St. Joseph Bulletin

Dear Parish Family:

Welcome to the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time as we meet Jesus who tells another parable about following Him in discipleship and making a choice to do the will of God!

We have also dedicated this Sunday to the annual Movement for a Better World
proclamation Sunday. We will have a brief presentation at all Masses summarizing the various ministries of MBW during this past year. You can scroll down in this bulletin to see the ministerial and financial reports. Copies will also be available on the tables outside the doors of the church and gate. We’ve tied this in with Feed a Baby Sunday and thank you for bringing items for the little ones in need.

From all accounts, our first “Welcome – Christ Renews his Parish Weekend for women was a great success! The ladies are on fire in their discipleship with Jesus Christ and thanks to the great team who lead them through the weekend experience. Our men’s retreat is at the end of this month, and you can find out more about this wonderful experience on our website.

As the Call to Renew Campaign winds down and most of us are writing our final check during these weeks, I just received our parish’s August Call to Renew report:

Parish Goal: $935,000.00
Total Pledged: $2,876,462.81
Total Paid: $2,667,085.03

A mountain of gratitude to all of you who participated, have completed your pledges, or will
complete them during these final weeks. May God bless you in abundance for your

I will be away the next two weekends. Next weekend I will be attending the Annual Meeting
of the Knights and Dames of the Holy Sepulcher. As a Knight, I am commissioned with my
fellow Knights and Dames to protect the Shrines in the Holy Land, and to support the
dwindling population of Christians living in the Holy Land. Next week during our meeting in
Palm Desert, we’ll strategize about our mission to support the Latin Patriarch and all the
ministries in the Holy Land. The following weekend I’m going home …. to the University of
Notre Dame! A wonderful opportunity to see some of my brother priest friends and attend
the game between USC and ND! I will light a candle in the grotto for you! GO IRISH!!

Blessings on your week,
Msgr. Kevin