DISCIPLESHIP

Get Involved

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Whatever your skill or talent our parish has a need and a place for you to share it.

Serve at Mass

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Each Weekend Mass has 30 Volunteers Serving

Hospitality, Eucharistic Minister, Lectors, Altar Server, Sacristan, Liturgical Coordinator, Cantor, Instrumentalist, Welcome Minister, Traffic Crossing Guard, Children’s Liturgy Minister, Bus Driver, Parking Lot Minister, Choir Member.

To serve at Mass – Contact Debbie Luedke, Sunday Matters Minister at 270-683-5641 Ex. 242 or by email at debbiesjpc@owens.twcbc.com.

Volunteering

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There are many ways to make a difference.

From gardeners, plumbers, electricians, painters, bulletin stuffers, and decorators to any and all willing hearts, there is a place for you to get involved.

Contact Ashley Wilkerson, Stewardship Minister at 270-683-5641 Ex. 239 or by email at ashleysjpc@gmail.com.

Going Deeper

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Grow your faith deeper into Jesus Christ and the life of the Church.

Koinonia

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Enrich your spiritual life with our annual
Koinonia Retreat.

This annual retreat focusing on the passion death and resurrection of Jesus allows each person to hear Christ’s call and to experience a spiritual renewal or conversion and encourages a closer relationship with Christ and fellow retreants. The retreat begins on a Friday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon. It is held at our parish facility with no overnight stay. This retreat happens in conjunction with the Lenten season.

For more information contact Kim Tignor at 270-683-5641 or by email at kimsjpc@gmail.com.

Couple

Couples In Christ Retreat

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We help couples learn practical, ongoing communication tools in a Christ-centered marriage.

This retreat is for couples who are preparing for marriage and for those who have been married for a short time or for many years. This retreat focuses on your relationship with your spouse and Christ. Topics discussed are communication, conflict resolution, parenting and blended families, finances, family of origin, and spiritual beliefs. This one day retreat led by our pastor is offered in January and August on a Saturday with one hour follow-up sessions throughout the year.

Contact Rick Rhodes at 270-302-6982 or ricksjpc@yahoo.com

Eucharistic Adoration

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Come for devotion and personal prayer and honor the Eucharistic Presence of Christ.

The Eucharist is the source and the summit of who we are as a Catholic people. Each Friday from 6:30 am until 5:15 pm our church is open for devotion and personal prayer with Jesus and the exposed sacrament. You can sign up for a particular hour for adoration throughout the day or come as your schedule permits.

Call April Dickens at 270-683-5641 ext. 221 or by email at aprilsjpc@owens.twbc.com.

Eucharistic Adoration at Sts Joseph and Paul
Prayer Line

Prayer Line

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We believe in the power of prayer.

Through phone and email, this group of people agrees to lift up in prayer the requests that come into the parish office. All members of the faith community are eligible to participate. Prayer request are encouraged.

Call April Dickens at 270-683-5641 ext. 221 or by email at aprilsjpc@owens.twbc.com.

Women's Prayer Group

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Meet weekly for spiritual growth and friendship.

This ministry fosters the spiritual growth and friendship of the women in our parish. This group meets every Tuesday at 8:30am in the Youth House. It is a good opportunity to share your faith and pray for the needs of your family and community. All are welcome to attend weekly or as often as your schedule permits.

Contact Emily at avery.emily@gmail.com

Womens Small Group

Men's Small Group

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Scripture, faith, and challenges.

This group of men meets the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 7:00am until 8:30am in the Youth House. Besides studying the scripture, these men share their faith and challenges as they look to Jesus for strength.

For more information contact Rick Rhodes by phone or text at 270-302-6982 or ricksjpc@yahoo.com.

Small Groups

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Go deeper...explore, ask questions, and grow.

Small Groups is where our large church gets small. Groups consist of 6-12 people who meet weekly or bi-weekly to discuss and share faith, go deeper with Jesus through the weekend gospel, the message and a video reflection, as well as supporting one another in their relationship with Christ. This is the place to care for others and be cared for; a place to impact our community and the world. Small Groups are a great place to explore, ask questions, and grow.

For more information contact Rick Rhodes by phone or text at 270-302-6982 or ricksjpc@yahoo.com.

Personal Prayer

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Daily devotional and scripture readings.

Prayer is an important part of being a growing disciple. It is through prayer that we come to know God and to develop a personal relationship with Jesus. To assist you in developing a richer prayer life, we offer Living Faith, a daily devotional with scripture readings for the day and a reflection. We also offer other daily devotionals periodically during Liturgical seasons such as Advent, Lent and Easter. All devotionals are complementary.

For more information contact Rick Rhodes by phone or text at 270-302-6982 or ricksjpc@yahoo.com or Fr Carl McCarthy at 270-683-5641 ext. 222 or by email at frcarl@stjpc.org or Fr. Julio Barrera at 270-683-5641 ext. 236 by email at frjuliosjpc@gmail.com

Young at Heart

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55+ Years or Older Ministry.

This ministry is for anyone 55 years or older and serves as a way to grow in fellowship and to share wisdom, faith and prayer with one another around lunch. This group meets most months at noon in our parish hall.

