|Parish Office Closed||December 8, 2017|
|Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe||December 12, 7:00 p.m. mass with Reception|
|Advent Parish Reconciliation Service||December 14, 6:30 p.m.|
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 7, Thursday - Vigil
Rosary 6:30 p.m. - Main Church
Mass 7:00 p.m. - Main Church
December 8, Friday -
Mass 8:00 a.m. - Main Church
***This is a Holy Day of Obligation
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It's time to start working on our 2018 St. Joseph Pictorial Directory! Lifetouch is looking forward to creating some beautiful individual or group portraits for our St. Joseph - Honey Creek members in December and January! The online scheduling site for your upcoming Lifetouch photography event is set up and ready so you can schedule your own appointment for photography at any time. All pictures will be taken in the St. Joseph Honey Creek Education Building.
*FREE 8x10 picture with each appointment.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to be included in our parish directory, make your appointment today!
Faith Formation Announcements
KNOW YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH AND LIVE IT!
Our Parish Just Got FORMED!
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We are excited to announce that our parish has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called FORMED. Every parishioner will have 24/7 access to the best Catholic content on any device, including your computer, smartphone and tablet with internet access. With FORMED you'll find video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the deepest meaning of marriage, receive Bible studies on a variety of topics and includes inspiring audio talks.
GENERAL FAITH FORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT:
ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION Attention all Families Preparing for Sacrament of First Holy Communion...Please mark your calendar for the following meeting dates/times:
English Parent Meeting 2: Sunday February 4, 2018 during classes OR Wednesday, February 7, 2018 during classes. Both will be in the Education Building. Rooms To be Determined.
Church Tour and First Reconciliation Celebration: Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Main Church.
English First Communion Mass: Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Main Church.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sue Torres by email at email@example.com or by phone at 830-980-2268.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION FALL 2017 OFFERINGS More information/Registration form
ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATHOLIC? There is a place for you, here with us. As an adult, you become Catholic through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). RCIA will meet weekly during the upcoming year, beginning in September. Our meetings will last approximately 1½ - 2 hours on Sunday mornings. Each week, we will discuss different topics to deepen our understanding of the Catholic faith. This class time will be a time to question and research where and how the Church got her authority and why Catholics believe as they do. You will be guided and supported in the faith through instruction. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about becoming Catholic, contact Charles Noll at 830-980-2268, ext. 210.
It's time for the Christmas Posadas! Las Posadas is a wonderful 400+ year old Advent celebration in many Latin countries. For 9 days, the faithful prepare for Christmas by acting out and reliving the days Mary and Joseph experienced as they journeyed to Bethlehem, as written in the Gospels.
Mary and Joseph traveled from place to place seeking rest, only to be continually rejected, causing the Baby Jesus to be born in a stable manger.
Las Posadas will begin Dec. 14 thru Dec. 22, and will be hosted at different homes. The last posada will be held here at St. Joseph in the parish hall. Please make plans to attend as many evenings as possible. All parishioners are invited to join us in the search for lodging for the Holy Family. Posada Schedule
Las Posadas empezaran el Jueves 14 al 22 de Diciembre y se celebraran en diferentes casas. La ultima posada se celebrará aquí en St. Joseph en el salón parroquial. Mas información se dará en la pagina web para las direcciones. Por favor haga planes para ir a tantas noches como sea posible. Todos los feligreses están invitados a unirse a nosotros en la búsqueda de alojamiento a la Sagrada Familia. Las Posadas
The MOM Ministry invites all the children of the parish to join us Monday December 11 at 6 p.m. in St. John Hall to make Christmas cards for Father and the Deacons while watching a Christmas movie! All supplies for card making will be provided. We ask each family to bring a batch of cookies to share and swap with others! For more information or to RSVP contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be several priests from our area scheduled to hear confessions that night; therefore, lines should move quickly and smoothly.
For more information contact Ashley email@example.com
In the spirit of the Christmas Season, the Society of St. Vincent DePaul will be distributing Christmas gifts Dec. 14 and 15 to all the children in the Hill Country who otherwise would do without. Please bring your unwrapped gifts to the gathering space and leave them in the designated boxes no later than Sunday Dec. 10 or bring them to the Parish Office by Dec. 12. Donations of wrapping paper, gift bags, etc. would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to "adopt" the children of a family and provide gifts, please contact Maryetta Schmiedekamp at 830-336-4222, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your help in sharing toys and Christ's love with others in our community is most appreciated.
