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Graduates’ Mass

All 2015 High School and College Graduates are invited to attend this special Mass in their honor on Sunday, May 17 at 5:00 pm. Our Youth group will be hosting a party featuring dinner and live music under the pavilion behind the Parish Hall immediately following Mass. Graduates and their family & friends are invited!!

First Communion Mass

Join us Saturday, May 16 at 4:00 pm as 17 of our children celebrate their First Communion. Friends and family are encouraged to attend this Mass, a reception will follow in the lobby of the church.

Respected & Remembered Fundraiser

Our Knights of Columbus will be selling smoked pork for the Memorial Day Holiday. They will take orders after all Masses on Sunday, May 10 and May 17 – payment is due at time of order. Pick up will be Sunday, May 24 between 8am and noon. Check the flyer in the May 10 bulletin for additional details.

Praying the Rosary

The month of May is traditionally dedicated to our Blessed Mother. On Sundays during May, the Knights of Columbus will be leading us in praying the Rosary before all Masses.

Confirmation Mass

Join us this Sunday, April 19 at the 5:00 pm Mass as twenty-two of our young people from St. Joseph/Gluckstadt and Sacred Heart/Canton celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Crawfish Boil

Join us this Friday, March 27 beginning at 6:00 pm for a traditional southern Crawfish Boil.

$15 a plate for dine-in or take-out; $40 a platter

Menu includes:  crawfish, potatoes, corn, mushrooms & green beans.

Child’s plate includes:  grilled cheese sandwich and chips; Cost is $3

Desserts will be available for an additional donation.

Everyone is welcome! Invite your friends and neighbors!

Sponsored by our Knights of Columbus and proceeds benefit the Priest Education Fund.



Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, March 29th – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
8:15 am
10:45 am
5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 31st – Mass
6:30 am
Chrism Mass – St. Peter the Apostle Cathedral
5:45 pm
Wednesday, April 1st – Mass
6:30 pm
Thursday, April 2nd – Holy Thursday, The Lord’s Supper
6:00 pm
Friday, April 3rd – Good Friday
Noon – Stations of the Cross
6:00 pm – Celebration of Lord’s Passion
Saturday, April 4th – Holy Saturday, Vigil Mass
8:00 pm
Sunday, April 5th – Easter Sunday – Mass of Resurrection
8:15 am
10:45 am
2nd Collection – Vocations (Education of Future Priests)

Easter Egg Hunt for Children (ages 9 & under) – 9:15 am
(Children will meet in Church & be taken to the hunt by age group)

Reception in Parish Hall between Masses (9:15 am)
(Please bring all kinds of pastries, fruits, finger sandwiches, nuts, etc.)

“I am the bread of life, whoever comes to me will never hunger, and
whoever believes in me will never thirst.” – John 6:35

Pope Francis Build

St. Joseph Parish Lenten Project

As last year’s Parish Lenten project, we helped furnish the Hispanic Ministry trailer in Canton. We as a community gave our time, talents and treasure to greatly enhance the Hispanic Ministry of Canton.
This year as a parish we have the opportunity to honor Pope Francis and help a family in need of a decent place to live through a special Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area build. An anonymous donor has offered to fund a Habitat house for a low-income family needing a safe, decent place to live. The donor’s stipulations are that the donor remains anonymous, $40,000 be raised in the Jackson area and the house must be built in honor of Pope Francis. The Social Concerns Committee has chosen to be part of this fund-raising project. Please consider supporting this project, helping a family live safely and joining Pope Francis in his call for a more just and compassionate world.
The Social Concerns Committee will have envelopes for you as you leave mass for the next two weeks culminating on Palm Sunday. Your donations will be represented by symbolic bricks that we will use to construct our cardboard house. You can see it being built with your donations.
Thank you for your generous support.
POPE FRANCIS BUILD                                           pope

Monthly Meetings

Knights of Columbus – the second Monday of each month, 7:00 pm, Parish Hall

KC Ladies Auxiliary – the first Monday of each month, 6:30 pm, Parish Hall

YOUTH MASS – the first Sunday of each month, 5:00 pm

Business Service Listing

It’s not too late to have your business listed in our Parish Business Service Listing. (You must be a registered parishioner to have your business listed.) Sign-up sheets are located on the table in the foyer of the church or you can call the Parish Office at (601) 856-2054.

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