Date Night at Oakwood
Mar
24
5:30 PM17:30

Date Night at Oakwood

Please join us for our next St. Joseph Date Night! Dr David Den Braber, a local optometrist, who has been involved with the Men's Conference in Grand Rapids for years and his wife Amy will be speaking on the four F's of marriage: Free- Full(total)- Faithful & Fruitful. 

A buffet style dinner will be served at the Oakwood on Saturday, March 24 at 5:30. The cost is $20 per couple. We hope to see you there!

Please sign up by clicking below:

 

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2018 Building A Legacy Catholic Men's Conference
Mar
10
7:00 AM07:00

2018 Building A Legacy Catholic Men's Conference

FEATURING

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

  • A powerful and passionate evangelist with a no-nonsense approach to living and proclaiming the Catholic faith.


Steve Bollman

  • Founder of That Man Is You!, dedicated to helping men discover the superabundance of God in marriage and family.


Chris Muglia

  • An inspiring speaker and musician with a real-life message.


Justin Fatica [youth breakout speaker]

  • A dynamic and impactful speaker and author encouraging men young and old to (re)discover and live for God.


Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak

  • Bishop of Grand Rapids. He will be celebrating Mass with us.



 SCHEDULE

7:00 am ...............Doors open & Breakfast
8:00 am ...............Conference start
12:00 pm ..............Lunch
4:00 pm ...............Conclusion
† Conference includes AM Mass
† Reconciliation available

 

Early Registration Ends February 23rd. Maximum of 1200 Attendees.
Questions? Call Deacon Jim at 616.292.0422

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CENTURY CLUB DINNER 2018
Jan
27
5:30 PM17:30

CENTURY CLUB DINNER 2018

2018 St. Joseph School Century Club Dinner

Announcements:  

Tickets are still available for the 2018 Century Club Dinner!  Contact Nick and Kim Kramer at 989-640-4187 or John and Christie Spitzley at 517-331-1591 if you are interested in attending.

We are once again offering the Golden Paddle!  For $100, enter a drawing to win YOUR CHOICE OF ANY LIVE OR SILENT AUCTION item!  The winning ticket will be drawn prior to the Live Auction on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  This year, you MUST be present to win.  Keep in mind there are many group packages available, so tickets can be bought individually or as a group.   Committee members will be selling tickets after each Mass the weekend of January 13/14th.  Only 50 tickets will be sold; to make it fair, each Mass will have at least 16 tickets available.  The Golden Paddle can be used for any live or silent auction item, EXCEPT for the 2019 Hall Rental and the Road Rally.  If you have any questions, please contact a committee member.

NEW This Year:  Road Rally Poker Run for 20 teams.  $200 per car with no more than 6 people in each car on a Saturday evening April 21, 2018.  Heavy appetizers will be provided.  Sign-up will be available all evening during the Century Club Dinner.  This is NOT an auction item, and Golden Paddle cannot be used to enter.  Thank you to Mark and Marilyn Schneider, Ben and Barb Wesley, Keith and Melissa Johnston, Larry and Therese Simon, Ron and Carol Simon, Phil and Cathy Stoddard, Dave and Robin Wirth, Steve and Sandy Wolniakowski for coordinating this fun event.

Schedule of Events:

  • January 27, 2018

  • 4:00 Mass with Father Kempf

  • 5:00-6:00 Silent Auction Bidding/Happy Hour

  • 6:00 Three course dinner and dessert by “Taste of Heaven”

  • Golden Paddle Drawing

  • Auction, music, drinks and entertainment by “Mainstreet Dueling Piano Players”

Money Drawings:

  • 1-$1,000 Winner

  • 2- $500 Winners

  • 3-$300 Winners

  • 4-$200 Winners

  • 10-$100 Winners

Treasure Box:

1 ticket for $10 or 3 tickets for $25

  • A $1,500 travel voucher toward a vacation of your choice!  Planned with the help of Joy from Classic Travel.  Donated by Classic Travel.

  • 2nd and 3rd place each receive $100 cash

Grab Bags:

There will also be several $25 “grab bags” for purchase that contain at LEAST $25 in miscellaneous gift cards and items.  Must have exact change at the time of purchase.

