May is the Month of Mary

My Dear Parishioners, I want to offer warm congratulations to our young people who received Jesus in Holy Communion for the very first time over the weekend. We have invited our  recent  First  Communicants to come to Sunday Mass this weekend dressed in their First Communion outfits. If you see one of them, please help…

First Holy Communion

My Dear Parishioners, Please continue to keep our 3rd graders in your prayers.  They will be making their First Holy Communion on Saturday.  Please pray for their families too, that they will help their children stay close to the Lord by bringing them to Mass regularly.  We ask that parents bring their first communicants to…

100th Anniversary Committee

My Dear Parishioners, I pray that you had a Blessed Easter.  While it certainly was not the celebration that we may have been used to, it is clear that people were feeling more confident about gathering to offer praise to God.  While the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day Masses remains lifted until further…

Divine Mercy Sunday

My Dear Parishioners, Thank you to all who made our Triduum ceremonies and Easter Masses so beautiful.  A special thanks to all who supported our Easter Flower Collection.  You helped to pay for the beautiful decorations for our solemn celebrations.  Please know that your intentions will continue to be remembered throughout the entire Easter Season. …

A Very Blessed Easter

My Dear Parishioners, On behalf of Msgr. Bolger, Fr. Connors, Msgr. McCoy, myself, and all those who minister and work here at St. Joseph parish I want to wish all of you and your loved ones a very Blessed Easter.  We know that Jesus is risen.  We have faith that He is with us in…

Palm Sunday and Holy Week

My Dear Parishioners, Today is Palm Sunday, or sometimes called Passion Sunday.  We mark the triumphal entrance of our Lord Jesus Christ into the Holy city of Jerusalem remembering that He was greeted with shouts of joy and adulation and the waving of palm branches as people of that day greeted royalty.  The name Passion…

The Dream of St. Joseph

My Dear Parishioners, This past week we celebrated our Triduum of prayers to St. Joseph, in which we remembered the intentions written on your St. Joseph Triduum envelopes.  We believe that St. Joseph is a powerful intercessor and that he is close to Our Lord in Heaven.  We pray for his continued protection and guidance. …

Sacrament of Confirmation

My Dear Parishioners, We welcome Archbishop Nelson Perez for the very first time to St. Joseph Parish this week as he confers the Sacrament of Confirmation on our young people.  We are very grateful that he is able to be with us and call down the Holy Spirit upon these 29 people (28 parishioners and…

Triduum to St. Joseph

My Dear Parishioners, Next week we will be celebrating our annual Triduum to St. Joseph.  We invite all to join us for the 8:00 Morning Mass followed by some special prayers to St. Joseph on Wednesday, March 17th, Thursday March 18th, and Friday March 19th (the actual feast of St. Joseph).  By the way, since…

St. Joseph Triduum

My Dear Parishioners, In two and a half weeks we will celebrate our St. Joseph Triduum (The Feast of St. Joseph is on March 19th).  Recently, Pope Francis declared that on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church he has designated this liturgical year as…
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