Pastoral Council Update

My Dear Parishioners, I want to thank all those 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. The envelopes with your intentions written on them will remain on the reredos (back…

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 alive and with…

Registration Open for St. Joseph Parish Religious Education Program 2024-2025

Registration for St. Joseph Parish Religious Education Program There are a few ways to register your child for the Parish Religious Education Program at St. Joseph Registration is open for the 2024-2025 School Year! To register: Visit the Religious Education office in the school building on Valley road on Tuesdays between 5:30 and 8:00 pm…

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…

Triduum to St. Joseph

My Dear Parishioners, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Although the liturgical feast is superseded by the Fifth Sunday of Lent, we can still honor this favorite saint of many. This week we honor two great saints in the Church’s canon. St. Patrick, the Patron saint of Ireland today (Sunday) and on Tuesday we honor our parish…

Welcome Bishop Keith Chylinski

My Dear Parishioners, This week we welcome one of the newly ordained Auxiliary Bishops of Philadelphia, Bishop Keith Chylinski as he administers the sacrament of Confirmation to 13 of our young people on Thursday. Please keep the young people and their families in your prayers. We pray that they will open their hearts to receive…

Triduum to St. Joseph

My Dear Parishioners, In two weeks we will be celebrating our annual Triduum to St. Joseph. We invite all to join us for the St. Joseph prayers after all the Masses Sunday thru Tuesday, March 17 – 19. Your Triduum envelopes with your prayer intentions will be under the statue of St. Joseph by the…

Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese

My Dear Parishioners, On March 7, 2024 Archbishop Perez will ordain three Philadelphia priests as Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese. This has never happened in all my time in Philadelphia. It is very exciting for our local church. Our 2024 Confirmation class will be the first class ever confirmed by Bishop-elect Chylinski. In case you…

FAQ’s about Lent

My Dear Parishioners, I hope that you will have a spiritually satisfying and beneficial Lent. The experience of giving something up for Lent is an experience of penance and it is one type of fasting, but the goal is not to punish us, but rather to make us more aware. It should help us experience…

Ash Wednesday and the Start of Lent

My Dear Parishioners, On Wednesday February 14th we will celebrate Ash Wednesday. We will have Masses at 8:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. All 3 Masses will have the distribution of ashes. While Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation, it is the official start to the Lenten Season which is…
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