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We invite you to pray with our community, worship God, give thanks for the gifts God has provided and strengthen your faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Christ centered approach to learning encourages responsibility, accountability, respect, and above all compassion for one another. We endeavor to instill within the child and the community a lifelong love of learning rooted in Catholic values and the conviction to follow them.

Reflection of the Week:​​​​

May 22, 2022—Sixth Sunday of Easter
The concept of hospitality is fundamental to a stewardship way of life. When we envision hospitality, we naturally think of offering a sincere and warm welcome to those new to our parish. We picture inviting them in and making them feel at home and at ease in our presence, communicating that they are highly valued.

Today’s Gospel reading from John invites us to think of hospitality slightly differently. We hear Jesus speaking this to his disciples: “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.”

Jesus asks that we permit the Blessed Trinity to come and dwell within us; this is a stunning request. It tells us that our first and most privileged form of hospitality should be directed towards God Himself.

How does one show hospitality to God? How do we make God “at home and ease” within us? How can we communicate to God that He is “highly valued” by us? Jesus tells us how: we are to keep His word, to follow HIs teachings.

To keep His word, we must know His word. However, knowing and keeping his word takes discipline and effort. Therefore, we must make the study of Scripture and Church teaching a priority in our daily lives.

Suppose we want our parish to be a place of genuine Christian hospitality. In that case, we must be sure that our hearts are hospitable dwelling places for the Blessed Trinity. Then our smiles and words, our greetings and ministries will radiate with the warmth of God’s love. And our parish family will become at least a little bit like Heaven on earth. This is the simplicity and glory of a stewardship way of life.
(Reflection by Catholic Stewardship Consultants)

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We warmly welcome you to our parish family. We invite you to worship and pray with us. We also welcome those in the Stratford-Rozellville area who are interested in the Catholic Faith. We have a group information series every year, but the pastor is happy to be of assistance for general acquaintance at anytime. Please feel free to contact the parish office at 715-687-2404 for registration or inquiries

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ST JOSEPH
CATHOLIC CHURCH

119200 Larch Street
P.O. Box 6
Stratford, WI 54484
715-687-2404

ST. ANDREW PARISH

122726 County Rd. C
P.O. Box 6
Stratford, WI 54484
715-384-3859

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