St. Joseph's Parish performs the Corporal Works of Mercy in many ways.One way is to feed the hungry at the Parish Hall soup kitchen on Tuesdays. Many people from my Parish work in the soup kitchen preparing the food, serving the "customers," and cleaning up afterward.
I meet many wonderful people, all our stakeholders --parishioners, parents, students, friends, family, and benefactors--who share a passion for Catholic education and invest so much of themselves through generous prayer, time, talent, and treasure to insure the continued success of our school.
I witness this passion in our teachers and administrators who are dedicated to making sure our students are getting the best education possible. I see it in our staff, working tirelessly to create progams that will stengthen and sustain our school for years to come. I see it in our parents who make great sacrifices to send their children to St. Joseph Catholic School. For these parents, there is no other alternative than to provide their children with a faith-based education. The collective efforts of those who share this passion have made St. Joseph's the best choice for educating every child regardless of race, religion, or ethnic origin, as Jesus instructs us to do.
St. Joseph's provides your children, Pre-Kindergarten through 4th Grade, with an accredited education with small student-teacher ratios which allows every child to receive personal and individualized encouragement. And, complemented with the opportunity to learn about their Catholic identity, is a blessing we treasure. Our young people are encouraged every day to use their knowledge wisely, that their lives may be a reflection of Jesus' love.
Thank you for believing in the value of a Catholic education and I ask your help to tell others about us and to invite more students to come to St. Joseph. If you are a parent searching for a morally safe environment for your child, we welcome you to our campus anytime to see what wondrous things we do to "build the Kingdom of God, one child at a time." Jesus is in our classrooms and the Holy Spirit and the Spirit of St. Joseph walk the halls of our school to watch over us. Thank you for allowing and trusting us to do what we do best, which is being of service to families, to God, and the future of our world and Church.
God's blessings to all our Students, their Families, and Benefactors,
Mrs. Wanda Robinson
Our St. Joseph Parish is so very blessed to have a school of its own and to be able to provide for its successful mission of educating our precious children. Our children are the hope for the future of the Catholic Church and we must fulfill our duty as Catholics to provide the children the opportunity for a fulltime Catholic education.
We give thanks and blessings to those of you who are part of our St. Joseph School family and by entrusting your children's education to us. We pray you will continue with us as we grow our school.
I firmly believe in the importance, mission and philosophy of Catholic Education, the education and safety of all students, compassion toward others and the uniqueness and integrity of each human being. I have a passion for working with God's beloved children, their families, other educations and the community and have dedicated my life to this.
As parents, you want the best for your children. It is because you wish them success in all of life's challenges that a Catholic school is the right choice. Our Catholic school provides an education program based on religious beliefs and values, enabling your children to grow in their undersanding of themsleves, their relationships with God and with others.
Our school promotes the education of your children to their potential and their teachers respect and encourage real learning experiences. We offer a community environment in which your children can discuss and live out the values upon which their education is based. Here at St. Joseph's, our students learn to question, to establish confidence in their own good choices in life and to experience the sense of accomplishment stemming from individual achievement and responsibility.
We always extend a blessed welcome to those who are considering our school for their children. A place where they can excel spiritually, academically and socially. A place where they are respected and loved with the presence of Jesus Christ in each classroom. We invite you to come and see our "Saints Under Construction!"
Whichever school you choose for your children, remember that at St. Joseph Catholic School you can be assured that your child will receive a strong academic education in an environment structured to have a lasting value. Together with God's help, we will continue to make an already great school an even greater school.
May God bless you and yours always!
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Denzil Vithanage
Dear St Joseph/Holy Spirit Classmates,
Although I have spent most of my life as a “city boy”, I remain a big fan of country music. Recently the words to an old Statler Brothers song keep running through my mind:
“And the class of 57 had a dream…. We all thought we would change the world with our great works and deeds …. Or maybe we just thought the world would change to fit our needs …. But the class of 57 had a dream”.
We also had a dream. In our innocence we felt anything was possible. I remember one day in late May, walking around the classroom signing each other’s copy of the “Class Prophesy”. While basking in the warmth of the moment, we knew we were fast approaching the end of a fellowship with its reassuring bonds. Someone suggested we all get back together in 50 years (on top of the Empire State Building).
Fifty years later, looking back on that naive promise, filled more with dreams than reality, all I can say is …..okay, let’s do it!!! (not the Empire State Building part, just the reunion part). A team of us have been working on a 50-year class reunion for the St Joseph/Holy Spirit classes of 63, 64 and 65.
All students from the 1960’s are very warmly invited to join in, particularly since they are also our brothers, sisters and friends. Please pass along your personal invitation for all our classmates to participate!
Mark your calendars for the weekend of May 31/June 1, 2014. The plan is to have the class reunion on Saturday, May 31, 2014, from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM in the St Joseph School auditorium. Sunday would include Mass followed by a Homecoming Celebration for all St Mary, St Joseph and Holy Spirit students, alumni and family at the church fellowship hall. More details will follow.
Plan now to be part of that dream!
Pete Wilmarth (64)
Lurlie Morris Maddox (64)
Mary Reeves Cooper (63)
Linda Bell Heath (64)
Marguerite Limberg Hawthorne (65)
Johnnie Thompson (Holy Spirit)
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A can collection drive for all types of aluminum cans and separate "pop rings" has begun. PLEASE rinse cans thoroughly before you bring them to the school. This prevents hornets and other insects from gathering around the can collection area at the back of the school.