Psalm 147: 12-13, 14-15, 19-20

R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.

Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem;

praise your God, O Zion.

For he has strengthened the bars of your gates;

he has blessed your children within you.

R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.

 He has granted peace in your borders;

with the best of wheat he fills you.

He sends forth his command to the earth;

swiftly runs his word!

R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.

 He has proclaimed his word to Jacob,

his statutes and his ordinances to Israel.

He has not done thus for any other nation;

his ordinances he has not made known to them. Alleluia.

R. Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.


St. Joseph School is now on Facebook. You can find us and like us on Facebook. It's a great way to keep up with the happenings at school through your iphone.

A/R Testing on July 15

Mark your calendars! 

The next library day to take Accelerated Reader tests on summer reading books is Friday, July 15, 9:00-11:00 a.m. 

Please remember this time is for testing only. No books may be checked out. Parents may wait for their children in the library, but parents should not be in the testing area. 

Many thanks to Mrs. Carroll for taking part of her summer to open the library so that students may test early. 

See you there!

Note from Mrs. Carroll:
If your Summer reading books are here. You can pick them up in the office. The summer office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00-noon.

Back-to-School Information

Please check our website under Back-to-School Information to find summer hours, summer reading, dates the library is open, supply lists, important dates, uniform regulations and so many other important things necessary to come back to school in the fall.

Home & School Association

The Home and School Executive Committee proposes the following amendment to its Bylaws.

Section VI (Officers) , Part 5(Treasurer), Subsection E
Make disbursements as authorized by the Executive Committee or membership in accordance with the budget adopted by the membership.  No check is to be written over Three hundred fifty dollars ( $350.00) without getting prior approval  from the Executive Committee in a vote.

The change will allow the treasurer to respond to the day to day needs of our children.  The current limit is $50.00 which requires the committee to constantly vote on funding for even the most basic of events.

Please come to the first meeting (August 18 @ 6:30 in the gym) to discuss and vote on this Amendment.  We also would like your input on other issues being considered by the board.

Read more about the Home and School Association on the H&S section of this website.


John Falcon, President
St Joseph Home and School Association

Basketball Clinic

Fresina's Sport Performance Training will conduct two basketball clincis this summer for students entering the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. 

The boys' clinic begins Monday, June 20.

The girls' clinic begins Wednesday, July 13. 

For further information, contact John Fresina at 225-294-9198.

St. Joseph Parish

Rev. John Dominic Sims, O.P. - Pastor 
Rev. Cayet Mangiaracina, O.P. - Parochial Vicar
Larry J. Melcanon - Deacon

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass - 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information
Address - 255 North 8th Street (P.O. Box 368), Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Phone - 985.386.3749

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