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1 WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS! You may register online: sjpmanhattan.org, or by phone: W. North St., Manhattan, IL MASS SCHEDULE WEEKEND Saturday Evening Vigil 4:30pm Sunday 8:30am & 10:30am Children s Liturgy 10:30am WEEKDAY Monday Friday 7:00am Tuesday (during school year) 8:45am CONFESSION Saturday: 3:45pm4:15pm (or by appt) WEEK AT A GLANCE SUNDAY, MARCH 15 MONDAY, MARCH 16 5:00pm Lenten Meal (CH) 6:30pm Lenten Mission with Aaron Banas (CH) 7:00pm Men s Cursillo Group (WH) TUESDAY, MARCH 17 4:30pm7:00pm Scouts Corned Beef Dinner (CH) 6:30pm Grief Ministry Support Group (WH) 7:00pm Praise & Worship Group (C) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 9:00am Bible Study (CH) 6:30pm RCIA (WH) THURSDAY, MARCH 19 5:00pm Feast of St. Joseph Mass (C) followed by 6:00pm St. Joseph Table (C) 7:00pm Hour of Mercy Prayer Group (AC) FRIDAY, MARCH 20 4:30 7:00pm Fish Fry 7:00pm Stations of the Cross SATURDAY, MARCH 21 7:00am Fishers of Men Group (CH) SUNDAY, MARCH 22 11:30am First Communion Retreat (starts with 10:30 Mass) ACAdoration Chapel, C: Church, CHChurch Hall, CLChoir Loft, asacristy, ScSchool, WHWhite House (aka Parish Ctr.) SAINT JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH March 15, rd Sunday of Lent PARISH RECONCILIATION SERVICE MONDAY, MARCH 23, 6:00 PM Several priests available

2 P a r i s h S t a f f Parish Phone Parish Fax Pastor Rev. John Lindsey... Deacon Pat Forsythe... Religious Ed. Kelly Hoehn... Business Mgr. Laura Secretary Judy Bunte... Bulletin Mary Schelinski... Music Director Nancy Hauch... Cemetery Sexton Franklin Forsythe Pastoral Counselor RCIA Theresa Lawson Men of St. Joseph Jim Robbins Women of the Word Community Support Shepherd s Table Carol Farkas Baptismal Preparation Pam Robbins Happy Hearts Seniors Fran Grimmer Hall Kitchen Coord. Jan Ulrich School Phone School Principal Colleen Domke... School Secretary Denise Kresal... M a s s C o l l e c t i o n s WEEKLY OFFERINGS FROM MARCH 7-8 Sunday Collection $ 6, Online Giving $ 1, Total Collection Amount $ 8, Thank you for your continued generosity!! REPAIR MY CHURCH Total Loan Amount (Tuckpointing, Windows) $282, Amount Raised (Gold Envelopes) $110, Surplus 2019 Fiscal Year $ 114,921 Remaining Balance $ 55, Thank you, parishioners, for your generosity. Please consider a year-end gift to help us pay down our loan--you can call the Parish Center for more information. S c r i p t u r e READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF MAR. 15, 2020 Sunday: Ex 17:3-7/Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8/Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, Monday: 2 Kgs 5:1-15b/Ps 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4 [cf. Ps 42:3]/Lk 4:24-30 Tuesday: Dn 3:25, 34-43/Ps 25:4-5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9 [6a]/ Mt 18:21-35 Wednesday: Dt 4:1, 5-9/Ps 147:12-13, 15-16, [12a]/ Mt 5:17-19 Thursday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16/Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29/Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22/Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a Friday: Hos 14:2-10/Ps 81:6c-8a, 8bc-9, 10-11ab, 14 and 17 [cf. 11 and 9a]/Mk 12:28-34 Saturday: Hos 6:1-6/Ps 51:3-4, 18-19, 20-21ab [cf. Hos 6:6]/Lk 18:9-14 Next Sunday: 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a/Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 [1]/Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, M a s s I n t e n t i o n s Saturday March 14, 2020 Bl. Ambrose Fernandez 4:30pm Ellen Marie Beasley by Franklin & Emily Forsythe Bob Walsh Jr. by Phil & Gail Bauer Sunday March 15, 2020 St. Louise de Marillac 8:30am People of our Parish 10:30am Andrew Pomykala by Pomykala Family Matthew Gerdisch by Ron & Carole Farkas Joseph Bidwill by Kevin, Denise & Corinne Casey Monday March 16, 2020 St. Julian of Antioch 7:00am Intention of the Celebrant Tuesday March 17, 2020 St. Patrick 7:00am Don & Jane McCoy by Sheila McCoy & Denny Hachenberg Wednesday March 18, 2020 St. Cyril of Jerusalem 7:00am Marcia Schouten Anniversary by Neil Schouten Thursday March 19, 2020 St. Joseph 7:00am Joseph Wagner Sr. Birthday by Wayne & Bernice Wagner 8:45am Edward Lake by Tim & Mary McGrath Friday March 20, 2020 Bl. John of Parma 7:00am Communion Service Saturday March 21, 2020 Bl. Maria Candida of the Eucharist 4:30pm People of our Parish Sunday March 22, 2020 St. Nicholas Owen 8:30am Deceased Members of Kestel & Olah Families by Eleanor & Family Jim Froelich by Stevens Family Lorayn Rossi by Deacon Pat & Dorothy Forsythe 10:30am Andrew Pomykala by Alice Podobnik Ida Varriale by Carmen Varriale Frank Plesha by Kathy McGrath & Family St. Joseph Parish page 2

