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Saint Joseph Catholic Church • Jasper, Indiana

A Parish of the Diocese of Evansville


     With the celebration of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on Monday, the Christmas season has come to an end. Of course the decorations came down last Sunday, the Feast of the Holy Family. It was a rushed and busy season but I think, all in all, a holy and glorious season. Thanks to all who helped to make it such. The Church decorations, the music for the liturgies, the arrival of the three Kings all added their special joy to the season. 


     In behalf of Father Traylor, Father Crispine, and myself, I thank you for your generosity and kindness extended to us. I know that I have put on a few pounds in recent weeks. The problem is that it is much harder to shed them than to put them on. I have quit making that a New Year's resolutions because it only leads to failure.


     Now it is time to focus on the spiritual aspects of what we have just celebrated. We have several opportunities coming up in the near future. There is the Light of the World retreat where you get to sleep in your own bed at night, and CRHP (Christ Renews His Parish where you spend one night away from your home. For the first time in as long as I can remember, there are more men signed up for Cursillo than women. This involves a little more time away but it is worth it.


      For the youth there are several opportunities to consider. TEC(Teens Encounter Christ )is held at St. Mary's, Ireland. There is also the One Bread, One Cup retreat at St. Meinrad, Source and Summit weekend in Evansville. There is also the trip to Notre Dame. See Angie at Bosco for more information on these events.


     Let's make this a year of special Spiritual Renewal for our lives.


God bless your year,

Father Ray