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Upcoming Events


Guadalupanos Information Meeting Thursday, July 27, 7:00 p.m., Parish Hall 
Faith Formation Registration  CLOSES on August 31, 2017

Special Announcements

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.

 

 

Faith Formation Announcements


                                          

 

 

 

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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.
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 Hello Families!  As the Faith Formation Department begins to plan for the 2017-2018 year of Religious Education, we hope you would please prayerfully discern a roll as a Catechist!  We have a vibrant faith community yearning for your leadership.  Our classes meet Wednesday evenings and Sundays, both mornings and evenings.  Please contact me in the Faith Formation Office, or be sure to add your name on the Volunteer Page of your child's registration form.  I would love to speak to you personally regarding this Ministry.  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 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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  • Moms Group Update

    Moms Think Ahead

    All moms are invited to our planning meeting on August 2, after the 7 PM mass in room 203. We will plan events and schedule our ministry calendar for the remainder of 2017. Childcare will be available, please RSVP your children to Casey Pawelek at 210.392.4620. See you there!

    For more information or to be added to our list serve, email casey.pawelek@gmail.com

     

  • Faith Formation Registration

    Faith Formation Registration is underway! Forms can be found on parish website, in the gathering space, or parish office.

    * Register for classes by August 1, 2017 to avoid a $25 late fee! Registration will close on August 31, 2017.
    * Please be sure to select at least one item on the newly updated Family Commitment Form, page 3 of the registration packet.
    * Please also note the Alternative Needs class on Wednesday evenings.
    * We are in need of Catechists at all levels of our Faith Formation Programs, Kindergarten through High School. Tuition rates for family of Catechists are discounted at half price.

     

     

  • CDA Country Store Donations

    Items needed for the CDA Country Store
    The Catholic Daughters of America would appreciate your donations for the Country Store/Parish Festival. There will be boxes at the downstairs entrance and foyer of the church. Thank you so much!!

    Cans of chicken breasts (12.5 oz)
    Cans of Cherry and Apple pie filling
    Sugar cookie mix-bags
    Funfetti icing with sprinkles
    20 oz. cans of CRUSHED pineapple
    Cans of sliced peaches
    Yellow cake mix
    Angel Food Cake mix
    10 oz. cans of Rotel
    Cans or jars of Spaghetti/pasta Sauce (Del Monte, Hunts, etc)
    Cans of whole kernal and cream corn 15.25 oz.
    Cans of kidney beans
    28 oz. Diced tomatoes
    Packets of cornbread mix, biscuit mix, Jiffy Mix (box)
    New Pot holders & Dish towels
    Honey, Jams, Jelly, Salsa

    Interested in becoming a member of CDA? Contact Carmen Hanshaw at (713) 882-3672. Next meeting: Sept.5!!!

     

  • Thank You from the Catholic Daughters

    Thank you!
    The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Joseph-Creek #2260 want to extend our sincere thanks for all of the support you have given us. Through your generosity we have been able to make donations and present gifts to the following:

    • Faith Formation of the Elementary, Middle School and High School levels (VBS t-shirts, help pay for transportation for middle schoolers to Camp Hidden Lake, t-shirts for High School youth at Life Teen summer retreat)
    • St. Vincent de Paul (purchased a stove)
    • Two Women's Religious Orders
    • Two Hospice Organizations
    • Bulverde/Spring Branch Pregnancy Care Center
    • A Woman's Haven
    • CDA National Headquarters for upkeep of our building in NYC
    • Wounded Warrior Project
    • A family connected with the Wounded Warrior Project
    • St. Joseph ACTS for women
    • Scholarship for our high school youth
    • CASA of New Braunfels (290 books for their summer reading)
    • National CDA Projects
    • Texas State CDA Projects
    • St. Joseph Chapel (purchase of two statues)
    • RCIA program at St. Joseph (purchase books)
    • Texas State Junior Catholic Daughters
    • St. Joseph Parish Priests and Deacons

    These donations totaled around $6,800 and would not be possible without your support of our raffles, bake sales, Mardi Gras dance, Fish Fry and Spaghetti Dinner desserts and Bunco. We are truly blessed to be a part of St. Joseph and thank you for generosity.

    If you are interested in seeing what we are all about, please contact Carmen Hanshaw - (713)-882-3672 or email her - carmen.hanshaw@gmail.com

     

  • Volunteers Needed

    We are excited to be planning for the 2017 Festival, but, we are in need of your help. At this time we are looking for Booth Chairmen.

