very warm welcome to you as you visit the website of the St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Mantua, Ohio, in northern Portage County. As a parish
community we see ourselves as a family of believers, committed to the
teachings of Jesus Christ, caring for one another and for the larger
community around us. Worship is very important to us and involvement
in ministry is our badge of service. There are no strangers or spectators
here; only people we have not met and grown to know and love. May God
For contact information and directions,
please visit our "Contact Us" page.
St. Joseph Church
is an active parish community with a large variety of organizations
and activities. Visitors and new parishioners are always welcome. Please
contact the Parish Office to introduce yourself or to register. At St.
Joseph's we want to make sure that no one becomes just a "member".
Therefore, upon contacting the Parish Office to register as a parishioners,
a member of the staff or ushers will meet with you, present you with
a welcoming packet, and personally welcome you to our community. We
look forward to meeting you!
Joseph School in Mantua Closed
at End of 2009-2010 School Year
the School's Home Page for details including
letter to parents, bulletin insert, press releases,
teachers' messages, and Facebook group link.
info. on local options, click here.
THE ROMAN MISSAL THIRD EDITION
New Words: A Deeper Meaning, but the Same Mass
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has a website
page that has been prepared to serve as a reliable resource for
all engaged in the formation process. Resources can be found there
for the faithful, for the clergy, and for parish and diocesan leaders.
In addition, the Catholic Diocese
of Lansing has a wealth of information on their Worship Office
page (found under the Offices & Ministries Alphabetical Listing
FOR THE NEW TRANSLATION OF THE MASS
What Will Be
Happening with the Prayers at Mass?
On the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011, Catholic parishes
in the United States will begin praying the texts of the Mass using
a new English translation of The Roman Missal. The Roman Missal is
the large book that we are accustomed to seeing the priest use at
our Eucharistic liturgies. It contains the official prayers of the
Mass. In the early part of this century, the late Blessed Pope John
Paul II called for the original Latin Missal (the official prayer
book for Mass for the entire Catholic Church worldwide) to be re-translated
into the various languages prayed throughout the world. He and other
Church leaders felt that our current English translation could be
improved. He called for new translations that would be much more faithful
to the original Latin texts, so that all Catholics throughout the
world would become more closely united by praying translations that
were closer to the original. The words that we pray at Mass express
our beliefs; it is important that the translations capture and express
these beliefs clearly. The translation process has come to a culmination
now, and on the First Sunday of Advent we will begin using this new
translation at Mass. Copyright © J. S. Paluch
Is a Roman Missal? Why
a New Translation? The
of the Word The
Liturgy of the Eucharist
the Concluding Rites New
Words in the Introductory Rites
New Words in
the Liturgy of the Word New
Words in the Eucharistic Prayer
New Words in
the Communion and Concluding Rites Daily