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“The Lord Has Done Great Things for Us, We Are Filled With Joy.”

12-05-2021David Lins

This weekend’s Psalm says, “The Lord has done great things for us, we are filled with joy.” This is indeed true of our parish.

I have many relatives who faithfully attend their local parish. Their parish priest does all he is able to hold down the ship of two rural parishes with the help of a secretary, less than a handful of part-time employees, and a core of well-meaning volunteers. They do what they can to maintain quality liturgies every Sunday and weekdays - if and when possible. They make sure babies are baptized and the Lenten Fish Fry raises a few dollars. All other sacraments are celebrated and funerals bring the town together.

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Announcements and Events

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If you are not, please send your email address to Lauren at lharo@oloj.org so that you can be kept up-to-date with all of the latest news.

Are You Receiving Our Parish Email Blasts?

If you are not, please send your email address to Lauren at lharo@oloj.org so that you can be kept up-to-date with all of the latest news from our parish and our diocese.

Christmas Flower Fund

During this Holiday Season parishioners may make a donation to our Christmas Flower Fund in honor of a living or deceased family member, loved one or friend. The list of honorees will be included in the January 2nd bulletin. Fr. Jess will include all in his prayers during masses that Sunday.

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Knights of Columbus Save the Dates

Attend “That Man is You” with Knights and others on Friday mornings at 6:00am in the Parish Hall. Program begins at 6:25am.

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NEW! Military Veterans Ministry

We will focus on those in our community who have served in the U.S. military, on those who still serve, and on the families of veterans and active duty military. This ministry is open to all veterans, active duty military and members of the parish.

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Out Family Ministry Still Needs Volunteers

We are still needing volunteers to help in multiple different parts of out ministry.

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Parish Mission Featuring Patrick Madrid

Add Mon, Dec 6 - Tue, Dec 7 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Our Lady of Joy is happy to announce its Advent Parish Mission will be led by Patrick Madrid, best-selling author and host of the Patrick Madrid Show on Relevant Radio, heard daily on 190 stations across the country. This two-night event will take place on Mon, Dec 6 and Tue, Dec 7 from 6:30-8:00pm in our church. All are welcome to attend this free event. No registration necessary. See you there!

Wed, Dec 8 - the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - is a Holy Day of Obligation

Add Tue, Dec 7 - Wed, Dec 8

Mass times: 5:00pm Vigil Mass, 8:00am, 12:00pm, 6:00pm
Confessions heard 20 minutes before Mass time.

Dive into the History of the Catholic Faith!

Add Thu, Dec 9 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (weekly)

Join Mike Snozek in Room One of the parish hall every Friday 9:30-11:30am through December 17th, as he leads you through the high points of Church History and shows its impact on the wider world (and vice versa). No cost or registration needed - just show up! Contact: David Lins, dlins@oloj.org.

A Christmas Concert: "Why We Sing"

Add Fri, Dec 10 @ 7:00 PM

All parishioners, friends, family and members of our community are invited to Our Lady of Joy's first Christmas concert! Join us in the church on Fri, Dec from 7:00-9:00pm for this special musical experience celebrating Advent and Christmas.

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