Planned Parenthood Bake Sale Participants

Last weekend, a group of St. Joseph parishioners met with Fr. Patrick to discuss Catholic Social Teaching.  We learned about our responsibility as Catholics to observe, judge, and act as we live our Catholic values in our daily lives.
One of the most basic moral tests of our commitment to Catholic Social Teaching is how we treat our most vulnerable.
Sunday, July 21st  presents an opportunity for every member of St. Joseph Parish to put our values into practice.
On Sunday,  a group of Charleston restaurants is holding a bake sale to support Planned Parenthood—an organization which last year performed abortions which killed over 332,000 babies.
The restaurants hosting the event are:
Babas on Cannon
Tu
Renzo
Xiao Bao Biscuit
In addition, more than a dozen restaurants, bakeries, and food trucks have signed on to sell at the Bake Sale.
They include:
FIG
The Ordinary
EVO Pizza
Goat Sheep Cow
WildFlour Pastry
Miller’s All Day
Life Raft Treats
The Harbinger Café
Scram Food Truck
Kwei Fei
Basic Kitchen
Brown’s Court
& Jackrabbit Filly
In this particular case, to put Catholic Social Teaching into practice you don’t need to picket, post on Twitter and Facebook, or sign any petitions.
All you have to do is pray for the unborn and refuse to patronize these establishments —and encourage your family and friends to do likewise.

St. Joseph Jr. Golf Team

The STJ Junior Golf Team is looking for experienced and inexperienced golfers to be part of our team. Practices will start mid-July and the league will begin in September. Any boy or girl, 5th thru 8th grade regardless of where they attend school, and is a member of St. Joseph Church is eligible to play at NO COST! The Athletic Association of St. Joseph will pay all costs.

If interested, please call the office at (843) 556-4611 and ask for Joe or Jennifer.

Adoration

Adoration is offered in the church Monday thru Thursday from 7:30 to 8:20 a.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to stay for morning Mass at 8:30 a.m.

Online Giving

LEFT YOUR CHECKBOOK AT HOME?   No problem!

You can give right from our website!

Online giving is an easy and safe way to support St. Joseph Church.  It allows for greater consistency, efficiency, confidentiality, and security.  Online giving is listed on the homepage in the maroon menu bar to the left.  (Or click HERE).  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:

    • If this is your first time logging in, click Sign up.
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Our site accepts MasterCard, Discover and Visa cards.

Thank you for your continued support!

FYI

From time to time our church bulletin provides links to suggested resources we think you might find useful.  Recently, for example, we provided a link to a weekly newsletter published by The Miscellany, our diocesan newspaper. By signing up, you can receive news, special features, and updates from your diocesan newspaper straight to your email inbox every two weeks!

Nothing, however, comes without strings attached.  While the diocese explicitly states that they will never share or sell your personal information such as your email address, the company that distributes the newsletter makes no such promises.  In fact, in their privacy policy statement they acknowledge that any information they collect about you is provided to their customers to advertise and market their products and services.

Now, there is nothing wrong with a company’s selling your personal information.  After all, they are in the business of making money, and personal data is quite valuable.  However, you must give your consent.

When you sign up for the newsletter, the small print says that by signing up, you consent to receiving marketing emails.  If you’re okay with that, by all means sign up.  However, make sure you understand what you’re agreeing to—not only in this case, but whenever you give someone your personal information online.  Read the privacy statements and disclosures. You may be surprised at what you’re allowing companies to do with your personal information.

Columbarium Engraved Bricks

Help us pave the way to completion of our Memorial Garden and Columbarium.  Donate an engraved brick for the walkway to honor, to memorialize and/or recognize someone, an organization or business.

Don’t wait any longer or you might miss out.  Support our parish enhancement project!  Your support is needed and very much appreciated!