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BACKPACK and SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE
Once again our St. Vincent de Paul Society is holding its Backpack and School Supply Drive for St. Joseph School. Your generous donations in the past have consistently made this annual event a great success. We once again are asking for your help to continue this tradition.
Supplies needed include paper, graph paper, pencils, pens (red, blue, black) binders, folders, crayons, Elmer’s glue, glue sticks, rulers, calculators, and of course backpacks. Members of our Conference will be in the Church Narthex before and after Mass on the weekends of July 27/28 and August 3/4 to collect your school supplies or any monetary donations you wish to make.
As always, your generosity is greatly appreciated.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Servants of Mary is requesting the following Baby items: Blankets; Sweaters; Hats; Booties;Lap Blankets; and Scarves.
Please bring these items to the Servants of Mary meetings held the first Thursday of each month at 7:30PM in the Church Hall or drop them off in plastic bags at 80 Heald Street.
ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL 2019-2020 REGISTRATION
Registration is now open for 2019-2020. Packets are available in the school office or on our website at www.sjps.net.
Call the school to schedule a tour.
A smarter start starts with enrolling your child at St. Joseph School!
ARE YOU A RETIRED TEACHER?
St. Joseph School is looking for retired teachers, who enjoyed being in the classroom, to be on their substitute list. This is a paid position (per diem). If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the School Office at 732-541-7111.
24 HOUR PRAYER LINE
Our Diocesan Office for Persons with Disabilities has a 24 hour prayer line for those who desire prayer for special needs.
If you, a family member or friend would like to be remembered in prayer for a temporary or permanent illness, please call and leave a detailed message at 732-765-6431 or email email@example.com.
PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS
If you have requested a Mass to be celebrated for your intention and would like to present the gifts that will become the Body and Blood of Christ at that Mass, please inform one of the ushers before Mass; otherwise, they will ask someone from the congregation to present the gifts. Thank you.
Baptism Sponsor and Godparent Guidelines
In accordance with Canon (Church) Law, at least one godparent who is of the Catholic faith, is required at Baptism.
Normally there are two and must be of different genders. The godparent(s) must be at least fourteen (14) years of age and must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
Each godparent is required to submit a certificate of eligibility from his/her own parish. The certificate must state that the sponsor is a Catholic in good standing, who attends Mass regularly, and, if married, is in a valid marriage recognized by the Catholic Church. An individual married civilly by a judge, or a mayor, or divorced and remarried without an annulment is not eligible to act as a godparent.
In the absence of a second godparent, a non-Catholic Christian (never a former Catholic) may serve as a Christian witness. A copy of his/her baptismal record must be submitted beforehand.
Please help us help you. We are only able to provide you with a sponsor certificate if you are an active, registered member of our Parish, attend Mass regularly, and meet all the guidelines. Please be sure to register if you have not already done so.
Are you registered in St. Joseph Parish? All Catholics should be registered in a Parish so that the Parish may know you and your family and so be able to serve you better.
Registration is your statement that you belong to a particular faith community where you are known, your faith is strengthened, and your relationship with God is nourished and given expression.
When you are registered, actively involved, and a Catholic in good standing, the Parish is able to provide you with testimonial certificates to be a sponsor for Baptism and/or Confirmation. Your registration information is strictly confidential and never in any way becomes a public record.
If you have not already registered in the Parish, please stop by the Parish Office and take the time to do so. Thank you.
Please call the parish office if you are interested in receiving any of the following Sacraments - Baptism, Pastoral Care of the Sick, Matrimony, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)