Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 & 11:15 a.m.
8:30 & 10:30 a.m.
(between Memorial Day & Labor Day)
Tues.-Thur. 8:00 a.m.
Confessions: Saturday 4:00-4:30 p.m.
(Portage Cty. Deanery Reconciliation Services
held during Advent & Lent - alt. locations)
Eucharistic Adoration: First Friday of each month, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Holy Rosary: First Saturday of each month, 4:20 p.m. (seasonal devotions offered with PSR classes & K of C Women's Auxiliary)
PSR New Student Enrollment
St. Joseph Parish School of Religion (PSR) is enrolling new students in its programs beginning Tuesday, August 9, through Friday, September 9. PSR is open for students from age 3 through 8th grade. The classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:40 to 11:00 a.m. (between Masses) in St. Joseph School building. The program incorporates a combination of instruction, worship, community building and service in its weekly offerings. Some highlights of the school year include Children's Masses, Free Community Meal program, and annual Christmas Pageant and Cookie Party. Enrollment forms and information can be picked up at the PSR office located in the school building 1:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, or at the Parish Office during regular business hours. For more information about the program, please contact Peg Haney at email@example.com or 330-274-2268 or click here.
PSR Opening Day
St. Joseph Parish’s School of Religion will reconvene on Sunday, September 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m. We will be hosting a Donut Social for all of our students and their parents. Registration (for parents of returning students) and classes will follow.
PSR fees for the 2016-17 school year will remain the same: $30.00 per student, with an $80.00 maximum per family. Students receiving sacramental instruction (First Communion, Confirmation) pay an additional $25.00. If you have any questions, contact Peg Haney at 330-274-2268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Marianites of Holy Cross have been ministering in Yalgo, Burkina Faso, Africa, for 5 years. Speaking of their faith community at Holy Family Parish and their medical outreach among the people at St. John Paul II facility, the four sisters have written, "Daily we experience miracles….seeing the malnourished children become healthy….people, who are hospitalized for a time with us at the Center, leave feeling well…and people who return for a visit grateful for the care given by our nurses and staff, children advancing like the boy Jesus in wisdom and grace in Ecole Basile Moreau and large numbers baptized annually on Holy Saturday."
Sr. Judith Gomila, MSC, a Marianite Sister of Holy Cross, will be with us at St. Joseph the weekend of August 27/28 to help us understand the necessity of their ministry in this corner of our Catholic Church. She holds a Masters in Theology and Religious Studies from St. Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. Sr. Judith has served the Church in education / evangelization / mission outreach for 50 years. Currently she coordinates the Public Relations and Communication ministry for the Marianite Congregation and is co-director of the Marianite Associates, an organization for lay women and men who identify with Holy Cross spirituality. Please visit www.marianites.org for more information.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place the first Friday of each month, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Parishioners are encouraged to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament in prayer and devotion. Silent prayer is from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., praise, worship, and adoration takes place from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m., Chaplet of Divine Mercy is 8:15 to 8:45 p.m., and group prayer concludes the evening, 8:45 to 9:00 p.m. Music is also provided. All are welcome to take part in this act of worshiping God as He is present in the consecrated Eucharist.
The Holy Rosary - Contemplating Christ with Mary
The Rosary is an incredible prayer. It's deceptively simple, and profoundly deep. A simple vocal prayer, and a school of silent contemplation. It's as small as a palm full of beads, and as wide as the Gospels. The Rosary will be prayed on the first Saturday of each month at 4:20 p.m. (parishioners are asked to sign up for future months). Please join us for this devotion.
In celebration of American labor, the men and women who keep the wheels of progress in motion. They’re the backbone of this nation, contributing to our high standard of living and improving the quality of life. We’re proud to honor American’s work force . . . thank you for keeping America Strong. Parish Offices closed on Monday, September 5. Have a Safe Labor Day Weekend.
Casino Bus Trip
The Mantua K of C Women's Auxiliary is hosting a bus trip to Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh, PA, on Friday, September 16. The cost is $40.00 person and each attendee will receive $20.00 in free play. The group will depart from the K of C hall at 9:00 a.m. and return by 6:00 p.m. Please call 330-274-4982 and leave a message to reserve your seat.
Blue Mass for Safety Forces
The Father John Cassidy Assembly #3034 of the Knights of Columbus cordially invite all local Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMT members and their families & all St. Joseph parishioners to a Blue Mass to honor our safety forces on Sunday, September 25, at 5:00 p.m. The intent of this Mass is to recognize all the hard work and dedication these individuals do for our communities. A social reception will be held in St. Joseph’s Hughes Hall immediately following, courtesy of Father Cassidy Assembly. For more information, please contact Bill Custer (440-343-4579) or Jim Fields (330-274-8938).
Recycling Collection Bins at St. Joseph's
Keep used household items out of landfills. Bring your old printer cartridges, cell phones, computer accessories, compact fluorescent lightbulbs, and batteries (all but non-rechargeable alkaline) to the bins located in the All-Purpose Room. See the collection bin signage or contact Emma Kennedy (330-703-0677) for more information. A recycling collection date for larger household items will be scheduled in the future.
Save Time and Donate Online
Online Giving is now available for parishioners with WeShare, an easy and convenient way to save time and support the church. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure.
With WeShare, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night. Plus, you can leave your checkbook at home on Sundays. Your much needed support continues even when you're away or unable to attend weekend Mass. In addition to our Sunday collection, there are options for all of the special collections held for our parish and diocese.
If you would like to enroll in Online Giving, please visit stjosephmantua.weshareonline.org or click on the Online Giving with Give Online with WeShare logo available on our home page. If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please call our Parish Office at 330-274-2253.
"Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together,
shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap.
For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you."
Martha Workman ~ 1/1/25 - 8/16/16
Cecil Romanello ~ 10/5/37 - 8/16/16
Joseph Duriak, Sr. ~ 1929 - 8/13/16
Mary Schultis ~ 9/16/23 - 8/7/16
Fr. Joseph Fata ~ 4/21/42 - 8/1/16
Lawrence F. "Larry" Rosian, Jr. ~ 11/25/68 - 7/1/16
Ruth C. Curtin ~ 6/19/16 - 1/20/24
Eugene "Jack" Fejedelem ~ 6/12/16 - 12/15/21
Catherine Hanacek ~ 5/3/16 - 5/23/19
Rita Kotkowski ~ 4/28/16 - 5/9/28
Jim Sargiovanni, Sr. ~ 4/21/16 - 9/10/29
Andrew Molick ~ 4/18/16 - 9/3/39
J.P. Holtz ~ 4/13/16 - 3/17/37
Stella Sindelar ~ 4/2/16 - 8/9/28
Sr. Marilyn Ruflin, H.M. ~ 4/1/16 - 7/6/39
Grace Reckner ~ 4/1/16 - 1/9/27
Clara Koerlin ~ 10/26/16 - 3/20/16
Dylan R. Stone ~ 3/26/96 - 3/11/16
Davida "Dee" Stanish ~ 4/17/62 - 2/19/16
"Ziggy" Przybylski ~ 6/18/24 - 2/3/16
Stella Malisiak ~ 4/27/19 - 1/19/16
Anne C. Chebra ~ 9/9/21 - 1/24/16
Dante Zambrini ~ 4/12/54 - 1/4/16
Austin Heritage ~ 7/8/27 - 1/1/16