpose Room.  There is no fee to participate. 

Please register at

www.virtus.org/

 

Mass Schedules

Weekend Mass
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon

Weekday Mass
Tuesday at 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Friday at 9:00 AM

Holy Day Mass as Published

Sacraments And Pastoral Concerns

Sacrament of Baptism
The sacrament of baptism is ordinarily celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of the month following the 12:00 Noon Mass. Please call the Parish Office at 248-446-8700, at least two months in advance in order to make arrangements. There is a required Baptismal prep class which is normally offered on the second Monday of each month. Please call the Parish
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
(RCIA) is the process whereby new members are initiated into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and eucharist, and baptized Catholics may complete their initiation. For information, call Cathy Borsh, Pastoral Associate, Ext. 109.
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Sacrament of Marriage
Please call the Parish Office at least 6 months before the proposed marriage dates in order to arrange for the necessary preparation. An appointment is necessary before a wedding date may be scheduled.
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Order of Christian Funerals
At the time of death, contact the funeral home of your choice. The funeral home will then contact
Saint Joseph Parish.
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Registration in the Parish:
You may come to the parish office or call 248-446-8700, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM.
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hearing

Interpeter for Hearing Impaired at 5:00 PM Mass on the third Saturday of each Month.