NEED - St. Joseph Catholic Church



NEED - St. Joseph Catholic Church
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
Here we go! Lent is upon us beginning this
Wednesday! It seems like I was celebrating
Christmas two weeks ago, and now we’re into
the other major seasons of the liturgical year.
Pope Francis’s theme for this Lent is: “I desire
mercy, and not sacrifice” from Matthew’s
Gospel. Pope Francis’s message for Lent can be
found at:
Please see the cards in the bulletin for the
schedule of events.
Vicariate Mission (13-15 March):
This year for Lent, the Lenawee/Hillsdale
Vicariate is bringing in Fr. Chris Alar, MIC,
a priest from the religious community
Marians of the Immaculate Conception in
Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He is originally
from St. Elizabeth parish in Tecumseh. He
will be giving the mission at St. Dominic
Chapel on the campus of Siena Heights
University, and will be preaching about
Divine Mercy
The first event is Sunday, 13 March at 3:30
p.m., with confessions following; the second
event is Monday, 14 March at 7:00 p.m.; the
third event is Tuesday, 15 March at 7:00
p.m., and will be a communal penance
liturgy. This will be the only communal
St. Joseph Catholic Church
The Mass schedule for Ash Wednesday for both
St. Joseph and St. Mary is:
St. Joseph
St. Mary
8:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
5:15 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
(with Religious Ed. Students)
7:00 p.m.
Ash Wednesday, along with Good Friday, is a
day of fasting and abstinence. Every Friday
during Lent is a day of abstinence. What exactly
does this mean and to whom does it apply?
Fasting: All Catholics, ages 18-59, are required
to fast. Fasting means that a person
is permitted to eat one full meal.
Two smaller meals may also be
taken, but not to equal a full meal.
(Pregnant or nursing mothers and
the sick are excused.)
Abstinence: All Catholics, starting at age 14,
are required to abstain from eating
meat. The common foods that are
included in meat are beef, poultry,
and pork. Catholics may eat fish,
seafood, reptiles, and, in the
Archdiocese of Detroit by special
dispensation, muskrat (eat at your
own risk).
During Lent we will also have different activities
meant to deepen your faith and our community.
penance liturgy for St. Joseph
The Mass on Tuesday, 15 March at St.
Joseph is being moved to 8:00 a.m., so as
not to be too close to the Mission.
Adoration and confessions that night are
cancelled at St. Joseph
I hope you will attend this great event that will
help us to appreciate and receive God’s Mercy in
the Jubilee Year of Mercy. There will be more
information as the date approaches.
This weekend on Saturday evening I am
receiving Mary Whitlock into full communion
with the Catholic Church, and administer to her
the Sacraments of Confirmation and the
Eucharist. On Sunday morning at the 10 a.m.
Mass I am celebrating the Rite of Sending for
our catechumens, who will be chosen on
Saturday, 13 February, for the Easter Sacraments
by Bishop Boyea. What a grace-filled season we
are beginning!!
“‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice’”
Matthew 9:13
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
Offerings for Week Ending:
415 Ormsby St.
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: 517-265-8938
Fax: 517-265-1987
Operating Funds
Weekend Mass Times:
Saturday: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Weekday Mass Times:
Tuesday: 5:15 p.m.
Adoration: 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.
Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament :
First Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. or by appt.
Parish Staff
Fr. Anthony J. Strouse
[email protected] ext 23
Dcn. Leonard Brown
Tues. & Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or by appt.
[email protected]
Dcn. John Crowley
Hours by appointment
[email protected]
Administrative Assistant:
Leslie Love
[email protected] / ext. 21
Pastoral Associate:
[email protected] / ext 28
Director of Religious Education:
Jonathan Dick
[email protected] / ext 32
Music Director:
Sarah Breslin
[email protected] / ext 36
Maintenance / Custodial:
Rob Love / Nick Muck
[email protected]
St. Joseph Cemetery:
Arlene Ball - 263-5535 or 403-2114
[email protected]
Bulletin / Ministry Schedules:
[email protected]
Copy deadline is Friday at 2:00 p.m. the
preceding week.
