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Upcoming Events


Memorial Day Ceremony May 28, 9:30 a.m. Cemetery entrance
CDA/Arts&Crafts Bake Sale June 3-4, Parish Hall
Vacation Bible School June 26-30 Registration will Close June 5, 2017
Women's ACTS Retreat  June 15-18, 2017
Blues Night Out June 16, 7:00-11:00 p.m.

Special Announcements

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION WILL BE CLOSED ON MAY 29 IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY. THANK YOU.

 

REMINDER:  Registration for Vacation Bible School will CLOSE on June 5, 2017  Registration Form

 

 

 

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 Registration forms

ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION 

Vacation Bible School: June 26-30, 2017 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!"  Won't you please consider being a leader of a Committee, Group, or a Station?  Please contact Sue Torres in the Faith Formation Office for more information, by phone at 830-980-2268, ext. 211 or by email at storres@stjoseph-honeycreek.org. Thank you!  Registration Form

 ADULT FAITH FORMATION FALL 2016 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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  • Veterans Day Ceremony

    VIETNAM ERA VETERANS

    AND FAMILY MEMBERS

    of Bulverde and Honey Creek Communities

    WE WOULD LIKE TO HONOR YOU!

     

     

    On Saturday, November 11, 2017, the Knights of Columbus and the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to recognize and honor your service during a special ceremony at St. Joseph - Honey Creek.

    If you served in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period November 1, 1955 thru May 15, 1975, regardless of location, you are eligible to be included in this ceremony

    Contact Debbie or Henry Delgado at Debbiedelgado57@gmail.com or call Henry Delgado at 972-571-2892.

    Let us know which category applies to you, a family member or friend

    Categories of Eligibility:

    a) Living Veterans
    b) Former or deceased American Military POW's listed by the Dept. of Defense
    c) Unaccounted For (MIA-family member to receive)
    d) In Memory Of - Veteran's listed on the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
    e) Deceased Vietnam Veterans' Surviving Spouse - at the time of the death of a Veteran who served on active duty

    We need your Name, Rank, Branch of Service, Contact information, and Category of Eligibility by July 31, 2017.

    Thank you for your service.

     

  • Mom's Group Ministry

    St. Joseph-Honey Creek is starting a Mom's Group Ministry! Come join other parish and community mothers in participating in social events, service projects, and evangelization opportunities throughout the year.  For more information or to join our email list for future events, contact Casey Pawelek at casey.pawelek@gmail.com.

  • Arts&Crafts/CDA Bake Sale

    Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale in the Parish Hall
    June 3 & 4 before and after all Masses (Except Sunday, 5 p.m.)
    Shop for favorite items made by the Arts & Crafts group.
    Delicious homemade desserts by Catholic Daughters of America #2260

  • Stephen Ministry News

    ST. JOSEPH-HONEY CREEK WELCOMES 13 TRAINED STEPHEN MINISTERS! Stephen Ministry is available to help our parish family and community in every difficult time. We welcome to our Stephen Ministry Team 13 additional Stephen Ministers who have completed training in the Stephen Ministry International Training Program with over 50 hours of Christian care training. They along with our current Stephen Ministry Team are available to support our parish and community in confidential, one-to-one Christian care with those who are experiencing difficult times like unemployment, divorce or separation, disability, miscarriage, terminal or chronic illness, need of spiritual or emotional encouragement, the death of a loved one... or any one of life's challenges.

    If you or someone you know would like a Stephen Minister, please contact Judy Pawelek at 210-279-2799, Karen Hughes at 210-685-2802 or Deacon Mike Pawelek at 210-771-3802


    Bear each other's burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ!  - Galatians 6:2

     

  • Blues Night Out

    Friday, June 16
    7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

    BLUES NIGHT OUT

    Featuring music by
    Jimmy Talbot and the Teardrops
    St. John Hall
    Tickets $15/person

    Food provided by A Woman's Haven Pregnancy Crisis Center

    Hosted By
    Knights of Columbus Council #8521

     

  • VBS Donations

    Our annual Vacation Bible School is scheduled for June 26-30, and we need your help! We are accepting donations of new bags of POLYFILL for a special project. Please bring donations to the parish office or call Sue Torres at 830-980-2268 to make arrangements for drop off.

     

     

  • Rosary Guild - THANK YOU!

