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1 DECEMBER 2, 2018 SAINT JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 958 Epps Bridge Parkway, Athens GA CLERGY/Clero Rev. Paul Moreau, Pastor Rev. Timothy Nadolski, Parochial Vicar Rev. Mr. Jim Gaudin, Deacon Rev. Mr. Scott Medine, Deacon LITURGICAL SCHEDULE/Horario Litúrgico Saturday Vigil/Vigilia 5:30 PM 7:30 PM (Español) Sunday/Domingo 8: A00M 10:00 AM (Nursery provided) 12:00 PM (Nursery provided) 2:00 PM (Español) 6:00 PM Daily Masses/Misa Diaria Monday Saturday/Lunes - Sábado 8:30 AM Liturgy of the Hours/Liturgia de las Horas Monday-Saturday/Lunes - Sábado 8:10 AM Morning Prayer 6:00 PM Evening Prayer in the Ordinariate Form M-F (St. Aelred) Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Fridays: 9:00 AM -6:00 PM Hora Santa Jueves: 7:45 PM Reconciliation/Confesiones Wednesday/ Miercoles: 8:00 AM Saturday/Sábado: 9:00 AM; 6:45 PM before Vigil Mass/ antes de la Misa de Vigilia o con cita SACRAMENTAL EMERGENCY/ Emergencia Sacramental If you have a sudden illness, accident or imminent death and need the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick (Last Rites) please call our Emergency Line: You MUST leave a voic for the call to be returned. The word Advent means approach or coming. But what is it really? It is the beginning of the new liturgical year for the Roman Catholic Church. On this first Sunday of Advent, the Church celebrates its own kind of New Year s. It begins on the Sunday closest to November 30, which is the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle. Sometimes people mistakenly think that Advent is part of the Christmas celebration. But actually, Advent is a time of preparation all its own. Christmas doesn t actually begin until the first Mass is celebrated on Christmas Eve and then we enter the beautiful season of Christmas or Christmastide. Advent is given to us as a time to prepare our souls for the coming of the Lord. We are called to keep watch and to leave behind our sinful ways. The season is very similar to Lent, so its nickname is the Little Lent. You will notice that we no longer sing the song of the angels, the Gloria. We will wait to sing this song anew with the angels on Christmas Day, as they did over a thousand years ago. First Sunday of Advent In our current culture, we are tempted to skip over the penitential aspects of Advent and focus on the joys of Christmas. This is a great tragedy. Focusing on the joy alone denies a crucially important truth: that the Christ Child is our Lord and Savior, who will suffer and die for our salvation. Parish Penance Service Monday, December 3 at 7:00 PM Parish Christmas Party Friday, December 7 at 6:00 PM Holy Day Mass: Immaculate Conception Friday, December 7 Vigil Masses at the Catholic Center 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM (Spanish) Saturday, December 8 at St. Joseph, 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM-Bilingual

2 WELCOME! Fr. Paul Moreau, Fr. Tim Nadolski, along with our staff and our whole community, welcome you to St. Joseph Catholic Church. It is a blessing to have you here and thank you for worshipping with us. For those interested in finding out more about our parish or the Catholic faith, please visit our website, or call the Parish Office, REGISTER Registration forms are located in the window of the Parish Office and online. Just complete and return or mail to the Parish Office. Drop slot available after hours. Stewardship News Weekly Offertory For those who prefer online giving, you may set up an account. Go to our website at: and look for the Quick Links to Donate Online and follow instructions. November 25, 2018 Sunday Offertory $14, Offertory Budget _ $13, Difference $ 1, Improvement Fund $ 5, St. Joseph Charities $ 2nd Collection: St. Joseph School $ $108,8.82 (Espanol) Capital Campaign III Goal III $3,000, November 25, 2018 Pledged $3,341, Paid $3,269, Balance $71, Altar Flowers There are no flowers on the altar during Advent. Our flowers are provided by Always, Always Flowers. If you would like to donate flowers, contact Bev or Collection Counters We are in need of help on Monday mornings, 9:00AM 11:00 AM, preparing our collection for deposit. If selected, candidates will go through a background and credit check. For more information, contact Ellyn Berg at , Ext 506. Catholic Beer Club is in Athens! CBC Athens meets on the third Thursday of the month, encouraging those in the young(er) professional and graduate student stage of life to meet over a drink and form authentic friendships. The next event is December 20th at 8pm at Little Kings Shuffle Club, downtown Athens. For more information, organizers Rachel Mercaldo or Angie Hall ANNOUNCEMENTS Advent Penance Service Join us Monday, December 3 at 7:00 PM for our Advent Penance Service. Visiting priests will join Fr. Paul and Fr. Tim to hear confessions. Young at Heart All seniors and those Young at Heart are invited to join us for lunch in the Parish Hall following the First Friday noon Mass on December 7. We will celebrate Christmas and December birthdays. If you wish, you may bring a door prize or a dessert to share. For more information, please call Betty-Anne Dye, Parish Pot Luck Christmas Party Friday, December 7, 6:00 PM Our Giving Tree is in the Hallway! Take a star for a gift of toy/clothing, cash, education, prayer. Items should be returned by Sunday December 9. See the instruction sheet for details! 2019 Missals Missals for the new year are available in the Hallway. Donation of $5 is requested. Join us in celebrating this season of Christmas with a parish-wide pot luck dinner, in the Parish Center. We would like to ask each family to bring a dish to share based on your last name: A-F: Entrée Dish G-L: Salads M-R: Veggies S-Z: Desserts Beverages provided by Knights of Columbus. All parishioners welcome!

