Table of Mercy – St. Joseph’s Feast Day

The tradition of the St. Joseph’s Table

During a famine in Sicily, when food was scarce and many people were starving, the poor people had only their faith to rely on.  St. Joseph was known as the protector of the Holy Family and Italians had strong family relationships, so they prayed for St. Joseph to intercede for them so they could have successful crops.  Their prayers were answered, and the famine came to an end.  In gratitude, people promised to make annual offerings of their most precious possession — food– in St. Joseph’s honor.

Today, the faithful erect “St Joseph Tables” to honor St. Joseph and feed the poor and hungry in their communities.

 

Please join us for a potluck brunch

Sunday, March 18 at 10:30am

Parish live will be providing pancakes, sausage, and egg casserole along with the beverages.  A sign up sheet is in the back of church with meal suggestions to bring.

Come for the fellowship!

Bring a non-perishable food item(s) or monetary gift for our local food pantries to continue the tradition.

Hospitality Weekend Volunteers are needed

Do you enjoy the hospitality offered after the masses on the first weekend of each month?  If so, you help is needed to keep this tradition alive.

Sign-up sheets are in the back entry of church along with an explanation of the duties required.

Your help in keeping up this ministry is necessary!

Blood Drive

Blood Center of Wisconsin’s Blood Drive will be held in the Parish Center April 10th, 2:30 pm – 6:30pm.  To register call Julie Koenen at 763-2390 or register on line at www.bcw.edu/StJosephLyons.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

A decree has been sent from Caeser Augustus

that all the world should be counted.

Join Joseph and Mary as they travel to the city of David, Bethlehem, on Wednesday, December 21.  You will go back in time as you experience the sites, sounds and smells of what daily live was like when Jesus was born.

The Marketplace will be full of activities and crafts for the whole family!

Make your own pillow at the Inn, join the wise men on Star Gazer Hill as they study that bright new star, talk with Joseph and Mary as they share their special news and meet the people of Bethlehem.

The city gates(Parish Center) will open at 6:30pm and will remain open until 8:00pm.    Everyone is welcome so tell your family and friends to come see what happened “One Starry Night”

To end the night’s festivities the Religious Ed students will lead us in some caroling.

 

 

 

Fall Harvest Pancake Breakfast

St. Joseph’s Religious Education Program will be hosting a

Fall Harvest All-You-Can Eat Pancake Breakfast

Sunday October 23rd

8:00am-11:30am

St. Joseph’s Parish Center

$6.00 Adults – $3.00 Children(4-10)- Children 3 and under FREE

Tickets available from Rita at the Parish Office 763-2050

Proceeds benefit:

Religious  Education Family Events and Middle School Mission Trip

Life Teen Masses

Life Teen Masses begin October 2nd

Masses and Life Nights will continue the 1st and 3rd Sundays throughout the school year.

Masses begin at 5pm at St. Charles. The life Night immediately follows, concluding at 7:30pm