3 I n O u r P r a y e r s P a s t o r s C o r n e r BREAKING OPEN SCRIPTURE MARCH 15, RD SUNDAY OF LENT We give the definition of ourselves over to so many things. We allow our society, friends, family, work, social groups, ethnicity, and even institutions define, classify, and color how we perceive ourselves. When we listen predominantly to the voices of others, we lose touch with what is happening within our own inner voice. If we listen carefully within, we can easily discover that we are in want and need. We know our incompleteness and also know that loneliness, sadness, and self-images can propel us outward in attempts to fill those gaps. We can become not only victims of our own prejudices but can find ourselves overly self-indulgent in things that can only satisfy for a short time, if at all. It is no wonder that money and power are things that are so fervently sought after. As long as we can keep a steady supply going, the illusion of fulfillment and satisfaction can falsely persuade us as craftily as a master magician s act. We live with illusions not truth. It is no wonder, then, that some of the wealthiest folks are also really the unhappiest. Whether we admit it, the lies we live and pursue will ultimately expose our superficiality. We all have to wrestle with who we are and what gives our lives purpose and meaning. Learn to listen more deeply, not to what others are saying about you, but to what God is echoing in your heart. We can easily get confused and misunderstand, not only about who we are but who God is. Even the disciples and the Samaritan woman at the well missed the point Jesus was trying to make. There is only one Person who can satisfy the deepest yearnings and longings of our hearts Jesus the Messiah. It is not the work of corporate America that will lead us to happiness or greatness but the work of the soul. We continue to resist acknowledging this and are happier in our world of misunderstanding and illusion. The life-giving water we truly need doesn t come from the source of a well but from the Source of Life. Only God can reveal the truth of our sinfulness, the superficiality of our pursuits, and the illusions we hold so dear. Only Jesus can save us from ourselves and give us what we really need. If only our heads can catch up with where our hearts know they need to be, then will we find real contentment and life! LPi WE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED STANLEY UTERMARK NEIL SCHOUTEN Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord And may perpetual light shine upon them. WE PRAY FOR THE SICK (PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE TO ADD BACK ANYONE YOU WANT INCLUDED ON THE BULLETIN SICK LIST. THANK YOU!) Jeremiah & Nelson, Elizabeth Wetmore, Kathy Rippe SANCTUARY CANDLE BURNING Sanctuary Candle Nancy Snyder Birthday Anniversary by Maurene Hohl Blessed Virgin Mary Candle St. Joseph Candle WE PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY Matthew Carroll, Matthew Cook, Scott Gerdes, David Newtoff, Christian Shawver, Christopher Vavouleas, Rogan Nichols, Teresa Kozak, Bobby Dyer, Jeffrey Merritt, Jacob Vollmer, Wade Lander, Mark Keough, Matthew Pirc ADORATION CHAPEL CANDLE INTENTIONS Fr. John L e n t / E a s t e r S c h e d u l e Ash Wednesday 7:00 am Mass 8:45 am Mass 12:00 pm Mass 7:00 pm Mass Every Friday 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross March 16, Parish Mission 5:00 pm Soup & Bread 6:30 pm Prayer Service & Talk Parish Reconciliation Service 6:00 pm Monday, March 23 April 9, Holy Thursday 7:00 pm Institution of the Eucharist 8:15 pm Pilgrimage to Seven Churches TBD April 10, Good Friday 2:30 pm Stations of the Cross 7:00 pm Veneration of the Cross April 11, Holy Saturday 12:00 pm Blessing of Easter Baskets 7:30 pm Easter Vigil April 12, Easter Sunday 7:00 am Mass 8:30 am Mass 10:30 am Mass 12:00 pm Mass St. Joseph Parish www. sjpmanhattan.org page 3