3 Bus Driver Wanted The SJS Athletic Department is looking for a bus driver for transporting SJS athletes to and from athletic events for the school year. Drivers must have a current commercial driver's license or be willing to obtain one. If interested, please contact Chris Moore at Thank You! Many thanks to all who participated in our igive Catholic campaign! ANNOUNCEMENTS Women s Retreat The Way for Women is a 3-day retreat for adult female survivors of abuse offered by the Archdiocese of Atlanta s Victim Assistance Program December 7-9 at Carmel Retreat Center in Hoschton GA. Registration deadline is December 3. Please contact Sue Stubbs at or for more information. SJS Basketball The SJS basketball season is about to get started for middle school parishioners and students. The season runs from mid-october through January, with practices taking place in the SJS gym. If your child is a parishioner and is interested in playing, please contact Chris Moore at for further information. Please remember the following in your prayers: The McCullick Family Todd P. Prendergast Lee J. Prendergast The Konenkamp Family The White Family The Martin Rivera Family Sue Gearhart Doris Dibling Clifford Crews Tara O Connor Deacon Scott Medine Hazel Polster CONTACT US/Contáctenos Phone: Hours: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM Monday-Friday/Lunes-Viernes Address: 958 Epps Bridge Parkway Athens GA Fax: PARISH OFFICE / Oficina Parroquial Website: Facebook: Saint-Joseph-Church-Athens- Ga STAFF/Personal Secretary, Vivian Taylor - Business Manager, Ellyn Parish Soft Administrator, Kathy Parish Communications, Jane Religious Education Director, Lynn RE Office Manager, Gloria Sacramental Coordinator, Tonia Landt James Music Director, Gerard Mirandilla Youth Directors, Megan &Justin Estes In Memoriam Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let the perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen Charlene McCullick Robert White Bryan Martin Rivera To add a name to our prayer list, indicate if this is a prayer intention (I) or one in memory (D). submit it to Bulletin Deadline: Noon on Friday Announcements should be ed to: for publication 10 days later.

4 BIENVENIDO! El Padre Paul Moreau, el Padre Tim Nadolski, el personal de la oficina parroquial y toda nuestra comunidad, les damos la bienvenida a la Iglesia Católica de San José. A todos nuestros visitantes, es una bendición que compartan con nosotros y esperamos verlos nuevamente. Para aquellos interesados en saber más sobre la fe católica, o son nuevos en nuestra parroquia y necesitan registrarse, por favor comuníquese con nuestra Oficina Parroquial para más información al Sábado de Vigilia 7:30 PM (Español) Misas Dominicales 1:30 PM (Español) Misa Diaria Lunes - Sábado 8:30 AM (English) Lunes, 7:30 PM Catholic Center Liturgia de las Horas Lunes - Sábado 8:10 AM (English) Adoración al Santísimo (Hora Santa) Jueves 7:45 PM Confesiones Miércoles: 8:00 AM Sábado: 9:00 AM or 6:45 PM antes de la Misa de Vigilia o con cita Doctrina Miercoles 6:15 PM Ministerios de Vida Parroquial Misioneros: Lunes 6 PM, #253 Grupo Carismatico: Martes 7:45 PM, #254 Cristo Renueva Su Parroquia Hombres: Martes 7:45 PM, #255 Eventos Unidos en Cristo: Martes 7:45 PM, #253 Cristo Renueva Su Parroquia Mujer: Jueves 7:45 PM-#253 Grupo Mariano-Viernes7:30 PM- #253 7:30 Coro: Viernes 7:30 PM-#226 1:30 Coro: Novena Una novena previa a la fiesta de nuestra señora de Guadalupe comenzará el lunes 3 de diciembre a las 7:30 pm en el jardín de Maria. Misa Seminal Com enzando el 10 de diciembre, se celebrará una Misa en español los lunes a las 7:30 PM en el Centro Catolico de la UGA (1344 S. Lumpkin St.) ANUNCIOS EN ESPAÑOL Travel to Mexico with Father Tim May 30 June 7, 2019 Join Father Tim as we travel to Mexico to visit spiritual