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WEATHER POLICY

Masses will be cancelled due to inclement weather when the Portland Public Schools are closed. Please do not try to attend Mass if it is unsafe for you to drive. Always use your own judgment in traveling during questionable weather.

HOUSEHOLD GOODS NEEDED FOR FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD GOODS PROGRAM

Our Shelves are Bare!

We need bed linens, blankets, towels, and kitchen and dining items to help our neighbors-in-need set up their homes.  We are also in need of beds, including both mattresses and box springs.

This program is open every second and fourth Saturday from 12noon until 2pm.  You can find the shed structures behind the church.  Drive through the gates which will be open at noon.  

You can bring your items to us during our open hours on the second and fourth Saturday, or drop them off at the office/ or old school building during their open hours (9-3pm T, W, Th and 9-1pm F).

Thank you so much for your help!

Fgap Lady A perfect find!

Fgap Volunteers 2015 Volunteers have more fun.

2020 ARMSTRONG SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED NOW

Submission Date: By March 19, 2020

The Armstrong Scholarship for St. Joseph the Worker is seeking applications from high school seniors for 2020.  Applications can be obtained by contacting Janet Rathbone, Youth Minister at the Parish Office or David Mastroieni, Scholarship Administrator at ddmconsulting@msn.com

The Armstrong Scholarship was established in 2013 by the Mastroieni family to recognize parish service and involvement in high school.  Eligibility for the scholarship includes:

1) applicant's family must be registered as members of St. Joseph the Worker

2) applicant is planning to attend community college, university, or technical school in the fall of 2020 and has proof of acceptance

3) applicant has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and

4) applicant can articulate through a brief essay how their participation in various youth and ministry programs at St. Joseph the Worker has impacted their life so far.

Applications must be turned in to Father Ted Prentice at the Parish Office no later than Thursday, March 19, 2020.  Winners will be notified later this spring and announced in June.  Since 2013, the Armstrong Scholarship Foundation has awarded a total of $22,500 to parish families.

SJTW CHRISTMAS "SELFIE" PARTY

After the 10:30am Mass on December 22, parishioners of all ages gathered in the social room for refreshments and to take selfies with Santa.  People spent the festive time laughing, clowning with the props, sitting on Santa's lap, eating cookies, creating crafts, and, of course, talking with one another.  Meanwhile, members of the SJTW Bell Choir were rehearsing diligently in a classroom, preparing for their debut at Midnight Mass on the 25th.  Below, you will find pics of both events.

Christmas 2019THE PARTY

Bell Choir Rehearsal 2019BELL REHEARSAL

THE BIGGEST LIE IN THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY

Matthew Kelly Dynamic Catholic Book Study, Wednesday nights starting January 29th.

Join Bud Abraham on Wednesday nights, 7-8pm in room 4 for discussion and insight into this book.  For more information, contact Bud at buda@detailplus.com.  No need to register, just come to the class

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Inquiry Sessions Meet

EVERY-OTHER THURSDAY, 7:00PM, SOCIAL ROOM

NEXT SESSION: January 16

TOPIC: SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST

January 16 Session Lead by Will Rice

Do you have questions about the Catholic Faith? Are you over 18 and seeking to be Confirmed?  Maybe you have never been baptized, or are already baptized but have not practiced your faith for a long time.  

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a safe place where questions can be asked, concerns broached, and where you can learn just what makes the Catholic Faith different from all other Faiths.  In RCIA, you will be introduced to important Catholic concepts and we'll explore the rituals and rites that have been in place since they were instituted with the first Christians at the time of Jesus.We will also develop connections with other people and work to develop a loving relationship with God.  

If you are interested in RCIA, please complete the form below and bring or mail it to Terri at the parish office, or deposit it in the collection basket on Sunday.  Our first meeting will be Thursday, November 7th at 7pm in classroom 5.  

Contact Terri 503-761-8710 x101 or Will Rice 503-810-7292.

RCIA Inquiry Registration Form:  Click Here

RCIA Session Schedule, 2019-2020:  Click Here

ADORATION TIMES AVAILABLE

Come Spend a Quiet Hour

We have Adoration times available for you to sit in the quiet presence of the Blessed Sacrament.  Please call Fr. Ted at 503-761-8710 x101 to sign up for a time.

POST A PRAYER ON THE GAPLINE

 Prayer Request:  Email to sjtw-gapline@hotmail.com to and request a prayer intention.You may also contact Liz Daily at gunndaily@yahoo.com