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cornucopiaHelping for the Holidays – Thanksgiving dinner and food donations are due by 9am this Saturday, 22November. You may bring your donations to the historic church basement during business hours this week.

You can read Father Frazier’s Thanksgiving message in the Pastor’s Corner.

Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service — this Sunday, 23November, at 3pm, all are welcome to join the Buckeystown community in this gathering of music and scripture in celebration of Thanksgiving.

Please join us for Mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9am, and bring in canned food for the collection. Any monetary gifts in the collection will fund our outreach to the poor. We will give thanks together and then go forth to love and to serve.

Unity in Frederick 2014The Unity Campaign is happening now! Until 30Nov, please give to support local organizations that provide basic human needs: food, shelter, clothing, and services for at-risk children and youth. As an incentive, generous donors are providing matching funds to stretch individual gifts even further. Read more here.

 

IMG_1548Answering the Call to be Disciples of Christ  ~ St. Joseph’s parish is full of activity. Looking for ways to get involved? We invite you to consider the many ways to actively participate in our community building and evangelization efforts, whether you have little time to share or a lot. Take a look at these opportunities! And if you feel inspired to respond, we’ll be excited to hear from you!

The Church which “goes forth ” is a community of missionary disciples who take the first step, who are involved and supportive, who bear fruit and rejoice. Pope Francis (11/24/13, no 24)

 Aram Basmadjian organ concert at St. Joseph's ChurchBeautiful organ music performed by the talented Aram Basmadjian filled the air and brightened a cloudy Sunday afternoon for more than 60 people who attended our second concert in our Bicentennial series. After a rousing performance of the Star Spangled Banner, Aram masterfully played pieces by Handel, Bach, Delius, Mulet, and more, and he explained all the stops, keys, pedals, and technology of our magnificent organ to an interested and appreciative audience. See pictures here.

Our Mission ~ Our Gifts ~ Our Parish
Give freely Matthew 10-8Answering the Call to Be Disciples of Christ

Please contact the office if you would like to fill out a Stewardship commitment form and commit yourself to “rendering to God what is God’s” – remember that this offering is the thanksgiving for what God has blessed us with through the year. Thank you for your important support of our beloved parish. Your faithfulness, your prayers, your service, and the gifts you share that make it possible for our parish to bring Christ to the lives of others.

Gift cardsGift card order form now interactive for Excel users! Type in your order, print out the form, and bring it to the parish! Orders taken every weekend until 13-14Dec. Your purchase supports the mortgage fund. Thank you!

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