areas and experience authentic culture as you explore the colonial heartland. On our 9 day/8 night trip, we ll see six different UNESCO World Heritage sites that highlight the culture of Mexico, as well as Our Lady of Guadalupe and sites associated with the martyrs of the Cristero War. Unase a la fiesta annual navideña de nuestra parroquia, Viernes, 7 de diciembre a las 6:00 PM Escuela de la Parroquia Católica de la San José Le interesa una buena preparación católica para su hijo? Le gustaria un enfoque de aprendizaje que sea académico, espiritual y ético? Contacte a la Escuela de la Parroquia Católica de San José para más información / oportunidades de becas. Teléfono: Caridades de San José Necesita ayuda económica para pagar servicios de utilidad o con la renta? Las Caridades de San José puede ayudarle. Para pedir una cita: Llamar solamente los días Lunes y Miércoles de 10:00 am-12:00 pm Al Teléfono: Se invitan a todos! Por favor traiga un plato para compartir según su apellido: A-F: plato principal G-L: ensalada M-R: vegetales S-Z: postre Unase a la diversion y, participe en la rifa 50/50! Jamón y pavo ofrecidos por el Concejo Parroquial. Refrescos ofrecidos por los Caballeros de Colón. Get more details at StJoseph-Mexico.com. Registration is underway! For questions, contact for the trip is Carol Rowland with Recess 4 Grownups, ,

5 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Office Hours for Religious Education 9:00 3:00 PM, Mon-Fri. 4:00-9:00 PM, Wed Come join us at one of our Bible Study groups! Bible Study for Men Meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 in room # 255. Hot coffee and nice warm doughnuts are available! Men of all ages are welcome to the opportunity for spiritual growth. Contact Phil Tybor: If you are new to our parish and transferring in a child into RE, please contact the RE Office Manager at EDGE: Middle School Youth Group Meets on Wednesday night from 6:15-7:15 pm in the Youth Room Middle School Youth Minister Jeff Donahue RE is sponsoring a Canned Food Drive for St. Joseph Charities. Students may bring a canned good on Wednesday night to donate to a family in need. CONNECT: High School Youth Group Meets each Sunday from 7:00 PM 9:00 PM in the Youth Room HS Youth Ministers, Megan and Justin Estes Women's Evening of Reflection Meets on the second Monday of each month, at 6:00 PM. Mass and Adoration in the Chapel, followed by a light dinner and discussion. Contact Tracy Cullom: Bible Study for Women Walking with Purpose meets on Thursday mornings from 9AM 11AM. Childcare provided. For more information contact Heather Gardner at Cultivate: Small Groups for Teens Boys meet on Thursdays 7:00-9:00 PM in the Youth Room. Girls meet on Tuesdays 7:00 9:00 PM in the Youth Room. Contact Youth Directors at Follow us on Facebook! St. Joseph EDGE Follow us on Facebook! StJosephAthensYouthMinistry EQUIP: Young adults, age Meets throughout the year for fellowship and fun! Need info? Contact Samantha Roberson at Join us for our next Women's Evening of Reflection Monday, December 10 at 6:00 PM Mass-Adoration-Dinner-Discussion Topic: Advent RSVP to: Follow us on Facebook! EquipAthens Marian Devotion Our Marian devotion program following St. Louis de Montfort s writings, concludes on Monday December 3. Our special Consecration ceremony will be held on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8 at 6:45 PM. For more info, contact Liz Fontaine at