4 S t. J o s e p h S c h o o l ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL MASS School Mass is offered every Tuesday at 8:45 am. Please join us! PRINCIPAL S CORNER Preschool classes get a visit from Manhattan Dental to practice a little dental hygiene. UP NEXT 7:00pm School Board mtg 8:45am Mass and Spaghetti Lunch in Church Hall First Communion Retreat 9:45am PTJoe 7:00pm School Board mtg Last December, our 8th graders took the Incoming Freshman Placement Exam at Providence Catholic High School. Students who scored exceptionally well will receive an academic scholarship each of their four years at Providence Catholic High School. Congratulations to our students who will receive the following merit-based scholarships: MaKenna Colbert Celtic Excellence Award $1,000 Adriana Lawson Celtic Excellence Award $1,000 In addition, the following students applied for and received our Veritas Award: Olivia Babich Tage Gadomski Matthew Hough Adriana Lawson Geno Papes Nicholas Pecho Ella Phelps Brian Pilon Tatum Tyk Older students spend a little quality time in Before Care program entertaining the younger ones with a puppet show. Spend your mornings and afternoons in good hands in our Before/After Care program. St. Joseph Parish page 4

5 R. E. #lentengoals Enjoy the series below; we hope you can include some of the ideas highlighted over the next few weeks in your family s Lenten Journey! TAKE OUT: FAMILY FAITH ON THE GO By Joseph D. White, Ph.D. TIP #2 DECORATE YOUR HOME WITH CONCRETE SYMBOLS OF YOUR FAITH.Young children especially are very concrete thinkers, and they need visible signs of God s presence in your home. Statues or pictures of Jesus are especially important, because Christ is the most visible and most complete revelaon of God to humankind. Consider an icon or statue of Jesus and the children for your child s room, as this image will present the idea that God loves children and wants to be their friend. TIP #3 WITH YOUNGER CHILDREN, REFER TO GOD AS AN ADDITIONAL FAMILY MEMBER IN YOUR HOME.When your child learns to do something new, express your pride and add: And you know who else is proud of you? God is! We can t see God, but he can see us, and he is so happy with how you are growing just the way he planned! To be connued Coming Up ROSARY MAKERS! The Rosary Makers group will meet MONDAY, MARCH 16 at 7:00pm in the Church Hall. We make rosaries for troops and missions. We get together every 3rd Monday of the month--please join us some time! MARCH 17, 7:00 PM MEET IN CHURCH LET THE FIRE FALL PRAISE & WORSHIP GROUP Come Holy Spirit LIVING WITH THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP TUESDAYS at 6:30 pm (This group meets on the third Tuesday of every month.) March 17, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9, June 23 Please call Mary at the Parish Office to let us know you will be attending. Y o u t h M i n i s t r y Winter Schedule March 19 St. Joseph Celebraon Join us for Mass at 5:30 pm Followed by a Feast at 6:30 pm THE HOUR OF MERCY DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET FOR THE SICK AND DYING THURSDAYS IN LENT, 7:008:00pm ADORATION CHAPEL The Divine Mercy Chaplet and prayers devoted to the sick, the suffering, and the dying are recited at this special prayer service. All are welcome (being Catholic is not a requirement for these special prayers. If you have an acquaintance who would like to participate in this event, please invite them to attend also. The sacrifice of one hour with Jesus in the chapel is a meaningful and rewarding time spent in prayer. To make arrangements for prayer, please contact: Mary Keigher /Erin Kozak St. Joseph Parish page 5

