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Saint Joseph - Hessen Cassel

Fort Wayne, Indiana

 
 

Parish News


Spring Rummage Sale

The St. Joseph Hessen Cassel annual Spring Rummage Sale will be held April 27-29, 2017.  This is a big fundraiser for our school, so if you can, clean out your closets and donate your gently used items for the sale.

Sale Hours:
April 27: 6pm-8pm
April 28: 8am-3pm
April 29: 8am-noon ($3 sack sale today!)

We are also looking for volunteers. Please call the school or church office if you can help or for further info.
Thank you for all of your generous support!



2016 Church Contribution Statements

Parishioners’ 2016 contribution statements can be picked up in the Church gathering space. Any remaining statements will be mailed after the last Sunday in January. Online givers may print out their annual church contribution reports from their online account.

Tracking Children’s Offertory Envelopes/Giving

For those parents who would like to have their children’s giving history included for the year end contribution statements, you must include the parent(s)’ envelope number on your children’s offertory envelopes.  We can not track children’s offertory without the parent(s)’ envelope number.



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.



2016 Fall Festival

Join our parish community on Saturday, September 24, 2016, for the annual St. Joe Hessen Cassel Fall Festival and 175th Jubilee. The day kicks off at 9 a.m. with a softball tournament and the opening of our food tent. The fun continues with our kids’ carnival and CYO volleyball tournament from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The cornhole tournament, as well as bingo, start at 1:00 p.m. Other festivities include a log saw tournament, live auction, car cruise and inflatables for the kids.

As part of the fall festival, we are also celebrating our parish’s 175th jubilee. Join us for an outdoor Mass at 4 p.m. in the church yard (weather permitting).

Download the PDF below to get a full list of activities and times:



ELEVATE Fundraiser

The ELEVATE fundraising program from Notre Dame FCU is an easy way to provide much needed funds to our parish. It’s like Scrip for financial products. It allows parishioners to save money and generate donations for our parish. You can find brochures in the Gathering Space that explain the program in detail. Please consider ELEVATE when you are in the market for a vehicle loan, student loan, credit card or business loan. Find the St. Joe Hessen Cassel page at www.ndELEVATE.com!

http://ndelevate.com/parishes/st-joseph-catholic-parish-hessen-cassel-fort-wayne



Baptismal Preparation

In preparation for your child’s baptism, Fr. Bill will have instructional meetings once a month. This prep meeting is for those parents who have not attended Baptism preparation within the last 3-4 years or who have never attended the instructional meeting. You only need to attend one session and you do not have to wait until your baby is born. This will give you the opportunity to have all of your questions answered, inform you of any requirements, as well as refresh your understanding of the sacrament. The Baptismal Preparation meetings are generally held on the third or fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Community Room. Please call the parish office at 639-3748 if you plan on attending.



History of St. Joseph Parish: Order Your Copy

The “History of the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish at Hessen Cassel, Indiana” written by Carl Kleber is now available for order. The book details the history of the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish from the first immigrants in the early 1830s to the present time. Order forms are available in the back of church after weekend Masses. All proceeds benefit the church.

Click on the picture of the book to view and download the pre-publication version to your computer or use this link: History of the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish

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