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St. Joseph Church Advent & Christmas Schedule
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
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.
Annual Parish Family Christmas Celebration
Celebrating the "Joyful" Third Sunday of Advent!
December 16, 2018
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.
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)
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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