Stations of the Cross
Every Friday - Lenten Schedule
Knights of Colubus Fish Fry
Every Friday 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Feast of St. Patrick
March 17, 8:00 a.m. Day Chapel
Solemnity of St. Joseph
March 20, 7:00 p.m. Main Church
Lenten Parish Reconciliation Service
March 30, 6:30 p.m. Main Church
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: 2016-2017 High School Faith Formation Calendar
ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION 2016-2017 Faith Formation Calendar K-8
ADULT FAITH FORMATION FALL 2016 OFFERINGS More information/Registration form
ATTENTION ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS: Join us for YouthServe on March 31 - April 1. All middle school students are invited to make a difference in our community through the YouthServe 2017 service program. Cost is $15 and includes a T-shirt and meals. Please contact Lisa Noll,email@example.com or (830) 980-2268 no later than Wednesday, March 22. Additional parents and adult volunteers and drivers are needed. Please contact Lisa Noll if interested in volunteer opportunities and with any questions or concerns.
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.
2017 EVANGELIUM VITAE SCHOLARSHIP - For the first time, the St. Joseph Respect Life Ministry will be awarding our Evangelium Vitae Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000 to a qualified graduating high school senior who has displayed a commitment of service to the respect life ministry and prolife efforts of our parish. Interested students can obtain an application at the parish office or by contacting the Respect Life Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application and record of completed requirements must be submitted to the parish office or the Respect Life Ministry no later than May 1. The award winner will be announced at the Senior Mass on May 21. Praying for the safety and success of each of our graduating seniors.
SOCHA GRADUATION SCHOLARSHIP - Eligibility: Senior graduating from High School in 2017 and having been accepted to a College, University, or Vocational School. He or she must also be a participant of High School Faith Formation and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church-Honey Creek. Deadline for the completed application is on or before May 4. Please return to the Parish Office (attn: Rick Zapf) during business hours of 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. $2000 will be awarded to the senior selected. The recipient will be announced on May 21 at the Senior Graduation Mass on Sunday night at 5:00 p.m. This scholarship has been made possible by the generosity of Ed and Donna Socha. Please contact Rick Zapf at the Parish Office for any further questions. The office number is 830-980-2268 ext. 253.
The Altar Society will be at all mass on March 25-26 accepting sponsorship of an Easter Lily plant for $15. Parishioners may sponsor a plant in memory of a loved one or for a special blessing God has bestowed upon your family. A sponsorship list will be processed and placed on the altar during the Easter Masses. Your written request may also be taken to parish office or placed in a labeled envelope in the collection basket. Questions - Carol Smith 830980-7907. Thank you for your support of the Altar Society
The prayer net is a way for all of us to pause for a moment, think of a loved one who has died, thank God for His blessings, ask God for help, or make any other "heart intention" you might have. The Prayer Net will hang in the foyer of church during the Lenten season as a visual depiction of our individual and collective prayers, thoughts, sorrows, joys, and celebrations. Simply "tie a thought" via a colored fabric swatch onto the net as a gesture of thought, care, surrender, celebration, and connectedness. The Stephen Ministry team will pray for your intentions. Many blessings to you and your family during Lent and always.
From Wednesday, March 1 through April 9, you're invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life - 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You're also invited to join our Respect Life Ministry to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood at 2140 Babcock Rd, and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach. St. Joseph-Honey Creek will be covering the sidewalk from 8:00am to 7:00pm on Friday, March 24. Please consider joining us for one hour to peacefully pray together. We will also be praying together every Friday during 40 Days For Life from 10am to 11am in front of Planned Parenthood. You are welcome to meet us there or carpool with us from the church parking lot at 9:00am after morning Mass. If you'd like more information - please contact parishioner, Jeanne Keller at 830-980-7409 or email@example.com .
GOAL : $106,000
Your prayers and monetary gift to the 2017 Archbishop's Appeal are essential in serving homeless children and mothers, bringing spiritual support to the hospitalized, forming young men for the priesthood and deaconate vocation, and preparing our families in the sacraments.
Please reflect upon the importance of your charitable involvement and prayerfully consider making a gift to the Appeal to help our parish and the Archdiocese meet their goal. Visit https://www.archsa.org/archbishops-appeal for more information
The "Shields of Christ" are law enforcement officers and firefighters uniting and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ among our brothers and sisters in the public safety community, and the community they serve daily. We invite all parishioners and friends to a Passion play performed by this organization on April 1 following the 5:00pm mass on the grounds of St. Joseph-Honey Creek. Please join us for this dramatic reenactment of the last day of our Savior's journey on this earth.