    First, we are in need of an energetic individual (or 2) to head the Rummage Sale Booth. After many years of dedicated service to the Festival, the previous leader of this booth is retiring. She is willing to work with the new Chairman to help him/her get started.

    Second, we need someone to run the Baking Contest. This is a fun booth that finds out who the most talented bakers are in our community!

    Don't forget, all the proceeds from the Festival directly benefit the Church Ministries and our community. And everyone has a great time, too.

    To volunteer, please contact Norma or Jim Head at 830-980-6509 or nwhead@hotmail.com.

     

  • Back to School Clothing Drive

    SVDP needs your help. We are collecting new or gently used clothing for our children going back to school. Please make sure the clothing you donate is something your child would still wear to school, but may have outgrown. We want to make our children's return to school as pleasant as possible.

    WAYS TO DONATE
    Place the clothes in bins at the entrance of the churches.
    Bring it by Society of St. Vincent de Paul building on July 27 from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. or July 28 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Call Elvis or Maryetta to make other arrangements at 830-336-4222

     

     

  • Join the Dollar Club

    Meet our seminarians after the 10 a.m. Mass on July 30 And Support all 33 Seminarians With just $1 a month

    Thanks to your generosity, in 2016 the Dollar Club raised over $8,600. All parishioner and their family members are encouraged to join the Dollar Club by donating $1 a month or an annual donation of $12. All proceeds go directly to the Seminarian Formation Endowment Fund that supports the living and educational expenses of our 33 Archdiocese seminarians.

    Donations can be made during the
    second collection on July 29 /30.

    Make checks payable to St Joseph with a Memo: Dollar Club. For more information contact Steve Hanshaw at 281-900-6198 or by email Stephen.hanshaw@gmail.com

     

  • Free FORMED APP Available

    It is easier than ever for you to enjoy your subscription to FORMED! Just download the FREE FORMED app and start enjoying great video and audio wherever you go. Be the first to get the FORMED app and share it with your friends and family. Learn more at app.formed.org.
    • Don't have your free FORMED account yet? Go to Formed.org
    • Enter our PARISH CODE on the homepage: b155b
    • Create a personal account with your email and password

  • New Ministry - Guadalupanos

    The Society of the Guadalupanos is a new ministry at St. Joseph-Honey Creek. The purpose of the Guadalupanos is to give honor and praise to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. To learn about this ministry, we invite you to join us for the first meeting on July 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This ministry is open to all parishioners. For more information contact Imelda Quiroz 830-980-2268.

    Si esta interesado en hacerse Guadalupano, San Jose tendra una junta para las personas que esten interesados. La junta sera el 27 de Julio a las 7:00 p.m. en el Salón Parroquial. Todos estan invitados a participar en este nuevo ministerio. Para mas información llamar a la oficina con Imelda Quiroz al teléfono 830-980-2268

     

     

  • Natural Family Plannning

    St. Joseph is pleased to join with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in its national education campaign to celebrate God's vision for marriage and promote methods of Natural Family Planning (NFP).  Today's methods of NFP are safe, natural and effective means to cooperate with God's grace in achieving or postponing pregnancy.  Live and love in harmony with your God-given fertility!  Curious?  Join us for an "Intro to NFP" on Mon, Jul 31, 7:30 p.m., in St. John Hall.  Engaged and married couples and all interested adults are most welcome to attend this session.  Invite your friends!  For more info, please, contact Laura Brill, NFP Instructor, Ovulation Method, Family of the Americas, 210-379-6135, Laura.Brill@archsa.org.

  • Cry Room

    A Young Adult survey indicated a need for a place for parents with crying babies to go outside of the Sanctuary. Please save the chairs in the Gathering Space for families with small children and parishioners with special needs. This area is our Cry Room. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Faith Formation Catechist

    Hello Families!  As the Faith Formation Department begins to plan for the 2017-2018 year of Religious Education, we hope you would please prayerfully discern a roll as a Catechist!  We have a vibrant faith community yearning for your leadership.  Our classes meet Wednesday evenings and Sundays, both mornings and evenings.  Please contact me in the Faith Formation Office, or be sure to add your name on the Volunteer Page of your child's registration form.  I would love to speak to you personally regarding this Ministry.  Please contact Sue Torres by email at stores@stjoseph-honeycreek.org or by phone at 830-980-2268.  Wishing you continued blessings!

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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