Saint Joseph Church Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph Church     Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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Please note: Calendar submissions must be emailed to calendar@stjoescoopersburg.org for prior approval.

Calendar Notes

 

Unless otherwise noted on our website, in the bulletin, or through direct contact with the specific program coordinator - our Parish groups and activities typically meet on the following dates/times and locations:

  • Adult Choir - Monday evenings from 7:30-9:00 PM, September through May, located in the Church.
  • Altar & Rosary Society - First Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM, located in the Parish Center.
  • High School Teen Group - Click here to view schedule.
  • Junior Choir - 2nd and 4th Sundays, September through May, after the 11:00 AM Mass, located in the Church.
  • Knights of Columbus - 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM, located in the Parish Center.
  • Parish Pastoral Council Meetings (PPC) - 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM, located in the Parish Center.
  • PREP Grades 1-7 - Sunday mornings from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, September through May, located throughout the school building.
  • PREP Grade 8 (Confirmation class) - Wednesday evenings from 6-7:00PM, September through Confirmation, located in the Parish Center.
  • Prime Time Club - 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 PM, located at the Upper Saucon Fire Company.
  • Pro-Life Committeemeets with Our Lady of Assumption’s Pro-Life committee on the last Thursday of the month from 9:00-10:00 AM. 
  • RCIA Classes - Wednesday evenings at 7:00PM, September through Easter, located in the Parish Center.
  • Women of Grace Book Club - Last Thursday of the month at 7:00PM, located in the Parish Center.

Upcoming Events

St. Joseph Church Advent & Christmas Schedule

Click here to visit the schedule page.

JUNIOR CHOIR REHEARSALS FOR CHRISTMAS EVE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 16th, & 23rd. All after 11 o’clock Mass. We need singers to make this a joyful Christmas Celebration! Dec. 24th – Choir Prelude at 4:45, Mass at 5:15. This is an open call for all children of the parish to take part in this celebration of Jesus's birthday!

 

ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATES

  • Dan Schantz flower cards are now available for $20 a card. To order the cards, please pick up a flyer in the vestibule of church, and place your order form and payment in the collection basket.
  • The December meeting will be held on Tuesday, 12/4, in the parish center at 7PM. This will be our Christmas buffet, so please bring a dish to share. All ladies in the parish are welcome.
  • Christmas Floral Sale Pick-up will be on December 8th from 9-11AM under the pavilion.

YOUNG WOMEN OF GRACE - DARE TO PREPARE: AN ADVENT RETREAT, for Teen Girls aged 12 and older, will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 in our Parish Center from 9 AM to 4 PM. Cost is $30.00 per person which includes retreat materials, continental

breakfast, and lunch. The day will include Mass, social time, games, and a special Christmas craft/gift. A local youth minister will also address the girls on the importance of respecting themselves. Please go to womenofgrace.com to register. Once you are on the website, click on upcoming events and go to the December 8th event for complete schedule for the retreat. If you have any questions, call Rose Newcomer at 610-390-4131.

GAUDETE SUNDAY

Annual Parish Family Christmas Celebration

Celebrating the "Joyful" Third Sunday of Advent!

December 16, 2018
Noon-3PM

Located in the Parish Center

Please join us for our Annual Parish Family Christmas Celebration! Featuring a Sharing Table Buffet, Free Raffles and Photos with Santa, Goodie Bags for all Children, Christmas Carols with the Choir and Much more!

Advent Ember Days

As the Season of Advent approaches, His Excellency, Most Reverend Alfred A. Schlert asks the clergy and faithful of the Diocese of Allentown to celebrate the Ember Days for the

Season. Ember Days are quarterly observances with three days set aside (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) to pray in gratitude for the blessings of the season and human labor, to thank God publicly. There are twelve Ember Days in all. Traditionally Ernbertide was also decided as a time to pray for priests. Ember Days are no longer included in the Universal Roman Calendar but they are not abolished. On these days, Bishop Schlert is asking the People of God of the Diocese of Allentown for abstinence from all meat products, fasting, and a Holy Hour as a sign of healing. The Advent Ember Days are as follows: Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, Friday, December 21st, 2018, and Saturday, December 22nd, 2018.

The Diocese of Allentown is sponsoring a bus to the Pro-Life March in Washington DC in March 2019. For info, please contact the Pro-Life Committee via Jill Krafczyk at 610-797-6240.

Annual Events

Night at the Races (Saturday before Ash Wednesday )
Children’s Mission Sunday Carnival (Sunday before Ash Wednesday)
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt (Saturday before Palm Sunday)

Palm Sunday Breakfast
Annual Golf Outing (May)
Welcome Summer Festival (June)
Forty Hours (October)

Trick Or Treat Family Night (Last Weekend in October)
Altar & Rosary Society Advent Reflection
Parish Family Christmas Buffet (Third Sunday of Advent - Gaudete Sunday)

​December Events

12/4 A & R Society Meeting

12/8 Immaculate Conception - Mass at 9AM

Vigil Mass on 12/7 at 7PM

12/8 A & R Society Christmas Floral Sale Pickup

12/8 Young Women of Grace Advent Retreat

12/16 Gaudete Sunday Parish Family Christmas Celebration

12/19, 12/21 & 12/22 Advent Ember Days

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