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)
The Ox Roast Is Right Around The Corner!
. . . . and you know what that means? It's time for another amazing opportunity to win a new 2016 Vivid Black Harley Street Glide FLHXS. Don’t see yourself on a Harley? Carlton’s Harley Davidson of Mantua has offered to help the winner facilitate a sale for this prize valued at $23,199+ (last year’s winner sold his prize for $20,000!). Second prize is $3,000 cash & third prize is a 60" Flat Screen TV (donated by Kepich Ford of Garrettsville). Tickets are $10.00 each or a book of six for $50.00. Purchase from www.stjosephmantua.weshareonline.org, by stopping in at Carlton Harley-Davidson or the Parish Office, or contacting any St. Joe parishioner.
Many Hours of Volunteer Time Go Into Making Our Fair Great!
It is a great opportunity to meet your fellow parishioners and community people while serving your parish. Offer a few hours or more by filling out a volunteer sheet in the Narthex or simply contact the chair (complete list on back of July 3rd bulletin). Parishioners, their families & friends are encouraged to lend a hand during this wonderful, community event.
Set-Up/Take Down > begins Tuesday, July 5. There are plenty of tasks to go around—simply come to the fairgrounds Monday-Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to dark. Coordinated by Austin Anderson & John Kruis, your help is needed to put up booths and fencing, clean refrigerators, bring out supplies, and much more. Electrician Don Engelhart also gets into action.
Be A Part Of This Year's Ox Roast Fair!
We invite businesses to sponsor an individual truck or tractor pull & get your name out to more than 30,000 people during our 3-day event. Your business will be announced throughout the pull. If you have a banner or sign advertising your company, it will be displayed on the track fence all three days. Banners or signs may be dropped off at St. Joseph Church's Parish Office or it can be picked up any time at your convenience. The tax-deductible Sponsor's Donation is $75.00 for this year's truck & tractor pull (mail to: St. Joseph Church, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua, OH 44255). For more information, please contact the Parish Office (330-274-2253).
Dining Hall Waiter/Waitress & Host/Hostesses Needed
We are seeking volunteers to help with the Ox Roast Dinner, held during the Fair in Hughes Hall. You need to be a 5th grader or older to volunteer (adult hosts/hostesses are also needed). Students are asked to wear a white shirt while serving. You can find sign-up forms in the Narthex, Parish Office, or by clicking here. Deadline for submitting forms is July 1. A mandatory training will take place on Thursday, July 13, 6:30 p.m. in Hughes Hall. Questions? Please contact Dining Hall chairperson Rich Krofcheck (330-221-9788 or 330-221-6509 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
"Run of the Ox" 5K Run/Walk & 1M Fun Walk
Be a part of this year's 5K Run/Walk or 1M Fun Walk at St. Joseph's Annual Ox Roast Fair!!! Race will take place on Saturday morning of the fair. Registration is at 7:00 a.m. in front of the church and the race begins at 8:00 a.m. Out & back course begins at St. Joe's, heads down St. Joseph Blvd. to Pioneer Trail, onto Bowen Rd. to St. Rt. 82 & back to the church (Fun Walk takes place on church grounds). Awards will be given to the top 3 overall and the top 3 in the following age groups: 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29,30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. Features include water stops, timers, t-shirts (first 150 registrations), and refreshments. Pre-registration fee is $16.00 by July 13. Race day registration is $20.00. Registration forms are available in the church Narthex, by clicking here, or on the website of HMA Promotions (www.zapevent.com/ListActivities.aspx?eventid=10528).
We are seeking support for this race from various businesses and groups throughout the area. What a wonderful opportunity to have your name or business seen by 100's of participants and fair-goers. To donate or for more information, please contact race coordinators, Brian & Jenn Hirsch (330-297-1465) or stop by the Parish Office.
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 Narthex and place them in the recycling collection bins. Bins will be set up for collection beginning on May 28 and periodically taken to recycling facilities. 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.
Attention: Enthusiastic Recyclers
All young people ages 12 and older who would like to promote our recycling effort at this year's Ox Roast Fair are welcome join the effort that will include making informative signs, designing "walking advertisements," and discussing other ideas to increase the amount of recycled material collected at our Fair. Please call Jane Kennedy (330-274-2292), or Emma Kennedy (330-703-0677) for more information.
K of C Women's Auxiliary Raffle
The Women’s Auxiliary will be raffling off three theme baskets per day this year at approximately 8:00 p.m. each evening of the Fair. Each is worth at least $100.00. Take a chance on your favorite baskets:
Ox Roast Fair Basket...everything you need to have a free (or almost free) visit to the fair.
Spa Basket...lotions, shampoos, nail supplies, gift certificate to a salon, towel set, candle...all sorts of pampering items!
Disney Basket...Disney movies, DVD player, assorted Disney items. Kids will love it!
Tailgating Basket...Small grill, cooler, Gift Cert. from Giant Eagle, utensils...all you need to enjoy the day with friends.
Love My Pet Basket...let’s put it this way - you will have its love for all time if you win this one!
Sport Basket...the pamper basket for the men in your life! They will love it & you!!
Family Fun Basket...lots of things to keep everyone busy during the summer vacation!
Lottery Tree...need we say more?
TBA...still working on this one!
Tickets will be sold for $10 for a sheet of 24 chances. Contact any Women's Auxiliary member for answers to your questions or to purchase tickets!
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. 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."
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
Virginia Barnosky ~ 9/30/44 - 12/31/15
Peg Cofojohn ~ 3/14/28 - 12/15/15
Janis A. Rooth ~ 8/6/36 - 12/9/15
James F. Gaebelein ~ 12/7/15