St. Joseph Ellinwood, KS and Immaculate Conceptoin Claflin, KS

Stewardship Reflection 06/17/18

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive good or evil, according to what he has done in the body.” - 2 Corinthians 5:10

We are all accountable for the gifts God has given us – our time, our talent and our treasure.  Each of us is accountable not only for our own life but for the lives of others as well.  One day God will ask each of us what did we do with the gifts we were given.  How will you respond?

Job Opening

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SJS Second Grade - Trust in God's Care

Online Giving

Our Online Giving system now is also an App for Apple products!  You can download it and use it even if you already give through Online Giving or are new and want to create an account.  Go to the App Store or to download and then register our church ID 1161-St. Joseph, Ellinwood or 1155 -Immaculate Conception, Claflin.

Thank you for using Online Giving.  Parishioners who use the service are pleased with how easy it is to set up and manage.  If you have not yet signed up for Online Giving, then please consider this option.  By using Online Giving you are helping the parish to improve our operational efficiency.  To sign up select Online Giving on the right side of this web page.


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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our school every time you shop, at no cost to you.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you already know.  When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to St. Joseph School.

Click here to shop at AmazonSmile.  Tens of millions of products are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation”.  Click on the search box and choose St. Joseph Church Ellinwood Kansas as the charitable organization you want to support. 

Ask your friends and family.  Even if they only use Amazon occasionally or seldom, it is still money to our School. Once you designate St. Joseph Church Ellinwood Kansas as your charitable beneficiary, you don’t have to do it again.

Thank you SO much for your continued support of our school!

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Did You Know?

Today is the solemnity of the nativity of Saint John the Baptist.  This is an ancient solemnity, reaching back to the fourth century, though the date of the celebration varied in East and West.  In the West, it was celebrated on June 24, in keeping with Luke 1:36, which notes that Elizabeth was six months pregnant at the time of the Annunciation of the Lord.  It is not by coincidence that the birth of John the Baptist falls shortly after the summer solstice (June 21), while that of Christ is after the winter solstice (December 22).  In the northern hemisphere, June 21 is the longest day of the year; after that, the days will get shorter and shorter.  After the winter solstice, the days will gradually increase in length.