This Week

Listen to the son of God - February 25, 2024

Friday, March 6, 2020

Rev. Juan J. Sosa has written an important message for you this week. Read it on the Pastor's Corner on St. Joseph website.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

During Lent, the Church invites us to make a community penance by abstaining from eating meat on Friday's for those 14 years of age or older.

Fasting is asked of Catholics from ages 18-60 on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday only.

Fasting implies having one major meal on those two days.

Friday, February 24, 2023

The Stations of the Cross will continue every Friday during Lent

  • 6:00pm in English
  • 7:00pm in Spanish

The reflection for this week is: "Christ Beyond the Law".

Friday, March 17, 2023

Religious Education Classes

Religious Education classes are held on Sundays from 11:10 am to 12:15 pm.

If you would like to register your child, please contact the Parish Office.

RCIA

For adults who want to complete their sacraments of initiation: registration is now open. If you need to register please contact the Parish Office.

Next events:

  • February 24, 2024
    • 8:30 am to 1:30 pm: The First Communion Parent/Child Retreat
    • 10:30 am: First Reconciliation
  • March 2, 2024
    • We will have the Confirmation Retreat from 8:30am to 6:00pm.
  • Please see the Teachers/Administration for more information.

    Wednesday, February 21, 2024

    Pope Francis has asked everyone to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land.

    Your support is essential to help the Church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and religious education.

    Wednesday, February 21, 2024

    To heighten the meaning and role of the Eucharistic prayer to foster a revived faith in the Eucharist itself, several other points need to be reconsidered. At the consistent urging of the Church, all the hosts and wine needed for Communion are to be consecrated during the Eucharistic prayer. This practice demonstrates more than any that the Communion is from the sacrifice being celebrated with the Eucharistic prayer (cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium, No 55; General Instruction of the Roman Missal, No. 85).

    Additionally, the reception of holy Communion under both kinds as a regular practice gives expression to the divine will of the Savior as he gave the chalice of his blood to his disciples and now to all of us with the Eucharistic prayer (cf. The Order f Mass, Roman Missal, No. 90: GIRM, No. 281). Sometimes, an overriding concern about what is practical when it comes to these two points diminishes their impact on deepening the faith of all in the action of Christ in this prayer.

    There are 10 Eucharistic prayers in the current and third edition of the Roman Missal, along with numerous prefaces. The preface and prayer chosen do make a difference and impact the reception of the mystery of Christ. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal provides guidance for this choice with a preference for Eucharistic Prayer I and III for Sundays (cf. No. 364-365). Additionally, the singing of the Eucharistic prayer on occasion according to forms in the Roman Missal serves to highlight the theological value of the prayer. The National Eucharistic Revival offers all priests an opportunity to consider new the overarching role of the Eucharistic prayer in all its dimensions to intensify the faith of all in the Eucharistic Mystery.

    Wednesday, February 21, 2024

    The next Vocation Awareness Weekend is quickly approaching on March 8-10.

    If you know a young man who is considering the priesthood, invite him to join us at St. John Vianney College Seminary for a weekend of discernment.

    Friday, June 24, 2022

    Helped 130 families with food and clothing. We thank PANERA BREAD for their on-going bread donations, and also to the Brazilian community for replenishing our St. Vincent pantry.

    THE FOOD PANTRY IS IN NEED OF CAN FOOD (vegetables, spaghetti sauce, fruits, tuna, pasta). Please bring donations to the Parish Office, do not leave in the Church or Church grounds.

    Please call the parish office to register.

    Friday, February 3, 2023

    Take home the Vocational Chalice at Mass to pray for religious vocations.

    Please register and add your telephone number on the list at the Bookstore.

    Tuesday, December 21, 2021

    Our second collection this weekend provides funds to reduce our parish debt.
    Thank you for your generosity.

    Friday, March 17, 2023

    Through your generous support, we serve hundreds of thousands of individual and families in our Archdiocese through outreach, formation evangelization and worship. If you have yet to respond to this year's ABCD, we need you!

    Please prayerfully consider mirroring the love of Christ by putting your faith into action by making a gift today. Even a small gift can make a big difference.

    You can obtain a pledge envelope from the parish office, or you can make a gift online at www.isupportabcd.org. Thank you and God bless you!.

    English Español

    "ABCD: Every dollar makes a difference"

    Every day presents an opportunity to make a difference in the life of someone in need. This also applied to the ABCD. No matter the amount, each dollar donated to the ABCD has the power to change lives and strengthen our community. Let us continue to give generously to the ABCD knowing that our collective efforts, every day, make a meaningful impact on the life of someone else.

    Let us unite to be One in Faith, One in Hope, One in Charity.

    We need you!

    Your generous support of the ABCD makes you an instrument of God’s mercy and peace, and you become the answer to someone’s prayer. Through the ABCD, as one faith community, we feed the hungry, cloth the poor, and care for the sick and dying. As one Church, we nourish and educate our children, assist our poor, and care for the sick and dying. As one Church, we nourish and educate our children, assist our poor parishes and schools, and shelter the homeless. As Catholics, we defend and respect the dignity of sall human life and work to eliminate prejudice, and promote justice. YOU make all this possible. Thank you to all who have already decided to generously respond to this year's ABCD.

    As Scriptures remind us, Give and it shall be given to you. Please join us by making a gift now-even a small gift can make a big difference.

    Thank you and God Bless you!

    Visit ADOM Development website to Donate When registering, please select St. Joseph Catholic Church as your Parish.

    Thank you for your generosity!

    Friday, March 17, 2023

    Your parish still needs your financial support on a weekly basis, to continue our operations and community service during and after this time of widespread need. We are deeply grateful to all our parishioners who continue to support the parish community with their donations.

    We invite everyone to sign up for our automatic offering program.

    You can also mail your contribution or bring it to the Parish Office.

    Archdiocesan News

    Planned Giving

    Planned Giving is simply planning to make a difference with a charitable gift. Planned gifts can be made with cash, but many planned gifts are made by donating assets such as stocks or real estate. Planned gifts can provide valuable tax benefits and/or lifetime income for you and your spouse or other loved one. The most common planned gifts are bequests made through your will. Other popular planned gifts include charitable trusts and charitable gift annuities. Discover the benefits by Visit www.adomgift.org for more information today.

    Stewardship

    Sharing these gifts involves being with God in prayer and worship, using our gifts to help build God's Kingdom among our family and friends, our workplace, and our communities and parishes. It means becoming ministers of the Gospel in our communities and parishes.

    “’Here I am!’ he answered.”- Genesis 22:11.

    It is easy to say, “Here I am, Lord,” when we are kneeling in church. But how easy is it to say “Here I am, Lord,” when a neighbor needs our help, when we are invited to join a parish ministry, or when we are asked to provide financial support? Often times we are called when it’s not convenient for us. Discipleship is not always easy, most of the time it will make us uncomfortable and vulnerable.

    Friday, July 15, 2022

    Every Sunday after Mass, we continue with our coffee and donuts after Mass, and lunch after the 12:30 pm Mass.

    Come and share with other parishioners in the parish community and support our parish ministries.

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    Position: Ushers, Greeters and Lectors:

    Ushers and Greeters for the ministry of Hospitality

    To serve the Saturday (Vigil Mass) at 5:30 pm, Sunday English Mass at 8:30 am, and 10:00 am and the Spanish Mass at 12:30 pm and 6:00 pm.

    Please contact the parish office.