St. Joseph's Upcoming Events 

JULY

 

St. Joseph Retreat Center

St. Joseph Retreat Center, 339 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset invites you to the following programs and retreat opportunities. Visit our website, www.csjretreatcenter.org, email Retreat.Center@csjboston.org or call 781-383-6024 for more programs and details.

Directed / Private Retreats:

July 19 – 22, July 30 – Aug 2, Aug 20 – 28, Aug 29 – Sept 4, Sept 29 – Oct 2,

Oct 6 – 14, Oct 15 – 23, Oct 24 – 31

Join us for a Morning of Prayer: September 26, 2014, THREE WAYS TO MEND THE HEART: GRATITUDE, FORGIVENESS AND LIVING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT

Arrival and light refreshments 9:00-9:30 A.M., reflective input 9:30 A.M. followed by private time for prayer, closing communal experience, departure by 12:15 P.M.

 

 

Faith Formation of Youth and Young Adults (formerly the ONE)

CYO Golf Tournament-join young people from all over New England for the 75th Annual CYO Golf Tournament to be held at Ponkapoag Golf Course in Canton on July 21-24, 2014. For more information and on-line registration, please visit www.ONE4Boston.org/CYOGolf.

 

Bible Study

The Bible Study group meets on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Please call Deacon Leo at the rectory for more information.

 

Catholicism For Dummies

Do you have questions about those "Sticky" Catholic rules or happenings in our Church?

We'll meet on Wednesday July 23rd at 6:30PM at St. John the Baptist Church, Quincy, to review those sticky Catholic things that are on our minds and especially, those outside the Church: marriage and family issues, veneration of the saints, Papal authority, heaven, hell, purgatory, a male priesthood, priestly celibacy, the recent scandal and whatever is on your mind.

The session after that will be held on Wednesday August 6th at St. John the Baptist.

As always, you don’t need to buy the book Catholicism for Dummies to join us, but it is a very good resource and is available through Amazon.com.

Please email Deacon Bill with any questions: deacon.bill@stjohnsquincy.org or call the rectory at 617-773-1021.

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The group continues to meet on Thursdays at 2pm in the church (weather permitting). If you know of someone who would benefit from one of our shawls, please speak to Jini Vickery after Mass.

 

Prayer Times

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Ann - Thursday 12 - 3 pm

Sacred Heart, Quincy - Tuesday 12-3

 

Eucharistic Adoration

St. Agatha, Milton, every Friday after 9AM Mass until 1pm (summer).

St. John the Baptist Fridays 8:30 am – 4pm and 1st Saturday; 8:30 – 9:45am.

Bethany Chapel at the Pastoral Center; after the 12:05pm Mass, until 2:45pm (summer).

 

Summer Program at the College of Saint Mary Magdalen

Once again, the College of Saint Mary Magdalen in Warner, NH is pleased to announce the dates for its Summer Program for high school students. The Collegiate Summer Program offers participants the opportunity to study theology, philosophy, literature and political science. During the summer program, students also attend daily Mass and enjoy sports, socials and day trips including hiking and canoeing. The program is for students who will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2014. It is also open to students who have just graduated high school. The Collegiate Summer Program is a two-week session that runs from Sunday, July 27 – Saturday, August 9, 2014. Register today at www.magdalen.edu! For more information, contact the admissions office at admissions@magdalen.edu or 603.456.2656.

 

 

Middle School Harbor Cruise
1,000 teens from parishes and schools all over the Archdiocese of Boston will be cruising Boston Harbor on the High School Harbor Cruise, Tuesday, July 29th, 7:30- 10:30pm! Join us for music, games, prayer and meet other teens! Go to www.One4Boston to register your parish group. Contact Kathy Stebbins for more information (kstebbins@rcab.org) 617-746-5811.

 

 

Father Bill's and Mainspring Volunteer Opportunity on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Father Bill’s and Mainspring needs your help! The kitchen at Father Bill’s Place in Quincy has a need for groups of 6-8 people to serve lunch and dinner through out the summer. Groups can prepare a meal off -site and then come serve at the shelter or can provide supplies for a meal that will then be assembled and served at the shelter. Monetary donations are always accepted. Those interested may contact Amanda McKenney at aMcKenney@helpfbms.org or call 617- 770-3314 ext. 224. Groups serve as a reminder to our clients that the community has not forgotten about them! Thank you for your generosity!"

