11045 St. Joseph Blvd.

Mantua, Ohio 44255

330-274-2253

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      Have You Made Your Family Portrait Appointment?
      Do you ever see people and wonder what their names are? Have you ever heard an announcement regarding a member and wished you could put a face with a name? Are you a new member and wish you had something to help you put names with faces? Help is on the way! We hope to solve these problems with a new pictorial directory! There is no cost to our church, and each participating family will receive a FREE 8 x 10 portrait and directory, and have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits to share with family & friends (no obligation).
       
      Portraits will be taken at St. Joe's May 6-10 & 13-17.

      You may schedule your appointment NOW by clicking on the
      Portrait Sign-Up button above that takes you to the link
      (or Narthex sign-ups will be held weekends in April).

      SIGN-UP DEADLINE IS MONDAY, APRIL 28th

       
       
      Share Your Talents . . . Help is needed to lend a hand with calling families who have yet to sign-up (late April / early May), and greeting families during photography sessions in May. Please contact the Parish Office (330-274-2253) to offer your assistance.

       
      Appalachian Experience Organizational Meeting
      All those who are planning to take part in this year’s trip to Clintwood, VA, June 14-21, are required to attend an organizational meeting on Sunday, April 27, at 9:30 a.m. in the All-Purpose Room (just off Narthex). Required paperwork, driving arrangements, and planning aspects will be discussed at this important meeting. A final commitment to participate & all permission forms are needed no later than May 15. If you should have any questions about Appalachian Experience, please contact Kathi Trares (330-274-2253 or ktrares@stjosephmantua.com).
       
      Reminder — Any adults working with children are required to participate in Diocese of Youngtown’s “Treasured Gifts from God” in-service program and be fingerprinted. The next training opportunity at St. Joe’s is set for Tuesday, May 20, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the All-Purpose Room. To register for this class or for any questions, please contact Peg Haney (330-274-2268 or phaney@stjosephmantua.com).

       

      Free Community Meals
      St. Joseph Parish’s Free Community Meals are offered on the last Sunday of the months of September, October, and January through April, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend! This effort is done in conjunction with our PSR program, parish organizations, and the church communities in our area. Our goal is to provide a nutritious meal and fellowship to those in need. Please join us for food and fellowship. The next meal is scheduled for April 27th and will be hosted by members of Knights of Columbus. If you would like to do more, please contact Peg Haney (330-274-2268 or phaney@stjosephmantua.com). For more details about Free Community Meals in our area, click here.

       

      Updating Our Parish Database
      In an effort to keep our records current and also better serve the needs of our parishioners, we’re updating our database.
      Are you are an active registered member? To be a registered member of a parish is to have a sense of belonging to a family. Please do not take for granted that you are registered just because you attend Mass here. Each family member, 18 years of age or older, should be registered separately in the Parish.
      Have you returned your registration form?
      If you’ve taken the initial steps to register at St. Joseph’s but have not returned your blue Parish Registration Form, please complete this important step ASAP.
      Changes to your household?
      If you move, change your phone number, would like to add your e-mail address to our records, or have any other family changes, please let us know as soon as possible. Also, if you’re a young adult (especially if you’re out of school and working), you should register as an adult.
      To bring us up-to-date or to register, please contact the Parish Office (330-274-2253 or ktrares@stjosephmantua.com). Thank you!
       


      Photos Welcome
      Do you have quality photos of recent St. Joseph events, liturgies, sacraments & related groups? You are encouraged to submit them for possible use with our website, bulletin, etc. Simply e-mail them to ktrares@stjosephmantua.com (you may want to reduce the size if file is large).
       

      Vacation Bible School 2014
      God filled the world with a lot of crazy creatures . . . including you! When kids feel weird, different, or even lost in a crowd—nothing compares to the extraordinary love of Jesus. We are once again joining with Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Aurora for Vacation Bible School, June 16-20, 9:00 a.m.-12 Noon. At Weird Animals Vacation Bible school, kids experience God’s Word in surprising and unforgettable ways! Children ages 4 yrs old (who have completed one year of preschool) through 4th grade completed are welcome! Registration forms are available in the Narthex or at the Parish Office. Adult help is needed to bring this program alive! Cost is $30.00 per child & deadline for registration is Wednesday, June 4. Click here for a registration form.

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