Catholic University of America Collection

My Dear Parishioners, I am not with you this weekend because I am in Pittsburgh celebrating the wedding of my niece. I am very grateful to our weekend priests  for  allowing  me  this opportunity to celebrate with my family. I received news this week that the tendon that connects my kneecap to my quadriceps muscle…

Missions in Tanzania

My Dear Parishioners, I am happy to announce that our new parish directories are in and they look great. If you sat for a portrait or submitted a photograph, please come to the rectory Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pick up your copy. This week we welcome Fr. Idelfonce Mapara…

Missions in Tanzania

My Dear Parishioners, Next week we will welcome Fr. Idelphonce Mapara to speak to us about the missions in Tanzania. His community is based in the Benedictine Monastery, St. Maura’s Abbey in Hanga, Tanzania. Here is some information from their website. Hanga Abbey was founded as a Monastery on January 15, 1957 as the first…

Manna Food Drive Donations

My Dear Parishioners, I apologize for the lack of our weekly bulletin last week. They were finally delivered to us on Monday morning of this week. Both bulletins are available this week. Our bulletin is always available on our website at www.saintjosephchurch.us. In a previous column I told you what a great success our Manna…

Thank You For The Support Of Our Manna Food Drive

My Dear Parishioners, Thank you for your generous support for our Manna Food Drive. Even though our attendance still appears down, due to the Coronavirus, we collected a tremendous amount of food. As of the time I am writing this column I do not know exactly how much food was collected but I can say…

Happy Fourth of July

My Dear Parishioners, This Monday we celebrate our Independence as a nation. It is a good time to thank God for the freedoms and blessings we enjoy as citizens of this great country.  Happy Fourth of July! We have a tendency to think that freedom means we can do whatever we want, but freedom means…

Manna Food Drive

My Dear Parishioners, In one week we will host our annual Manna Food Drive over the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd. In preparation for that weekend, we are asking you to take home the brown paper bags placed at each of the exits this weekend and return them filled with non-perishable food items. Bags…

Most Holy Body and Blood of the Lord

My Dear Parishioners, This year’s celebration of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of the Lord, on June 19, 2022, also marks the inauguration of a three-year National Eucharistic Revival called for by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The goal of the Eucharistic Revival is to renew the Church by…

Peter’s Pence Collection

My Dear Parishioners, This week we celebrated graduation from St. Joseph/St. Robert School. Congratulations to all our parish graduates whether you have graduated from Pre-K, Kindergarten, Middle School, Eighth Grade, High School, College, or Post-Graduate studies. We pray for all graduates that they will have God at their side and carry Him with them into…

Graduation Season and Pentecost

My Dear Parishioners, It is hard to believe that another school year has passed. It feels like things are getting back to normal. Now we are entering the graduation season. I would like to congratulate all of our graduates from Kindergarten, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College, and from Post-College studies wherever they attended…
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