Together in Spirit

News & Events

St. Joseph of the Lakes is proud to have an active faith community - there’s always something going on! Be sure check the listing below for news & events. Please check out our other channels too:

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Updated St. Joe's Elementary School FF Calendar for February - April 2021

Please click here to view the calendar for the Trailblazer's Faith Formation Calendar!

Fr. Mike’s Address

Fr. Mike called in and is doing well, he expressed well wishes for everyone here at St. Joe’s. If you would like to send him a card here is the address:  St. John Vianney Center, Attn: Fr. Mike Anderson, 151 Woodbine Road, Downingtown, PA 19335

Wild & Wise: Exploring Your Spiritual Legacy, Retreat for Men - February 5 & 6 on Zoom

Every man has a spiritual legacy, a history of his searching for meaning, purpose and encounters with life’s mysteries. Whether conscious or unconscious, these experiences reflect the shape of a man’s soul and the lasting imprint he leaves on those he loves and the world around him.

Join this online Zoom gathering of men for an exploration of the spiritual realities embedded in everyday life. Our retreat facilitator, Steve Robach, will use the Wild and Wise journal he created to invite participants to reflect on and share some of the stories that make up their spiritual journeys

All men are welcome! - Click here for more information and to register.

The Search Video Series - Thursdays, Feb 11- March 25, 7:00-8:30 pm in Worship Space

As the Lenten season approaches, we will begin offering a 7-week video series entitled, The Search. This Catholic series will guide us through seven episodes, examining the great big story of life & death, sorrow & happiness, science & faith. It is beautifully made and designed to enkindle wonder as it takes people on a journey through life’s enduring questions. Social distancing and masks will be required. Reservations are made by clicking the following register button. If you have any questions contact Andi Million at 651.784.3015.

Women’s Lenten Reflection Morning Mending our Hearts” - Saturday, February 20 from 9:30 am to 12:00 Noon on Zoom

Join us on Zoom Saturday, February 20 from 9:30 am to 12 noon for women of any age! We will take time to visit, reflect, pray, talk, and create. Please sign up by Ash Wednesday, February 17 with your name, phone number, and email address, to receive the Zoom link & pick up materials at: [email protected] If you’re not familiar with Zoom, please set up a time to do a tutorial with Barb. Contact Barb Uschold Anderson for more information at: 651.784.3015x112. Suggested freewill donation to cover basic expenses is $5.00 per person.

Homebound Eucharistic Ministers Needed

Have you felt the Holy Spirit opening your heart to something new? We are in need of a few more homebound Eucharistic ministers-Extraordinary Ministers. With the current pandemic and protocol surrounding visits (under 15 min, masked, physically distanced) we really NEED some persons under the age of 65. If you are interested, please contact Barb Uschold Anderson, Pastoral Minister, at the parish office for more information. This will be a gift to another and surprisingly a gift to you.

Facilities Project News

The Facilities Commission proposed a project to refinish the Great Hall hardwood floor. We’re interested in hearing about a memory or moment that you’ve experienced in the Great Hall. Let’s hear from you. Simply email your Great Hall moment to: [email protected] Responses will be shared in future bulletins.

Historic Church Open for Prayer

Currently, our Historic Church is open for prayer to 10 or less people, everyday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Please help us by self regulating to 10 or less people at a time. Prayers to everyone during this time.