Sunday, August 9th, 2020

Dear Parishioners,

This week is the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We hope that if you were unable to register to attend public mass that you are able to join us for our live streamed mass at 10AM. **Please be aware that due to COVID-19, Archbishop Gerard has given dispensation for all Sunday obligations. This means you are not obligated to attend mass, and we will continue to live-stream Sunday mass on our Facebook page until the dispensation has been lifted.

There are a few things for you to check out this week: We have included a graphic to remind you on what to remember when attending mass using the word “MASS” in mind (Masks, Arrive early, Sign up online & Stay safe). We also would like to continue to invite you to a few events we are having weekly: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 7pm-7:45pm on Fridays and Reconciliation from 1-2pm on Fridays (both are no-sign-up-necessary). Another reminder to continue using our new method of signing up online and you can now sign up multiple people at one time online. Your spiritual home still needs your support- find out more on how to donate online.

We also wanted to include that we are now hiring!
We are looking for a practicing Catholic with knowledge of church sacraments for the position of Sacramental Preparation Coordinator. The successful candidate will need strong organization skills, computer skills and the ability to minister within the context of the parish team. This person will continue to develop the existing ministry in the parish with a special concern of adapting the ministry as necessary during this time of pandemic. The primary responsibilities of this position include: lead or coordinate the baptismal preparation sessions for infant baptism, coordinate RCIA adapted for families, liaise with the Catholic schools sacramental preparation and coordinate sacramental preparation for students who do not attend Catholic schools.
Complete job description available on the parish website or from the office. Resumes accepted until September 11, 2020 at 5pm or until the position is filled.
Submit resume, with 3 references (including a reference from current parish priest if you are not from St. Joseph Parish) to Father Remi Hebert, C.Ss.R. Resume may be submitted to the parish office or electronically (remicssr@gmail.com).

Finally a reminder for our Virtual VBS for families to do at home on their time is now available with videos and resources created by an awesome group of leaders with activities including music, crafts, snack, bible stories, bible games, and recreation. Videos and resources will be provided for those who sign up for free.