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May 24, 2020




  • St. Joseph & Most Pure Heart of Mary Parishes September 6, 2015 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time


    Daily Mass at the Holy Sights. Visit Jerusalem, Nazareth, Galilee, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea and more! Includes 3 Meals Daily. Air from Detroit. $3,649.00. For a flyer of more info call Cathie or Mike Milano at 1-800-773-2660.

    EURCURE TOURNAMENT Thursday, September 10th

    7:00 p.m. Shelby Senior Center

    $2 to Play Call Janet Yetzer for info @ 419-347-6897

    My Dear Friends of St. Joseph and Most Pure Heart of Mary Parishes,

    A good friend of mine has spent his life as a priest ministering to the Hearing Impaired Com- munity. I thought of him as soon as I read today’s Gospel excerpt. Through him I’ve come to know some people in the Catholic Hearing Impaired Community. When I was pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Toledo the local deaf community joined that parish. I was always impressed with their enthusi- astic worship at Mass. I never heard a single deaf person ask me why they were born this way. They thank God for the gift of their lives, prayerfully support one another and reach out to other people in need of God’s healing love.

    As Jesus cried out ‘Ephphatha” (be opened) the deaf man was cured. How many of us at times are closed minded and deaf to the needs of those near us and around the world. It is important that we stay in tune with world issues so that we can direct our prayers to God for those who suffer. For example, this past week I watched a National Geographic special about the Ivory trade in Cen- tral Africa. Endangered elephants are being slaughtered and their ivory sold to Sudan who then sells the ivory on the black market to support rebel groups all over the world (including ISIS). African children have been enslaved, parents slaughtered and women raped. I didn’t realize the situation was so bad until I watched this documentary. It was as if Jesus laid His hands on my head that evening and cried out “Ephphatha”.

    Let us all pray that our minds can be opened to the evil in this world so we can work and pray for its victims. Let us all continue to remain positive in our fight against evil much like the local Hearing Impaired Community within our diocese.

    Stay alert and awake!

    – Fr. Jim


    Lord, help us so to love you that we may see your hand working all things unto good. Quiet our fears, dispel our doubts, silence our mur- murings. Put away from our minds all sad and gloomy thoughts and inspire us to trust always

    in your strength and your love.

    District Communion Breakfast @ Our Lady of Hope, Attica, OH

    September 27th After the 10 a.m. Mass

  • St. Joseph & Most Pure Heart of Mary Parishes September 6, 2015 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Liturgical Calendar Monday, September 7

    Colossians 1:24-2:3; Psalm 62:6-7,9; Luke 6:6-11 Tuesday, September 8 -- Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph 9:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Word & Communion at MPHM

    Micah 5:1-4a; Psalm 13:6; Matthew 1:1-16,18-23 Wednesday, September 9 -- Memorial of St. Peter Claver, Priest 9:00 a.m. Mass at MPHM

    Prayers for John & Helen Yetzer & Family Colossians 3:1-11; Psalm 145:2-3,10-13ab; Luke 6:20-26

    Thursday, September 10 9:00 a.m. Mass at MPHM

    Prayers for Eileen Huggins 6:00 p.m. Holy Hour at MPHM

    Colossians 3:12-17; Psalm 150:1b-6; Luke 6:27-38 Friday, September 11 9:00 a.m. Mass at MPHM

    Prayers for Carl Whisler 1Timothy 1:1-2,12-14; Psalm 16:1b-2a,5,7-8,11; Luke 6:39-42

    Saturday, September 12 5:00 p.m. Mass at MPHM

    Prayers for Cindy Mayer, Carol Broderick 1Timothy 1:15-17; Psalm 113:1b-7; Luke 6:43-49

    Sunday, September 13 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph

    Prayers for Virginia Fidler 10:30 a.m. Mass at MPHM

    Prayers for Dolores Biglin, Hope Gwirtz Isaiah 50:5-9a; Psalm 116:1-9; James 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35

    CATHOLIC WOMENS CLUB: The next luncheon will be Wednesday, Sep- tember 9, 2015. It will be held at Resurrec- tion Church, 2600 Lexington Avenue, Lexington, Ohio. It will begin with Mass at 11:00 am, followed by a luncheon at 12:00 noon. All Catholic women from any parish in our Deanery are invited to attend.

