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Dear Members and Friends of St. Joseph Church,
As I write this, I hope you are enjoying the fall weather. In this time of year with the daylight and warmth decreasing, it is appropriate to reflect on our own mortality and our individual preparation for the return of Christ in triumph. The month of November evokes many feelings in us. As the holidays approach we may recall happy events or be saddened by the absence of loved ones. One of the ways we can ponder the ultimate meaning of our life is to prayerfully recall our deceased loved ones. We will commemorate our deceased loved ones by using of the Book of the Dead throughout the month of November. Please write the names of your deceased loved ones in the Book of the Dead (enter each name only once) that may be found on the credence table near the main entrance to the church. The Book of the Dead will be brought forward with the gifts at the weekend liturgies.
There are many activities worth highlighting occurring in November.
Monday, November 1, we will celebrate All Saints Day. Mass at St. Joseph will be at 6:00 pm.
Saturday, November 6, Confessions will resume at 3:30pm. Confessions will be heard on the first Saturday of the month from now on. Also, at IHM, on the first Saturday of the month, a Dominican Priest will be hearing confessions at Noon. Don’t forget to turn your clock back as Daylight Savings ends!
Tuesday, November 9, the Diocese of Youngstown is sponsoring a Life and Estate Planning program here at St. Joseph. The program will begin at 6:30pm in the Social Hall. All are welcome to attend.
Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, we will have a religious sister speaking at Mass for the Retired Religious Appeal. The second Collection this weekend will be for the St. Vincent DePaul Society. The second collection for Retired Religious will be the weekend of November 20-21.