 


Dinner / Big Money tickets will NOT be mailed this year. They will be given to guests when they check in the night of the event. 

We are looking for volunteers to provide a meal-of-the-month again this year. Please contact Kim or Christie if interested. 

Golden Paddle tickets will be sold after all the Masses January 13th and 14th. Golden Paddle can be used on any live or silent auction item except the first pick of hall rental for 2019. 

Please contact Angela Simon at 517-648-7155 if you would like to donate to the Century Club snack table. 

If you have any questions regarding the Century Club Dinner or if you would like to make a donation, please contact Kim Kramer 989-640-4187 or Christie Spitzley 517-331-1591

 

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March for Life 2018
Jan
18
to Jan 20

March for Life 2018

March for Life Youth Event 

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JOIN US AT THE WORLD’S LARGEST PRO-LIFE EVENT

WHEN: January 18 - 20th

WHERE: Washington D.C. 

HOW MUCH: $110 (includes a group hat) 

 

January 18th
Bus leaves from St. Mary's Westphalia
Concert in Germantown, MD
Overnight accommodations at St. Timothy’s Church in Chantilly, VA 

January 19th  
Mass at National Basilica Washington DC
National Mall / Museums
March for Life  
Overnight accommodations at Holy Family in Steubenville, OH

January 20th  
Morning Mass at Holy Family in Steubenville, OH
Journey Home 

 

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We STILL Do - Regional Marriage Night
Jan
13
5:00 PM17:00

We STILL Do - Regional Marriage Night

Most Holy Trinity, St Joseph's, and St Mary's parishes are hosting the 2nd annual We STILL Do Regional Marriage Ministry Night Out. A catered meal along with Peter and Debbi Herbeck make for a perfect date night! Ask your spouse for a night out, ask some friends to come, as well, and make it a fun night! Happy Hour begins at 5pm and the evening begins at 5:30pm. Cost for the night is $40 per couple and you can register online

 

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Come and See
Dec
15
to Dec 18

Come and See

The Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, MI invite you to experience our life of prayer and our life in common. Retreats are in Alma, MI. For more information email: vocation@rsmofalma.org and visit www.rsmofalma.org

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The annual Road Trip to Vianney
Nov
16
to Nov 18

The annual Road Trip to Vianney

The annual Road Trip for the Vianney Visit to the St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, MN will held on November 16-18, 2017.

The Vianney Visit is open to young men ages 16-24 and will give them the opportunity to take a closer look at the priesthood by experiencing a few days in the life of a seminarian. Would you please help extend the invitation by sharing the attached flier with the parents and young men in your parish?  Thank you for your help by spreading the word!

 

If you have questions, please contact

Pattie Reynolds, Administrative Assistant

Office of Priestly Vocations

616-288-0910

preynolds@dioceseofgrandrapids.org

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Come and See
Nov
10
to Nov 13

Come and See

The Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, MI invite you to experience our life of prayer and our life in common. Retreats are in Alma, MI. For more information email: vocation@rsmofalma.org and visit www.rsmofalma.org

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Date Night at the Oakwood
Nov
4
5:30 PM17:30

Date Night at the Oakwood

The Marriage Ministry Team from St. Joseph's encourage you to mark your calendars for our next Date Night! On Saturday, November 4th, the Oakwood Lounge is going to open their doors just for us! They are offering an All-You-Can-Eat Dinner Buffet of roast beef, chicken, potatoes, salad, veggies, and a dessert for $12.00 per person. Drinks will also be available for purchase. Our night will begin with Happy Hour at 5:30 pm, and dinner served from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. After dinner, our program will begin, including four couples from St. Joseph sharing their stories of married life! Please RSVP in the back of church, or by calling the parish office. Hope you can join us!

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Come and See
Oct
6
to Oct 9

Come and See

The Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, MI invite you to experience our life of prayer and our life in common. Retreats are in Alma, MI. For more information email: vocation@rsmofalma.org and visit www.rsmofalma.org

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Light Weigh One King
Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

Light Weigh One King

Light Weigh One King is coming to St. Joseph Parish. Light Weigh One King is a 12 week Bible Study – DVD program designed to help those who struggle with dieting/food or other temptations. The program is recommended by parish nurses and doctors for weight-loss and health, and chosen by Prevention Magazine as a safe and healthy faith based diet. New research shows church based meetings increase people’s weight loss success. There are no weigh-ins. A One King Orientation will be held on Monday, September 18th at 10 am in the KC Room. Hope to see you there!