You are invited to the celebration of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe that will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Procession starting at 6:00 p.m., prayers will be recited and hymns sung in the gathering space. A bilingual Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m., and a reception will follow at the Parish Hall with Mariachis The parish will provide tamales, beans and beverages. This will be a pot luck meal. Come help us celebrate the remembrance of this miraculous event by bringing roses to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Todos están invitados a la celebración de la fiesta del día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe que se celebrará el Martes, 12 de Diciembre. Procesión a partir de las 6:00 p.m., Habrá cantos a la virgen en el vestíbulo de la iglesia. Después se celebrará una Mi-sa bilingüe a las 7:00p.m. , y seguirá una recepción en el salón Parroquial con Mariachi. Esta será una comida de traje,
La parroquia proveerá los tamales, y bebidas. Vengan y acom-páñenos a celebrar el recuerdo de éste acontecimiento milagroso trayendo rosas a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe o contribuyendo con una donación.
Due to further delays in roadwork construction on Hwy 46, directly in front of the church, the 2nd Annual St Joseph - Honey Creek "Drive Thru Bethlehem" has been postponed until next year. A big thank you to all who have been working and preparing for DTB for weeks. Please keep this spirit alive for next year's Drive Thru Bethlehem, scheduled for December 21, 2018 (always the 3rd Friday in December!!)
All parish men (18 and over) are invited to the 2018 Men's A.C.T.S. retreat, which will be held February 8-11, 2018 at the Omega Retreat Center in Boerne. This four-day, three-night re-treat is an incredible journey for men to build a deeper relationship with God. Please contact Paul Barton (email@example.com or 830-743-1677) or Ray Tovar (firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-269-3177) for additional details. Registration form.
It's time for our 2018 St. Joseph Pictorial Directory! Lifetouch is looking forward to creating some beautiful individual or group portraits for our St. Joseph - Honey Creek members in December and January! The online scheduling site for your upcoming Lifetouch photography event is set up and ready so you can schedule your own appointment for photography at any time. All pictures will be taken in the St. Joseph Honey Creek Education Building.
Member Site: https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y7zds410/
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.
If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please call our parish office at (830) 980-2268 ext. 205
If you would like to enroll in Online Giving, please visit:
"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." --Luke 6:38
Make Your Reservations Today!
featuring Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow & Warsaw - April 15 - April 28, 2018
For information and reservations please contact: Justine Hernandez, 830-980-2268 Ext 266 or email@example.com
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This historical video, which discusses the origins of our parish and the history surrounding the building of the St. Joseph Day Chapel, is narrated by Bryden Moon and was produced by Tom Brod in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the construction of this Hill Country treasure.
Pictures taken during various activities at St. Joseph-Honey Creek, and at other parish events are now available to download for free in the Gallery section of our parish website.
Have you ever wanted to hear a particular song during the Mass, or thought that something more could be added to the music ministry to make it more effective in the Eucharistic Celebration? We are all ears! Please contact Director of Music, Rick Ramirez, at 830-980-2268, ext. 207, with any suggestions you might have to make our music ministry even more effective in praising our Lord!
Stephen Ministry provides a confidential, one–on–one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. These difficulties may include the loss of a loved one, divorce or separation, the loss of employment, incarceration, a terminal illness, and many other challenges. A Stephen Minister could be assigned to provide spiritual encouragement during these difficult times by listening, praying, and walking with you in Christ.
Deacon Glen Bliss
Deacon Freddy Mireles
Deacon Michael Pawelek
25781 State Highway 46 W
Spring Branch, TX 78070
Phone: (830) 980-2268
If you need a priest for anointing when somebody is dying and/or funeral arrangements... Emergency Phone: 210-416-4516
We are here to serve you at any time.
|Saturday: 5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5:00 p.m.|
|Monday and Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Mass|
|Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m. Mass|
|Sacrament of Reconciliation|
|Sunday - Thursday: By Appointment|
|Saturday: 4:15-4:45 p.m.|
|Monday and Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.|
|Holy Days and Feast Days|
|Special Schedules as announced|
|Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
|Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|