Advent Events

My Dear Parishioners, The Christmas Bazaar is this Sunday, Dec. 4th in the Church Hall. Please come down after Mass and get a jump on your Christmas shopping. There will be a number of vendors selling their crafts, raffle baskets and food. Our St. Joseph Christmas cards and 100th Anniversary Coffee mugs will also be…

Giving Tree Program and the Retirement Fund for Religious

My Dear Parishioners, I hope that you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving celebration. We have a lot to be grateful for, and it is good to pause and give thanks to God. As one Liturgical Year comes to an end, another one begins. This week we begin a new liturgical year and the holy season…

Mass on Thanksgiving morning, November 24th at 9:00 A.M

This week we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. You are invited to join us for a Mass on Thanksgiving morning, November 24th at 9:00 A.M. Please note the time change. There will be no 8:00 Mass that day. We will bless freshly baked bread at the Mass and then you can take it home to your…

St. Joseph/St. Robert School Open House

There are still about 22 100th Anniversary photo directories waiting to be picked up. If you sat for a portrait and still have not received your copy, please contact the rectory. This is the time of year that we would normally have our St. Joseph/St. Robert School Open House. While not offering a communal Open…

Happy “All Hallows’ Eve!”

My Dear Parishioners, Happy “All Hallows’ Eve!” While our young people enjoy the celebration of dressing in costume and collecting candy, it is good to remind them that part of the Christian roots of this secular holiday involved our belief in the saints in heaven praying for us. All Saints Day (Nov. 1st) is also known…

Thank you to Fr. Pio Mandato and the Anniversary Team Members

My Dear Parishioners, Thank you to Fr. Pio Mandato for offering our 40 Hours devotion. He offered us some truly inspirational insight into Jesus in the Eucharist. Fr. Pio explained how at the heart of any act of authentic love there is presence, sacrifice and communion and how Jesus offers this to us. He gave…

Parish celebration of Forty Hours

My Dear Parishioners, This week we welcome Fr. Pio Mandato as our homilist for our Parish celebration of Forty Hours. Fr. Pio is a Franciscan priest who received his first holy communion  rom St. Padre Pio before coming to the USA. He is known for his preaching about St. Padre Pio and the Eucharist. Our…

40 Hours With A Special “Eucharistic Retreat”

My Dear Parishioners, As part of our 100th Anniversary celebration, we will celebrate our 40 Hours with a special “Eucharistic Retreat.” Our Homilist for 40 Hours will be Fr. Pio Mandato, FMHJ. Fr. Pio is a Franciscan priest who received his first holy communion from Saint Padre Pio before coming to the USA. He is…

40 Hours with a special “Eucharistic Retreat.”

My Dear Parishioners, This Tuesday, October 4th, is the Church’s feast of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Joseph Church will host our annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis this Sunday, October 2nd at 1:00 p.m. Please bring your leashed animals to the grassy area between the two back parking lots for a…
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