Upcoming Activities & Announcements

Thanksgiving Food Collection for Those in Need
We’re collecting non-perishable foodstuffs for Thanksgiving at the usual place near the back of the church. This is a time not only to thank the Lord for His blessings to us, but to share some of what we’ve received with others. In the bulletin this Sunday there’s a list of the things the Food Bank especially can use this time of the year. As always, I’m proud of your generosity.

Here’s a list Toya gave me a while back of the food bank’s most-pressing needs: Canned meats, tuna, chicken or salmon; Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili); low-sodium canned vegetables; canned fruit in its own juice or water; peanut butter; olive or canola oil; spices (cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, salt-free spice blends); canned foods with pop-top lids; low-sugar whole grain cereals; healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit). Remember, beloved, the only foodstuff they can use are non-perishable items!

Thanksgiving Day at St Joseph’s
Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, November 23rd. It’s a day for families to come together for fun and feasting and offering their common thanks for the Lord’s blessings. But what to do if your family is far off or for whatever reason you might be looking at spending the day alone? Never fear. We will have Morning Prayer at 9.45 on Thanksgiving Day, followed by the Eucharist at 10.00. (Of course you know that “eucharist” is the Greek word for thanksgiving!) After Mass, any and all are invited to repair to David Hall for a thanksgiving lunch. If you have a friend or friends who might be alone, ask them to come, too. There’s a sign-up sheet for those who’d like to come, so we know how many to expect, but Tanya and I will be providing the food for the day. You don’t need to worry about what to bring but yourself – and a friend!