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SAVE THE DATE!! MAY 19, 2019
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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!
WOMEN’S RETREAT - SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOU!
San Alfonso Retreat House, Long Branch, NJ on February 22-24, 2019.
The theme is “The Call to Holiness - Journeying with Christ and Others towards the Fullness of Life.” This retreat will invite you to reflect on your personal call to holiness and to fullness of life in Christ, to become “what the Father had in mind when he created you,” and to bring God’s love to the world.
The cost is $240 which includes, lodging, 6 meals and a rewarding experience with great fellowship.
Please call Maureen DiLullo at 732-280-1976 by February 12th.
MASS INTENTIONS AVAILABLE FOR FRIDAY EVENING MASS DURING LENT
On Friday evenings during Lent, Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. We are now accepting intentions for these Masses.
To reserve a Mass for a special intention or in memory of a loved one, please stop by the Parish Office.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)