Psalm 146

R - Praise the Lord my soul!

The God of Jacob keeps faith forever,
secure justice for the oppressed,
gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets captives free. R

The Lord gives sight to the blind;
the Lord raises up those who were bowed down.
The Lord loves the just;
the Lord protects strangers. R

The fatherless and the widow the Lord sustains,
but the way fo the wicked He thwarts.
The Lord shall reign forever;
your God, O Zion, through all generations. Alleluia. R

Calendar for the Week

Thursday, September 10
Penitential Prayer Service for Grades 6-7-8

Friday, September 11
Spirit Dress
Mass @ 8:30 - All are invited to attend. 
4-H Meeting @ 2:45-3:45 - Parents are encouraged to attend. Pick up is on carpool side.

Saturday, September 12
Installation of Fr. John Sims as Pastor of St. Joseph Parish @ 5:00 p.m. Mass
Reception to follow.

Sunday, September 13
Reception and Presentation for Fr. Kauchak's Retirement @ 2:00 in the Gym 

Tuesday, September 15
School Pictures in Uniforms - These are to be prepaid.

Thursday, September 17
Reconciliation (8th)

Friday, September 18
Spirit Dress
Mass @ 8:30 - All are invited to attend.

God Bless You, Father Ramon

Students at St. Joseph School congratulated Father Ramon Gonzalez, O.P. on his recent ordination to the priesthood. In a celebration at the conclusion of his first Mass for the children, Fr. Ramon was presented with a colorful banner signed by all students, faculty, and staff of the school. Zacary Barrient, an eighth grade student, represented the student body with a donation for Father. All of the students sang a special song in Fr. Ramon's native Spanish tongue during the Mass recessional.

In the picture, from left, Morgan Fontenot, Zacary Barrient, Sadie Bohning (little one in front), and Dani Majeau present Father Ramon with his banner signed by the SJS student body and faculty.

School Pictures

Barberito Photographers will be at St. Joseph School on Tuesday, September 15, to take pictures of students in uniforms.

A picture will be taken of each child to be included in the yearbook.

However ... parents who want a package of pictures must PREPAY. A brochure/envelope with package prices will be sent home with each student today (September 9). Picture packages will only be produced for children who have paid on or before picture day. 

If you would like a package of your child's picture, please fill out the information on the brochure/envelope, include payment, and return the brochure/envelope back to school on or before September 15.

Father's First School Mass

In the picture, from left, Christina Ernst, Ian Waller, and Andee Poche were honored to have been the altar servers at the first school Mass offered by Father Ramon.

4-H Meeting

4-H will hold its first meeting this Friday September 11, from 2:45-3:45pm. The meeting will take place in the main building, last room on the left. New members are welcome to attend. 

Parents are also encouraged to attend to learn more about the 4-H at SJS. Students are to be picked up on the carpool side at 3:45.

Thank You Much

Many, MANY thanks to all the PreKindergarten parents and grandparents for the wonderful treats sent Tuesday for the faculty and staff to enjoy. Everyone was awed by the outpouring of appreciation! Again, thank you so very much.

St. Joseph Parish News

St. Joseph Catholic Church will hold its parish mission, "The Road to Emmaus" on September 21 through 24. The presenters will be Deacon Glenn and Linda Harmon. Topics include: Catholic Identiy, Agape Love, Mountain Moving Faith, Forgiveness is a Gift, Commitment is a Decision, and Catholic Community of Disciples. don't miss this opportunity to strengthen your relationship with God, your church, and one another

Prayer for Priests

The Year for Priests 2009-2010

Dear Lord,

We pray that the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around Your priests and through her intercession strengthen them for their ministry.

We pray that Mary will guide Your priests to follow her own words,
"Do whatever He tells you." (Jn 2:5)

May Your priests have the heart of St. Joseph, Mary's most chaste spouse.

May the Blessed Mother's own pierced heart inspire them to embrace all who suffer at the foot of the cross.

May Your priests be holy, filled with the fire of Your love, seeking nothing but Your greater glory and the salvation of souls.


St. John Vianney, pray for us.

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