600 Pennsylvania Ave. West, Warren, Pa 16365         Phone: 814-723-2090         Fax: 814-723-6042         E-mail:office.sjc@westpa.net


Our Mission is to encourage all of our brothers and sisters to share the valuable gifts that each person
has to offer our parish community and to invite everyone to participate more fully through
prayer, worship, education and fellowship as we proclaim the Good News
of Jesus Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

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Liturgy Schedule:

Saturday Vigil: 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Daily Mass: Refer to schedule in Bulletin. Bulletin
Holy Day Mass: 12:05 PM, and 5:30 PM

Sacraments:

Baptism: Sundays, after the 10:30 AM Mass.
Attendance at the Baptismal Preparation Program is
required for both parents.
Call the Parish Office for arrangements.

Reconciliation: Saturday: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
and by appointment.

Marriage: Diocesan Common policy requires six
months prior notification.

Parish Membership:
The faith community of St. Joseph welcomes everyone
to our parish, especially those who are joining us
in worship for the first time or after a long absence.
If you wish to become part of our parish family,
please register by calling the Parish Office.

Prayer Ministry: St. Joseph Parish has a
Prayer Ministryfor anyone, who would like to request
prayers for a special need or intention.
Please call Ann Kirkpatrick
at 814-726-3872 for this request.
Volunteers to this ministry are most welcome.

Pastoral Care of the Sick:
Please notify the Parish Office if a family member
or parish member is hospitalized or confined to
home. Holy Communion can be brought to your home
weekly or monthly.

Letters of Recommendation:
Letters are issued to practicing Catholics who
are registered members of St. Joseph parish for
at least six months, who attend Mass regularly,
have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and
who actively support the parish and its programs.

Catholic Charities Counseling
and Adoption Services:

Located at 213 West Third Avenue, Warren, PA 16365.
Call 814-726-9799 for an appointment.

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Parish News:

THIRD OF THREE PART SERIES ON "SOME OF THE CHURCH'S TOUGHER TEACHINGS AND BELIEFS"
led by Janet Smith. PART THREE-Sun., Nov. 23rd- "Do People Have Right to Marry Someone of the Same Sex? The Catholic Church's View of Homosexuality." The location of the talk will be the Church from 9:05-10:15am.

28th ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL CRAFT FAIR
The annual craft fair will be held Saturday, December 6 from 10am -4pm. There will be 78 vendors displaying their handmade crafts for Christmas and year round. There will be a homemade lunch available. Cost of admission is $2.00 and all proceeds benefit the Accelerated Reader program at the school.

TREASURERS FOR CHILDREN TAGS
Unwrapped gifts are due to either the Salvation Army or the parish office by December 8. If you have questions, contact Susan Olson at 723-4304.

K OF C TURKEY PARTY
The Warren Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual Turkey Party on Sunday, November 23rd from 2pm-5pm at the clubhouse in N Warren. Doors open at 1:30pm and a $2.00 donation is requested. Join us for games of chance with prizes of turkeys, steak platters and hams. Food and refreshments will be provided.

ADVENT ADORATION
We will have extended hours of adoration during the Advent season. December 4th, 11th and 18th we will have adoration from 8am-8:15pm. If you haven't experienced adoration, this would be an excellent opportunity to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus as we anticipate his birth on Christmas morning. Call Becky 726-2849 to sign up.

TOM TROCCHIO ORDINATION
Seminarian, Tom Trocchio, will be ordained a transitional deacon on Saturday, December 6th at 10:30am at St. Mark Seminary in Erie. Everyone is encouraged to attend in support of Tom and the 15 months he grew and served with us. The Diocese is requesting a final count by November 26 so they can adequately prepare the Reception that will follow the ceremony. If you are interested in caravanning or need a ride, please call the parish office. We will leave Warren at 8:40am from the office parking lot.

FOLLOW THE STAR CHRISTMAS TOUR
Back by popular demand! We will again enjoy the sounds of Christmas here on Sunday, December 21 starting at 4pm, featuring Tennessee Backporch with Chris and Julie Moore and special guest, Sam Hyman. Our very own St. Joseph Children's Choir will also perform. Tickets are available to purchase in the parish office. Cost is $15.00 for adults; children 17 and under will be $5.00.

CHRISTMAS WEEK SIGN-UPS
In the back vestibule, the sign-ups for Lector, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers and Greeters. If you are going to be around for Christmas, we would appreciate your signing up for one of these ministries.

ST. JOSEPH SUNDAY MISSALS
We have the St. Joseph Sunday Missal for 2015 for sale in the parish office. They are $2.50 each. Please stop by to purchase yours.

MASS BOOK FOR 2015
The Mass book for 2015 is open. Please feel free to stop by the parish office if you would like to request a Mass or to sponsor the Sanctuary Candles for a week.

CHRISTMAS FOOD FOR THE NEEDY
Beginning Thanksgiving Day through December 18th, St. Joseph Parish will again help the Salvation Army by collecting food and delivering to over 100 of our county's neediest families for Christmas. The Christmas food and supplies will be packed on Friday evening, Dec. 19th, and delivered on Saturday morning, Dec. 20th. Starting this week we would appreciate donations of any nonperishable food, cleaning and paper products. Please leave your donations on the altar steps. Please do not bring in turkeys-we have no space to store them. Monetary donations will also be useful to purchase turkeys, fresh food from BiLo and items from Second Harvest Food Bank. Please designate on the envelope or check (made out to St. Joseph Church) that the money is for Christmas Food for the Needy. Checks and envelopes can be put in the Sunday collection baskets or dropped off at the parish office. Your contributions and prayers can make a real difference to those most in need. Thank you for your faithful support.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS THANK YOU
The Knights of Columbus would like to thank Fr. Toohey and the parishioners of St. Joseph for their support of our program, "Coats for Kids". We have distributed 106 coats this fall and are awaiting an additional order of 144 coats. Your generosity will keep 250 young children very warm this winter. Thank you and God Bless, Respectfully in Christ-Darrell Harlen 563-4275 and Michael Stec 688-9103.

OFFICE OF EDUCATION-DIOCESE OF ERIE:

We are happy to inform you that the Diocese recently awarded Caitlin Ryan funds to assist with costs to attend the National Catholic Conference of Youth Ministry in San Antonio, TX from Dec. 4-6. These funds are made available through The Catholic Foundation as the result of the generosity of the faithful people of the Diocese of Erie who contributed to the diocesan capital campaign and who regularly support the annual Catholic Education Collection.



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