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2017 Fall Fundraiser
Sep
16
to Sep 17

2017 Fall Fundraiser

The Annual Alter Society Fall Fundraiser - Chicken & Biscuit Baked Goods Takeout is scheduled for Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th, after all the Masses. Please pick up your tickets and workers list at the back of church. The tickets may be returned through the parish collection, to the parish office, or one of the chairpersons. Thanks 

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Adult Steubenville Weekend
Jul
28
to Jul 30

Adult Steubenville Weekend

Adult Steubenville Conference:

The numbers are starting to flow in and currently the conference being offered in July (July 28th-30th) is the winner.  Here is the pricing/registration information.  Price per person*: Early Bird $135 (by April 8th); Regular $160 (after April 8th)

Meal Plan (includes 6 meals): $67
Housing: Shared non-A/C $80; Shared A/C $100; Private non-A/C $110

Online registration at https://steubenvilleconferences.com/adult/dfc/ 

 

Note that you save $25/person if you register before April 8th.  Please contact the parish office or stop in if you need/want help registering and share/invite your friends, family, neighbors, etc. All are welcome! Transportation is not included but we can try and arrange carpools if there is interest.   Thank you for considering joining us for what is sure to be a blessed weekend! 


Mission

Standing for the Church with Boldness, Zeal, and Love

In a time where the Truth of the Catholic Church is under relentless and sinister attack by a culture of relativism, atheism, hedonism, and secularism, men and women of faith need to join together, rise up, and defend the Beauty of Mother Church.

In a time when the faith and love of many of our fellow Catholics have grown cold, the Church needs modern missionaries committed to rebuilding the faith through knowledge and holy witness.

This is the heart of the Defending the Faith Conference.

Participants learn more than how to win arguments – they learn to win souls.  They learn not only how to speak the truth, but how to pass on the faith.  They are challenged and empowered to go and take the lead in the New Evangelization with holy boldness, zeal, and love.  If you feel called to transform the Church by bringing the strength to defend the Church and witness to the people in your parish, then you will not want miss this opportunity for training, fellowship, and empowering.

 

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Steubenville Conference for Teens
Jul
21
to Jul 23

Steubenville Conference for Teens

   

“Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 5:21

From His throne in heaven to the depths of your heart, these words of Jesus are an invitation for you to receive the new life that He alone can give. He is longing to elevate your life above the things of this world – to help you overcome fear, anxiety, confusion and doubt. He wants to break the things that hold you down and give you freedom from sin. He is calling you to follow Him and enter into a transforming experience with His love, grace, and mercy! He can make you new! This summer, join over 50,000 other Catholic teens at one of our 25 youth conferences and experience the joy of following Christ and being elevated by His love.

 

Registration will open up in March 2017 

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Christ our Rock - Local Men's Conference 
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Christ our Rock - Local Men's Conference 

Christ our Rock - Local Men's Conference 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mens-mini-conference-registration-31325651868

DESCRIPTION

This conference is for any man looking to grow in his Faith. There will be testimonials and keynote speakers, all from local parishioners. The talks are designed to help you see how God can work in our everyday lives, the struggles that we face, and how to bring ourselves and our families closer to him. We will have mass at the end of the conference followed with refreshments, snacks and fellowship in the hall. We hope to see you there!

 

FAQs

 

Why do I need to give my email?

We will not be contacting you or sending you emails because you registered for this event. Registration is only for RSVP purposes.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Should be at least in high school.

 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call Jordan at the Parish office. 989 587-4206

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No

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Building a Legacy Men's Conference
Mar
11
9:00 AM09:00

Building a Legacy Men's Conference

12th Annual Building A Legacy Catholic Men's Conference

FEATURING

Fr. Larry Richards (HE’S BACK!!!)
A gifted and captivating speaker, preacher, retreat master, and author. Fr. Larry Richards holds the answer to some of life’s most profound questions.

Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR
A priest, pilgrim and preacher who invites men to take up the greatest adventure imaginable--a journey to God's own heart.

