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Upcoming Events


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.

Special Announcements

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

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifetouch member site: https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y7zds410/
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


                                          

 

 

 

 

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 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 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.

English First Communion Mass: Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Main Church.
Spanish First Communion Mass: Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. in the Main Church. 

 If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sue Torres by email at stores@stjoseph-honeycreek.org 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.


 



 



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News Headlines
  • Las Posadas

    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

  • Christmas Cards and Cookies!

    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 ashleymacshane@yahoo.com

  • Advent Parish Reconciliation Service

    There will be several priests from our area scheduled to hear confessions that night; therefore, lines should move quickly and smoothly. 

  • Moms and Tots

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For more information contact Ashley acampbell382@hotmail.com

     

  • Christmas Toy Drive

    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: msmaryetta@gmail.com. Your help in sharing toys and Christ's love with others in our community is most appreciated.

  • Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    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.

  • Drive Thru Bethlehem

    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!!) 

  • Men's ACTS Retreat

    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 (wkap@gvtc.com or 830-743-1677) or Ray Tovar (rtovar@gvtc.com or 210-269-3177) for additional details. Registration form.

  • Photo Directories 2018

    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 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

     

  • 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

  • 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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