St. Joseph Pastoral Information
Pastor:  Father Uriel Salamanca         (618) 713-8257           fr.uriel.salamanca@gmail.com
Deacon:  Pat Patterson                       (618) 893-2154           pat@pattersoncentral.com
Trustees:  Rick Flamm                        (618) 893-4953           Richard.flamm@hillmangroup.com
                Karl Sweitzer, Jr.                 (618) 697-4754           karl_sweitzer@hotmail.com
Parish Council:  Joe Pineau                 (618) 697-6795          4jope4@gmail.com
Liturgy:  Paulette Aronson                  (618) 893-2882           artteacher37@hotmail.com
PSR:  Jill Skinner                                  (618) 893-2289         skinnerstudiosjillgeof@gmail.com
Ladies Sodality:  Debbie Russell         (618) 521-1062           debrarussell@jalc.edu
                           Sherry Haddick         (618) 559-4347          sherryhaddick@yahoo.com
Cemetery:          Gary Wiggs              (618) 967-7116            garydwiggs@gmail.com
Cobden K of C:   Joe Pineau                (618) 697-6795          4jope4@gmail.com

Ministry Schedule
Masses:  Monday-Saturday:  8:15 AM
Sunday Masses:  English 8:00 AM and 10:15 AM    Spanish 5:00 PM
First Friday Mass and Benediction:  7:00 PM
Holy Days of Obligation:  7:00 AM and 7:00 PM
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration:  A sign-up sheet is available in church
Reconciliation:  Before Masses, First Friday:  6:00-6:45 PM, First Saturday:  8:45-9:30 AM                                  Or by appointment.
Baptisms, Blessings, Weddings and Hospital Visits:  Please contact Father Uriel
Parish School of Religion:  September – May, Sundays 9:00 AM

Parish Calendar at a Glance
February 18 (today):  9:00 AM PSR classes; 6:00 PM Confirmation class
February 20 (Tuesday):  7:15 PM Liturgy Readings Study with Deacon Pat
February 23 (Friday):  4:00-7:00 PM Fish Fry Dinner; 7:00 PM Stations of the Cross
February 25 (Sunday):  9:00 AM PSR classes; 6:00 PM Confirmation class
February 27 (Tuesday):  7:15 PM Liturgy Readings Study with Deacon Pat
March 2 (Friday):  Day of Abstinence; 7:00 PM First Friday Mass and Benediction
4:00-7:00 PM Fish Fry Dinner

Lent is Here! Lent is a special time of prayer,
penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter (catholic education.org). Here are some suggestions for lent here at St. Joseph:
Prayer:  Attend extra Masses, Eucharistic adoration and a Penance service; pray daily, pray the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, Divine Mercy and other devotions;  listen to Catholic radio 88.1; watch EWTN; read Scripture and other materials- the Magnificat Lenten companion is available at the back of the church – please get one.
Fasting:  Observe fasting (Ash Wednesday and Good Friday) and abstinence from meat every Friday if your health allows. Give up a favorite food, drink or unwholesome behavior.
Almsgiving:  Pick up a CRS Rice bowl box for Lenten alms that will feed the hungry in numerous countries. Also, the St. Joseph Food Pantry is always in need of supplies – bring canned goods and toiletries and drop them off in the black box by the basement door.

Friday Fish Fry Dinners have started and will continue every Friday from 4:00-7:00 PM until March 23. All-you-can-eat, $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for kids (12 and under). Come to St. Joseph for camaraderie and a great dinner (or get a take-out box) every Friday! For more information and/or to assist during the dinner, please contact Carl Dasenbrock. Baking, kitchen, desk, serving, and cleanup help will be needed for these dinners. A sign-up sheet will be placed at the back of the church and at the Hall. Thank you.

From St. Mary’s:  St. Mary’s has a link to an online program called FORMED that the parish is using for Catholic resources. It is a paid service that is used in many Catholic churches and diocese across the nation. The link to this has become simplified for those without the parish code. Simply go to stmarysunionco.formed.org and register just once. From this website there is a parish-wide study called “A Lent to Remember” and St. Joseph parishioners are invited to participate either online or by coming to that discussion times and St. Mary. The discussion times are on Sundays between Masses 8:30-9:45 AM, Tuesdays at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the parish Hall and the Upper Room. Formed.org is run by the Augustine Institute and contains programs for every walk in the Catholic faith. There are books, videos, bible studies and even movies. One could never grow bored using this site and the hope that everyone will enjoy the resources available there. For more information, please email Holly Wohlwend at hollywohlwend@hotmail.com .

First Sunday of Lent – It’s All About Baptism. The story of Noah and the flood is all about being saved in the water. Saint Peter is absolutely clear in saying that it points to baptism. In these Christian waters, we repented and believed. In these Forty Days, we cherish the elect awaiting baptism. Throughout this Lent, we recall our own being made new in the font and urgent desire to be new again. What will I do this Lent to repent and believe in the good news? How can my behavior imitate baptismal purity? How will I keep in thought and prayer the elect who will plunge into the font this Easter Vigil and enter the fullness of our sacramental life with the Dead and Risen Christ?

On the Lighter Side…
Come to St. Name Church Fish Fry:  Our cod is an awesome cod!

of Treasure

February 11, 2018

Offering:  $1, 594.00
Defray Staff Salaries:  $5.00
Ash Wednesday:  $10.00
For the Needy:  $95.00
General Fund Total:  $1, 704.00
Building Fund:  $60.00

Thank you to all who give so                                                                                           generously to support our Parish.

Offertory Gifts
Schedule                                                                                                                                       If you would like to have your name added to the list of those who carry up the Offertory gifts, please contact Sherry Haddick. We would like to include as many on this list as possible. If you want your name moved to the other Mass or removed from the list, let Sherry know of these changes as well. Thank you.

Like Us on Facebook
St. Joseph Church is now on Facebook. You can find us at St. Joseph’s Church, Cobden . Make sure you put the apostrophe in “Joseph’s”. Thanks Jeannine Cerny for managing the page.

Mass Schedule
Monday – Saturday:  8:15 AM
First Friday:  7:00 PM
Sunday:  8:00 AM, 10:15 AM
5:00 PM (Spanish)

Eucharistic Adoration                                                                                                                  On the First Friday of most months, 12 continuous hours of Eucharistic Adoration begin at 8 AM and end at 8 PM. Mass and Benediction are at 7 PM. All are welcome. Look for sign-up sheets Back of church.

Reconciliation/Confession                                                                                                  Before Masses
First Fridays:  6:00-6:45 PM
First Saturdays:  8:45-9:30 AM
Fr. Uriel may also be called anytime for
an appointment.

St. Joseph Catholic Church                                                                               www.stjosephcobden.com
101 North Centennial St., PO Box 237, Cobden, IL 62920
Church 618.893.2276
Parish Hall 618.893.2368
Pastor: Fr. Uriel Salamanca
Deacon: Pat Patterson
Trustees: Rick Flamm and Karl Sweitzer, Jr.
Parish Council President: Patty Blakely

Bulletin Deadline                                                                                                                       The deadline to submit an item for the bulletin is Thursday evening.  You can email it to: luwizahgal@yahoo.com and/or sherryhaddick@yahoo.com . You can also call Luisa Vercude (618)202-1018 or text (618)967-4452.