Beginning Wednesday, June 14, Father Gurnee will offer a 4 week series of presentations to explain the meaning of different parts of the Mass. Wonder WHY we do what we do? All are welcome- bring a friend! 6:30pm June 14, 21, 28 and July 5.
Summer Clothing & Shoes Drive
Over the past year, thousands of migrant families have been bussed from the Southern Border to the District of Columbia. Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington D.C. is providing 372 families (comprised of over 1,300 people) of newly arrived migrants with basic necessities and shelter. Half of these people are children. Many families arrived in D.C. with only the clothes on their backs and very few other personal belongings. As the seasons rapidly transition to summer, there is an obvious need we can all help to address: access to summer clothing and shoes. We will be collecting donations at St. Joseph’s and we need only two volunteers with a car to drop off all the donations on June 17th, from 10am-2pm at Anchor Mental Health. For more information or to volunteer please visit our website.
St. Peter School on Capitol Hill , is seeking a Middle School Religion, History, and Latin Teacher
St. Peter School on Capitol Hill, an Archdiocese of Washington Catholic school, is seeking a Middle School Religion, History, and Latin Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. The Teacher will serve as the sixth-grade homeroom teacher and will be responsible for instructing sixth through eighth grade students in Latin, US history, world history, and in the Catholic faith using a standards-based curriculum and National Latin Exam preparation materials. Additionally, and in conjunction with the parish Director of Religious Education, the teacher also will be responsible for overseeing seventh and eighth grade preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
St. Joseph’s Choir would like one more bass-baritone voice
Are you a male with a lower singing voice, who perhaps played an instrument growing up and reads music, or sang in a high school or college choir? If you are rather proficient in reading music and have an interest in singing, please reach out to our Director of Music and Organist, Maria Balducci or speak to her after any weekend Mass. The choir would be happy to have you!
Women’s Book Group
Come join us for friendly discussion! Mon, June 26, 7pm, The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder. Please contact Chris Hunkins at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. We welcome new members!
St. Joseph’s Men’s Group
The St. Joseph’s Men’s group will continue to meet on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at 7AM in the Parish Center where we will discuss a particular Saint’s virtues and how they apply in today’s world. Our motto? No homework, just manly fellowship! May 5th is the next meeting. Note the time change from 6:45 to 7 O’Clock.
Young Mothers Group
St Joseph’s is starting a new group for mothers of young children and expecting mothers. If one or more of your children is small enough that they make it difficult to participate in regular parish events, this is the group for you. As we plan our first activities, we want to hear more about the needs of the young mothers of the parish. Email Emily at email@example.com if you are interested in hearing more about this new group or sharing your thoughts on what you would like it to entail.
The St. Joseph’s Children’s Choir (“Chorus Angelorum”)
Our parish has not had a children’s choir in many years, and St. Joseph’s is blessed to hear the voices of our young Catholics in song during Mass. We are grateful to these children and their families for their dedication, and we look forward to hearing them again soon!
These ten young men and women have been meeting every other week since the beginning of the school year. They sang at St. Matthew’s Cathedral for the annual Pueri Cantores Festival on March 4th, and they sung for their first Sunday Mass here on March 19th.
Young singers take the stage at Pueri Cantores choral festival and Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral – Catholic Standard
Children in Grades 4-12
Please consider a place for them in the newly forming St. Joseph’s Children’s Choir. Our music director, Maria Balducci, knows very well the challenges of family schedules, with four young children of her own. But she is eager to share her love of the Catholic faith and the liturgy with the young of this parish, and sacred music is an amazing way to draw them in. They will learn techniques of singing, Latin pronunciation and translations, how to read Gregorian chant as well as modern notation, important chants, hymns, and motets of our great heritage of music. Before long, they’ll be teaching their parents! If you have any questions or schedule concerns email Maria or talk with her after any weekend Mass.
2023 Annual Appeal: Many Ministries, One Church
The weekend of February 11th parishioners are asked prayerfully to consider making a gift to the 2023 Annual Appeal. Please complete or take a commitment form at Mass, or make your gift at give.adw.org. Visit appeal.adw.org to learn more about how the Annual Appeal benefits our parish and serves people in need throughout the archdiocese. It is our goal that every parish family will participate this year. All gifts will be credited towards our parish goal. Thank you in advance for your generous response to the 2023 Annual Appeal.
Amazon Wish List
Here is your chance to support a successful year of religious education for children, youth, and adults! Please visit St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill’s new Amazon wish list and purchase a book or two, or a video. Thank you!