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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

Tuesday, Dec. 20, Joint Thanksgiving Service with Methodist Church at St. Joseph, 7 p.m., Social will follow
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 24 & 25, Nativity Display in Social Hall

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

St. Joseph’s Giving Tree
The Ladies’ Guild is sponsoring a Giving Tree this Christmas season to benefit children and their parents in need. Last year, our church graciously helped 4 families – 7 adults and 20 children—with Christmas gifts. We hope to help just as many, if not more, this year.
The Giving Tree will be located in our church beginning this week. Displayed on the tree will be 2-part, paper ornaments with suggested items per person. We will try to give as much detail as possible.
Once you select an ornament, please leave the top copy of the ornament in the box by the tree with your name on it. This tells us that the ornament has been taken and not lost or forgotten. After you have purchased your item, securely attach the 2nd part of the ornament to the item with tape. Lastly, return the unwrapped item to the church and place it under the tree It is very important that you do not wrap the item. Baskets will be provided near the tree. We will collect items daily and get them ready for a group wrapping party.
Ornaments will be added daily, so please re-visit the tree at a later time if ornaments are taken.
You may give a cash donation if you do not have the time or the ability to shop for gifts. The Ladies’ Guild will shop for you. If you would like to make a cash donation to go toward purchasing gifts, contact Angie Carlson (402-253-2506) or Lois Dalton (402-679-2189) and we will make arrangements with you.
Please consider this project for your charitable contributions. We have made a difference with our compassion for so many people. Everyone who receives a gift from us has been forever grateful.


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

Soup Supper & Raffle Thank You
The Ladies’ Guild would like to thank the following businesses for donating gift cards or items for our October 27th Soup Supper and Raffle. We encourage parishioners to frequent these businesses if the opportunity arises. And please thank them for their donation when you stop in:

Absolutely Her, Papillion; B’s Diner, Louisville; Carnes Creations; Casey’s, Springfield; HyVee Market Grille, Papillion; HyVee, Papillion; Liebentritt Dentistry, Springfield; Oriental Trading Company, LaVista; Papa Murphy’s, Papillion; Phoenix 370, Westmont Area; Pizza Hut, Papillion; Red Lobster, 144th & West Center; Rotella’s Bakery, LaVista; Sam’s Club, Papillion; Style Shoppe, Louisville; Super Saver, Omaha; Terry Hughes Tree Service, Springfield; The Lofte Community Theater; Vivian’s Floral and Gift, Louisville; Walmart, Gretna.

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


Saint Joseph's fifth annual Nativity Display will be held on Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th. Set-up will be on Friday, November 23rd, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
There will be sign-up sheets for those wanting to donate: their time helping with the project, displaying their nativities, items for the raffle (angles, nativities, gift cards, or cash) and/or items for the bake sale. The nativity gift shop will be open with Christmas items for sale at whole sale prices! All proceeds will go to our Community Outreach Project to benefit the needy in our community.
If you have questions, call Kathy Baker (402) 253-2511 or Lin Kulm (402) 253-2914


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.


As in the past several years the St. Joseph Knights of Columbus will once again be giving away New Winter Coats, Hats, Gloves and Scarfs as long as supply lasts. They will be given to children who are in need and cannot afford to buy one. If you know someone who needs these winter items, please call. This is strictly a confidential project.
Call Ralph @ 402-707-8426.