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, 7:00-9:00 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)
20ishop’s Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church
Beginning the weekend of February 25/26, our parish joined with parishes throughout the Diocese of Youngstown in making a commitment to the 2017 Bishop’s Appeal for Catholic Charities and Church. This year’s goal is $4 million. The Appeal is the primary funding source for Catholic Charities in our six-county diocese. There continues to be an ever-increasing number of needy persons coming to Catholic Charities for help and they depend on our support of the Bishop’s Appeal. The Bishop’s Appeal also helps to subsidize traditional Church ministries. Bishop Murry is counting on our support of the 2017 Bishop’s Appeal. Thanks to all those who have responded to the Appeal to Catholic Charities and Church (as of April 24th), we have 109 donors pledging $30,194.00 toward our parish goal of $32,983.16 (91.5% of goal). If you have not yet made your commitment, please do so by dropping it in the collection basket (extra envelopes available in pews). To learn more or to make a donation online, please visit http://ccdoy.org/bishops-appeal/.
Start Talking Portage is a local group of public and private Portage County residents dedicated to the critical fight against drug addiction. The coalition partners include resources from county medical, health and rehabilitation, law enforcement, local clergy, and private citizens. The group sponsors awareness about this epidemic through meetings, drug prevention programs and presentations. Look for the flyer in the Narthex that highlights upcoming events in Portage and surrounding counties. Start Talking Portage meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, S.R. 44 in Mantua. All are welcome. Please join them. Everyone is touched by this disease. Everyone has a voice. (Upcoming Event: Hidden in Plain Sight, Hiram Christian Church, Monday, April 24 @ 6:00 p.m.). Please visit www.mental-health-recovery.org to view/download their Addiction Resource Guide.
Remembering Ann Salva
There will be a Memorial Mass for Ann Salva
on Saturday, April 29, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph's
with a reception to follow in Hughes Hall.
Ann Marie Salva, 75, of Philadelphia and formerly of Ravenna, Ohio, died peacefully at her niece's home on Saturday, February 25, after battling Parkinson's disease for many years. She was a teacher with the Crestwood School District (1971-1980) and the Guidance Counselor at Crestwood Middle School. From 1960 to 1971, she was with the Scranton Diocese. From 1980 through 1987, she served as Principal of St. Joseph School in Mantua. In 1987 she left St. Joseph's to take the position of Assistant Principal at Canton Central Catholic High School and remained there until 1990. Then she was appointed Principal of John F. Kennedy High School in Warren (1990-1994). Ms. Salva returned to Crestwood Schools serving as Director of Academic Programs (1994-1999) and then Principal of Hiram Elementary School (1999-2000). At the end of the 2005/2006 school year, Ann retired from the position of Principal of Crestwood Middle School (2000-2006). She spent 46 years in the field of education. Click here to learn more about this wonderful lady.
Spring Fashion Show at K of C
Hey Ladies! Please join the Women’s Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus for food, fashions, and fun at their Spring Fashion Show Sunday, April 30, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Wine, appetizers, luncheon, music, vendors, raffle baskets & fashions from Dress Barn & Maurice’s—What more could you ask for! Tickets are $15.00 a person and available from any Women's Auxiliary member.
The Holy Rosary - Contemplating Christ with Mary
Please join the Women’s Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus as they pray the Rosary on Monday, May 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the church. All women are then invited to attend their meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the All –Purpose Room.
The Rosary is also prayed on the first Saturday of each month at 4:20 p.m. (parishioners are asked to sign up to lead for future months). Please join us on Saturday, May 6, for this devotion.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place the first Friday of each month, 7:00-9:00 p.m. The next scheduled date is Friday, May 5. Parishioners are encouraged to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament in prayer and devotion. All are welcome to take part in this act of worshiping God as He is present in the consecrated Eucharist.
First Communion 2017
This year's First Communion will be held on Sunday, May 7, at 11:15 a.m. Mass. Everyone is welcome to attend. We'll have a lot of visitors for this liturgy. If you wish to avoid the crowds, you might consider attending another of our Masses this Sunday only. Please keep this year's First Communicants in your prayers.
|Madelyn Brogan||Cydni Fields||Layleh Furner|
|Chloe Gerba||Robert Globokar||Kenzie Harter|
|Heidi Jessel||Charlie Kamenash||Griffin Kline|
|Marianne Kotkowski||Emily Maretka||Madeline Reid|
|Caden Roman||Ariel Sindelar||Isaac Szoka|
|Izabel Szoka||Brody Uhlir||Joseph Ventresco|
On Sunday, May 14, our First Communicants will be participating in a May Crowning devotion during the 11:15 a.m. Mass. This is a wonderful opportunity for our congregation to celebrate this milestone with our second graders.
