Feb. 3, 2016
Dear St. Joseph Parishioners,
Greetings and peace. The Friday Flash is being sent a couple of days early, but better early than late since there are lots of things going on in the parish.
Lorenzo Colbert, husband of parishioner Mildred Colbert has died. His funeral will be Saturday at 11am at Ward Chapel AME Church, 915 Denison St. (9
th & Denison). May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen.
Lent begins next Wednesday, Feb. 10. There will be 2 Masses on Wednesday: 7am in English, and 7pm bi-lingual. There will be an Ecumenical Service (NO Mass) at 12:05pm, followed by a lunch of grilled cheese sandwiches, soup and cake in the Parish Hall. Cost for the lunch is $7. There will be Imposition of Ashes at all 3 services.
Fridays during Lent, we will again have Holy Hour at 6pm, Benediction at 6:45, followed by Stations of the Cross at 7pm. The Knights of Columbus will have “Friday Feed”, a bit of a twist on their usual fish fry. Each Friday will offer a different meatless meal option. Friday, Feb. 12 the meal will be fish with trimmings. Cost is $10/person, $15/couple, $20/family. Rice Bowls benefiting Catholic Relief Services will be available to pick up on Wednesday. Little Black Book Lenten reflections will also be available in the Commons starting Sunday. We only have English and Spanish this year. Vietnamese was sold out!
St. Joseph School Kids have been enjoying Catholic Schools Week, with various activities. Wednesday, it was Native American Storyteller Robert Lewis. Next week is another busy week with the Book Fair. Casino Night was a roaring success! So far, the School has netted $13,000. This money will be used for the needs of the School, especially the Technology area. Thanks to everyone who participated in this important fund raiser.
Don’t forget to return your DDF pledges/gifts. DDF is the primary source of funding for the spiritual, pastoral and educational activities of the Diocese of Tulsa. Any parish that exceeds its 2016 DDF goal will receive a DDF rebate. Be sure to specify “St. Joseph Muskogee” on your pledge cards.
May God bless you and all you love (and all you should).
PLEASE NOTE CORRECTION: There will NOT be an Eumenical Service on Feb. 10. The Muskogee Ministerial Alliance will sponsor Journey to Easter this year. St. Joseph will host a Wednesday Service, with lunch, at a date to be determined.