We reserve the right to edit articles for clarity and
Parish Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Dominican Monastery,
Farmington Hills, MI
110 years in the Archdiocese of
Detroit, 50 years in Farmington Hills
and 800 years as part of the worldwide
Dominican Family: reason enough for
the cloistered nuns of the Monastery
of the Blessed Sacrament to rejoice!
As Dominicans we are Women of the
Word: The Word of Scripture
pondered, prayed, and studied;
devoted to the Preaching of the Word
by the solemn chanting of the Liturgy
of the Hours and perpetual adoration
of the Blessed Sacrament.
cloistered contemplatives, our lives are
given over to the search for God and
intercession for the needs of the whole
Keeping nocturnal vigil before the
Blessed Sacrament is special for our
community. Praying in the night has
always been a part of monastic
tradition. The stillness, darkness and
the breaking of one’s sleep intensify
the urgency to “watch and pray” for
God’s people.
Our chapel is open from 7:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. daily for those who wish to
join us for Mass at 7:15 am or to
spend some quiet time in prayer
before the Lord throughout the day.
Many of our friends and neighbors
avail themselves of these opportunities
and are grateful for our presence in
their midst.
We invite you to learn more about our
life by going to our website and to join us in
praying for more vocations so that our
Dominican apostolate of prayer,
praise, and adoration may continue for
another 100 years.
~Sister Mary Thomas, OP
Year to
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COUNCIL #1665...
...will be holding their
annual Friday Lenten
Fish Fries beginning
on Friday, February
12 and through
Friday, March 18 at
St. Mary of Good
Counsel from 5-7
The Council of Catholic Women will be
having their next meeting on Monday,
February 8th, at noon in the Holy
Family Room. All women are welcome
to attend.
" ’Christ, sent by the Father, is the
source of the Church's whole
apostolate’; thus the fruitfulness of
apostolate for ordained ministers as well
as for lay people clearly depends on
their vital union with Christ.378 In
keeping with their vocations, the
demands of the times and the various
gifts of the Holy Spirit, the apostolate
assumes the most varied forms. But
charity, drawn from the Eucharist
above all, is always ‘as it were, the soul
of the whole apostolate.’ “379
864) (Retrieved from .)
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
Please mark your calendars now for the
Lenten Soup & Bread suppers. Each
supper will be held after
5:00 pm Mass on
Saturday and will
include homemade
soups, breads, desserts
and beverage. This is a
fund raiser for Saint
Vincent dePaul Food Pantry and a free
will donation will be requested. Join us
after Mass in Father Williams Hall on
February 20 and 27, and March 5 and
12. If you would like to help, please call
JoAnne Baty at 517-605-4819.
Pope Francis has invited each of us to reflect more deeply this year on the role mercy
can and should play in our lives. How can we, through our words and actions, live
mercy more intentionally in these coming months?
Our truck comes in this Thursday,
February 11. We sure can use all the
help available to unload the truck. It
arrives anytime between 11 AM and
noon. Thanks!
(Prayer, Study, Generosity & Evangelization)
Stations of the Cross will be held on
Fridays during Lent at 3:00 p.m. and
7:00 p.m. Mark your calendars now to
join us on February 12, 19, 26 and
March 4, 11, and 18.
As part of the Marriage Celebration
EVERYONE is invited to share a copy
of their wedding photo for a special
display. Copies may be left in the
Parish Office. If you do not have the
ability to scan or copy your wedding
photo, please bring an original and
Parish Staff will be happy to make a
copy for you. If your photo was submitted
last year - you do not need to resubmit.
There are still several funeral dishes left
in the cabinets across from the 2nd floor
elevator. Please pick them up by
Friday, February
12 or they will
be donated to
On February 10th, we begin 40 days of opportunity to delve more deeply into God’s
mercy. This year, CRS Rice Bowl doesn’t just provide tools to enrich the Lenten
journey of your community, it provides an avenue through which to live and practice
mercy in your daily life: the CRS Rice Bowl app (available in English or Spanish).
