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SMART SHOPPER CARDS – DEBIT CARDS FOR HANNAFORD, SHOP RITE AND STOP & SHOP: Envelopes are available in the Church for parishioners to obtain Smart Shopper Cards. Parishioners desiring a card(s) please complete the directions given on the envelope. Please deposit the envelope in the box located in the front vestibule of the church. The envelopes containing your order will be filled on Mondays and will be available for pick-up at the Parish Office from Tuesday to Friday (9:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.) or they may be picked up in the front vestibule of the Church the following weekend after the Masses. Smart Shopper Cards will continue to be available at the Parish Office during office hours. For every one hundred dollar ($100) smart shopper card used, the parish receives five dollars ($5.00) This is a wonderful contribution to our church at no cost to those who use the smart shopper card. The cards are available in $20, $50 & $100 amounts. The purchase of Smart Shopper Cards are not only available to all our parishioners but for everyone who would like one.  The cards can also be given as gifts. Imagine the benefit to the parish if all our parishioners were to purchase their food by using a Smart Shopper Card. 




PARISH PAY PROGRAMEASY AS 1, 2, 3!  This automated Giving Program is now available to parishioners who would like to use it.  You no longer have to be concerned about catching-up missed offertory donations, and allows St. Joseph’s to better project its monthly budget to ensure wise allocation of resources.  Parish Pay will collect monthly contributions from your checking, saving, or credit card account.  There is NO cost to participate in the program.  Please go to www.parishpay.com to enroll on line. Please be sure to have all your information ready to input, as well as your envelope number.

    PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION  Palm Sunday March 29th The New Paltz Church Council will again sponsor a procession through the streets of New Paltz on Palm Sunday (March 29). All the Christian churches in New Paltz will participate and we will gather at the Middle School at 1:00 (step-off is at 1:30).  The procession will end here at St. Joseph’s with a prayer service in the church and then a reception in the hall.  It will be a wonderful opportunity to gather as followers of Christ and to witness to the presence of Christ in our local community. Please join us- it will be even better than last year!  And we are looking for parishioners to donate snacks and finger foods for the reception- whatever you could bring would be greatly appreciated.  Please bring them to the church hall that afternoon before you go to the procession.

RECONCILIATION MONDAY- On Monday, March 30, every parish in the Archdiocese of New York will offer an opportunity to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) from 3:00-9:00 P.M.  By participating in this sacrament, a person can experience the healing love of God in Jesus Christ and is reconciled to God and neighbor.  Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity for forgiveness and for peace of mind and soul

SERVICES FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER- Please join us for our liturgical celebrations of the Paschal Mystery, that is, of the salvation that God has given to us out of love in the person of Jesus Christ. 

Holy Thursday- Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 9:00 A.M. (no washing of the feet); Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 P.M. (with the washing of the feet and the procession of the Eucharist to the altar of repose)

Good Friday- Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at 3:00; Stations of the Cross at 7:00 P.M. (followed by Confessions)
Holy Saturday- Easter Vigil at 8:00 P.M.
Easter Sunday- Masses at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:30

Caribbean Night Dinner/Dance and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Church Hall at 6:30 p.m. The evening event will include authentic Caribbean cuisine, music by DJ Willie and a silent auction. Proceeds will help fund the annual Catholic Campus Ministry mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Tickets are $20.00 per person and can be purchased or reserved by calling the church office at: 845-255-5635 or Hank Grimsland at: 845-255-8536, or by email at: hgrimsland@hvc.rr.com


YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY- We will soon begin exploring ways to reach out more to the young adults in our area and get them involved in this parish community.  (“Young adults” can refer to anyone in their early twenties to about 40 years old.)  For now, please go to www.facebook.com/HVCatholicYoungAdults to see what is happening around the Hudson Valley with social events and ministry opportunities for young Catholics.  And if you’re no longer a “young adult” yourself please pass this information to the ones you know and love.
CENTERING PRAYER DVDs- One of our parishioners will be presenting a series of six DVD’s that explain the traditional technique of Centering Prayer.  Each session will include the opportunity to practice this way of prayer.  The sessions will take place on Tuesdays and they will be held in Room #4 of the parish center and will last from 9:45-11:00. 

