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Upcoming Events


Sister Miriam Event  October 28, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Halloween Dance October 28, 6:00 p.m.
Ministry Appreciation Dinner November 11, After 5:00 mass

Special Announcements

 

 



 

 

 

Sr. Miriam - More Details here

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Faith Formation Announcements


                                          

 

 

 

GET FORMED HERE!

KNOW YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH AND LIVE IT! 

 Our Parish Just Got FORMED!

THE BEST CATHOLIC CONTENT. ALL IN ONE PLACE.

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.
Here's how easy it is to get FORMED: click on the link above or go to www.FORMED.org. You should see the registration box for parishioners. Now type in the parish code: b155b. Now set up a username and a password. Now you are all set to use all the great programs on FORMED.org anytime by simply logging in.
If you have any questions please contact the Faith Formation Office at 830-980-2268 ext. 259

 

GENERAL FAITH FORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT:

2017-2018 Faith Formation Calendar K-8     High School Calendar 2017-2018 

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 1: Saturday November 4, 2017 from 9:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. in St. John Hall.
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.
Spanish Parent Meeting 1:  Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:45a.m.-12:00p.m. in room 206.
Spanish Parent Meeting 2:  Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 10:45a.m.-12:00p.m. in room 202.

Church Tour and First Reconciliation Celebration: Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Main Church.
First Communion Retreat and Rehearsal: Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall and Main Church.
Bilingual First Communion Masses:  Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. OR 2:00 p.m. in the main church.  Details to follow!!
Please contact Sue Torres by email at stores@stjoseph-honeycreek.org or by phone at 830-980-2268.  Wishing you continued blessings!

  

 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.


 



 



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News Headlines
  • Food Drive 2017

    Society of St. Vincent DePaul
    2017 Food Drive

    The Society of St. Vincent DePaul is conducting the Thanksgiving Food Drive. Please pick up a food bag or food slip as you leave mass today and return it with the product requested by November 14. There are many families in the St. Joseph area who rely on your support and would go hungry without your help. Please be generous! Thank you very much!

  • Veterans Day Ceremony

    The Knights of Columbus would like to invite all parishioners and veterans to their Annual Veterans' Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 9:15 - 9:45 a.m., at the flagpole/entrance to the parish cemetery, to honor all veterans who have served this great nation. The Knights will be placing flags on Friday/Saturday at the veterans' gravesites for the ceremony, and are asking for information on any deceased veterans who have been laid to rest in the St. Joseph cemeteries, or are entombed in our mausoleum. Most of these have already been recorded, or have the VA marker, but we realize some have/do not, and we would like to identify all veterans buried there. Please provide any information (full name & location of grave) to Ron Janak 210-745-0136 or Sam Haines 830-438-4049. Please join us as we honor those who have, or are currently serving.

  • Trunk and Treat with the Saints

    TRUNK AND TREAT WITH THE SAINTS. 31 October @5-7pm. Put on your Halloween costumes, enjoy some treats and come meet the Saints at our first "Trunk and Treat with the Saints". You'll find us in middle level parking lot next to the main church. If it rains, we'll be in the parish hall. Saints needed! Candy donations are greatly appreciated - drop off in the main office by 27 October. For any questions and to volunteer, contact Katerina Naiser at 202.903.6611 or kdnaiser@yahoo.com.

     

     

  • Ministry Appreciation Dinner

    Father Francis and the Pastoral Council want to thank ALL our ministry volunteers by serving you at the Ministry Appreciation Dinner. If you serve on any of our St. Joseph Honey Creek ministries, you are invited! Come and join us for dinner, drinks, and a night of appreciation.

     

  • Altarcito/Table of Remembrance - Bring Pictures

    To honor our beloved dead, all parishioners are invited to bring pictures of deceased loved ones beginning Nov. 1 Please place the pictures on the Altarcito in the church Gathering Space. Our parish family can join you in paying tribute to those pictured on the Table of Remembrance and keep them in their prayers. Please pick up your pictures after any Mass the weekend of Nov. 18/19.

     

  • Knights of Columbus Memorial Mass

  • Respect Life Month

     

  • Halloween Dance

    The Catholic Daughters and Knights of Columbus Council cordially
    invite parishioners and guests to a Halloween Dance October 28,
    6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at St. John Hall. Only 130 tickets will be
    sold at $25.00 per person after all weekend masses of Oct 14 -
    15 and Oct. 21-22. A light dinner will be served 6:00 p.m.-7:00
    p.m. Beer and set-ups with soft drinks will be available for a
    donation. Please bring your favorite wine or liquor. Live music by
    "The 11th Hour Band". Costumes are optional. For more information
    contact Michelle Engel 830-229-5657.