    The Rosary Guild sincerely would like to say "THANK YOU" for supporting our recent fundraier!  If you are interested in learning how to make Mission chord rosaries and/or special chain rosaries for our parish ministries, please email Jackie Baer at: usbaers@netzero.net. The Rosary Guild is in need of new members and rosary making, once learned, can be done at home in your spare time with supplies provided. Making rosaries is a "worry less" time...your worries seem to go away as you pray and think of our Blessed Mother and others, so please consider joining us. God Bless You Always! ~ The Rosary Guild

  • 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

  • Women's ACTS Retreat

    You are joyfully invited to attend the St. Joseph Women's ACTS Retreat on June 15‒18. An ACTS retreat weekend is a three-day, three-night, Catholic retreat presented by fellow parishioners like you. If you'd like to enjoy a weekend of relaxation and fun, and at the same time grow closer to God, then this weekend is for you. The retreat will be held at the Omega Retreat Center in Boerne, Texas.  For more information about the retreat please contact Carolyn Denny carolymhdenny2012@gmail.com or Tammy Frost at tammyjfrost @hotmail.com.

    Registration Form

  • Nursing Room

    The Bride's Room remains unlocked during all masses and available for nursing mothers. The bride's room is located downstairs in the main church between the restrooms and the elevator, and you may enter through the women's restroom. There a dial on the wall that may be turned up, allowing you to still participate in mass upstairs. After using the Bride's Room, we ask you to please turn off the lights and the sound and you can dispose of your diapers in the Diaper Genie in the women's restroom on your way out.

  • Gluten-free Host

    Gluten-free hosts are now available to all parishioners and guests with gluten allergies. If anyone needs a gluten-free host they may locate the sacristan before mass to make arrangements. If you cannot locate the sacristan please see any of the ushers for assistance. Thank you.

  • Vacation Bible School

    Vacation Bible School: June 26-30, 2017

    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!" 

     Who: Entering Pre-K through 5th for 2017/2018 school year: Toddler Program available for 18 mos. – 3 year old children whose parents must remain on campus as a volunteer.

     Cost: $20 First child - $15 each additional child - $65 Maximum Family Fee. Financial assistance is available

     *No Cost: Volunteers entering grade 6 through Adult (T-shirt provided). June 10th workshop is required as a condition to volunteer for all youth and adult volunteers. 

    We are 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 storres@stjoseph-honeycreek.org. Thank you!

    Registration form

     

  • Pastoral Council Member

    St. Joseph Catholic Church - Honey Creek is seeking new pastoral council members to serve a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2017. The purpose of the pastoral council shall be to offer counsel to the Pastor on matters affecting pastoral life, spiritual life, and ministry of the parish community, as well as to serve as a planning and coordinating body for the parish. Members must be registered in the parish, have demonstrated a commitment to the parish community, be in communion and in good standing with the Catholic Church, married in the Catholic Church, and committed to spiritual growth. Members must be unrelated by blood and shall not be married to another member on the council. Meetings take place on the first Monday of each month excluding December, January, June, and July. If you are interested in becoming a member of the pastoral council, please contact Father Francis by email, stjoseph@stjoseph-honeycreek.org or by calling the church office at (830) 980-2268. Deadline is May 31, 2017.

     

     

  • Catechesis of the Good Shephard

    Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is coming to St. Joseph! We are very excited to offer a new Faith Formation option for children 3-6 years old. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori based religious education method that focuses on the relationship between God and the child. Trained Catechists and children explore the liturgy and scriptures in a beautiful, retreat-like space called the atrium. Our goal is to begin in September with the Level 1 atrium for children ages 3 to 6. For more information, contact Beate Buescher at (210) 889-9869, beate@gvtc.com, or visit www.cgsusa.org.

    We are also hosting a planning session. Come meet children who've spent time in the atrium, mingle with our trained catechists and have some coffee. Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall and learn how you can help this beautiful new children's ministry at St. Joseph Catholic Church-Honey Creek. To RSVP, please contact Samantha Baer at (210) 324-5497 or Summerville.samantha@gmail.com.

  • 2017 Archbishop's Appeal

    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

  • 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.

     

  • Recollecting Our History

    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.

  • 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.

     

  • An Opportunity to Help in Times of Great Need

    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.

  • 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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