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1 MASSES Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. & 6 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 7:30, 8:45, 10:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. RECONCILIATION (Confession) Monday: 5-6 p.m. Saturday: 9:30 a.m. or by appointment PRIEST EMERGENCY NUMBER After-hours line for serious medical emergencies SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Help and referrals for needy MISSION STATEMENT Created by God, loved by Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we, the members of St. Joseph Parish, as a Roman Catholic family, are committed to fostering a community of faith where the Eucharist is life-giving and education is on-going. We come together inspired by our patron, St. Joseph, to worship, study, and serve. 600 South Jupiter Rd. Richardson, TX Phone: Fax: website: PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. 4 p.m. In the forum forum Our parish Our jmj parish ST. VINCENT DE PAUL St. Vincent de Paul will be selling donuts in the Forum after all Masses on Sunday. Proceeds will be used to support their activities. MERRY CHRISTMAS Merry Christmas to all our parishioners. May the joy of our Savior s birth be with you and your family this year. Please see inside for a full schedule for this week. RAFFLE TICKETS The Knights and Guild will be selling raffle tickets after all Masses this weekend and next. Tickets are $10 or 6 for $50. Prizes are a 7-night stay for 8 people in Branson, Missouri beginning the 4 th of July, 2016 at the Wyndham Mountain Vista, five $100 VISA gift cards, or $400 worth of steaks. Winners will be announced at the January 16 Super Bowl Casino Night. You don t have to be present to win.

2 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 20, 2015 readings, presiders, intentions & sacraments FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT MI 5:1-4A; HEB 10:5-10; LK 1:39-45 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19 5:00 p.m. Msgr. Joseph Jay Raple SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 7:30 a.m. Fr. Marín St. Joseph Community 8:45 a.m. Fr. Marín Benefactors of St. Joseph 10:30 a.m. Fr. Dankasa Vocations 12:15 p.m. Fr. Dankasa Mary Anne Grasso Liturgy of the Hours 15 minutes before each weekday Mass. The Rosary is recited after each 8:00 a.m. Mass. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for worship in the Chapel Monday. MONDAY, DECEMBER 21 SG 2:8-14; LK 1: :00 a.m. Fr. Marín Most Holy Trinity and the Blessed Eucharist 6:00 p.m. Fr. Dankasa Abelardo Lucero, Jr. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22 1 SM 1:24-28; LK 1: :00 a.m. Fr. Dankasa Mary Catherine Roberts 6:00 p.m. Fr. Marín Angelina Carros WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23 MAL 3:1-4, 23-24; LK 1: :00 a.m. Fr. Dankasa Lillian Catalina Birthday; Taylor Brown Birthday THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24 IS 9:1-6; TI 2:11-14; LK 2:1-14 4:00 p.m. Msgr. Joseph Children of St. Joseph 6:00 p.m. Msgr. Joseph Benefactors of St. Joseph 8:00 p.m. Fr. Dankasa Deceased Parishioners FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25 IS 52:7-10; HEB 1:1-6; JN 1: :00 a.m. Fr. Marín St. Joseph Community 8:30 a.m. Fr. Dankasa Intentions of the Holy Father 10:30 a.m. Fr. Marín Vocations SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26 ACTS 6:8-10; 7:54-59; MT 10: :00 a.m. Fr. Marín Frank Czaja, Jr. THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH SIR 3:2-6, 12-14; COL 3:12-21; LK 2:41-52 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26 5:00 p.m. Fr. Dankasa Benefactors of St. Joseph SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27 7:30 a.m. Msgr. Joseph Vocations 8:45 a.m. Msgr. Joseph St. Joseph Community 10:30 a.m. Fr. Marín All Parish Families 12:15 p.m. Fr. Marín Patricia Atuchukwu BAPTISMS: By appointment. Please call the Parish Office for information. Baptism preparation is required for parents. MARRIAGES: All couples meet with the Director of Family & Adult Ministry at least six months prior to desired wedding date. Marriage preparation process is required. FUNERALS: Celebrated Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Please call the Sacramental Coordinator for information. St. Joseph Staff Msgr. Milam Joseph Administrator Ext Rev. Jacob Dankasa Parochial Vicar Ext Rev. Juan Carlos Marín Parochial Vicar Ext Deacon Randy Engel Dir. Safe Environment Ext Deacon Tim Vineyard Deacon Jim Petkovsek Camille Antes School Principal Loretta Smith Secretary Ext Patti Krombach Sacramental Coord. Ext Anna May Brendel Business Manager Ext Ruby Steponaitis Facilities Manager Ext Emily Lugo Dir., Youth Ministry Mary Robinson Dir., Family & Adult Min Ken Steponaitis Dir., Faith Formation Ext Jim Norris Dir., Music Lucia Kons Dir., Vigil Choir Carol Savedra Organist Ken Hutchenrider Pastoral Council Chairman Church Office

