TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Sept.25th
REFLECTION ON TODAY’S READING:
Amos condemns the complacency of the rich who seek only their own
comfort. In his parable of the rich man and Lazarus, Jesus echoes
Amos, exhorting those who have to share with those who have not.
Self-sufficiency must never blind us to the needs of others. Only
in this way do we keep God’s commandments in integrity and in truth.
PASTORAL COUNCIL, MINISTRY &
MOVEMENT LEADERS MEETING
September 27, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the convent. Please remember to
email your brain storming ideas on Family Life/Faith Formation to
SJC FOOD PANTRY
Thank you for your donation to the food pantry. SJC distributes to
those in need on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Most appreciated
are canned items such as soup, beans, corn, pork & beans, chili,
spaghetti, spam, juices, and anything that is not
perishable. St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said,
"spread love everywhere you go; let no one come to you without
leaving happier." Indeed out clients at food pantry have expressed
their appreciation and are happy to receive your generous donation.
2015/2016 Bishop's Circle
For the Diocese of Honolulu and the Catholic Church in Hawaii
We are…Stewards of the Gospel The Bishop’s Circle Appeal is a
special invitation to join Bishop Larry Silva as a fellow Steward
of the Gospel by honoring the Lord with your stewardship of treasure
in support of our clergy, our youth and our needy. For more
information and to make a donation, please visit
or use the envelope available in the bulletin / in-pew / at the back
Mahalo for your kind support.
CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Kamehameha Schools and St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School have
partnered to provide competitive need-based scholarships to Native
Hawaiian youth seeking a Catholic Christian education.
Kamehameha’s Kipona Program, along with tuition assistance at St.
Anthony, help to ensure families can afford a private education for
their children. A workshop aimed at assisting families through the
application process will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday,
September 21, at the St. Anthony Library Resource Center, 1618 Lower
A Kamehameha Schools representative will be on hand at the workshop
to answer questions. Applications for the Kipona Scholarship is due
September 30. For eligibility requirements, visit:
http://sasmaui.org For more
information about the free workshop, call St. Anthony Junior-Senior
High School at 244-4190, ext. 221.
(Reflection on Sunday
"Lazarus was carried to Abraham's Bosom"
What most absorbs your time, your
attention, and your heart? In the parable of the rich man who
refused to help the beggar named Lazarus Jesus paints a dramatic
scene of contrasts - riches and poverty, heaven and hell, compassion
and indifference, inclusion and exclusion. We also see an abrupt and
dramatic reversal of fortune. Lazarus was not only poor and a
beggar, he was also sick and unable to fend for himself. He was
"laid" at the gates of the rich man's house. The dogs which licked
his sores probably also stole the little bread he got for himself.
Dogs in the ancient world symbolized
contempt. Enduring the torment of these savage dogs only added to
the poor man's miseries and sufferings. The rich man treated the
beggar with contempt and indifference, until he found his fortunes
reversed at the end of his life! In God's economy, those who hold on
possessively to what they have, lose it all in the end, while those
who share generously receive back many times more than they gave
The name Lazarus means God is my help.
Despite a life of misfortune and suffering, Lazarus did not lose
hope in God. His eyes were set on a treasure stored up for him in
heaven. The rich man, however, could not see beyond his material
wealth and possessions. He not only had every thing he needed, he
selfishly spent all he had on himself. He was too absorbed in what
he possessed to notice the needs of those around him. He lost sight
of God and the treasure of heaven because he was preoccupied with
seeking happiness in material things. He served wealth rather than
God. In the end the rich man became a beggar!
Do you know the joy and freedom of
possessing God as your true and lasting treasure? Those who put
their hope and security in heaven will not be disappointed (see
Hebrews 6:19). "Lord Jesus, you are my joy and my treasure. Make me
rich in the things of heaven and give me a generous heart that I
may freely share with others the spiritual and material treasures
you have given to me."
Have a few minutes to spend with The Good Shepherd? Come to St.
Joseph's Church on Thursday's for Holy Hour at 5 p.m. On Friday's
come & join us to pray the Divine Mercy with Fr. Jaime at 3 p.m.
During the month of October, St. Joseph Church will be promoting
Holy Rosary nightly for the entire month of October in the church at
6:30 p.m.. If you are interested please signup, the signup sheet is
located on the table at the back of Church.
Last day of registration for Religious Education will be on Friday,
September 30. If you would like your child to attend RE classes but
cannot come in by the end of the month, please contact the
coordinator, Sheri Harris, at 572-2273.
2017 ST. JOSEPH FEAST - May 5, 6, &7,
Seeking volunteers! Must be able to work hard for Jesus & his
mission church; Must be patient with people; Must be able to work
long hours with little or no gratification (your rewards are kept in
Heaven); Must be committed to the feast especially during the week
before, during and after the feast. Most of all be prayerful because
your gifts to serve during this time is from our God, who brings us
together for a purpose. Call Chris AhPuck for more info at
The St. Joseph Youth Ministry invites
all High School students in Grades 9 thru 12 to come and join us for
food, fun and fellowship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the 5th grade
classroom. Those interested in receiving the Sacrament of
Confirmation must register with Youth Ministry, please take and
complete the required forms. Submit completed forms to the Church
office or Religious Education office with payment by September 18,
Youth Ministry Registration forms are
located at the back table of the church or may be obtained from the
parish office during business hours.
Important dates to remember:
Confirmation classes will meet every Sunday at 6:15 p.m. – 8:30
p.m. starting Sunday, September 18, 2016. Mandatory Parent & Youth
Orientation/Informational Meeting – regarding Youth Ministry and the
Sacrament of Confirmation, will be held on Sunday, September 25,
2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the 5th grade classroom. Should you have any
questions, For more info contact Jason & Diane Jacinto, Youth
Moderators at 572-4623 or by email:
or Sheri Harris, Religious Education Coordinator at 572-2273
Youth Ministry & Confirmation Registration Form
Youth Ministry Registration Medical Information Parent Consent Form
Photograph and Video Consent Form