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Saint Joseph - Hessen Cassel

Fort Wayne, Indiana

 
 

Parish News


Fall Rummage Sale

The St. Joseph Hessen Cassel annual Fall Rummage Sale will be held October 26-28, 2017. Clean out your closets and donate your gently used items for the sale.  You may drop off items on Sunday, October 22, from 11:30 am to 2 pm.

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!



Natural Family Planning Classes

Learn about the modern methods of Natural Family Planning at a series of three classes which start September 10 at our parish. Call Steve and Tammy Gladding for more information. You can also learn more by visiting live-the-love.org.



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.



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.