Dedication of the New Addition
It is an exciting time for our parish as we dedicate our beautiful new spaces! We are excited to have Bishop Kevin Rhoades join us on Sunday, August 28, to offer the 10:00am Mass and to bless our new parish gymnasium, school addition, and green space. Other special guests will also be in attendance, including former pastor Fr. John DeRiso, C.S.C., and former school principal Suzanne Wiwi. The parish will host a simple reception in the new gymnasium following the dedication. Please plan to join us!
Signups are taking place now for several fall extracurricular activities at Saint Joseph Grade School, including Choir, Strings, Chess Club, and Cub Scouts. View the latest weekly newsletters for details and registration info.
HASA - Seeking Volunteers!
The Saint Joseph Grade School Home and School Association (HASA) has over 30 committees and events that depend on parent support and stewardship. We appreciate your generosity of time, talent, and resources to help our students, teachers, and SJGS. There are many ways each parent can participate – some are one-time events, some are ongoing, some are on the front lines, some are behind the scenes – thus making it possible for all families with varied schedules to contribute their time and talents. See the HASA website for more details on how you can help!
SJGS is seeking an adult, part-time After School Care worker. Hours are Monday-Friday, 3:00-6:00pm. Interested candidates should email Mr. George Azar, Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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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.