     

  • Sister Miriam - Transforming Power of Authentic Love

    Please join us! Sister Miriam will be with us on Saturday, October 28

    8:30 am- Noon

    Invite your friends! More information about the Sister Miriam event

    Information video

  • Baby Bottle Boomerang

    Don't forget to fill those baby bottles with change, cash or check made out to BSBPCC (Bulverde/Spring Branch Pregnancy Care Center) and bring them to the baby bottle receptacle in the church gathering space by October 29. Thank you for your support!

  • MOM Ministry

    The MOM Ministry welcomes you and your family to a Family Rosary Night on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The Rosary Guild will be joining us to help teach all of our children about what the Rosary is and it's beautiful prayers. We will have snacks and Rosary coloring sheets for the little ones! All are invited to come celebrate the month of the Holy Rosary with us and discover more about this powerful prayer and its special protection and graces. Feel free to bring your own family Rosary or come make one with us when the MOM Ministry meets on Monday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 203. For more information or to RSVP contact Christine Roberts at cprives@att.net.

  • 40Days for Life

    From Wednesday, September 27 through November 5, 2017, 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. We will be praying together every Friday during 40 Days For Life from 10 a.m. to 11a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood. You are welcome to meet us there or carpool with us from the church parking lot at 9:00 a.m. after morning Mass. If you'd like more information - please contact parishioner, Jeanne Keller at 830-9807409 or jeannelmnk@satx.rr.com.

  • Save the Date - Sr. Miriam is coming to St. Joseph-Honey Creek!

    Come hear Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, speak on The Transforming Power of Authentic Love. Sr. Miriam is a powerful Christian speaker whose straightforward message of love, forgiveness and transformation is changing the lives of seekers of all ages.
    Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:30 am - Noon
    Invite your friends! Your Family! Everyone you know! Experience a truly life-changing event - No matter where you are in your life's journey!

  • ACTS en EspaƱol

     

     RETIRO DE ACTS 2017

    PARA MUJERES EN ESPAÑOL
    30 de Noviembre - 3 de Diciembre

     

    "Velen y estén preparados, porque no saben cuándo llegará el momento."  Marcos 13:33

    Les invitamos cordialmente a asistir a nuestro retiro de ACTS en español para Mujeres el 30 de Noviembre al 3 de Diciembre, 2017. El retiro se celebrara en el centro de Wellspring Retreat Center en Blanco, TX. Empieza el Jueves por la noche y concluye el Domingo después de la Misa de 12:30. Solicitud de inscripción están disponibles en la oficina de la parroquia. Para obtener más información sobre el retiro por favor póngase en contacto con Santos Medina medinasantos1@aol.com 210-273-6285 o María Gonzalez glzvaz@hotmail.com  210-286-1276.

     

     

  • Moms Group

    Come socialize with other moms and take a moment to revitalize your spiritual life! We will begin with daily Mass followed by fellowship and discussion of assigned chapters from Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly. We'll meet on Monday nights from 7:00-9:00 PM from September 11- November 13. Childcare will be available. Contact Casey Pawelek 210-3924620 or casey.pawelek@gmail.com for more information or to RSVP your kids for the nursery.

  • Online Giving Made Easy!

    Save Time and Donate Online!


    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:
    https://stjoseph-honeycreek.weshareonline.org/

     

    "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

     

  • Eucharistic Adorers Needed

    Eucharistic Adoration is in need of additional adorers during the hours listed below. Please consider committing to one hour at one of the following times:
    Mondays - 4 p.m., 8 p.m., or 9 p.m.
    Tuesdays - 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. or 8 p.m.
    Contact Judy and Terry Temple at 210-410-9394 for more information or to sign up. Thank you.

  • Travel with Fr. Francis in 2018

    Make Your Reservations Today! 

    Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe

    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 jhernandez@stjoseph-honeycreek.org

    View more details here - https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/804616

  • Pastoral Council - Parish Goals 2016

    Parish Goals 2016

    Objective 1: New Evangelization: Proclaiming the Good News with joy, zeal and renewed spirit.

    • Develop Parish wide survey on Evangelization

    1. Meet with Staff & Ministries to refine the New Evangelization Team "The Way Ahead"
    a. Gather input for "Survey Questions"
    b. June 2016

    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.

    • Parish Retreats

    1. Organize and facilitate two parish retreats a year
    a. one during Advent season
    b. one during the Lenten Season.

    Objective 2: Catechesis and Formation: Growing in our faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ

    • 50% of all catechists will be level 1 certified by September 1, 2017.

    • 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.

    Objective 3: Youth and Young Adults: Emerging Disciples of Christ

    • 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.

     

  • Historical St. Joseph Day Chapel Video

    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.

     

  • Free Pictures Available Online

    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.

  • Music Ministry Taking Requests

    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!

  • Need Someone to Listen? Try a Stephen Minister!

    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.

     

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