Family Ministry


Hello Families!

October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary, and we have some great resources for you to explore and help your family learn about the rosary. This week started off strong with Feasts, including St. Therese, the Guardian Angels, and St. Francis of Assisi today. There are many more to come including St. Luke, the writer of the gospel as well as Acts of the Apostles.


Friday October 5th 8:00pm-Sat Oct 6th 9:00am: First Friday Adoration
Come and spend some quiet time with Jesus anytime during the night, and there will be Mass celebrated in Latin on Sat morning.

Sunday October 7th, following 10:00am Mass: Rosary Craft
We will be doing a simple craft for the kids, but parent supervision is requested (there will be small beads so we will try to avoid anything being spilled off the table)! This is the one we will be doing: 

Tuesday October 16th 7:30-9pm Mom's Night Out
Join us for the first of what will hopefully be a monthly Mom's Night Out at the Issaquah Corner Bakery Cafe. Come have a snack and a chance to socialize with other St. Joe's moms in a casual atmosphere, and share ideas for future social events!

Saturday, October 27th 7pm Parish All Saints Dance
Join us for a parish All Saints Dance at 7pm on October 27th! All ages are welcome, and admission is free.
Dress as your favorite Saint, Church figure or Bible character! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Questions? Please email

Saturday, November 10th following the Children's Holy Hour, 10am to 1pm
Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and know a few facts about their saints (Fr. Todd may be asking them). Potluck lunch to follow, please sign up here for food items you'll bring.
**Want to help or have a teen interested in helping? Contact Rebecca who is planning the party and she will give you more info:


  • October ideas for your Domestic Church

  • Saints celebrated in October

  • Activities and Ideas to Celebrate Our Lady of the Rosary (Oct 7th and all month): There are lots of links on this list but should be something for everyone!

  • Easy ways to pray the rosary with kids

  • Parish Library: There is a whole section of the library dedicated to the Rosary, and many fantastic children's books about it as well. Check it out after Mass or when you drop off the kids at school. Unless there is a meeting in there it should always be unlocked!


  • Volunteers needed to help with the All Saints Day party! Send an email to if you are interested in helping with our annual All Saints Day party next month. This is a fun celebration for the families: we have teens volunteer, have a potluck, and play lots of games. Tentative date is Sat Nov 10th following the Children's Holy Hour at 10:00am.

  • If you know of any family in need of meals due to a new baby or an illness, please let us know by replying to this email!

Many blessings to you all during this beautiful fall month. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!

God Bless,
Your Family Ministry Team