Our annual Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed will be celebrated on Saturday, November 2, 2019. A special Mass has been scheduled on that day at 8:00am.
The Church has encouraged prayer for those “who have gone before us” from the earliest times as an act of Christian charity. As noted by Saint Augustine . . . “ If we had no care for the dead we would not be in the habit of praying for them.”
I urge all in our faith community to reverently remember those who died, especially those close to us in life, throughout the month of November.
“Requiescat in pace”
Our parish secretary, Kathy Macaulay, will be retiring her position at St. Joseph’s effective December 6, 2019, after 25 years of service to numerous parishes in Cape May County. In your name, I wish her well in the years ahead as she begins a new chapter!
Following a review and reconfiguration of our parish support staff, the following position is now available for application:
PART-TIME PARSH SECRETARY
General Description: Primary duties are performing secretarial duties within a welcoming environment.
• Serve as a receptionist at the Parish Center.
• Maintain sacramental records.
• Prepare parish bulletin on a weekly basis.
• Basic secretarial duties for the Pastor.
. Assist with scheduling of weddings, funerals and other parish events/activities.
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday/Friday -- Flexibility preferred
• Associate’s degree preferred with experience in an office environment.
• Demonstrated proficiency in email systems, word processing, and spreadsheets is required. The parish uses MS-Outlook, MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-Publisher, and Adobe.
• Excellent interpersonal and group communication skills.
• Ability to honor and maintain confidentiality.
• Experience in working with the general public.
.Basic understanding and practice of the Catholic faith.
• This position operates within a typical office environment and at times is subject to stress due to evolving business needs and deadlines.
• Filing is required and would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend/stand as necessary, extending arms and reaching files stored in multiple levels on file shelves .
• Significant amount of time regularly spent answering the telephone and corresponding via email.
• Database entry via computer keyboard that may require repetitive hand and wrist movements.
. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance.
• Commensurate with education/experience.
To schedule an interview, please contact Father Perreault at (609)263-8696 or email email@example.com
As you may know from a supplement in the September 27th edition of the Catholic Star Herald, Bishop Dennis Sullivan is celebrating, this year, the 15th anniversary of his episcopal ordination.
Joining other parishes in our diocese, St. Joseph’s has extended its’ best wishes to the Bishop, assuring him of our ongoing prayers for his ministry with us as the chief shepherd of the Diocese of Camden.
Given the challenges being faced by all in our faith community, I am reminded of a thought by the late author and educator Peter Drucker . . . “the greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence, it is to act with yesterday’s logic.”
Please continue to remember Bishop Sullivan in your thoughts and prayers.
As I have done in previous years, a pie chart for the 2019-2020, budget has been posted on our parish website at www.stjosephsic.org. I invite its’ review by all parishioners and friends of St. Joseph’s. Should there be any questions regarding this information, please feel free to contact me or a member of our Parish Finance Council.
With our new software program, I am now able to track and compare our revenue flow beyond this fiscal year. A Monthly Ordinary Offertory Revenue chart from 2016-2017 to 2019-2020 appears on our website, as well. As it shows, the continuity of your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Many thanks for your ongoing support for the mission of St. Joseph’s.
This weekend our faith community celebrates Catechetical Sunday with its’ theme “Stay with Us.” This theme reminds us of the petition of the two disciples to the Risen Lord on the road to Emmaus in the Gospel of Luke (Luke 24:28).
Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.
In your name, may I express my gratitude to Karen Torroni, Jean Pittaluga and those who will serve as catechists for the new school year. May the Lord bless their ministry on behalf of St. Joseph’s!