FAREWELL and WELCOME
Farewell to Mr. CJ Kruska
We bid farewell and good wishes to Mr. CJ Kruska, school principal since 2016, as he embarks on the journey God has laid out for him. We are grateful for the time he was with us and for his great leadership in our school. Please offer a prayer for him and his family as they move forward. Godspeed Mr. Kruska.
Welcome to Ms. Mary Kay Munroe
We would like to introduce and welcome Ms. Mary Kay Munroe to our community. Ms. Munroe has agreed to lead our school as principal beginning July 1, 2022. Please offer a prayer for her as she too follows the Lord’s path.
Dear St. Joseph the Worker Community,
It is with gratitude and joy that I have accepted Fr. Beto’s invitation to join your family as Principal of St. Joseph the Worker School. My parents gifted me with 12 years of Catholic Education, and I know that I would not be the person that I am without the loving guidance of the educators that supported me spiritually and academically. Along with my parents, the priests and sisters in my home parish of SS. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, taught me the values of love and service to others.
I left Phoenix to earn my Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Southern California. I hold a Master’s Degree in Theology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and am currently working to complete my PhD in Religious Studies at Claremont Graduate University.
I come to you with 27 years’ experience in Catholic Education. While I will miss my friends and family at Notre Dame High School, where I have been teaching for the past 13 years, I have promised to send them students from the SJW community, and we will continue to maintain close ties. I taught at St. Paul the Apostle Elementary School in Westwood (where I also served as head of the Math Department for several years), and St. Aloysius Gonzaga Elementary School in Los Angeles.
On a personal note, I am the mother of two children and have recently become a proud and delighted grandmother! My husband and I will celebrate our 37th Wedding Anniversary in November. Over the course of my career, many students often ask, “How do you know that God loves you?” I always reply, “I know every time I look in your eyes and the eyes of my children.”
May we always be reminded of God’s love for all of us as we get to know one another, look into each other’s eyes, and work together to spread God’s love and peace to all the children of the community.
Please keep me in your prayers, as I keep you in mine.
Mary Kay Munroe
Separated, Divorced & Widowed Ministry Event
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels: Tour, Mass, Lunch & Workshop: What is Our Spiritual Path? Walking the Trail Through COVID.
Each of us has our own faith journey with unique experiences, but by now, COVID has become a part of everyone's faith walk. Let’s prepare ourselves to be open to the surprises God has waiting for us on the trail
Mass celebrant: Fr. Steve Davoren
Workshop Presenter: Christine Gerety Ph.D.
Date and Time: July 16, 2022 (9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
RSVP by July 12th
Registration: Download and mail-in THIS FORM or register on-line HERE
Information: Contact Julie Auzenne at (213) 637-7249 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE
Children's Vacation Bible Camp 2022 Is Back!
Join in for one entire week full of fun!
August 1 - 5
9:00 am - 12:30 pm Daily
$50.00 per child for the entire week!
Cost includes: camp T-shirt, craft materials, daily snacks, and more...
Registration opens in June!
Check it out HERE!
Adults and young adult volunteers are needed, please email Karina if interested.
This is a service hour opportunity!
Registration for the New 2022-2023 Religious Education Year Opens in June
The 2022-2023 Registration Packets are available for download here: New Families and Returning Families.
The forms are also available from the Forms link in the left side column and at the Parish Office.
The following documents are needed to register your child:
Baptism and Birth Certificates (copies).
Tuition fees for new families: $70.00 for 1 child, $105.00 for 2 children (siblings) & $130.00 for 3 children (siblings).
Sessions are offered in English and Spanish, Wednesday or Saturday.
All details and additional information are enclosed with registration forms.
“Youth Bible Study”
Youth Ministry is inviting all youth to join us in our Summer Bible Study meetings. The sessions will be conducted every Tuesday from June 07 to July 5th (7:00 pm to 8:15 pm, Youth Ministry Room). The early sessions will talk about a brief history of the Bible, go over the different books and how to read each book. We will then familiarize ourselves with the Old and New Testaments, especially passages that talk about Jesus Christ. The meetings are designed for beginners and are highly recommended for our Confirmation Candidates and those attending public schools.