3 ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, RICHARDSON, TEXAS announcements CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Children & Youth Choir 6:00 p.m. Vigil Choir 8:00 p.m. Cantor/Instrumentalists Midnight 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass Choir Caroling will begin at 11:30 p.m. Christmas Day 8:30 a.m. Cantor/Instrumentalists 10:30 a.m. Cantor/Instrumentalists DAILY MASS SCHEDULE There will be only one daily Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 28 and Wednesday, December 30; 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29. LIVE NATIVITY A Live Nativity Pageant will be held in the courtyard this weekend, December 20 and 21. All are invited to attend, young and old! Six mini pageants are scheduled each night at 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45, 8:15 and 8:45. This is a great opportunity to get out of the house with friends, family and neighbors to share the reason for our hope. THE NATIVITY STORY You are invited to watch The Nativity Story on Saturday, December 19, at 6:30 p.m., in Room 123PC. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus ST. JOSEPH PARISHIONERS TO RECEIVE CHRISTMAS GIFT A group of generous St. Joseph parishioners have taken the spirit of Christmas giving seriously. This Christmas, after every Mass, every family will receive their gift of a very special book which has the potential to change the relationship of the reader with Jesus Christ. All they ask is for us to read it and then pass it on. SOLEMNITY OF MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD Anticipatory Mass Thursday, December 31, at 5:00 p.m.; no 6:00 p.m. Mass that day. New Year s Day January 1 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. PLEASE NOTE: The Parish Office will be closed December 24-25, 28, 31 and January 1. The building will be locked on Friday, December 25, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass, on Thursday, December 31, after the 5:00 p.m. Mass and on Friday, January 1, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Gifts for god PLEASE NOTE There will be no confessions on Saturday, December 26. BAPTISMS FOR THE WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 12 The following children were baptized in our parish: Maverick Garrett Clawson Lillyan Grace Olivo May the glory of God the Father, the example of Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit indwelling, be with these children as they grow in their faith. DECEMBER 13, 2015 Attendance 3,589 Regular Sunday Collection... $37, Online Donations... $5, Total Received... $43, Sharing Our Joy (Debt Retirement) Collection... $7, Online Donations...$ Total Received... $8, Total Collection... $51, Amount Budgeted... $48, Over/(Short) This Week... $3, Over/(Short) Last Week... $7, Current Over/(Short) Balance... $10, Total Debt Owed... $3,322, THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY

4 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 20, 2015 Announcements CHRISTMAS TAMALE PICK UP Anyone who ordered tamales from the Knights can pick them up after all Masses on Sunday, December 20, in the Forum. CAUTION: Please be aware that two auto burglaries have been perpetrated, over the past two weeks, in the St. Joseph Jupiter parking lot. Both burglaries took place during daylight hours, and both involve smash and grab of a purse on the front seat of the car. Parishioners are cautioned to SECURE, TAKE and LOCK. That is, secure what can be secured, take what cannot, and be sure to lock your car! WOMEN S RETREAT Register now for the February 20 Women s Retreat, What Makes A Difference, held from 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist in Plano. Well-known speaker Patricia Livingston will explore how each of us is called in our struggling world. Registration now is $35 and includes lunch; registration after February 4 is $45. Register stmarkplano.org or pick up a retreat flyer available on the JMJ wall racks. WEEDKDAY MASS SCHEDULE During December there will be an 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Mass on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays there will be one Mass at 8:00 a.m.

