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)
Our “Book of Life” is in the sanctuary throughout the month of October for you to add the names of loved ones who have passed away. All deceased of the parish and our families will be remembered throughout the month of November at our celebrations.
All Saints Day Masses
Tuesday, November 1
8:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
This is a Holy Day of Obligation on which we celebrate the Church Triumphant -- all the Saints in Heaven, canonized or unknown. Let us rejoice in all the men and women, blest in the eyes of the Lord, who celebrate the heavenly liturgy. They stand in God's holy place and sing of the love the Father has bestowed upon them through the blood of the Lamb.
During the entire month of November we remember in a special way all those parishioners and loved ones who have passed away during the past year. The Feast of All Saints is November 1 and the Feast of All Souls is November 2. These two feasts at the beginning of November stress the reality of death, resurrection, punishment, or reward.
All Souls Day Observances
At All Masses
Huge Rummage Sale
The Appalachian Experience group is hosting a Huge Rummage Sale at St. Joseph’s Pavilion (11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua) on Friday, November 4, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 5, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Donations of clean, usable items are appreciated and may be dropped off at the Pavilion on Wednesday, November 2, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., and Thursday, November 3, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., or by appointment (no TV’s). Saturday is fill-a-bag day for $3 and fill-a-trunk for $10 (starting at Noon). Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, sale hours, and clean-up. Donations of soups & other food items for volunteers are also most welcome. For further information or to volunteer, please contact Dan & Sean Fejes (330-274-2481 or firstname.lastname@example.org), Margery Cleary (330-274-7274), or the Parish Office (330-274-2253).
First Step for Change
Our parish is once again participating in First Step for Change, a project sponsored by Catholic Charities to collect spare change (or dollars) to assist low-income pregnant women and families with food, formula, clothing, diapers and other items essential to a child’s health, safety and well-being. Each family interested in participating in First Step for Change is asked to pick up a baby bottle from the Narthex after Mass. Take a bottle, place it in a common location in your home, and fill it with spare change throughout the month of October. You will be asked to bring your filled bottle to church with you by November 6th for collection. A big thank you to Mike & Jackie Kalman for chairing this campaign for our parish.
Texas Hold'em Tournament
The Mantua council Knights of Columbus will host their 1st annual Texas Hold'em Tournament, Saturday November 12. Seating is limited and early registration is encouraged with bonus available to those who register before November 5 (all players must pre-register). The first 50 that register will receive $500.00 in extra chips. The cost of entering the tournament is $75.00 (fee includes tourney fee, start up chips, food and pop). The prize will be determined by how many sign up. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. with games starting at 6:00 p.m. A large pay-out is expected (based on required minimum number of players) along with hourly options and a 50/50 drawing. Location is the Sentinel (K of C) Party Center at 11845 St. Rt. 44, Mantua, OH 44255. Proceeds to benefit Coats for Kids, Toys for Tots, and 4C’s at Christmas. Please contact Dan Baumbick for details and registration at 330-274-2589.
32nd Annual Garden Club Christmas Boutique
Don't miss one of the area's nicest craft shows, sponsored by the St. Joseph Garden Club. Held in Hughes Hall, the Christmas Boutique offers hand-crafted items, baked goods, raffles, door prizes, and breakfast and lunch items. Mark your calendars for the 32nd Annual Garden Club Christmas Boutique to be held on Sunday, November 13. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Members of St. Joseph's PSR program will run the kitchen offering snack, lunch and dessert items at one of the area's nicest craft shows in the area. Be sure to also support the Appalachian Experience Group's bake sale and St. Joseph’s Boy Scout Troop #575 who are taking orders for your fresh Christmas wreaths and centerpieces for the holiday season & bakery.
Attention Crafters: an 8 ft. table is $30.00 (2nd table is $25.00). For space availability, more information, or an application, please contact Marlene (330-274-8145) or Kathy (330-995-8785).
Community Service Hours Available
Attention Jr. High and High School Students . . . Do you need community service hours? Help is needed to assist the crafters carry their items into the Hall for the Christmas Boutique. If you are available to lend a hand, please contact Marlene (330-274-8145) to volunteer.
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."
Marie Luce ~ 7/7/33 - 10/4/16
Betty Flynn ~ 2/1/36 - 9/30/16
Gerald Blake ~ 4/10/30 - 9/24/16
Juanita Buehner ~ 4/24/33 - 9/18/16
Robert Dumke, Jr. ~ 5/25/46 - 9/14/16
Anna May Cash ~ 7/23/32 - 9/5/16
Rev. Pat Ferraro ~ 1/12/65 - 9/2/16
Mark Stan ~ 9/4/56 - 8/12/16
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