Father John's Homily
Homily for the Nativity of John the Baptist – June 24, 2018
Well are you ready for Christmas?
Are you finished your Christmas shopping? You realize Christmas is just six months away from today June 24th.
Can always tell it is six months away by today’s feast of John the Baptist. John the Baptist will always show up on the church’s liturgical calendar this time of the year ... six months before Christmas. And that is not by accident.
You see John the Baptist, who is viewed in the gospel as preparing the way of the Lord, comes on the scene about June 24th ... six months before December 25th. He comes around at the start of summer.
As members of St. Joseph the Worker all parishioners are called to be the visible presence of Christ and the Catholic Church as we strive to be true disciples of Jesus in all that we do. There are numerous opportunities to be engaged through the many ministries and committees at St. Joseph. The currently active ministries and groups are listed below. Please call the church secretary at (252) 257-5605 if you would like to serve in any of the ministries.
Books, Websites & Spiritual Resources
Youth Faith Formation
Children ages 4-15 who have not made their Communion or Confirmation will meet each Sunday after the 8:00 a.m. Mass from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Parish House.
It begins June 12th through November 9th at the Parish House. Pot Luck dinner at 5:30 and faith formation at 6:00. This event is open to all in the community.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
For adults interested in becoming catholic RCIA is an opportunity to inquire about our faith and to become a full member of the Catholic Church.
Please call the church secretary at (252) 257-5605 if you have any questions about participating in Faith Formation opportunities.
Please call the church secretary at (252) 257-5605 if you have any questions about participating in any of these services.
Please call the church secretary at (252) 257-5605 if you would like to serve in any of these ministries.