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.
  • 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.
  • 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

MARY’S SHELTER is looking for gently used clean infant clothing sizes newborn to 3 T. Please put items in laundry basket in the vestibule. Thank you.

Junior Choir will begin their practices for
the 2018-2019 season on Sunday, September 9th & September 23rd.
Choir practice is on Sundays after the 11 am Mass. Practices will be on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month, unless a conflict with a church affair occurs or otherwise noted. Grades 3 thru 12 are welcome to join. First Children’s Mass for this year will be on Sunday, October 7th. Junior Choir sings on the first Sunday of every month at the 9:30 Children’s Mass, and other special occasions such as Christmas Eve, Easter, First Penance Service, Confirmation, and First Communion. New members are always encouraged and welcome to join. Contact Jim D’Annibale at 610-533-8503 or
jdanni54@rcn.com for info.

Sing a joyful song unto the Lord! 

The ADULT CHOIR is looking for new voices to join us! Autumn is here and the adult choir has begun practicing again on Monday evenings from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the church. If you enjoy singing, come join in the fun and fellowship. The choir sings several times each month at the various Masses and liturgies throughout the year. For more information, call Bryan Hoffstetter at (610) 841-6829. 

THE PRIME TIME CLUB UPDATE

SEPTEMBER MEETING: The club meeting will be on Wednesday September 19th at 12:30 P.M. in the Upper Saucon Fire Company Building.

Parish Religious Education Classes (PREP) Grades 1 thru 7 begins with an assembly on Sunday, September 23rd at 10:30AM in the Parish Center. All current students will receive their registration packets in the mail by the first week of September. First Grade and new students may pick up the packets in the vestibule of the church. 

A special outdoor Mass for our Confirmandi & their Families  will be held on Sunday, September 23rd at 5:00 PM under the pavilion. All of our confirmation candidates and their families are expected to attend. This Mass fulfills your Sunday Mass obligation. An informational meeting will be held after the Mass, followed by a light dinner.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Classes are scheduled to begin, Wednesday, September 26th at 7 PM in the Parish Center. For more information, please contact the Rectory at 610-965-2877.

THE WOMEN OF GRACE BOOK CLUB will meet on Thursday, September 27th at 6:45 PM in the Parish Center. We will discuss Chapter 5 of “A Holy Life” and begin our Evening of Grace Series. Please join us for an evening of book discussion, prayer and reflection.

ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATES

  • Our Fall Soup Sale will be on Friday, October 19th, with pick up in the Parish Center from 4-6 P.M. Look for order forms in the vestibule of the church beginning September 22nd, or order by emailing blhoffstetter@aol.com or call Linda at 610-282-1735. We will be offering quarts of Chicken Noodle or Fresh Vegetable for $8.00 a quart.
  • For those looking forward to the Dan Schantz flower cards, we will begin that sale the first week of December.
  • The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday October 2nd, at 7 P.M. in the Parish Center.

Fr. Buckley’s Annual Family Trick or Treat Party will be held on Sunday, October 28th from 3PM to 5PM. All of our St. Joe’s Families are welcome to join us in celebrating— our Parish Center is decked out in festive décor, and features tasty treats for all, a Kids’ Costume Contest and Parade for ages 0+, dancing & games, and of course a sing-along with Linus in the Great Pumpkin Patch! We hope you can join us—we’ll release more details soon!

A Fall Family Breakfast sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will be held on Sunday, November 4th from 7:45 AM to 11:30 AM in the Parish Center . Please join us!

On Sunday, November 11th, the 11:00 A.M. Mass will be a Mass of Anointing (Healing). Please join us!

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

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