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC
Man on a mission to spread the message of Divine Mercy throughout the world and bring people to Jesus through Mary.

Most Reverend David Walkowiak
Bishop of Grand Rapids. Come meet Bishop Walkowiak, he will be celebrating Mass with us during the conference.


SCHEDULE
7:00 am ...............Doors open & Breakfast
8:00 am ...............Conference start
12:40 pm ..............Lunch
4:00 pm ...............Conclusion
† Conference includes AM Mass
† Reconciliation available

Early Registration Ends February 24th. Maximum 1200 Attendees.
Questions? Please contact: Robert at 616.258.8530

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Men's Lenten Gatherings
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Men's Lenten Gatherings

Men’s Gatherings at the Oakwood: St. Joseph’s is hosting three Men’s Gatherings at the Oakwood during Lent. These nights will be focused on encouraging men to be the powerful and purpose driven men they are created to be. Look forward to further details coming out soon

March 9th 7:00pm

March 16th 7:00pm

March 23rd 7:00pm

March 30th 7:00pm

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WINE: Women's Lenten Gatherings
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

WINE: Women's Lenten Gatherings

Women’s Gatherings at Bill & Diane Thelen’s home: St. Joseph’s is also hosting three women’s gatherings at the Thelen’s for women 18 and up. These nights will be focused on encouraging women in the strength and beauty they have as mothers, wives and sisters. More details coming out soon

March 6th 7:00pm

March 13th 7:00pm

March 20th 7:00pm

March 27th 7:00pm

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March For Life 2017
Jan
26
to Jan 28

March For Life 2017

This years theme is "The Power of One" 

The March for Life in Washington D.C. is scheduled for January 26th - 28th 2017. We have students coming from St. Joe's, St. Mary's, MHT and St. Pat's and we now only have a few spots left. 
 


Vision:

A world where every human life is valued and protected.

Mission:

The mission of the March for Life is to provide all Americans with a place to testify to the beauty of life and the dignity of each human person. Both in January, on the anniversary of legalized abortion in the US, and throughout the year we bring together pro-life leaders and groups to organize, unite and strategize around a common message, and to communicate this message to the government, the media and the nation in a way that is powerful and life affirming.

History:

January 22, 1973 is ingrained in the minds of pro-lifers because on that infamous historic day the Supreme Court invalidated 50 state laws and made abortion legal and available on demand throughout the United States in the now-infamous decisions in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton.

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.

At the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, we mourned the death in 2012 of Nellie Gray, the founder of the March for Life and the “Joan of Arc” of the pro-life movement. In October 1973, months after the Roe and Doe decisions, a group of thirty pro-life leaders gathered in Nellie’s home in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Roe. There was a fear that January 22 would pass as any other day rather than allow for a moment to reflect upon how legalized abortion had hurt women and taken babies’ lives over the course of the year. That was the day that plans for the first March for Life began.

 

 

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WE STILL DO - Marriage Date Night
Jan
21
5:30 PM17:30

WE STILL DO - Marriage Date Night

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Please save the date for January 21st, 2017 for our first Regional Marriage Event Night called: "We STILL Do" with special guest speaker Teresa Tomeo and her husband Deacon Dom. This event will be hosted here at St. Joseph Parish, but it is a co-sponsored event with St. Mary's Westphalia and Most Holy Trinity in Fowler.

 

Click on the button to register

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Called and Gifted Workshop
Jan
13
to Jan 14

Called and Gifted Workshop

  • Most Holy Trinity Fowler (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn the critical role you play in the mission to transform your community, the culture and the world.  Learn how you are called to share Jesus with your family, friends and neighbors.  In the workshop, you will learn how you have been uniquely gifted by the Holy Spirit with charisms meant to help you fulfill your unique role in evangelization.  You will learn a process of discernment that will help you see the charisms active in your life as well as in those around you. 

Friday evening, 7:00 - 9:30 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
$40 - includes workbook, lunch and snacks

Register Below 

http://www.eventbee.com/v/dioceseoflansing48933/event?eid=178844594#/tickets

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EXALT
Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

EXALT

A worship night for the whole family here at St. Joseph's parish. The night begins at 7:00pm with Exposition and continues until 8:00pm with Benediction. 

Bring the whole family down and spend some time with Jesus

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