    If you are new, we encourage you to join us and get to know the Catholic women in our area. You may call Sharon Houseworth at 419-347-1631 or Ginny Crumpler at 419-529-6518 to make your reservation. Call before the Friday before the meeting.

    Sponsor of the Week

    Shelby Country Club 419-342-6241


    Mondays 10:00 a.m. for the upcoming weekend. Anything received after this time will be in the following bulletin. Watch for special deadlines during the holidays.

    “Joy-Filled Marriage” Engaged Couple Work- shop: Registration for 2015 is now open! If you are en- gaged to be married, you’ll want to register for this two-part interactive, enjoyable, and comprehensive workshop for en- gaged couples. This workshop will delve into practical “life skills” as well as the sacramentality of marriage, guided by a dedicated team of married couples and individuals. This workshop fulfills the “marriage class” component, which is part of the requirements for marriage in the Catholic Church. For more information visit or contact Monica Martinez in the Marriage & Family Life Of- fice- [email protected] 419-244-6711 ext. 715

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!! You can buy fresh doughnuts after all of the masses this weekend to help raise funds for our trip to see the Pope! If you don't want doughnuts, please consider giving a donation to help our youth experience this once in a lifetime opportunity. The sug- gested donation is $8 a dozen, but any do- nation is appreciated. Thank you for your support!!

  • Youth Ministry News Deeper will be starting Wed., Sept. 9th

    from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the youth room for all of those who are in high school! The youth room is located at 29 West Street. It is through

    the door that faces the road. Bring some quarters for drinks and snacks!

    Sun., Sept. 13th we will kick off our first youth gathering of the school year! All 7th-12th graders are welcome and invited to join us! We will meet in the school at 26 West Street across from Most Pure Heart of Mary from 6:00-9:00 p.m. We will be having Fazoli's for dinner and play lots of fun Minute to Win It games! Please bring $5 to help off-set the cost of food and supplies! We look forward to meeting some new faces! If you have any questions don't hesitate to call Kari at 419-571-3803 or e-mail her at [email protected]

    Youth Praise Team will begin practicing Wednesday, September 16th. All 7th graders through college students are welcome to join us. We will practice at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church before CCD and Deeper from 6:00-6:45 p.m.

    St. Joseph & Most Pure Heart of Mary Parishes September 6, 2015 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    WEDNESDAY EVENING SCHEDULE Grades: Time: Start Date 1 - 6 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 7 - 8 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sept. 9 Parent ONLY

    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16 Students 9 - 12 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sept. 9 We are excited to start a new year with all parents and stu-

    dents. Registrations have been mailed. We are required to have a registration on all students. If you did not receive yours in the mail, please contact the parish office or stop by and any staff member will be available to assist you. For your conven- ience, either mail the registration to the office or drop it off. You may also bring your completed form on the first night of classes. Grades 1-6 parents, please bring your child in and join us for prayer the first night. We will introduce all the teachers at that time. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sherry Stockmaster at [email protected] or contact the parish office.

    Sherry Stockmaster Director of Religious Education

    ATTENTION PARENTS OF 7TH AND 8TH GRADE STUDENTS: There is a kick off meeting for parents only September 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the Theology Room of the school. Help us start the new year right by attending this very important meeting. We have and are introducing new re- sources for you and your children. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sherry Stockmaster: email: [email protected], phone: 419-347-2381 or Mr Lauderbaugh: email: [email protected], phone: 419-512-2576.

    ALL HIGH SCHOOL AGE STUDENTS! Joe’s Coffee House will begin in October! Watch for more details.


    EXPLORE LITURGICAL MUSIC IN THE PARISH: Parish music leaders, school musicians, religious education staff, priests, deacons and anyone involved in parish liturgical music are invited to attend Sat., Sept. 19, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Wendelin Parish in Fos- toria.

    Bishop Daniel Thomas will present a keynote address and engage in conversation with workshop participants. Following the keynote several breakout sessions will be offered:

    Music for choirs – tips on developing good vocal habits and rehearsal techniques through new publications and old favorites for choirs of various sizes.

    Music for keyboard/organ & other instruments – methods to include instrumentalists in the liturgy, from high school to adult.

    Planning through the Liturgical year – An overview of planning for the liturgical year and essentials for partic- ular seasons. Cost is $5 per person. Please contact Joy Wagner by

    Wed., Sept. 9 if you are interested in going.

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