Middle School Mission Trip
      Rapid City, South Dakota
      Parish Center
      New Hope, Minnesota
      Historic Little Church
      Plymouth, Minnesota
    • Parish Mission - The Story of Faith
      Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12.
       
      Famed television actor Frank Runyeon will be here, live and in person, to be our Mission leader. Frank has performed the Gospel for thousands of people in churches and schools across America.
       
      Presentations and Schedule:
       
      Saturday—4:30 pm Mass
       
      Saturday— 5:45 pm Light Supper Available
                       $4 per person or $12 per family
                       RSVP to the Parish Office - 763.544.3352
       
      Saturday—7 pm - The Gospel of Mark
       
      Sunday—10 am - Salt and Light: a Comedy for Kids                  
       (for children in K - grade 5 and their parents and grandparents)
       
      Sunday— 6 pm Mass
       
      Sunday– 7 pm - The Sermon on the Mount and Hollywood and Faith: The Struggle to
                                Live Faithfully in the Media Age
       
    • Camp of Dreams
      Friends of FANA, Minnesota, is a non-profit organization established to support families who wish to adopt a child from the FANA orphanage in Bogotá, Colombia. Camp of Dreams is a unique opportunity for area families considering adoption to spend time with the children. The camp runs from November 25 to December 3 this year.
       
      The children who participate in Camp of Dreams are older and their futures even more uncertain than many of the other children at FANA. As orphans continue to age, their chances of being adopted decrease significantly and their dreams of finding a family begin to fade. In Colombia, when an orphan reaches the age of 16, they lose all forms of institutional aid and are no longer under the care of the government. The mission of Camp of Dreams is to connect these children with the families that have been dreaming of them, too. 

      This year the dream is to find families for 14 children. You can find photos of 12 of the 14 children at www.caringbridge.org/visit/colombiankids. The hope is to identify interested families before the kids arrive and have said families begin home studies (one of the first of many steps in the paperwork chain to adopting a child).  Interested families should contact Patti Bertsch at pabertsch@comcast.net.

      Volunteers are needed in number of areas - providing meals, doing laundry for campers, setting up and cleaning up at the end of camp. Some clothing and other necessities for the campers will need to be collected before they arrive, especially winter jackets, hats and gloves.
       
      The weekend of September 27 & 28 St. Joe’s will be having an information table after all Masses about Friends of FANA and Camp of Dreams.  For questions, contact Julie Sonnek at julieannsonnek@gmail.com.
    • 2014 Middle School Mission Trip
      To see how these trips made a difference in the lives of our Middle School Youth and Adults, see the link below.

      Middle School - 2014 Slideshow

      Thank you to all who went on these trips and served the people in Rapid City, South Dakota.
    • Mass Schedule
      LITTLE CHURCH
      13015 Rockford Road
      Plymouth, Minnesota 55441

      Sunday      8:00 AM & 9:30 AM

      PARISH CENTER
      8701 36th Avenue North
      New Hope, Minnesota 55427

      Tuesday 5:30 PM
      Wednesday 8:30 AM
      Thursday 8:30 AM
      Saturday 4:30 PM
      Sunday 10:00 AM & 6:00 PM

      First Friday of Every Month 11:00 AM
    • St. Joseph's Table
      Are you interested in connecting with other members of the Parish Community of St. Joseph of New Hope?

      One way to connect is through joining St. Joseph's Table. Ten times a year, members of St. Joseph's Table receive an invitation to gather for a meal, either a potluck at the church or in the home of one of the participants of St. Joseph Table. For the past three years, these meals have connected adult parishioners (couples and singles) through the breaking of bread together and sharing of our stories with each other.

      Kickoff event is easy!  On September 27 we will be hosting a kick off BBQ in Room A at the Parish Center after the 4:30 mass. Bratwursts and hotdogs will be available for a small donation. Bring a dish to share and your own beverage. You don't have to join St. Joseph Table to come to the BBQ, but you will be encouraged to join! If you are attending the BBQ Potluck and are not already a St. Joseph Table participant - please email teresa.boatman@gmail.com.
       



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