Young at Heart: December 1

All seniors and those young at heart are invited to join us for our monthly gathering on Friday December 1st at 11:00 a.m. Following a talk by one of our priests, then recitation of the rosary, we will enjoy a Christmas lunch and celebrate those with December birthdays. No reservations are required and there is no cost to attend. If you wish, you may bring a door prize or a dessert to share. 

Gift Shop Hours:

Be sure to stop by the Gift Shop after Mass! We have a large selection of items that are perfect for Baptisms and Christmas gifts, as well as other sacramentals and books to inspire your faith, including the 2024 Missals. The Gift Shop is located to the rear of the gym by the elevators. We will be open all weekends in December, except December 28/29.

Holiday Food Drive: December 9/10

As part of the St. Joseph Charities Giving Tree Program, we are also collecting food drive items to share with families in need.

Just bring your items before and after all masses the weekends of December 2/3 & 9/10th.  Just look for a St. Joseph Charities volunteer out in front of the church and we will be happy to assist you!

Food Drive Items

plastic jars of peanut butter

plastic jars of jelly or jam

cans of Ravioli

cans of vegetables

cans of fruit

cans of soup

cans of chicken or tuna

boxes of pasta

boxes of mac and cheese

box of cereal

bag or box of rice

Christmas Giving Tree Program: December 9/10

St. Joseph Charities is pleased to announce the return of the Giving Tree!  Our Giving Tree program helps make Christmas merry for families who are currently in need.  Our selected families have supplied us with specific gift wishes and we ask our parishioners to help supply those gifts.  Without the generosity of our parish, these families would most likely not have any gifts to celebrate the joy of Christmas with. 

The Giving Tree, decorated with gift wish tags, will be located in the church parish hallway. Please stop by and visit the tree to select a gift wish tag and be part of putting the merry in Christmas for someone less fortunate.  There are tags for all ages, and you can select 1 or as many as you wish!  All gifts will be collected before and after masses on the weekends of December 2/3 & 9/10th. 

Decorate for Christmas: December 23

Please join us on Saturday, Dec. 23 as we decorate St. Joseph for the Christmas Season. This is fun work and is set to start at 9:30 AM and we hope to have plenty of help to make the work go quickly. All are welcome, especially men, students needing service hours, and families. For more information or to volunteer, contact Edith Hollander.

Epiphany Party: January 5

Join us welcoming the Three Kings at our Multi-National Epiphany Party on Friday, January 5, 6:00-8:00 PM.

Parishioners are asked to share food tastings representing their family’s heritage. Just as we have come from all over the world to Athens Georgia, so do the Three Kings with special treats for the kids. Contact our Welcome Committee for details!

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