Trinity Dome for the Basilica of the National Shrine, Washington, D.C.
The weekend of May 13/14, our parish will participate in a national collection for the Trinity Dome to complete the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., before its 100th anniversary. Also known as America’s Catholic Church, the National Shrine has been a century in the making, built by and for the faithful of our great nation in honor of our Blessed Mother, the patroness of the United States. Become a part of Mary’s Shrine and help to bring to completion our Church! For more information, please visit www.trinitydome.org.
Treasure in the Trunk Fundraiser
The Appalachian Experience Team is hosting a Treasure in the Trunk fundraiser on Saturday, May 20, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the church parking lot (set-up at 7:00 a.m.). Reserve your spot for $20.00 (2 parking spaces = 1 spot) by May 15. There’ll also be a 50/50 raffle and concessions. All proceeds benefit the Appalachian Experience Team and are greatly appreciated. Questions? Contact Sean Fejes (330-221-6994 or firstname.lastname@example.org). For a flyer and registration form, please click here.
Anointing of the Sick
May 20/21 after each Mass
We pray for those that are sick or are in need of healing whether it be physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. This sacrament of healing derives from the ministry of Jesus and has been practiced in the Church from its earliest days as we find recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. It calls upon the power of the Holy Spirit, the prayer of the believing community, the ministry of the ordained, and the baptismal faith of the individual presented for anointing. This sacrament carries the promise of the strengthening presence of God who says to the sick, "Be not afraid. I am with you." Further, when the Anointing is celebrated in a Eucharistic Liturgy, our communion in the Body of Christ is both affected and witnessed. "You are not alone," Christ speaks through his Body, both in sacrament and in the people of God.
In the sacrament we pray that the sick be healed in body, in soul, and in spirit. God alone knows what kind of healing the sick need most: that a wound be healed; that a fear turn to confidence; that loneliness be embraced by the support of a praying community; that confusion in the face of all the whys—why me, why suffering, why now—turn to insight. All are welcome.
Old-Time Community Dance
Let’s get together for an Old-Time Community Dance on Saturday, May 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Hughes Hall. Bring a dish to share (lemonade, iced tea & water provided). Come dance, chat, laugh, enjoy a 50/50 raffle. Questions? Please contact Deacon Gerry (330-569-4795) or Lori Duriak (330-274-1037). All are welcome!
Vacation Bible Camp at OLPH, Aurora
Attention Pre-K—4th grade Students: You are invited to 'Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible Camp'! This fun and faith-filled week will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Aurora June 12-16, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. It is for Pre-K (completed at least one year of preschool) through grade 4. They are also looking for adult volunteers to teach classes and run groups. Cost is $35/child. Registration forms can be found in the Narthex or Parish Office (deadline is May 30). For more info., please contact Jaime Blados at email@example.com.
Have you seen our beautiful Main Raffle prize around town? Be on the look out for it & let us know on our Ox Roast Fair Facebook page where you've spotted it.
First Prize: Ford F150 4WD Truck*
(valued at $34,325.00 & supplied by
KEPICH FORD, Garrettsville, OH)
Second Prize: $1,500 Cash
Third Prize: 48" Flat Screen TV
(donated by Coldwell Banker Real Estate
& Right Path Home Inspections)
Tickets: $10.00 each or book of 6 for $50.00
Purchase online (checking/savings direct withdrawal, debit & credit cards),
at area events, thru St. Joe parishioners, or during Fair
Progressive $100 Hourly Drawings each evening of the Fair
at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 & 10:00 p.m. (winners must be present)
Raffle Drawings held Sunday evening of the Fair at 9:30 p.m.
(winners need not be present)
*converts to 50/50 cash prize if ticket sales do not meet quota
For more Ox Roast Fair news, click here!
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. An increased recycling effort will take place at the Ox Roast Fair to help care for our Earth.
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."
Gretchen Pozek ~ 11/2/53 - 4/5/17
Margaret "Peg" Toth ~ 2/27/37 - 3/17/17
Sr. Jenni Skerk, H.M. ~ 1930 - 3/16/17
Ann Salva ~ 3/5/41 - 2/25/17
Valerie Flachbart ~ 10/16/61 - 2/21/17
Kimberly Turnbull ~ 6/26/59 - 2/12/17
Diane Hura ~ 1/16/1942 - 2/12/17
Dorothy Bilovesky ~ 5/23/28 - 2/1/17
Joseph Stobierski ~ 8/15/30 - 1/29/17
Joseph P. Horan ~ 1/23/29 - 1/26/17