Auction is Live! Bid Now!
The 2016 Saint Joseph Grade School Auction, presented by Holladay Construction Group, will take place Saturday, October 22, at 6:00pm in the new Parish Gymnasium! The Silent Auction is live and you can bid now - click here!
For additional details on how to get started, see the getting started guide. Thanks for supporting Saint Joseph Grade School!
SJGS Parent Education & Fellowship
Please join the SJGS community as we launch a new parent education and fellowship series. The first presentation, Building Conflict Resolution Skills for Positive Peer and Sibling Relationships, will take place on Thursday, November 3, at 7:00pm in the Founders Hall at the Ackles Parish Life Center. The one-hour program will be presented by Sharon Bain, LCSW, and Dr. John Petersen, Clinical Psychologist, principals Family Psychology of South Bend.
At the conclusion of the program, we hope you’ll stay for fellowship with other parents in our community. Please bring your favorite beverage to enjoy and, if you'd like, a snack to share. All families are welcome! Our presenters will include a special focus on families of young (pre-middle-school age) children. RSVPs are not required, but will help us plan.
Sponsored by the HASA's Community Building Steering Committee
Box Tops for Education & Martin's Advantages Program
Help raise extra funds for our school by participating in these easy programs. View more details about the Box Tops for Education program and the Martin's Advantages program.
Saint Joseph Named "Four Star School"
For the fifth straight year, Saint Joseph Grade School has been named a "Four Star School" by the State of Indiana. SJGS is once again the only elementary school in South Bend to receive the honor. In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in two ISTEP-based categories. Additionally, a qualifying school must have earned an “A” in the state’s accountability system and be accredited by the Indiana Department of Education. Congratulations also to our other area Catholic school honorees: Saint Joseph High School, Marian High School, Queen of Peace School in Mishawaka, and Saint Pius X School in Granger. A total of 287 schools received the award throughout the state. See the Indiana DOE announcement for more info.
Help "Bridge the Gap" - Pledge Now!
Download a Pledge Form | Read the FAQ
Goal: $900,000 | Current Total: $842,835 (as of August 1)
Our target date is here but it is not too late to help us reach our goal! Drop your pledge forms at Mass or at the parish or school office!
We are almost there and we need your help! Our goal is to secure $900,000 in pledges so that we can begin the final phase of our campaign projects -- a school addition with classrooms and a gymnasium, and improved green space -- that will serve our parish in numerous ways for generations to come!
The generations of Saint Joe faithful that have come before us have left us a great legacy. I feel that we have been blessed in many ways, and I give thanks to God. I pray that each of you, too, will see God’s glory in the work before us, be inspired by the underlying mission we seek to strengthen, and find within yourselves a desire to give in gratitude.
Thank you to those who have already stepped up with great enthusiasm towards this initiative! I continue to be humbled by the generosity within our Saint Joseph community. Know that I welcome any questions you might have as you prayerfully consider your support. For your convenience, you may download a pledge form here. Also see our frequently asked questions.
May God bless our parish named in honor of his faithful servant Saint Joseph, and may God bless you and your family this Easter Season!
Fr. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C.