KOC Spaghetti Dinner

Take a break and let KOC provide dinner on Wednesday, December 9!

Each spaghetti dinner includes choice of pasta (angel hair, bow tie, penne) with your choice of sauce (alfredo, marinara or Bolognese meat) a side salad, garlic roll and dessert. All packaged and ready to pick up curbside!

Adult Meals: $10    Children under 12: $5 

Family of 2 adults/2 children: $25    

New this year, order ahead! Just complete the Order Form and either email it to KOFC6514@gmail.com or phone it in at: 810-626-8248

Orders received by December 8 get $1 off. 

Giving Tree 2020 Goes Virtual!

This year you can “shop” online! Just 4 easy steps:

  • Step 1: Log on to the Gift Registry
  • Step 2: Make your selection on the Gift Registry
  • Step 3: Purchase your gift. Be sure to wrap it and label with the gift item number you receive from Signup Genius.
  • Step 4: Drop off your gift at the Parish Office, Monday-Friday 1 PM-6 PM

We will also be accepting gifts December 5/6 and December 12/13. Just leave in the bin/vehicle before entering for Mass.

There are also options for: 

1. Donation to Charities to purchase unclaimed gift requests.

2. Donation  to SJS for their School Assistance Fund.

3. Donation to OASIS, to purchase heaters.

For more information, contact our volunteers at 706-543-0064. or email them at sjcathens@gmail.com

Christmas Food Drive

St. Joseph Charities Giving Tree Program Is looking for canned goods to deliver to families along with their Giving Tree gifts.

Please contribute SOME or ALL these needed items.

  • 2 – can vegetables (14-15 oz)
  • 2 – can fruit (14-15 oz)
  • 2 – can evaporated milk
  • 1 – jar spaghetti sauce (24 oz) plastic if possible
  • 1 – jar peanut butter (plastic, if possible)
  • 1 – bag dried beans (16 oz)
  • 1 – bag rice (16 oz)
  • 1 – box pasta (16 oz)
  • 1 – bag sugar (4 lb)
  • 1 – bag flour (5 lb)
  • 1 – bag cornmeal (2 lb)

Drop off the food items at the church on December 6th and December 13th before Mass.  There will be a vehicle out front to collect all the food items.

Thank you for helping make Christmas merry and bright for our local families in need!

Facilitators Needed for VIRTUS

Under the Safe Environment guidelines, parishes are required to offer VIRTUS Classes for all persons working with children. We are in need of facilitators to lead these classes.

Four training sessions have been scheduled for 2021 to train facilitators for VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children.  The 2021 dates are as follows:

  • · January 27 and 28
  • · April 30 and May 1
  • · July 20 and 21
  • · October 21 and 22

Click here for a facilitator position description and application. Deadline to submit is December 18.

Check out our Gift Shop for meaningful Christmas gifts!

We have it all! Or we can order it for you! Rosaries…crucifixes…scapulars…holy cards…Bibles…medals…pendants with medals…Scriptural shelf sitters…bilingual missals…statues…small devotional books…cards…lazos…holy water fonts.. holy water bottles… children’s books.

Scriptural items like key chains… bookmarks..pens, coffee cups…hand towels…tote bags

Advent wreaths…candles…devotionals… Nativity sets…and other Christmas items!

We are open after Mass in the Parish Hall.

· November 21/22

· December 5/6

· December 19/20

The myParish App is ready for Advent!

We added a special Advent Reflections button to our menu. These reflections offer spiritual encouragement each day of this holy season, as we await Christ’s coming.

There’s also a Blessing of an Advent Wreath prayer in the Prayers button on your app. This is a great way to bring Advent into your homes every day, not just on Sundays at Mass.

You may also notice some changes to the background in the coming weeks. We will have an Advent background beginning the week of November 23rd, and the Christmas background the week of December 21st, with all returning to our regular look the week of January 11th.

Grace Scholarship Program

Looking for a way to help in these strange times!? Finally at a point where you can think about doing your taxes!? We have good news for you! GRACE Scholars is still accepting registrations! The $100 million cap has not been met! You still have an opportunity to redirect your state tax dollars and receive a benefit on your federal taxes by making a donation to GRACE Scholars! Help us provide scholarships for students by participating in GRACE! Visit www.gracescholars.org to register today! Call us with any questions – 706.543.1621 

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