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Capital Campaign Updates for the Weekend of September 24-25

Our journey of moving Forward in Faith, Love, and Service: Renewing Our Spiritual Home Capital Campaign is officially about to begin! The kickoff of our campaign will take place next weekend, October 1-2. Soon after, every family will receive an invitation to participate in our campaign including a case study and a personal financial consideration to support and invest in the future of our church and school.

In advance of you receiving the information, I wish to express some insights regarding our campaign and what is being offered:

  • Reflect and Pray

As part of your preparation, I ask that you spend some time reflecting on the future of our church and school and your contribution to that vision. Pray and ask the Lord for guidance. Give in a way that represents the blessings that God has bestowed upon you. Consider praying our campaign prayer as you discern your gift:

Gracious God,

We thank you for the abundance of love and grace that you have bestowed upon the faith community of San Jose.

We praise you for the good works being accomplished in our parish and ask you to fill us with love, hope and charity as we embark on our campaign to ensure the future of our parish family.

May the Holy Spirit guide and unite us as we move forward in faith, love, and service.

We ask this through Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.

St. Joseph the Worker, pray for us.

  • Invitation not Expectation

Every household will be asked to consider a specific commitment to the campaign. While a great deal of thought went into each request, your personal discernment of the sacrificial gift that you wish to make may be different.  Whether the amount is higher or lower, please be assured that your offering will benefit and enrich our community for generations to come.

  • Shared Responsibility

Just as we are one Body in Christ, so we all equally bear the responsibility of caring for our spiritual home.  The opportunity and the obligation of this campaign rests with the entire parish community to ensure its success. This means generosity and sacrifice, not only monetarily, but also in gifts of time and talent.  Most especially, your prayers are needed as we undertake this incredible journey of faith, love and service!

I look forward to seeing you next weekend for the official kickoff of our campaign and am excited to witness the continued outpouring of generosity and love that has always been a hallmark of this parish.  Truly, You Belong Here!

God Bless,

Father Remek Blaszkowski

Pastor

Capital Campaign Updates – Weekend of September 17th

I want to give you an update on our parish family’s Forward in Faith, Love, and Service: Renewing Our Spiritual Home Capital Campaign. Our campaign Executive Committee has been meeting every two weeks and has been hard at work in assisting me with some early appeals in the silent phase of our campaign. They’ve also been instrumental in recruiting our Parish Gifts Committee that met for the first time at an orientation meeting this past Thursday evening. I’m grateful to all of our volunteers who have stepped forward to help our campaign be a great success.

On the weekend of October 1-2, we will formally announce and launch the public phase of our campaign. Stay tuned for more information about how you can support the effort and be a part of this historic opportunity for our parish family.

For more information about our campaign and about our Executive Committee, go to https://sjcatholic.org/capital-campaign/

As always, please continue to offer our efforts to God in your personal prayer, that we might experience the blessings of our labor and that it might redound to God’s greater glory. 

Gracious God,

We thank you for the abundance of love and grace that you have bestowed upon the faith community of San Jose.

We praise you for the good works being accomplished in our parish and ask you to fill us with love, hope and charity as we embark on our campaign to ensure the future of our parish family.

May the Holy Spriti guide and unite us as we move forward in faith, love and service.

We ask this through Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.

St. Joseph the Worker, pray for us.

In His love,

Father Remek Blaszkowski

Pastor

Welcome our New Seminarian, Charles Bemis

Greetings to everyone at San Jose! My name is Charles Bemis, I am a seminarian for the Diocese of St. Augustine and began my pastoral year here at San Jose on August 18. I’ve been a native Floridian all my life, born in Tallahassee before moving to the Jacksonville area nearly twenty years ago. My home parish is St. Luke in Middleburg, and I am the oldest of four children, growing up in a household that definitely prioritized faith in the Lord and trust in his mercy. My fondest memories come from my grandparents bringing me to Mass as a young child, where I developed a genuine love for Christ and His Church. In 2016, after much prayer and discernment I entered seminary formation at St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami. Currently, I am a student at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. These past six years have certainly been one filled with an abundant of blessings and I am eager to become a part of this large and enriching Church community

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

I SCREAM, FOR ICE CREAM!

Join us August 27th for the ice cream social.

After the Family mass, join us for a tour of the newly renovated San Jose Middle School!

Concluding with some ice cream in the Parish Hall!