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Social Concerns Commettee

Established in 2005

MISSION STATEMENT
 St. Joseph's Social Conerns Committee's mission is to identify the needs and concerns for service and advocacy in our parish, our community and society.  Guided by the Holy Spirit, we will vision, plan, facilitate and organize services and functions based on these needs.  We will help coordinate our parish members to meet these needs by providing ways for them to be active in service, advocacy and communication integrating Catholic Social Teaching in all aspects of our work.

NEED HELP?   Feel free to contact the Parish Office or click HERE for a list of Outreach Contacts and Information.

 CURRENT EVENTS

Change for Life Baby Bottle Fund Raiser will kick off on Mothers Day and run through Fathers Day, June 17th.

 COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  DONNA ABTS, CHAIRPERSON
JANICE KASPER --  LINDA KLEIN -- 
MARLYS STROTHER  -- BONNIE DENOR
 
MEETINGS
Monthly meetings are held at 5:30pm on the first Monday of the months of January, February, March, April, May, September, October and November.  New members are always welcome.  Contact the parish office or chairperson, Donna Abts at (920)863-5662 with questions or concerns.
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Sent out Sympathy, Get Well, and Thinking of You cards to our parishioners.
  • Sent Christmas Cards to the parishioners who are in nursing homes and homebound.
  • Purchased the Care Notes in the back of church.
  • Sponsored a Red Letter Campaign for "Right for Life".
  • Participated in the Stewardship Fair with Touch of Life Babies, Posters, Essays, Care Notes and Prayer Cards displayed.  A video "Preview of a Birth" was also shown.
  • Educated parishioners during October Pro Life Month by displaying Touch of Life Babies, having a speaker from the "Crossing" at mass, posters, handing out Prayer Cards and Pro Life refrigerator magnets, reading selected essays during Mass from the Religious Education students on "Why I'm Happy My Parents Gave Me Life".  Presentation to the Religious Education students on Pro Life using The Touch of Life Babies.
  • Presented a family in need with a Thanksgiving dinner each year.
  • Sponsored the reverse collection for Christmas, with items going to Domestic Violence Center, Salvation Army, and any needy family in our parish.
  • Compiled an information list with addresses and phone numbers of different organizations where our parishioners may go to get help for various needs.
  • Sponsored a Change for Life Baby Bottle fund raiser, money raised was given to The Crossing Pregnancy Health Center with the 5% gratuity for our parish donated to the St. Joseph's Kids for Cash program.
  • Handed out flowers to Mom's and Dad's for Mother's and Father's Day.
  • Sponsored an Adopt a Family Campaign during Christmas. 
  • Sponsored a Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Condensed the Reverse Collection, Adopt-A-Family and Mitten Tree into one symbolic "Giving Tree".
  • Updated St. Joseph's Information Brochure.
  • Sponsored "Souper Bowl" soup collection.
  • Sponsored a "Lenten Drive" of household/hygiene items.

 

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The Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen

Hail Mary

Hail, Mary! Full of grace, The Lord is with thee, Blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen