Father John's Homily
Homily For Ascension – May 13, 2018
Imagine you are in an art museum. And you are walking down the hallway….and as you do you see there are pictures of one man. And that man is Jesus Christ.
And all the pictures of Jesus... as a child in a crib at Christmas... on a cross at Calvary... and the Resurrection on Easter morning. Now the picture I want you to focus on is the Ascension of Jesus.
Of course the Ascension does not mean that Jesus literally took an elevator to heaven... or a rocket from Cape Canaveral. The bible uses poetic language to paint a truth. We do it all the time in our culture.
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 April 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.