6 L i f e i n t h e P a r i s h a n d B e y o n d HAPPY HEARTS The Feast Day of St. Joseph falls on our next regular meeting date in March. In honor of our parish s patron saint, you are invited to be part of our celebrations on March 19, with two options available: 11:00 Mass/12:00 Spaghetti Dinner with the School ($5) 5:00 Mass / St. Joseph Table (bring a dish to share) **Please RSVP to the office by March 13** "REFLECTIONS ON THE SEVEN SORROWS & JOYS OF ST. JOSEPH" 7th Sorrow: Losing Jesus in Jerusalem 7th Joy: Finding Jesus in the Temple The terror of losing Jesus in Jerusalem for three days, and the relief of finding Him in the temple. St. Joseph, great was your sorrow when you lost, through no fault of your own, the Child Jesus for three days. But how great was your joy when you found Him in the Temple. By this sorrow and this joy, we ask you to help us not lose our Savior for all eternity, but to find Him who is Divine Mercy itself, in the temple of our hearts, especially at the hour of death.. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be MARCH 19 MASS AT 5:30 PM FOLLOWED BY A BLESSING OF THE TABLE & DELICIOUS COMMUNITY POTLUCK DINNER (PLEASE BRING YOUR FAVORITE DISH TO SHARE --IF POSSIBLE, IN A DISPOSABLE SERVING DISH/TRAY) St. Joseph Parish page 6 St. Joseph Parish page 6

7 M i n i s t r y S c h e d u l e THANK YOU FOR YOUR LITURGICAL MINISTRY SERVICE TO OUR PARISH! SUNDAY, MARCH 22 10:30 AM SUNDAY, MARCH 22 8:30 AM SATURDAY, MARCH 21 4:30 PM SUNDAY, MARCH 15 10:30 AM SUNDAY, MARCH 15 8:30 AM SATURDAY, MARCH 14 4:30 PM LECTOR Krisn Shepard Chuck Bla Mary Kay Cooper Judy Bunte Tim McGrath Maureen Pinta SACRISTAN Bev Bailey Mary Cochran TBA Mary McHugh Candy Walz Nicole Shepard EUCHARISTIC MIN. Julie Kubinski Deacon Pat Forsythe Deacon Pat Forsythe Julie Kubinski Deacon Pat Forsythe Gracie Pecho Judy Bunte Marian Patricoski Kae Sarhage Joe Sforza Libby Budd Sheila Bauer John Gilbert Helen Miller Laurie Keigher Cathie Lawrence Jim Baskerville Carole Farkas Candy Walz Mason Gadomski Marian Patricoski Laurie Keigher Kelly Meyer Tom Diemer Kelly Meyer Carmen Pecho USHERS Eric Byar Terry Gross Jim Baskerville Jerry Siadek Mike Patricoski John Gilbert Cathie Lawrence Sean Hannigan Jamie Doyle Tom Doyle Jim Robbins Kathy Kirby Tom Doyle Dan Murray Jim Kirby Tom Slazyk George Ruban Ron Farkas Tom Slazyk Damian Chowaniec Kathy Kirby Steve Ramel Dan Murray Eric O'Neil SERVERS Jack Geatches Emily Smith Adrianna Lawson Benjamin Mate Claire McGrath Geno Papes Nathan Bernhard Leo Smith Tatum Tyk Mahew Hough Isaiah Wales Anthony Brach John Buck Tyler Long Sean Donovan Allie Morrissee Kyle Wielgus Nicky Pecho Madison Kinsella Finn Bernhard Briana Donovan MacKenzie Hough Cassie Covarrubias Shawn Swetnam U.S. WATER BOYS 260 W. North Manhattan Across the street from St. Joseph s Church Softeners Whole House Filters Reverse Osmosis Drinking Systems Custom Water Conditioning Commercial & Residential Service & Repairs Parishioner McGrath & Clark, P.C. Timothy J. McGrath - Attorney at Law Parishioner Timothy A. Clark - Attorney at Law 440 S. State St. Manhattan mcgrathandclarklaw.com Ed Zalewski - President Tom s Truck Repair South Inc 6335 W. Bruns Rd, Monee, IL Commercial Safety Test Lane Monday- Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Ph Fax WATER TREATMENT SOFTENER SALES & HOME SALT DELIVERY (815) E. Haven Route 30 &, Spencer Rd. New Lenox, IL W. North St. Ste. 209 Manhattan 116 N. Second St. Peotone Illinois Jeffrey M. Pietrzyk, OD Christa D. Pietrzyk, OD Parishioners Call LPi today for advertising info (800) St. Joseph Parish page 7 B 4C

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