With daily reflections to remind you of God’s infinite mercy and ways to record your
own efforts to reflect His mercy in the world, the CRS Rice Bowl app will help you
live mercy this Lent. Visit
The Deacon’s Corner:
“Be Bold, Be Catholic”
A Respect for Human Life: Keeping the Ten Commandments
As we saw last week God has given us a plan for living and part of that plan is
outlined in the Ten Commandments. Lets look at some practical ways that we can
use the commandments to build a plan for our lives. This week we will look at the
first three (3) commandments.
1. I am the Lord your God. You shall have no other God before me.
 Identify what you place before God and make moves to
reprioritize as necessary to place God first. These could
Possessions, entertainment, how you spend time, etc.
… anything that you place before God
2. You shall not take the name of your Lord your God in vain.
 Start each day by reminding yourself that everything you
accomplish is through the grace of God
Start and end each day with Prayer
Use the sign of the cross as a reminder that everything
you do is/can be a sign of praise and worship of God
Reading the bible each morning whether it is a verse or
a chapter allowing God to speak to you
3. Keep holy the Sabbath day.
 Attend Mass
 Identifying how you can refocus your efforts on God
 If unable to attend Mass on Sunday due to work or illness
Make one of your days off your Sunday/Sabbath.
Attend daily Mass
 There is normally a Mass celebrated every day
of the week in Adrian
These are only a few examples of how to live the greatest commandment “Love the
Lord your God with all your heart, all of your mind and all of your soul.” We need
to place God above all else and Love Him with our entire being.
~Dcn Len
Mid-life Singles (mid-30s to 50s):
register today for a life-changing
REFLECT weekend retreat at the St.
Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt, MI (10
miles north of Lansing), on Feb 19-21,
2016. Cost is just $165 for meals,
lodging, and materials. Take a chance
and get involved... you won't regret it!
Call (989) 450-0993, e-mail
[email protected], or visit for details.
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
If you are available on Thursday evenings from 6 - 8:30
p.m., we are in need of adult volunteers to assist with
supervising and ministering to our Middle School Youth
For more information or to start volunteering, please email or call Jon Dick at your earliest convenience. All
volunteers working with youth MUST complete VIRTUS
training and a background investigation.
The annual Walk for Warmth will be
held on Saturday, February 20, 2016
beginning at the First Presbyterian
Church at 156 E. Maumee St.; Adrian.
Registration & Refreshments begin at
9:15 a.m. with the walk commencing at
10:00 a.m.
According to 2-1-1, utility assistance is
the top requested need in Lenawee
County as well as the top unmet need!
Join us in either a 1.5, or 0.5 mile walk
in Downtown Adrian to raise funds for
this need. Funds raised will assist those
families in need to avoid shut-off and
fees associated with reconnection.
Funds will also be used to educate our
community on how to weatherize their
In 2015, $48,000 was raised to assist
135 Lenawee Families.
Sidewalk Advocates for Life Ann Arbor
will have the next SAFL training
on February 20 from 10 AM to 3 PM,
Room 252 at St. Thomas the Apostle
Church, 530 Elizabeth Street, Ann
Arbor. This will be a live training
featuring Cera McCarragher, our new
SAFL mid-west Program Coordinator.
Cost: $15 includes training manual and
lunch, $10 for students. To register,
c o n t a c t P a u l D o b r ow o l s k i a t
[email protected] or 734-9447790.
A Season of Mercy
"How much I desire that the year to come will be steeped in mercy, so that we can go out to every
man and woman, bringing the goodness and tenderness of God!" ~ Pope Francis
The Holy Father is asking each of us to focus on living the mercy of God in a special
way this Lent as we continue the jubilee Year of Mercy. This begins, of course, with
reflecting on all the ways God has been merciful in our own lives.
Take time this Lent to consider the many ways we have offered forgiveness and been
forgiven. Mercy is not simply kindness, although many who practice mercy are kind.
Rather, mercy is an outpouring of God's unbinding love toward us that we share
with each other as we walk together on our collective faith journey. As we begin the
Season of Lent, take time each time to consider how you might share God's mercy
through the practices of fasting, prayer and almsgiving.
May God bless you and your ministry this Lenten Season!
