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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mass Schedule Christmas Day

The Mass schedule for Christmas Day is as follows:

10:00 a.m. German Mass with Carpathia Choir

12:00 p.m. (noon) Mass in English

See You There!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Decorating for Christmas

Blogger, papist and parishioner, Andrew Fanco sent the blog these great pictures of volunteers decorating the church for this years Christmas season.  Check them out!

Thanks Andrew for the great pics and to all the volunteers who helped decorate this year!

"Ite ad Joseph'!"

Christmas Tridentine Mass at Midnight

Parish organist, choir master, music aficionado and overall decent fellow, Michael Semaan, has provided the blog with the music selections for this years Christmas Tridentine Mass at midnight at St. Joseph.

Excerpts from Messiah with orchestra – G. F. Handel
(11:10 PM Featured Prelude)

Missa Sancti Nicolai with orchestra– Franz Joseph Haydn
Dominus dixit – Gregorian chant
Laetentur caeli – Gregorian chant
O Magnum Mysterium – Tomas Luis de Victoria
In splendoribus – Gregorian chant
Ave Verum – Edward Elgar

If you cannot make this Mass, the music program will be repeated on the Feast of the Epiphany January 8, 2012 with the prelude starting at 9:10 a.m.

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Archdiocese announces recommended parish closures, consolidations

Here is an excerpt form the Archdiocese report concerning the next phase of "Together in Faith;"

• One of three churches that dominate the near-downtown Detroit skyline along I-75 -- Sweetest Heart of Mary, St. Josaphat and St. Joseph near Eastern Market -- should plan to close.

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Sunday, November 27, 2011

....And with your Spirit!

The long awaited new translation of the Roman Missal is in effect as of today (Hoo-rah)!  The 3rd addition of the Roman Missal translates into English much closer to the original Latin text.  This is a great blessing for the Universal Church.  Here are some pictures of the new Missal that will be used at St. Joseph's at the Wednesday and Sunday Masses said in the vernacular:

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Father Roman announced during his homily at today's 10:00 am Mass that Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament will return after the 10:00 a.m. Mass throughout the Advent Season!  Depending on the feedback from our parishioners, he will make the decision whether to have this Holy Service return on a permanent basis!

Please stay after Mass and spend some quite time with our Lord!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oktoberfest 2011

Thanks to everyone who made this year's Oktoberfest happen!  Without your tireless efforts this great day would not have happened!  So THANK YOU!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Church tour

Just a little before the day ended a lucky group of visitors got a church tour from Patrick!

Check it out!

Thanks Patrick for all you do!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Raffled Gift Baskets

Security was tight as the raffle drew near!

Father Roman was on hand to announce the winners of the great gift baskets donated by Father's family!

These baskets were unreal!
And go figure; a number of the basket winners were named, you guessed it, JOSEPH!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Video: David Zakria Band

These guys were unreal! This short video does not do them justice!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Video: Warm-ups for Choral Concert!

Check out this video of St. Joseph's Cappella warming up before the Choral Concert!

 "Ite ad Joseph!"

Video: German Dancing

Check out this video of the German dancing by the Carpathian Dance Ensemble!

 "Ite ad Joseph!"

Best Dressed award Day #2

Drum roll PLEASE!  The blog's day #2 best dressed award goes to.....


Thanks Karen for exemplifying what Oktoberfest is all about!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

German dancers

Every year these German Dancers seem to get better and better; check out his years action!

Thanks for another great performance!

"Ite ad Joseph!"


What would Oktoberfest be without beer!
The beer tent was a hoping place all day!

Served with a smile by our wonderful Oktoberfest volunteers!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Oktoberfest Day #2

Oktoberfest day #2 pics!
The grounds were packet when the Blog arrived on campus!
This year saw the return of the "white elephant" sale!  The tent was jammed with bargains!
There were balloon creations for the kids!
...and of course; the BOUNCE HOUSE!!
The grill was kickin' out the sausage...
...and there was no shortage of hungry visitors...
Day 2 is off to a great start!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Saturday, September 24, 2011

End of day #1

Day one ends!  See everyone tomorrow!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Today's entertainment

Today was packed with musical entertainment! 

It started with Herb playing German folk music!
...then transitioned into Brazil and Beyond!
The evening finished with a energetic performance by the LIRA's
What an unreal  evening of music and entertainment!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Oktoberfest day #1 best dressed awards!!!!!

Here are the two winners of the blogs best "dressed award!"


...and Rudy!
Thanks to both of you for best representing the "spirit" of Oktoberfest!!!!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Volunteers at their stations!

Check out these pics of all our wonderful volunteers helping make our 6th annual Oktoberfest the best yet!

At the organ!
At the grill!
At the food line!
At checkout!
At the raffle table!
Without the help of the whole parish this event would not be possible! Thanks to all!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Oktoberfest begins!

Today is Day #1 of Oktoberfest at St. Joseph!  
For  our beloved patron Saint! our Lord can continue to Sheppard souls at our beloved church.
"Ite ad Joseph!" 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Oktoberfest Flyer for 2011

Here is our Oktoberfest Flyer for 2011! Spread the word! Oktober Fest 2011 "Ite ad Joseph!"

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Oktoberfest planning meeting

We had a great plannning meeting for this years Oktoberfest!  Thanks to everyone who participated!

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Father Roman's first homily at St. Joseph

"Ite ad Joseph!"

Father Roman's first Benediction and Devotion service at St. Joe's

After every Wednesday Mass, there is Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and Devotion to St. Joseph; with veneration of our St. Joseph relic.  Here are a few photo's of Father Roman's first Benediction and devotion service at St. Joseph.

The exposition...

The blessing...

"Ite ad Joseph!"