AT ST. JOSEPH
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Catholics fast and abstain during Lent to unite in the suffering
and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to prepare to rejoice
in his Resurrection. In lieu of this, the bishop recommends
that anyone who avails himself or herself of the dispensation
substitute another form of penance, prayer, or almsgiving
to the poor in its place at another time during the remainder
of the Lenten season.
BRINGING BURIAL HOME
TO OUR CHURCH
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to all those who received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
We pray that these newly confirmed will remain close to
God and to the Church. It would be wonderful if they would
become involved in a church ministry by becoming an altar
server, reader, usher or even a greeter. There’s lots
to be done in serving God’s people and we need the
youth of the parish to carry on.
Many parents have sent back
their re-registration forms. For that I thank you. Anyone
who has not returned their child’s registration form,
please do so as soon as possible as we are beginning to
place our orders for the materials we will need when we
begin in September.
big THANK YOU to all our catechists and co-catechists!
These teachers have worked very hard in helping the children
learn more about God and how much He loves us.
Looking ahead to the fall,
we have some classes on Wednesday evening that will need
teachers as well as our pre-school program on Sunday mornings.
If you are interested in helping us, please contact the
Religious Education Office and speak to Rita Schoene at
(843) 556-4611 ext. 104 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program, “Queen
of Heaven: Mary’s Battle for You,” will begin
on Thursday, September 14th and end on November 2nd. There
will be two sessions, on in the morning from 9:30 am to
10:30 am, and one in the evening from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Anyone who wishes to attend this program, please notify
Rita Schoene as soon as possible so that the necessary materials
may be ordered.
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Online giving is an easy
and safe way to support St. Joseph Church. It allows for
greater consistency, efficiency, confidentiality and security.
Please visit our website at www.saintjosephchas.com . Online
giving is listed in the menu to the left on the page. This
link will take you directly to the site. There is a one-time
secure setup that will allow you to give one time gifts,
recurring gifts and access your giving records.
Access the online giving
link from the website:
1. If this is your first time logging in, click Sign up.
2. Enter the requested information including a password
and click Register.
3. Provide your contact and bank information.
4. Indicate the amount, frequency (one-time or recurring)
and designation for your gift.
5. You can log back in at any time using your email address
Our site accepts MasterCard, Discover and Visa cards.
St. Joseph Parish welcomes all newcomers and invites you
to register. Registration forms are available in the parish
office or at the back of the church by the front doors.
Those seeking to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, First
Communion, Confirmation and Matrimony MUST be registered
members of St. Joseph Parish for at least six months prior
to reception of these sacraments.
Godparents/Sponsors must be registered at least six months
prior to being a Godparent/Sponsor and MUST be fully initiated
into the Catholic Church. If married, he/she must have been
married in the Catholic Church by either a priest or a deacon.
Or, if married outside the Catholic Church, you must have
received a dispensation from the Catholic Church.
Baptism: You must be registered and active (see definition
of Active Parishioner) at St. Joseph Catholic Church for
at least six months prior to the sacrament. Baptism are
not celebrated during Lent.
(for the child’s parents) Class is offered as requested
in the library of the Family Life Center. Both parents are
strongly encouraged to attend. Please call the office to
request a class.
Preparation begins in the first grade and continues into
second grade for a total of two years of preparation. Registration
for Religious Education classes for those not attending
Catholic schools takes place in August.
Preparation begins in the seventh grade and continues into
eighth grade for a total of two years of preparation. Registration
for Religious Education classes for those not attending
Catholic schools takes place in August. Adults who have
not been confirmed, and would like to receive the sacrament,
are asked to call the Director of Religious Education.
You must be registered and active (see definition above)
at St. Joseph Catholic Church for at least six months prior
to preparation of the sacrament. Couples are asked to speak
to the priest to be sure there are no impediments to the
marriage before any reservations are made or contracts are
signed. Then the couple will meet with the priest and begin
formal preparation at least six months prior to their wedding
Confessions are heard each Saturday from 4 p.m. to 4:30
p.m. or by appointment.
Anointing of the
Sick: The sacrament is celebrated individually upon
can you help support STJ and have a nice dinner?
Dine at Zaxby’s at 1908 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. either
Saturday evening or Sunday. At the time of your purchase
tell the cashier the name of your church, St. Joseph, and
Zaxby’s will give back 10% of your dinner directly
to STJ at the end of the month. The more times we dine at
Zaxby’s, the more money will come back to St. Joseph.
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The Diocese of Charleston phone
Diocesan Office of Child Protection
Services 843-853-2130 x 209
Diocesan Victim Assistance Minister 800-921-8122
CELIAC SPRUE and GLUTEN-INTOLERANT
Low Gluten Hosts are available here at St. Joseph
Parish if you are unable to ingest wheat flour hosts commonly
used in the preparation of communion wafers. These low-gluten
breads meet the stipulations set forth by the Roman Catholic
Church and are endorsed by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops
Secretariat for the Liturgy.
If you desire to receive this host, you must
inform the celebrant prior to Mass so that he will be able
to consecrate it during the Mass you attend. You will also
need to identify yourself to the priest when you come up to
receive the host.