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Job Openings at St. Joseph Parish!

PSR Part-Time Secretary St Joseph Parish is seeking an individual to work a part-time secretarial position for the Parish School of Religion.  Applicant must be experienced in Word, Excel and QuickBooks.  PSR responsibilities include maintaining the student/parent database, develop/maintain Sacramental databases, organize/prepare mass mailings; compose various correspondence.  Other duties include telephone & email communications, monitor Tuition invoices/payments, and provide clerical support to the PSR Catechists. Hours :20 hours/week; time will be one evening  from 4:00 to 8:00 and two days 9:00 to 5:00 pm.For full job description/application, contact _Mary Doerr @ 636-441-0055 ext. 301, or email resume to mdoerr@stjoecot.org.  …

2022 Christ Power

Christ Power is a week long retreat that will change your life! We invite you to answer the call from Christ to serve others, grow spiritually with your teen peers, share your faith and grow closer to Christ through praise and worship. Each teen is eligible for 25 service hours upon completion of this retreat. Dates are June 19 – 25. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQwFo505_dI5UwZhp-SJyQAFwUECE_Mh3t1WfnRr6bgSvTdw/viewform Cost: $225 IMPORTANT PARENT INFO: We ask that every participant’s parent volunteers in some way during the week of ChristPower. We can ensure that all we want to do on ChristPower through many volunteers. PLEASE…

2022 Youth Summer Fun Camp

Come and play some fun, exciting games & activities designed to get your heart pumping! Indoor & outdoor activities, snow cones & T-shirt is included. When: June 20th – 24th from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Where: St. Joseph Soccer Field & Gym Ages 6-10 (coed) Only $20 per child! Space is limited! Please complete the attached registration form and health waiver and return it to the Parish Center. You will receive a confirmation email once your spot is reserved. Questions? Email cottlevillechristpower@gmail.com Youth Summer Fun Camp Registration Form Christ Power Summer Camp Health Waiver

White House Retreat-Sept. 12-15

Our annual parish women’s retreats at the White House Retreat Center in south St Louis County will be September 12-15 and November 14-17. These are silent guided retreats filled with good rest, food and inspiring conferences to bring you closer to Christ. You will come away with a new perspective on your life and a wonderful Inner peace to face problems with new courage. Give it a chance and see what it can do for your life. For more information or to reserve your spot please call Dolores Klaesner 636-541-3998

“I was a Stranger & You Welcomed Me”-Thursday, May 12th @ 7 pm in the parish hall

“I was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me” Please join us at the Parish Hall on Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 PM. Sponsored by St. Joseph Cottleville Ambassadors. Are you interested in giving drink to the thirsty, food to the hungry, lodging to the stranger, and clothes to the needy? Come and listen to representatives from Archdiocesan St. Francis Community Services who serve those who have nowhere else to turn. As Catholics it is our responsibility to welcome newcomers in our region.

Photo Directory News

See Your Family in the 2022 Parish Directory! Schedule your family photo today.

Mark your Calendars!

Mark your calendar for May 7th & May 8th for the Diaconate Ordination of Ryan Quarnstrom and Josh Deters from our parish. They will be ordained at the Cathedral Basilica on Saturday, May 7th at 10:00 AM. Deacon Quarnstrom will assist at his first Mass on Sunday, May 8th at 10:30 AM & greet parishioners at a reception in the Parish Hall afterwards. Deacon Deters will assist at his first Mass on Sunday, May 8th at 12:15 PM & greet parishioners at a reception in the Parish Hall afterwards. Please use the following link to help us plan for the…

Sunday Nursery is Back Open!

The Sunday Nursey will be open on Sundays beginning April 24th during the 8:45 AM & 10:30 AM Masses for your child, infant to age 3. The nursery is in the lower level of the Parish Hall & opens 15 minutes before Mass starts. The guidelines are: Bring diapers, snacks or anything you want your child to have during their care DO NOT bring children that have been ill within the past 48 hours Please enter through the lower level in the back of the Parish Hall The nursery is not open during holiday weekends – Memorial Day, Independence Day,…

May Rosary at the Grotto

May is the month of the rosary. Now more than ever our country, church and people need a deep devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Our Lady said, “My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.” You are encouraged to join your fellow parishioners in prayer to the Blessed Mother in the month of May. Every evening the rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM in front of the Fatima Grotto & immediately following Mass on Saturday evening. Bring a lawn chair, rosary and a smile! If you feel you are…

Sunday, April 24, Country Breakfast

Sunday, April 24, Country Breakfast in the Parish Hall 7:30 am- 10:30 am Adults $8.00, Kids $4.00, Kids 5 and under are free

St. Joseph Parish Pictorial Directory

This year St. Joseph Parish is publishing a new pictorial directory, but we need your family photo to fill the pages! Sign-ups for photo sessions will be in the gathering area after Masses on April 9/10, April 23/24, April 30/May 1, and May 14/15. You can also sign up online. Go to ucdir.com, click “Photography Appointment Scheduling Login”, and enter our parish info (church code: mo185, password: photos) Photography session dates are April 26-29, May 2-7, May 9-14, May 16-18, May 23, May 25, and June 15-18. Mondays-Fridays: 2:00-7:30 PM Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Photos will be taken…

Help for our New Pictorial Directory!

Volunteers are needed! All ages from our Parish seniors to students needing service hours. We need help with sign-ups for portraits before & after Mass on weekends, being a host or hostess for photo sessions. Please visit this link to sign-up! https://stjoecot.ivolunteer.com/picdirect_002 We want this directory to be a keepsake for all! To help with planning or for more info please email photo@stjoecot.org or call Alicia at 636-295-1020 or Sheila at 314-707-5892

Holy Week Services

Holy week services, join us at 7:30pm each evening… Holy Thursday 4/14, Good Friday 4/15, Easter Vigil 4/16.

March 25, Friday @ 11:00 am Prayer Service

At the beginning of the recent war on Ukraine, the Latin Rite Bishops of Ukraine asked Pope Francis, on Ash Wednesday, to consecrate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  On March 15, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis would do so on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, which is this Friday. The decision to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary is linked to the apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Fatima in 1917.  It was one of these apparitions that called for the Consecration of Russia to the…

Prayer For Ukraine In Time Of War

PRAYER FOR UKRAINE IN TIME OF WAR Deacon Eugene Logusch St. Mary’s Assumption Ukrainian Catholic Church O Lord our God, powerful and mighty in war, we who are unworthy to call upon You do yet humbly pray: take up the arms of Your strength and Your shield of protection and save us. Arise in our defense and raise the sword of Your victory; put to flight those who war against us and persecute us and turn away in shame those who plot evil against us. We pray you, hear us quickly and show your generous mercy. O Lord our God,…

March 30-40 Days for Life

Please Join us for 40 Days For Life March 30 7 am – 7 pm @ Fairview Heights Sign up in the gathering area on March 19-20 Fr. Nord

April 4th, Fr. Westhoff begins a New Bible Study

Monday, April 4 two sessions first session at 1:45 and an evening session at 7:30 pm for 8 weeks in the Parish Hall Order book and more information @ https://stpaulcenter.com/studies-tools/journey-through-scripture/parousia-the-bible-and-the-mass/ Parousia, The Bible and the Mass video hosted by Dr. Scott Hahn For Complete details Fr. Westhoff Bible study