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

Pilgrimage with Family Rosary to Sainthood Candidate Father Patrick Peyton's Ireland

Sept. 13 22, 2014. Don’t just visit Ireland … go on Pilgrimage for an unforgettable journey. Join Father John Phalen, CSC, on a meaningful Pilgrimage through Ireland, including Mass and Rosary daily. Pilgrimage will visit Killarney, the Dingle Peninsula, Aran Islands, Achill Island Tour: visits to Cliffs of Moher, Galway highlights, Museum of Country Life, Passage on the Tarbert Ferry, Knock Shrine, and a special visit to the Father Peyton Centre. For complete details: www.FamilyRosary.org/Events or call/email Ann Melanson of Holy Cross Family Ministries at 508-238-4095 / amelanson@hcfm.org

 

Connected Catholics

If you are a Catholic man or woman, single, widowed, or divorced, over the age of forty and would like to meet new people who share your values, please join Connected Catholics of the South Shore. Our annual membership drive meeting will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014. The place is Holy Family School Hall, 6 Del Prete Ave., Rockland. It will begin at 2:00PM. Refreshments will be served. This is a "Meet and Greet" infomercial for a great group of special people. We always need one more…YOU!

Dues ($25) may be paid that day. Please call Susan Bailey at 781-878-8398, or John Meuleman at 781- 982-6097 for further information.

 

 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

In today’s Gospel, Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?" God wants so much for your marriage. Take time to reflect, renew and re-energize your marriage on the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Plan to enrich your marriage by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are on September 19 - 21, 2014 and October 17 - 19, 2014. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

 

Coping with grief, educational series and support group

This grief educational series and support group is open to any adult who has lost a spouse, life partner, parent, sibling, family member or close friend. It will offer a safe and supportive place for you to receive education on the grief process, to share your experience of loss with others and move toward healing and hope in a confidential and supportive environment. Mondays, 1:00-2:30PM, beginning September 22, 2014 (six sessions). Kingston Senior Center, 30 Evergreen Street, Kingston. Pre-registration required. Call Beacon Hospice at 508-747-7222.

 

Envoy Institute Catholic Apologetics Academy

Have you ever been at work or a family gathering when someone challenged you on the Catholic faith? You knew what they were saying wasn’t right, but you didn’t have the knowledge or courage to respond. Well, those days can be over for good. The Envoy Institute Catholic Apologetics Academy is coming to New England! Don’t miss this phenomenal opportunity to receive high-level apologetics training from some of the best and brightest minds in the Church, including Dr. Peter Kreeft, Patrick Madrid, and Kenneth Hensley. This is not a video presentation; these great apologists will be here in the flesh. This is definitely an opportunity you will not want to miss! The Catholic Apologetics Academy is cosponsored by the Archdiocesan Office for Lifelong Faith Formation and Parish Support, as well as Catholic Quest. When: Sept 25, 2014 at 6 pm through Sept 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm Where: St. William Parish, 1351 Main St., Tewksbury, MA Cost: $295 for all three days, prior to July 25, 2014 (save $60 off the full tuition) Sign up soon. Space is limited. For more information about this event, go to http:// catholicapologeticsacademy.com/ To register for the New England event, go to http://catholicapologeticsacademy.com/event/boston-ma/

 

 

OCTOBER

 

 

A Trip to the Holy Land

SAVE THE DATE: October 6 - 17, 2014

A Trip to the Holy Land with Fr. Joe Raeke as our Spiritual Director.  Join us for 2 nights in Bethlehem, 4 nights in Tiberius, and 4 nights in Jerusalem.  The cost is $2,799 per person, based on double occupancy.  Single Room Supplement:$450. (Limited # available)

 

Please join us for one of the Informational Meetings:

Wednesday, January 8th, 7:00PM  Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Dr., Braintree

Thursday, January 9th, 7:00PM  St. Edith Stein Parish. 71 East Main St., Brockton

Sunday, January 19th, 6:00PM, St. Kateri, 126 So. Meadow Rd., Plymouth

 

For Additional Information Please Contact: Terri Greer, 508-830-6750 or faith8486@verizon.net

 

 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

In today’s Gospel, Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?" God wants so much for your marriage. Take time to reflect, renew and re-energize your marriage on the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Plan to enrich your marriage by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is on October 17 - 19, 2014. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

 

SPRING 2015

 

 

Sacred Heart High School, Weymouth Class of 1965 Reunion

A 50th reunion is being planned for the Sacred Heart High School, Weymouth class of 1965. Please contact the organizing committee (Ralph Gillis, David Consalvi and Paul Grant) at sacredheartreunion1965@gmail.com if you are – or know how to contact – one of our classmates. The reunion is tentatively being planned for late Spring 2015.

 

SUMMER 2016

 

 

World Youth Day / Krakow Poland / 2016

The Archdiocese of Boston will once again be leading Boston Pilgrims to be with Pope Francis and hundreds of thousands of others for World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland (Summer of 2016). Due to the tremendous feedback we have received we will be offering 3 tracks for Youth, Young Adults and Families. Come to one of our informational gatherings or contact us to learn more: www.ONE4Boston or email Kathy Stebbins at KStebbins@rcab.org.