5 ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, RICHARDSON, TEXAS Announcements CHRISTMAS ANGELS HELP OVER 300 KIDS St. Vincent de Paul s Christmas Angel program set a record this year more than 300 children and their families received toys, clothing and supermarket gift cards. Thank you to all Christmas Angels for your wonderful generosity! SUNDAY MORNING NURSERY There will be no nursery during Masses on Sunday, December 20, 27, and January 3. Family & adult ministry TOGETHER WITH GOD, a special marriage enrichment process to prepare couples who are presently living in a civil marriage to have their marriage convalidated under the auspices of the Catholic Church, is scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the St. Joseph Room. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $75.00 per couple covers a continental breakfast, lunch and all materials. Please call or Mary Robinson, (972) or for a registration flyer or if you desire a confidential consultation to discern whether this seminar is for you. ANNULMENTS ANOTHER WAY TO BE RECONCILED IN THE CHURCH If you have been previously married and you are unsure what the annulment process involves, contact Mary Robinson at or (972) for answers to your questions. The process is more user friendly and there are some compassionate and sensitive advocates to assist you with, possibly, being reconciled in the Church. There is NO CHARGE to begin the process. Please call for information or to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your particular situation. BAPTISM FORMATION FOR PARENTS who desire to have a child under age 7 baptized is scheduled for Saturday, January 9, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Pre-registration is REQUIRED for parents and a registration fee of $20 per family applies, which covers refreshments and all materials. Childcare is available with a reservation by Thursday, January 7. There will not be a Baptism Formation class in December. For information contact Mary Robinson at or (972) COUNSELING SERVICES are available for individuals, couples, parents, adolescents, and children dealing with issues of transitions, behavior, communication, addictions, grief and more. Licensed Professional Counselors are available for appointments during the day, evenings or weekends. Call Mary Robinson, (972) for counseling referrals. For Play Therapy for your child, contact Donna Petri, LPC Intern, or (972) SAVE THE DATE!! Do something different for Valentine s Day. START FROM YOUR HEART on Valentine s Eve and spend Valentine s Day more connected with each other than you ever thought possible. This special opportunity is scheduled for Saturday, February 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Coliseum, Fair Park. This will be LIVE STREAMED AT ST. JOSEPH. Admission: FREE. Food, drinks, childcare and entertainment will be provided. More information will be provided in the coming weeks! DIVORCE AND BEYOND Healing from divorce is not easy. It s a long and sometimes painful journey. Want some help? Come be with caring people who will walk with you. Sessions begin Wednesday, February 17, from 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $25. Please call Donna at or (972) LOVE AND LOGIC My child is driving me crazy! The begging, the yelling, and the disrespect I can t take it anymore! Never fear - Parenting the Love and Logic WayTM is here! PTLL is a weekly series and will be offered Sunday nights beginning January 17, from 5:30-7 p.m. Learn how to set enforceable limits, avoid power struggles and arguments, help your kids learn from their mistakes, and much more! Cost is $50 per family. Childcare is available with early registration. Please call Donna at (972) or

6 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 20, 2015 Announcements STEPHEN MINISTRY Stephen Ministry is a wonderful resource in our community equipped with trained ministers who provide confidential Christian care. We all need a concerned, caring friend at difficult times in our lives. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crises or difficulty. If you would like to have or become a Stephen Minister, please contact the Parish Office at (972) RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS Religious give thanks. We cannot begin to repay all who contribute, writes a Catholic sister. So we pray to God, who is never outdone in generosity, to reward you. Heartfelt thanks for your donation to last week s collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious. May God bless you for your goodness! 