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Mass Times: Weekdays 8 am, Saturday 5 pm, Sunday 9 am

Confessions: Saturday 4:00 - 4:45 pm. before Mass.

Pastor: Fr. Michael Gutgsell
Call 402-253-2889

First Holy Eucharist: Third week of Easter.

RE Class 2018: First Holy Eucharist

Summer: Religious Education Activities.

Grounds: Saint Joseph's prayer garden.

Annual Picnic: 2018 picnic was held indoors.

Annual Picnic: 2018 picnic was held indoors.

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St. Joseph Catholic Community is a parish family united by a common faith whose mission is: to proclaim and live the Good News of Jesus; to worship God according to the Catholic tradition; to be a welcoming, loving community; to serve the educational and social needs of the community; to reach out to all, especially the poor, the disenfranchised and the most vulnerable of the world - to bring all people to Jesus Christ.

Upcoming Parish Activities

Wed., Oct. 24, NO RE
Sat., Oct 27, Soup Supper & Raffle

Letter from Most Reverend George J. Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha

Announcing new book discussion group
Beginning September 27 and running for eight Thursday nights up to and including November 15, a group will meet at 7:00 PM to discuss "Discernment: Acquiring the Heart of God" by Marko Ivan Rupnik. Excerpts from a review explain it this way: "So much about contemporary living can distract and disorient us, making it difficult to grow in the spiritual life........discernment is a process by which we learn how to remain in Christ....."
You can also find reviews of the book online. If you'd like to join us, call Candy Connery 402-661-4214 before September 9 so as to get your book to read ahead of the first meeting

Parish Picnic/Fall Festival
The Parish Picnic/Fall Festival has been moved to Sunday, October 7.  We plan to be outside in front of the rectory unless the weather does not cooperate then we will be inside the social hall and RE building.  Picnic/Festival is from 10-1. There will be an inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, carnival games, prizes, face painting, food, and fun for all ages!  There is no cost to come join us and have fun as a Parish family.

The Knights are providing meat and drinks for lunch.  Parishioners whose last name begins with A-M should bring a dessert and those whose last name begins with N-Z should bring a side dish.
PLEASE NOTE

If you need to reach the church secretary, (Sharon VanTassell) the email address has changed. Please email us secretary68059@gmail.com

STEPHENS CENTER
Thank you to the following people who helped cook and serve dinner at the Stephens’ Center on Monday, September 17: Carol Rath, Jim and Donna Kohlbek, Sophie and Bob Davey, Gayle Hughes, Claudia Burchard, Karen Strasheim, Lois Dalton, Kathy Irvin, Angie Carlson, Leigh Ann Amerine, Kathy Biernbaum and Joyce Kurtz.

Shop with Amazon Smile to support St. Joseph Church!

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With fall knocking, that means the holiday season is not very far off. If you do gift purchasing through Amazon, please start your shopping at smile.amazon.com and select your "charity" to be St Josephs Catholic Church (make sure it is our church in Springfield, NE). It is the exact same Amazon with the same vast selection, and the same low prices with an added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the
purchase price to St. Joseph’s church. You can use your existing Amazon account. It will ask you which charity you want your purchases to count toward. You merely type "St Josephs Catholic Church" and that is all there is to it. Our church will be rewarded .5% of each purchase. Learn more about Amazon Smile

Ladies Guild

We are asking the women of our parish to procure raffle items for the October 27 Soup Supper. These include gift cards or actual items. If you are friendly with a local business and would like to ask them for a donation, please print a procurement letter and donor form from the Ladies Guild page here. The business may need the letter for tax purposes, and the Guild would like the donor form filled out and returned to them. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, so we appreciate any donations. Donations can be given to Dorothy Foged (402-253-2633) or Julie Richards (402-881-2407 or juttrichaz@aol.com) Contact Julie if you have questions or donate online here.

If you are in need of prayers or want to join our prayer chain, contact Dorothy or Julie at the phone numbers above.

REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS

For the sick: Kathy Ewing, Harriet Green, Ted Riha, Duane Poser, Sally Leyden, Chrissy Skinner, Jerry Martin, Wes Erhart, Frank Novotny 
*Please let us know if a person needs to be removed from our Prayer List.

October 27, Soup Supper and Raffle

October 27 has been selected as the date for our annual Soup Supper and Raffle. Our next meeting will be August 13th at 7:00pm in the RE Center. We will discuss the gift shop and continue organizing our stewardship. Wine and cheese will be provided. All women of our parish are invited to attend. Questions can be directed to Julie Richards at 402-881-2407 or at juttrichaz@aol.com