COME TO THE QUIET - A SILENT RETREAT FOR WOMEN- Taking the Leap: a retreat for those new to the experience of silence.
Retreat Focus: "Be Still and Know That I Am God" (Psalm 46:10)SAVE THE DATE! April 28-30, 2017 at Wolf Creek Guest Ranch, between Kerrville & Fredericksburg. A registration form and further information can be obtained at St. Joseph Honey Creek gathering space, parish office, or by contacting Cindy Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-316-1714. $165.00 includes accommodations, meals, prayer book, and one hour of spiritual direction. Financial assistance is available.
This 2017 Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters of the Americas scholarship awards will be a total of $6,000.00 granted to three individual qualified High School Students in the amount of $2,000.00 for each student. The completed applications forms must be submitted to the Parish office no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10. The award winners will be announced at the Senior Mass on Sunday May 21. Scholarship Award Application packets may be picked up at the parish office beginning on Friday, March 10. Good Luck to this year's graduating seniors.
VBS REGISTRATION FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS WILL CLOSE JUNE 5, 2017.
Attention Families! Please save the date for our Annual Vacation Bible School: June 26-30. We will be "Celebrating Life with A Birthday Blast!" We are also in need of volunteers for many roles. Won't you please consider being a leader of a Committee, Group, or a Station? We are in need of Decorating Committee members and many group leaders and assistants. Please contact Sue Torres in the Faith Formation Office for more information, by phone at 830-980-2268, ext. 211 or by email at email@example.com. Thank you!
Support our Parish Bulletin! We would like to thank all of the advertisers who have generously committed to the bulletin for the coming year. If you would be interested in sponsoring an ad for your business, on behalf of your favorite charity/organization or in memory of a loved one, please contact Michael Casas at 210-391-6036. As a reminder, please utilize these wonderful advertisers whenever possible, and let our advertisers know we truly appreciate their loyal support of our bulletin. It is their generosity that provides the bulletin at little or no cost to our parish.
Family Adoration is now available! Please remember to mark your calendars for our monthly Adoration during Sunday classes for families of all ages! This special time is set aside for parents who are unable to come during the week with their children. Please contact Sue Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested in visiting the Blessed Sacrament on the following dates: February 5, March 5, and April 2 from 9:15am-12:00pm for any length of time.
We are happy to announce that counseling services will now be available at St. Joseph - Honey Creek. Adriana Gonzalez, LPC will be accepting appointments on Thursdays, 8 am - 6 pm. Services are available to all parishioners of all ages. To schedule an appointment, or to obtain additional information please call 210-723-3478.
2. Benchmark other parishes/churches to find best practices
a. Do online & phone research and visit an ideal Parish
b. August 2016
3. Conduct Parish wide Survey parish to determine needs and future evangelization focus
a. October 2016.
4. Develop "Evangelization Plan" based on feedback, benchmarking and survey
a. Feb 17.
1. Organize and facilitate two parish retreats a year
a. one during Advent season
b. one during the Lenten Season.
• Provide more opportunities for families to engage in family prayer by FYE2017.
• Establish/host a book fair to provide learning materials to our faith community and organize supplemental books in the formation library.
• Develop a new weekend retreat experience by Fall 2016 for at least 20 emerging disciples in middle school to strengthen call to discipleship.
• By FY2017, increase high school teen participation in retreat experiences by 10%, and offer advanced leadership training to at least 5 high school teens who actively participate in parish life.
• By FY2017, offer young adults advanced leadership training to deepen participation in the parish community as liturgical ministers and catechists.
We are seeking individuals with any memories, photos, or personal knowledge of the original décor of the St. Joseph Day Chapel, prior to Vatican II. The ornate altar and side altars, tapestries, paintings, and pews are displayed in the photograph. If anyone has any information regarding the changes that were made, the whereabouts of any church artifacts we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Parish Offices at 830-980-2268, with any information.
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.
If you are looking for an occasional day to spend with friends and help fellow parishioners, please consider volunteering to serve on the Bereavement Committee. We are looking for additional volunteers to assist in preparing/setting up meals for funerals in our parish. Please contact Janie or Don Kellner at 830-885-5652 for additional information.
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 Glenn 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. - 9:00 p.m.|
|Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|