SECULAR FRANCISCAN FRATERNITY here at St. Joseph’s  is announcing their newest yarn ministry.  Do you have a knitting project that you have all the supplies for but never finished?  Maybe the crochet bug bit you but died shortly after you bought all the yarn and needles.  Search through and donate these supplies to our newest YARN MINISTRY.  For more information, call Lauren Ingrassia at 845-419-5254, member of the SFO at St. Joseph’s


“A family is pieced together with hope and faith,
A family is quilted and bound by love and grace

In September, plain pieces of fabric were given out to the children and their families to think about decorating it to become part of our Saint Joseph’s Family Quilt which will hang in the Parish Center.  Many years ago, some families made a quilt and we would like to replace it now with our new families.  THIS PROJECT IS OPEN TO THE PARISH AS A WHOLE.  If you would like to participate, quilt squares are located on the table in the front vestibule of the Church.  Please have your material completed and returned to the Religious Education Office to be part of history that will prominently hang for all to see.  For further info, please call Sister Philomena at 255-5635, ext. 105.  APRIL 1ST IS THE FINAL DEADLINE FOR THIS PROJECT.
SHARE YOUR STORIES OF THE CAPUCHINS- How have the Capuchins made a difference in your lives?  How have they enriched your life of faith and your experience of belonging to this parish community?  Please let us know your thoughts on this topic and send them to Fr. Salvatore at salccapuchin@hotmail.com.  We will post them on our Capuchin province’s website dedicated to the Year of Consecrated Life.  And we’ll let you know soon how we will celebrate this special year in our parish.  http://yearofconsecratedlife-provinceofstmary.com/

 RELIGIOUS ARTICLE AND BOOK STORE- At. St. Augustine Church (55 Main St. in Highland) there is a store that sells religious articles and books.  The store is open On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 P.M.; on Saturday from 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.; and Sunday after the morning Masses.  For more information, please call 845-691-7673.

 WEEKLY STUDENT MASSES- Beginning on Sunday, January 25, we will celebrate Mass at 7:00 P.M. with the students from SUNY Campus Ministry every week that school is in session.   These students will be responsible for the music and for the other liturgical ministries at these Masses.  There will be a reception after each Mass in the church hall or the parish center for some socializing and light refreshments.  And you don’t have to be a student to attend the Masses- everyone is invited.  More details to come.

OUR BULLETIN ONLINE- When you’re away, you can always find out what’s going on at St. Joseph’s by checking out our bulletin on the Seek and Find website. It also has links to the readings for the week. Please go to http://www.seekandfind.com/find/the-community-of-st-joseph

 CATHOLIC CHANNEL 129 – SIRIUSXM  Conversations with  Cardinal Dolan,  Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd, Mass from St. Patrick’s 10:15am on Sunday and more!     www.archny.org   www.facebook.com/TimothyCardinalDolan

CAPUCHIN FRANCISCANS – PROVINCE OF ST. MARY: instituting a program for high school students who may be thinking of becoming a religious Priest or Brother. It will include a monthly meeting with other students, private and communal prayer, a vocation presentation, opportunity for work with the poor and social activities. For more information please contact: Br. Tim Jones, O.F.M.Cap. at 845 642 1025 or brotimjonesofmcap@gmail.com.



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 FUNERAL CHOIR:  If you like to sing and have the time, St. Joseph’s has a choir that specifically sings for funerals.  If you would like to participate, please call the Parish Office at 255-5635 to have your name included on the call list. 

ARE YOU REGISTERED IN THE PARISH?  DO YOU RECEIVE ENVELOPES?  One way to find out is with a phone call to the Parish Office at 255-5635, X101.  All parishioners who attend on a regular basis should be registered, as well as any family participating in the Religious Education Program, or you are sending your children to an area Catholic School.  We are in the process of updating our records and we would like to be sure everyone is a registered parishioner.


















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