June 28, 2022, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (YM Room) – New Testament
July 5, 2022, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (YM Room) – New Testament
Confirmation Registration Schedule
June 2, 2022 to August 4, 2022
Every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Patio – Parking Lot)
Every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Patio – Parking Lot)
Comprehensive Youth Ministry Leadership Retreat
June 25, 2022, Saturday, Holy Spirit Retreat Center. 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Called to Renew Campaign
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For a description of the projects addressed by the Campaign click HERE
Our Synodal Journey 2021 - 2023
Click here to visit the website created by the LA Archdiocese to help us understand the first phase of the worldwide Synod (October 2021 - April 2022). This first phase includes listening to and consulting the People of God in local parishes and regional groups. The Vatican recently granted an extension to this phase, and now bishop’s conferences have until October 2022 to submit their summaries of local consultations.
This Synod creates an opportunity for voices to be heard from all places in the congregation. Quoting members of the Synod Steering Committee, Tom Hoffarth writes (Angelus News), the Synod is an opportunity “to show how church leadership can initiate discussions that respect opinions and, hopefully, come to common understandings.”
Read more about Los Angeles’ Synodal efforts in the article by Tom Hoffarth in Angelus.
Join Us for Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction & Rosary
St. Joseph the Worker Church has Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction & Rosary every Friday of the month.
Eucharistic Adoration takes place 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Benediction is at 7:00 p.m., followed by the Holy Rosary.
Our Parish Communities lead the Holy Rosary in various languages as follows:
— First Friday of the month: Spanish
— Second Friday of the month: English
— Third Friday of the month: Tagalog
— Fourth Friday of the month: Vietnamese
— Fifth Friday of the month (as occurs): English
Please sign up here if you plan to attend the Eucharistic Adoration. We only have two slots available per hour to ensure that Jesus is not alone. All are welcome.
Jubilee Year Prayer Cards and Missionary Commitment Prayers
Join us in celebrating the Jubilee Year! Find the Jubilee Prayer Card and Missionary Commitment Prayer in your language.
Exciting School News!
Tuition Assistance for New Families
Through a generous donation to the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF), tuition assistance is available to NEW families to our Catholic school system. The amount can be nearly 50% off the tuition amount. Please share this great news with families you know who hesitate to apply to St. Joseph the Worker School because of the cost of tuition.
We are accepting Mass Intention Requests for the period July through September 2022. Download and print the Mass Intention Request form. Complete the form and deliver or mail it to the Parish Center with your $10.00 per Mass donation. A check payable to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church is preferred; cash is accepted (exact amount, please). There is a limit of four requests per family. We do not accept phone requests.
We are happy that we have continued to celebrate mass in our church building.
Please let you family and friends know that we would love to see them return if they have not yet done so.
We ask that you continue to sanitize your hands upon entering the church for the sake of safety for everyone.
We will continue to follow the State, County and Archdiocesan public health guidelines These are the Guidelines:
Masks are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for EVERYONE but not required in:
• Indoor public setting and businesses such as retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, cardrooms, meetings, state and local government offices that serve the public.
• Indoors at K-12 schools and daycare
• Churches & Houses of Worship
Supporting Your Parish
The past many months of lower Mass attendance because of Covid concerns, and therefore reduced weekly collection, have been a financial challenge for our parish. While we understand that everyone’s situation is different, we encourage you to be generous in your support of St. Joseph the Worker.
Now is the time to give online!
Electronic Giving (e-giving) is an easy, convenient way to support your parish. Click on "e-giving" at the top right corner of this page and follow the instructions. You have the option to set up your contributions on an ongoing basis or as a one-time donation.
The chart below compares the most recent week’s collection with the same week in 2021.
Mail: If you prefer, you may mail your offering (envelope or check) to the parish: St. Joseph the Worker Church, 19808 Cantlay Street, Winnetka, CA 91306.