LaPorte County Right to Life Annual Banquet
Thursday April 30th
Guest Speaker: Lt.Governor Susan Ellspermann (with a 100% pro-life voting record)
5pm Social hour, cash bar, Silent Auction,
6pm Dinner at Heston Hills Banquet Hall, 1933 E. 800 N., LaPorte.
To Register call Sheryll at 219-861-9034; for more information go to: www.laportecountyrtl.org; email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Communion Information
Congratulations to our newly elected Pastoral Council members:
Salvador Martinez, Jim Kmiec, Quentin Wadle and Alex Kostelnik
We wish to extend our sincerest thanks to the outgoing Council members: Art Roule, Connie Roule, Sandy Menne and Christina Fields for their faithful service to the parish.
The Pastoral Council Members of St. Joseph Parish are: Patrick Feeney, Jim Kmiec, Alex Kostelnik, Maggie LeRoy, Judy Machota, Salvador Martinez, Tony Oss, Marilyn Poag, Megan Haverstock, Kandi Porter, Rex Stone, and Quentin Wadle.
Vocation Cross Ministry
A new program called the Vocation Cross Ministry has begun at St. Joseph’s Parish. Families and individual parishioners are asked to pray to increase vocations in our Diocese. The Vocation Cross Ministry encourages you and your family and friends to offer a week of prayers for our Seminarians and for all Religious Vocations. Parishioners who sign up will take home the Vocations Cross featuring photos of our Seminarians and Brothers in our Diocese for a week. A prayer booklet with a prayer for each day of the week accompanies the Cross. A sign up sheet will be in the back of Church. We are particularly blessed to have a seminarian from our parish, Gregory Bim-Merle. Also, Nate Edquist, a seminarian from St. Peter’s Parish worked at St. Joseph’s parish this past summer. They can attest to the power of prayer in their vocations and are grateful for the support of this parish family as they continue their studies for the Priesthood. Please be generous with your time in this important ministry. If you have any questions or would like to be a member of the Vocation Cross Ministry Program, please call Jan Edquist at 219-362-0440 or 219-575-1597.
A truth of our Catholic faith that speaks to the heart of our belief is the Eucharist: the Real Presence, the living reality of Jesus in our midst.Spend time with Our Lord. He waits for you. Eucharistic Adoration takes place Sunday thru Saturday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at St. Joseph Convent Chapel, 102 “B”St.
Congratulations Confirmation Candidates!
The following were confirmed Sunday, Oct. 5th by Bishop Dale J. Melczek. Please keep them in your prayers as they embrace the next phase of their Faith journey.
Braiden Arnett, Violeta Belgara, Estefania Cervantes, Karina DelReal, Jorydi Farias, Llamilet Farias, Jordan Forney, Saul Guzman, Alfredo Hernandez, Juan Hernandez-Jara, Felipe Marcano, Jose Martinez, Luis Martinez, Maria Martinez, Claire Miller, Drake Ott, Karla Palma, Suleima Reyes, Cesar Rosales, Yareli Ruiz, Alberto Salas, Celeste Segura, Meredith Torres, Jamilxy Vazquez, Edgar Jovani Villa, Jason Zalazar, Alexander Zoborosky