2015 DONATIONS PLEASE NOTE: If you are remembering the church with a donation and want it to count toward your 2015 income taxes, please know that the IRS Code requires that donations be delivered by the donor to the church on or before December 31, If mailed, the donation must be postmarked by December 31, If a donation is claimed for 2015 the check must be deposited into the church account by January 1, Keep in mind the Parish Office will be closed December 24-28, but will be open on December 29 and 30, so plan ahead to avoid missing the deadline. SUPERBOWL CASINO AND SILENT/LIVE AUCTION Be sure to put Saturday, January 16, on your calendars! Gaming includes 18 blackjack tables, 8 slot machines, Texas Hold em, roulette and more! Many silent auction items! Door prizes! Refreshments! Tickets on sale before and after all Masses weekends of January 2-3 and To donate auction items contact Linda Scott at If you would like to sponsor this event, contact Pat Dulac at Complimentary babysitting by reservation only. This event sponsored by Women s Guild and the Knights of Columbus. THE WOMEN S GUILD The Women s Guild cordially invites you to our Monday, December 21, meeting at 7 p.m., in the Dining Hall. We promise you a wonderful holiday evening of fun, fellowship, and food. For more information, contact DONATE ONLINE NOW! Many contributors no longer write checks except to the church, so online giving is a solution that allows them to give at their convenience even if they are sick or on vacation. You can set up and manage onetime or recurring donations through our website: Click the icon at the bottom of the homepage to begin the registration process. The flexible payment options allow you to make payments directly from your checking/savings account or you can use any major credit card. If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office. FINDING CHRIST IN THE WORLD Do you long to find God at work in your life and in the world? Finding Christ in the World enables you to experience the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola woven into your daily life during a 12 week period. Spiritual companions will lead you through the retreat process as you share your prayer experiences. The cost of the book, Finding Christ in the World, is the only fee of $ Morning, afternoon, or evening meeting times available. Sessions begin the week of January 19 and continue through April 14. To register or to find out more, contact Katherine St.John, (214) or Group size is limited.

7 ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, RICHARDSON, TEXAS Ministry of Prayer PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK, ESPECIALLY: ST. JOSEPH COLUMBARIUM Nancy Wee, Jo Coleman, Abelina Palma, Helen Herrera, Frank A few questions for thought. Where should I be buried? Will my Basquez, Dolores Ann Conklin Blair, Jessica Poovey, Garrett family know what to do when I die? When should these decisions Wicherts, Karan Crader, Patricia Kirkwood, Greg Bieberly, Jay be made? Can Catholics be cremated? Taking time now to plan for Gibson, Kristina Brown, Arlo Chen Kaminski, Neva Payton, and your burial can be a relief to you and your Lil Roberts. loved ones. A niche in our Columbarium If you wish to place a name on the list, please call the Parish Office at (972) If you or someone you know is in the hospital someone from the Mother Teresa Hospital Ministry will bring Eucharist to you. Ministers of Corpus Christi will bring Holy Communion to your home or to the nursing home if you or your loved one is confined, whether for a short period of time or an extended duration. Contact the Parish Office to reach either ministry. PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR DECEASED, ESPECIALLY: Marguerite Hornemann, mother of Patty Sherrod; John Ambre, brother of Alyce Funke; and Mario Ortega, Jr. Please keep in mind our loved ones who have passed away and are unnamed. May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. can provide that comforting answer. To learn more about this option contact the Parish Office at (972) A payment plan is available to registered parishioners. An angel of the Lord stood over them and the glory of the Lord shone round them. They were terrified, but the angel said, 'Do not be afraid. Look, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. - Luke 2:9-11 Do not be afraid. He has come to set you free from what has caused you great suffering. Come on a Rachel s Vineyard Retreat. Abortion AfterCare-Healing / The Rachel Ministries CARE