St. Josephs Society

St. Joseph

St. Joseph

St. Joseph's Society
Annual Feast Day Barbeque

Sunday, April 30th

When: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 10:30 am until 2:00 pm (or sold out)

Where: St. Joseph's Halle

Cost: $9 Pre Sale/$10 @ the Door per plate

Dine In ---- Take Out ---- Drive Thru

Raffle: $1 Each or 6 for $5 - - -Great Prizes

St Joseph's Society has been an integral part of St. Mary's Parish since its Establishment by Fr. Joseph Roch in February of 1899. Fr. Roch knew it would be best for the Society if it had It's Own Home, so he set about the difficult task of building the St Joseph's Halle, which stands Today as a Memorial to his Zeal. Construction of the Halle was completed and it was dedicated in 1900. Fr. Roch died at the age of 33 on June 14, 1904 and lay in Repose in the Halle prior to his funeral Mass and Burial in St Mary's Cemetery. The Halle has been the site of meetings of various Parish Organizations, Parish and St Mary's School gatherings, and Socials and Entertainments of All Sorts. It is Truly a Treasure to Our Fredericksburg Community.

Membership to the society is open to any male person over the age of 18 Years, Being a Practicing Catholic and leading a good life, not belonging to any Lodge or Society Forbidden by the Church. Having fulfilled his religious duties, and having his children attend a Catholic School if at all possible.

The purposes of the St Joseph's Society are: Promotion and Support among its members of a Strong Religious Life consistent with the Teaching of the Catholic Church; To aid its Members in Sickness and Distress, and Honor their Memory after Death; and Inculcation in its members Love and Esteem for the German Tongue, Customs, and Mode of Life.

Proceeds to Continue the Preservation of St Joseph’s Halle