St. Joseph Bulletin

Dear Parish Family:

This Monday, August 15 is the annual Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Because the date falls on a Monday this year, it is not a Holy Day of Obligation. We’ll have our regular daily Mass at 8:00 AM in honor of our Blessed Mother.

Next weekend, August 20-21, Movement for a Better World Will be collecting nonperishable food items in our Food from the Heart Food Drive. Please see further information in this bulletin and thank you for supporting MBW!

It was a blessing to have Fr. Aloysius with us last weekend as he shared stories about his faith community in Impahl, India. You heard his plea and last Sunday you offered over $10,000 to support his mission and Thank you for the extraordinary generosity!!! More gifts have been arriving in the mail this week so we’ll have a final number in a couple of weeks. Below is a letter of gratitude that Fr. Aloysius sent by email.

Stay safe and well,

Msgr. Kevin

Dear Josephites,

Greetings of joy and gratitude from Fr. Aloysius. I penned down this few words of heartfelt acknowledgement to you all for the heartwarming welcome, support and prayers I received in the parish during my Mission Cooperative Program (MCP).

It’s a joy for me to participate in Jesus’s Vision and Mission with you for God’s reign and to establish a community of love (1 Cor 14:1).

Your contribution means a lot for my people, your offers of support means a new way of fellowship, a new way of friendship as well as a new way of belongingness as you participate in the synodality of the Church of walking together, listening to me and lifting me and the people of God back in my country.

I pray recalling Jesus feeding the 5000, he showed us that God’s love can multiply the effects of generosity (Mt.14:13-21). My gratitude to Rev. Msgr. Kevin Kostelnik for his amazing pastoral heart and concern. Of course I certainly can’t forget his culinary skill and gorgeous food prepared with much love.

Let me sum up with St. Paul ‘I give thanks to my God each time I remember you, and when I pray for you, I pray with joy’ (Phil. 1:3-4)

Fr. Aloysius