6 Daily Feast Days, Mass Readings and Intentions Monday, December 3 Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest Is 2:1-5; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9; Mt 8:5-11 8:30 AM-Almas del Purgatorio Tuesday, December 4 Saint John Damascene, Priest and Doctor of the Church Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Lk 10: :30 AM-Fr. Michael S. Sherliza (D) Wednesday, December 5 Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6; Mt 15: :30 AM-Kimberly Ennis (I) CALENDAR OF EVENTS REGULAR WEEKLY MEETINGS Monday 10 AM St. Joseph Charities-Hawthorne Office 6 PM Glory&Praise Choir Rehearsal - #251 6 PM Misioneros-#253 Tuesday 10 AM St. Joseph Charities-Hawthorne Office 6 PM RCIA-#253 7 PM Cultivate: Girls Youth Room 7:45 PM Eventos Unidos en Cristo-#253 7:45 PM Grupo Carismatico-#254 7:45 PM Cristo Renueva Su Parroquia: Hombres-#255 ADDITIONAL MEETINGS: THIS WEEK ONLY Monday, December 3 9:00 AM Marian Consecration-#253 6:30 PM Marian Consecration-SJS Library 7:00 PM Parish Penance Service-gym 7:30 PM Novena OLG-Mary Garden Tuesday, December 4 4:30 PM SJS Basketball vs Bethlehem Christian Academy-gym 6:00 PM KOC Exec Bus Mtg-Conf Room 6:00 PM Disciples of Mary/Jesus-#254 Wednesday, December 5 Thursday, December 6 Saint Nicholas, Bishop Is 26:1-6; Ps 118:1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Mt 7:21, :30 AM-Almas del Purgatorio Friday, December 7 Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Is 29:17-24; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Mt 9: :30 AM Mass-Christine E. Reuter-Bryant (D) 12:00 PM Mass-Juan Mandujano (I) Saturday, December 8 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Gn 3:9-15, 20; Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4; Eph 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1: :30 AM Mass-Phyllis Taylor (D) 5:30 PM Mass-Familia Ausencio Laro (I) 7:30 PM Mass-Difuntos de la familia Mandujano-Laguna (D) Sunday, December 9 Second Sunday of Advent Bar 5:1-9; Ps 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6; Phil 1:4-6,8-11; Lk 3:1-6 8:00 AM Mass St. Joseph Parish 10:00 AM Mass-Barbara Gazda (D) 12:00 PM Mass-Julia Rodriguez (D) 2:00 PM Mass-Fidencio Guzman (D) 6:00 PM Mass-Diana Brenner (I) Wednesday 6:30 AM Mens Bible Study- # AM St. Joseph Charities-Hawthorne Office 6 PM RE Classes 6 PM Edge-Youth Room Thursday 9 AM Altar Society-Chapel 9 AM Women s Bible Study-Youth Room 6 PM St. Cecilia Choir Rehearsal - #251 7 PM Cultivate: Boys-Youth Room 7:45 PM Cristo Renueva Su Parroquia: Mujer-#253 Friday 2 PM Altar Society ESP-Sacristy 7:30 PM Luz y Esperanza Coro -#251 7:00 PM RICA- Youth Room Saturday 9:30 AM Chair Set Up- Sunday 9:15 AM St. Aelred Adult Formation SJS Science Lab 9:30 AM Basic for Teens-SJS Library 12:00 PM Laudato Si Coro Rehearsal SJS 4:30 PM Praise Band Choir Rehearsal - gym 7 PM Connect-Youth Room Thursday, December 6 6:00 PM Columbiettes White Elephant Party Parish Hall 6:00 PM KOC Bus Mtg-#255 Friday, December 7 9:30 AM School Mass-gym 12:00 PM First Friday Mass 12:30 PM Young at Heart Luncheon- Parish Hall 9:30 AM School Mass-Parish Center 5:30 AM Holy Day Vigil Mass- Immaculate Conception-Catholic Center 6:00 PM Parish Potluck Christmas Partygym 7:30 AM Holy Day Vigil Mass ESP Immaculate Conception-Catholic Center 7:45 PM Grupo Mariano-#253 Saturday, December 8 8:30 AM Holy Day Mass-Immaculate Conception-gym 9:15 AM Rosary-Chapel 11:00 AM Baptisms-Chapel 12:00 PM Holy Day Mass-Immaculate Conception-gym 2:00 PM Baptisms-Chapel Sunday, December 9 3:00 PM Our Lady of Guadalupe rehearsal gym

7 ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL St. Joseph Catholic Parish School Our Mission: At St. Joseph Catholic Parish School, we are a family of learners who model Christ in all that we do. We are happy, holy and helpful! Interested in Catholic Education for your child? Do you want a whole child approach through academics, spiritual and ethical development? Contact St. Joseph Catholic Parish School for more information and to explore scholarship opportunities. Information packets are also available in the church office. St. Joseph Catholic Parish School 958 Epps Bridge Parkway Athens, GA