Blessing of the Animals and the End of Online Broadcasted Masses

Next Monday, October 4th is the Church’s feast of St. Francis of Assisi. In honor of St. Francis, St. Joseph Church will be hosting our annual Blessing of the Animals next week, Sunday, October 3rd at 1:00 p.m. Please bring your leashed animals to the grassy area between the two back parking lots for a…

Catechetical Sunday

This Sunday is Catechetical Sunday. It is a special recognition of all those who give of their time, effort and skills to see that our parishioners have the opportunity to be properly formed in the faith. This includes all those   involved   in   St.  Joseph/St. Robert School – teachers, principal, administration, staff, and volunteers. We also…

100th Anniversary of St Joseph Church

My Dear Parishioners, The Year 1922 was an interesting year. Pope Bendict XV died and Pope Pius XI was elected as the new pope. It was the year when insulin was first used on humans to treat diabetes; Britain declared Egypt a sovereign state; the first facsimile photo ever was sent over city telephone  lines;…

Happy Labor Day and Back to School

My Dear Parishioners, Happy Labor Day! It is hard to believe that this day is here already. It is good to rest from our Labors and to recognize what a blessing it is to be able to work. This is part of God’s plan for us and it helps us to realize who we are…

The RCIA or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

My Dear Parishioners, This week we welcome Fr. Chanlis Chacko to speak to us about the Missions in his home diocese of Pathanamthitta, India. Thank you for your generous support of the Missions. I realize that it is awkward running two “back-to-back” mission collections, but we can only work with the schedule that the Archdiocese…

Missions in the Diocese of Pathanamthitta, India

Last week the parish bulletin was never delivered to us, so I apologize that there were none to handout after the Masses. Our bulletin publisher did produce them, and one was available online; however, there was a problem with the delivery. They are looking  into the situation. In the meantime, I am republishing my column…

Missions in the Diocese of Diocese of Pathanamthitta, India

My Dear Parishioners, In two weeks we will welcome Fr. Chacko to speak to us about the Missions in the Diocese of Diocese of Pathanamthitta, India. Fr. Chacko will preach all the Masses that weekend and the second collection taken up at that Mass  will be to support the Diocese of Pathanamthitta, through the Pontifical…

Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.

My Dear Parishioners, Next week our Second collection will be for the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.  Archbishop Perez has asked that the following letter be communicated to each of the parishes in preparation for this collection. God Bless You! Fr. Bordonaro Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I write to you today…

Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist

My Dear Parishioners, You may recall a recent survey that found that only one third of Catholics in the U.S. believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. This is a shocking fact, given that the Eucharist is foundational to our faith. Recently, the US Bishop’s Conference voted to issue a teaching about…

Manna Food Drive and the Warminster Food Bank

My Dear Parishioners, In a previous column I told you what a great success our Manna Food Drive was. Our July donations totaled 2,365 pounds. The Coordinating Council of Health and Welfare is very pleased with the donations. Thank you for all your generosity. Thank you also to all the regular monthly volunteers who transport…
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