Contact Cindi Hoppe at 270-683-5641.

Sts Joseph and Paul Young at Heart

Receiving Sacraments

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Celebrate the sacraments are Christ’s own gift that provide us with His grace.

Sacrament of Baptism

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"Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove" Mark 1:10

Jesus was baptized and taught his Apostles to do likewise. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God. We become members of the Body of Christ as we are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission. We can’t wait to welcome your child into the life of Christ and our Church through Baptism. The celebration of infant baptism ordinarily takes place on Sundays during mass or following the 4:30pm mass on Saturday or the 10:00am or 6:00pm mass on Sundays. Formation of parents and godparents is important.

For more information or to schedule a Baptism Contact Debbie Luedke, Sunday Matters Minister at 270-683-5641 Ex. 242 or by email at debbiesjpc@owens.twcbc.com

Baptism

Sacrament of Eucharist

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“I am the living bread that came down from heaven” John 6:51

The Sacrament of the Eucharist is a prayer of Thanksgiving through which Christ becomes present to nourish the faithful and is the source and summit of the Christian life. When we faithfully receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, we grow deeper in communion with God and fellowship with one another

The mass schedule at Sts. Joseph and Paul is M-F at 5:30 p.m., Sat. at 4:30 p.m., and Sun. at 8am, 10am, and 6pm. Hispanic Mass is celebrated on Sunday at 12 noon & 8:00pm. We celebrate First Eucharist on a Sunday following Easter each year with children in the 2nd grade.

To have a child receive the sacrament, contact Kim Tignor at 270-683-5641 ext. 224 or by email at kimsjpc@gmail.com. To have an adult receive the sacrament, contact Rick Rhodes by phone or text at 270-302-6982 or ricksjpc@yahoo.com.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

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“And all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation” 2 Corinthians 5:18

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is about the mercy of Jesus Christ. Honestly confessing our sins reconciles us to God and restores us to his grace and intimate friendship. Confession breaks the power of shame and hurt of sin, and restores and revitalizes our relationships within the community of faith in the life of our Church.

Reconciliation is celebrated communally at Sts. Joseph and Paul during Advent and Lent. Reconciliation is also scheduled Thursdays at 6pm & Fridays at 12 noon or anytime by appointment by contacting either Fr Carl McCarthy at 270-683-5641 ext. 222 or by email at frcarl@stjpc.org or Fr. Julio Barrera at 270-683-5641 ext. 236 by email at frjuliosjpc@gmail.com

First Reconciliation is celebrated prior to a child receiving First Eucharist.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sacrament of Confirmation

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“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit" Acts 2:4

Receive the Holy Spirit. Confirmation strengthens the commitment to Christ made at baptism by sealing the newly confirmed with the Holy Spirit. Confirmation enables the faithful to grow as mature disciples of Christ in the life of the Church. This sacrament is celebrated in the 7th or 8th grade or at the Easter Vigil.

To have a child receive the sacrament, contact Kim Tignor at 270-683-5641 or by email at kimsjpc@gmail.com.

To have an adult receive the sacrament, contact Rick Rhodes by phone or text at 270-302-6982 or ricksjpc@yahoo.com.

Sacrament of Marriage

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“… And the two of them become one body” Genesis 2:24

Congratulations on your engagement!

The Bible describes God’s plan for marriage as a grace for a happy life and sign of Christ’s faithful and fruitful love for his Bride, the Church. We are thrilled for you to grow in this love and understanding but also realize that this is one of the most exciting (and hectic) seasons in your life. Let us help you get ready not just for a wedding day but a lifetime of love together.

Couples who wish to enter into the Sacrament of Marriage should contact the pastor, Fr. Carl McCarthy at 270-683-5641 Ext. 222, or by email at frcarl@stjpc.org six months in advance for preparation and formation.

Sacrament of Anointing the Sick

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“Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord” James 5:14

Jesus showed compassion toward the sick and suffering. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick extends God’s grace of spiritual strength, peace, and courage to overcome the difficulties that go with facing a serious health challenge or advanced age.

Anointing of the Sick is celebrated the first Friday of each month at the 5:30pm Mass, communally 2-3 times per year and upon request at any time. You may request an anointing any time by contacting either Fr Carl McCarthy at 270-683-5641 ext. 222 or by email at frcarl@stjpc.org or Fr. Julio Barrera at 270-683-5641 ext. 236 by email at frjuliosjpc@gmail.com

Sacrament of Holy Orders

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“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men” Matthew 4:19

Since the time of the Apostles, Christ has personally called forth some men to dedicate their lives ministering to the People of God in the service of the Church as priest.

The Sacrament of Holy Orders consecrates Christian men in service to God. These servants of the Church are blessed with spiritual power and grace that enable them to proclaim the message of God’s love, to lead and govern the Christian community, and to reach out in service to the world.

For more information about the Sacrament of Holy Orders, Permanent Deaconate Program or a life of service as a religious sister or brother contact

Deacon Heriberto Rodriguez: (270)-265-5263 heriberto.rodriguez@pastoral.org  or Fr. Jason McClure: (270)-852-8367 jason.mcclure@pastoral.org

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