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Saint Joseph - Hessen Cassel

Fort Wayne, Indiana

 
 

Parish News


Letter from Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

The U.S. bishops are joining together in a commitment of prayer and reparation leading up to the Bishops’ general assembly, where they will be making critical decisions in response to the clergy sexual abuse crisis.  Read Bishop Rhoades’ letter, in which he requests parishioners to join him in this special period of prayer and sacrifice.



3rd Annual SJHC Craft Bazaar

Join us for the 3rd Annual SJHC Craft Bazaar on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 9 am to 1 pm.  We will have over 70 vendors with a wide variety of crafting items, including baby items, books, centerpieces, Christmas decor, crochet items, girls’ boutique items, jewelry, paintings, quilts, scarves, wood signs, wreaths and MUCH more!  We will have food from Nine Mile Restaurant and a 50/50 raffle.  All proceeds go to support the 8th grade class trip.  Visit the Saint Joseph Hessen Cassel Craft Bazaar Facebook page to find out more.



Annual Bishop’s Appeal

Please take time to make your Annual Appeal donation.  No gift is too small (or too big). Please give from the heart. We hope for 100% participation for our parish this year.



Fall Rummage Sale

The St. Joseph Hessen Cassel annual Fall Rummage Sale will be held October 18 – 20, 2018. The sale hours will be Thursday (10/18) 6-8 pm, Friday (10/19) 8-2, and Saturday (10/20) 8-12. Saturday will be the $3 sack sale. Clean out your closets and donate your gently used items for the sale.  You may drop off items that you have been saving for the rummage sale starting on Sunday, October 14 from 12-4 pm in the gym. You may also drop off items during school hours October 15 -18.

We will also be having a bake sale during the rummage sale and welcome any donations of baked goods.

Any questions about the sale or to make special arrangements to drop off items, contact Amy Collins. Thank you for your support!



Parish Outdoor Clean-Up

Saturday April 14 at 8AM is the day for all who are able to come and help spruce up the parish grounds and pull weeds around the church landscape, weather permitting. Please bring shovels, rakes, and work gloves. Anyone with small garden tractors with trailers are needed as well. Donuts will be provided in the morning and hot dogs in the afternoon. For more information, please contact Chuck Litchfield.



Food Bank Help Is Needed

The SJHC Parish Food Bank is in need of volunteers on Thursday and Saturday mornings during the hours of operation. Food Bank funds are also low at this time, as the need is great. You may make monetary donations by mailing to the church office or placing in the collection at weekend Masses. If you would to purchase items, donations can be dropped off at any time the church office is open or placed in the Food Bank basket in the Gathering Space.  To volunteer or for more information regarding the Food Bank, contact Lanny and Mary Ellen Ross. See the bulletin or contact the church office for their contact information.



Our Knights of Columbus Council Is Now on Facebook!

Our Knights of Columbus council is now on Facebook! We hope that all parishioners who might use Facebook would “Like” our page at https://www.facebook.com/stjoehckofc12379. By doing so, you can follow the many wonderful service events that our council does throughout the parish and community. Also, you will see stories shared by the Supreme Council and other religious organizations. Follow us in our journey: In Service to One. In Service to All.

Click here to learn more about the Knights of Columbus and the council at St. Joseph Hessen Cassel, as well as see a calendar of our events.



Financial Statement for Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Attached is a letter from Father Bill, along with an abridged financial statement for fiscal year 2015-2016. The financial year ends on June 30th each year. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office, any member of the parish finance council, or Father Bill.



Donations Needed for October Beattyville Trip

We are planning our next Beattyville trip for the end of October (it was originally scheduled October 1 & 2) and welcome your donations.

This will be our “Christmas trip”.  Items needed include the following: schools supplies, new underwear and socks, warm coats, boots, gloves, blankets, space heaters, and new or gently used toys and clothes that parents can give their kids for Christmas.

To learn more about the trip and how you can help, please see the attached letter:

 



175th Anniversary Celebration of Church’s Founding

In conjunction with the parish’s annual Fall Festival, we plan to celebrate our Church’s 175th anniversary with special activities.  Read the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel article to find out more the Church’s events and the special events planned for the September 24, 2016, festival.