~Heidi Busse
Content Manager, Parish
The Church requires Catholics to attend the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least
once per year or when grave (or mortal) sins have been committed. We are urged to
confess our sins more often during Lent as a way of removing barriers to our
relationship with God. (St. Joseph Communal Reconciliation is Tuesday, March 15)
Catholics are often asked why we confess our sins to a priest. It is
important to remember that while the priest takes the visible place
of Christ, Jesus is really and truly present in this holy sacrament.
Through naming our sins out loud, we speak of our own
sinfulness and it becomes a reality. Just as love unspoken can
never be returned, sins unspoken can never be fully forgiven.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation offers us the chance to
name the ways we have failed ourselves, each other and God.
The priest's absolution grants the grace we need to reconcile and repair
our sinful behavior.
to the family and friends of Walter Denny who was born into eternal life January
29, 2016.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
† Deceased
♥ Living
February 8, 2016, Sts. Jerome Emiliani and
Josephine Bakhita
Readings: 1 Kgs 8:1-7, 9-13/Mk 6:53-56
12:00 p.m.
Council of Catholic Women lunch meeting
February 9, 2016
10:00 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
5:45 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul Meeting
Communion Prayer Service @ High Rise
† Robert & Marjorie Hodapp
Sacrament of Penance until 6:30 p.m.
Ancient Order of Hibernians & LAOH
Readings: 1 Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30/Mk 7:1-13
Wednesday February 10, 2016, Ash Wednesday
Readings: Jl 2:12-18/2 Cor 5:20—6:2/Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
8:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
† Virginia Powelke
Elementary Religious Education @ St. Joseph
† Walter Denny
Elementary Religious Education @ St. Mary
♥ Members of the Parish
Knights of Columbus Meeting
February 11, 2016, Our Lady of Lourdes
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
† Mary Kluge
Morning Prayer Group
SVDP Food Delivery Truck
Anointing Liturgy
Middle School Religious Ed. @ St. Mary
Finance Council
February 12, 2016
8:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
† Ken & Genny Schwartz
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross
February 13, 2016
3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Sacrament of Penance
† Florine Flanagan
Valentine’s Dinner Dance
February 14, 2016, FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
Readings: Dt 30:15-20/Lk 9:22-25
Readings: Is 58:1-9a/Mt 9:14-15
Readings: Is 58:9b-14/Lk 5:27-32
Readings: Dt 26:4-10/Rom 10:8-13/Lk 4:1-13
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
♥ Members of the Parish
† Clifford Delorey
High School Youth Ministry (St. Joseph)
St. Joseph Knights of Columbus are
excited to announce the 2nd Annual
Valentine Dinner and Dance on
Saturday, February 13 at 6 pm
following 5 pm Mass. Dinner will be
served followed by dancing. Cost is a
free-will offering. (suggested $10.00 /
person. Fr. Anthony will once again help
DJ. Anyone married or single from St. Joseph
and St. Mary’s is welcome to attend.
Free babysitting will be provided by the Knights on the lower
level with a pizza dinner for the children.
The CCW will be collecting small toys,
candy and etc. during the month of Feb,
and the first weekend of March to make
Children's Easter Baskets on March 7.
St. Mary's Rosary Altar Society will
help us assemble baskets. Items may
be dropped off in the basket in the
baptistery or in the parish office. If
you have any questions, please call the parish office.
These baskets will be given to children from Catherine Cobb,
Boys and Girls Clubs, and homeless children.
Come and sail away on a 7 Night Catholic Mexican Riviera
Cruise with Father David Cooper November 5-12, 2016 on
Holland America’s Westerdam out of San Diego, California -Ports of Call: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico • Mazatlan, Mexico •
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Prices begin at $1684 for two
passengers including all port fees and taxes. Daily Mass
offered. Deposits of only $350 per person will reserve your
cabin. Space is limited. For further info or to register,
contact Robert or Eileen at 860-399-1785/ CST # 211799070 [email protected]
National Marriage Week: February 7-14
"Celebrate the Gift and Blessing of Marriage"
Vulnerability is a great gift spouses give each other. When
your spouse is vulnerable, be sure to be gentle. It takes
courage and humility to trust someone with your deepest
fears or hurts.

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