Pastoral Council Meeting
On Wednesday July 10th at 6:30 PM we will have a special Pastoral Council Meeting. It was one year ago that the Pastoral Council was restructured. We will be making some adjustments to the Council and looking at our Pastoral Priorities and moving forward for the remainder of the year. We are also seeking a commitment on the part of Council Members to be actively engaged and supporting the Parish Pastoral Priorities. The meeting will take place in the Parish Pastoral Center.
On July 3rd following our Concert we will have a community Pot Luck we are still in need of parishioners to share a dish. Please contact the parish office and leave a message for Mrs. Kathi Dorsey.
If you are interested in having a small elevated Garden Plot please come by the office. In July we will be starting our St. Joseph Community Garden. We will start with 5 Raised Plots for parishioners and community members to adopt.
Fr. Stephan is available Mondays, Thursdays and Friday for Parish Business. 8:30AM Until 12:00 Noon or by Appointment anytime in the evening. Fr. Stephan has made it a priority to have an open door policy to talk to parish members. Please do not utilize Sunday morning to discuss major matters. Please note Fr. Stephan does not take notes in order to recall discussions before or after Masses. Sundays and weekday Masses. On Sunday after Mass Fr. Stephan would like to use this time to get to know the parishioners and visit with them.
New Transportation Ministry
A new Mini-Van has been donated to Church. If you know anyone in need of a ride to church Please contact the church office. We are looking for committed Drivers to bring shut-inns to Mass on Sunday
Vacation Bible Camp
Sparrows Boys choir ( ‘Les Moineaux’), from Paris, France.
And organist at St. Eustache Catholic Church and Director François Olivier
We are truly honored to host the boys choir ‘Les Moineaux’. We join in solidarity with the church of France. The world was devastated at the loss of Notre Dame Cathedral during Holy Week. Through our hosting this International cultural and faith exchange we stand with our brothers and sisters in France expressing our love and support for them.
We are called to build bridges of solidarity and deep respect for our brothers and sisters around the world. This is an opportunity to link ourselves to the service of the universal church, and stand in unity with our Catholic faithful of Paris. St. Eustache is only a few blocks from Notre Dame. I am reminded of these words shared with me recently by His Eminence Cardinal Turkson
“”The human person who fully lives his or her dignity gives glory to God, who has given this dignity to men and women”. (compendium Presentation).”
July 3, 2019 at 7:00PM
Women of Faith for Sainthood
Mother Venerable Henriette Díaz DeLille (March 11, 1813 – November 16, 1862) was an African-American French Créole woman from New Orleans, Louisiana, who founded the Roman Catholic order of the Sisters of the Holy Family in that city. Composed of free women of color, the order provided nursing care and a home for orphans, later establishing schools as well.
Mary Lange, O.S.P. (1784-1882), born Elizabeth Clarisse Lange, was an African-American religious sister who was the foundress of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, a religious congregation established to allow African-American women to enter religious life in the Catholic Church. The cause for her beatification has been opened and thus she is honored as a Servant of God by the Catholic Church.
Sister Thea Bowman Cause for Canonization. Servant of God Sister Thea Bowman, FSPA, left an indelible mark on her community and on her Church. She lovingly taught young people about the joy of being Christian, she challenged her church to accept her as “fully black and fully Catholic,” she embraced her suffering with a willing spirit and she called all to a living faith.
Mr. Kareem Sandy – Youth Ministry – Pastoral Council Chairperson
Mrs. Daisy Albury – Columbiettes
Mrs. Garth Albury – At Large – Choir
Mr. Richard Chalwe – Altar Servers
Mr. Louis Casteneda – Facilities Committee
Mr. Hugh Davis – At Large – Outreach Ministry
Mrs. Kathi Dorsey – Office Volunteers – Art and Environment
Mr. Charles Greenslade – F.A.S.T.
Ms. Dorothy Jones – Legion of Mary
Mr. Jerry Junevicus – Faith Formation
Ms. Agnes Mbano – Nurses
Mrs. Diesel Pilot – Religious Education
Mr. Gene Poplawski – At Large – Seasonal Parishioner – Bible Study
Ms. Nicole Sanches – 1 Year Advisor for Realestate and Eucharistic Ministers
Ms. Patricia VanAlstine – Bereavement Ministry