Interested in joining Fr. Mike on a Grand Tour to Germany and Austria in May 2017? Call Fr. Mike at 763-400-7201 to
Did you notice the large tree display in the FF Gathering Area, with wrapped gift boxes and “treasure” envelopes for all children of the parish—young through teens? Any of our parish children—any age—are welcome to take a box of giving envelopes to use throughout the year. During Advent, if your child takes “time” to be kind to a sister/brother, or reads to a friend, or something else of a “time” nature, your child/teen may slip their envelope in the “Time” gift box and place a “piece of straw” in the manger to prepare for Jesus’ coming. If your child shares “talent” in any way with others, then slip an envelope with the “talent” shared in the “Talent” gift box, and add “straw” to the manger. And if your child offers “treasure”—some part of their earnings or allowance, then those envelopes would be placed in the “Treasure” gift box. Let’s all try to create a soft, “straw-filled” manger for baby Jesus. Anyone is INVITED to participate in filling the manger, and reflecting our gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure as we support our parish of St. Joseph the Worker.
Contributions made on or before Dec 31 are credited as 2016 contributions. Contributions made Jan 1 or later are 2017 contributions. IRS regulations are quite clear that if we receive the donation in 2016 or it is postmarked 2016, then it is a 2016 contribution. Anything received in 2017 or postmarked 2017 is a 2017 donation. This year we have the unique situation of Dec 31 falling on a Saturday. If you are attending mass for the Solemnity of Mary on Saturday, contributions received at that mass are considered 2016 donations. If you are attending that mass and want your contribution to be for 2017, you can date your check Jan 1, 2017 and it will be counted with the Jan 1 collection and credited to 2017 donations. It does not work the other way around with dating a check 2016, but not giving it to us until 2017. If you are making a stock donation, the date of the donation is the date you turn the stock over to our broker regardless of when we receive the check for it. The parish office will be closed Dec 23, 26 and 30 and Jan 2 for the holidays, so if you wish to drop off a donation, be aware of those offi ce closed dates.
Are you visiting or wanting to Join St. Joseph the Worker Parish?
If you would like to know more about our parish, pick up a New Member Registration Folder. They can be found in the literature racks near both entrances. Please take one.
If you are interested in joining the parish, please comple and return your completed Registration form and the Commitment to Parish Life form which are found in the folder. You can also contact Barb by calling her at 763-400-7207 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download a Welcome & New Member Registration Kit pdf
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church is a growing and faith-filled Catholic community of more than 2,500 families. We have been serving Maple Grove, Plymouth and the surrounding suburbs from this location since 1976.
"Our faith family is striving to be a welcoming, spiritually vibrant community, celebrating the challenge to live the mission of Jesus Christ."
Stop by the parish during office hours and pick up your very own SJTW 40th Anniversary Commemorative mug.
They're only $5 each.