---An excerpt from an online article in Vatican News (December 8, 2020):

In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows.

The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2021.

March for Life

Motivated by their respect for human life, every year since 1974, tens of thousands of advocates for the unborn have gathered in Washington, D.C., to participate in the March for Life. This year, because of that same respect for life, march organizers have asked the masses to stay home, as they announced on Friday that the event, scheduled for Jan. 29, would be held virtually this year.

“The protection of all of those who participate in the annual March, as well as the many law enforcement personnel and others who work tirelessly each year to ensure a safe and peaceful event, is a top priority of the March for Life,” organizers wrote in a news release. “In light of the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic which may be peaking, and in view of the heightened pressures that law enforcement officers and others are currently facing in and around the Capitol, this year’s March for Life will look different. The annual rally will take place virtually, and we are asking all participants to stay home and to join the March virtually.”

Organizers are encouraging individuals and groups to view the events of the virtual march online, which will include “inspiring speeches from pro-life leaders, information on how to stay involved in the pro-life movement all year long, and a performance by Christian singer and songwriter Matthew West.” To RSVP to watch live, visit MarchForLife.org.

The announcement of the march going virtual follows the announcement by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that the annual National Prayer Vigil for Life would also be closed to the public and shown online. The vigil will begin with a live broadcast at 8 p.m. EST on Jan. 28 from the basilica, starting with the praying of the Rosary followed by Mass. Bishops from across the country will lead Holy Hours throughout the night in the livestreamed vigil. More information can be found at USCCB.org.

 

 

The Parish office will be closed in observance of the federal holiday:

Presidents' Day                          Monday February 15, 2021

The Faith Direct program is available now to all parishioners and even guests or friends of St. Joseph Church.  While it is purely optional, we do encourage all parishioners to check it out to see just how much is available on it.  All collections, including special collections, are included on the site.  Parishioners can set up all of their collections for the entire year.  Please click on the icon above to be forwarded to the website dedicated to St. Joseph Church.

For more information about all donation options, please see our Contributions page under the Home tab or contact the business manager.

SJS NEWS

Interested in a top-notch, Blue Ribbon education for your children? Check out our parish school during the month of January.  Click on the flyer below to get more information.

 

CAVALIER CALL NOTICE

SAVE THE DATE: April 17, 2021

For more information, please click on the image above to be directed to the Cavalier Call page of our website.

News & Updates

P.R.E.P.

In-person P.R.E.P. classes resume Monday, January 25.

Please contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Ms. Tina Klare, at the parish office if you need to register a new student.

CONFIRMATION 2021

Confirmation of our eighth graders will be held at the Cathedral this year on February 1 at 7:00pm.  The rehearsal will still be held at St. Joseph Church on Sunday, January 31, immediately following the 11:00am mass.

FIRST COMMUNION 2021

First Reconciliation for our second graders will be on Wednesday, February 24, at 6:30pm in church.

Any child in second or third grade who has not received the sacraments of  Reconciliation or Eucharist and DOES NOT attend SJS or PREP, please contact Ms. Tina Klare at the parish office about  information on these sacraments.

PATRIOTIC ROSARY

Our next Patriotic Rosary will be held on February 1 at 7:00pm.  The rosary will be prayed on the 1st and 3rd Mondays beginning at 7:00pm in the center nave of church. 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration occurs in the main church on Tuesdays from 7:15am - 9:00pm. Benediction begins at approximately 8:45pm.  Eucharistic Adoration is held in the chapel the rest of the week.

VIRTUS

The January bulletin was posted on January 3 and is due February 2.

We are pleased to give our parishioners a free subscription to formed.org.  Entertaining movies, enlightening programs, inspiring talks, and a great selection of popular ebooks - all just a click away!

It is easy to get started:

  • Go to FORMED.org/signup
  • Enter our parish zip code or name to select our parish
  • Enter you name and email

Enjoy! And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

GIFT CARD PROGRAM

St. Joseph's gift card program earns funds to assist with the parish budget.

Click here for the certificate order form.  There are many of your favorites on the list:  Wendy's; Target; Amazon; Burger King; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Kremer's Market; and many, many more.

Please email your order to [email protected], print off the order form and drop it off in the collection on the weekend, or slip it in the key slot at the Parish Office.  We will see to it that your order is processed, and, upon completion of the order, we will contact you to make pickup arrangements.

Mass Schedule

 Sunday Obligation:
 5:00 pm       Saturday
 9:00 am       Sunday
 11:00 am     Sunday

Daily Mass:
No Mass                Monday
6:45 am                 Tuesday
6:45 & 9:00 am       Wednesday
6:45 & 9:00 am       Thursday
6:45 am                  Friday
9:00 am                 Saturday

 Confession:
 Following the 9:00 am Mass on Saturday and by appointment

Parish Facebook Page

Did you know about our St. Joseph Church Facebook page?  It is available to everyone, whether you have a Facebook account or not.  To access our page, you do not need an account.  Simply click on the Facebook icon at the top of our website, and you will be taken directly to our page.  The page is updated with all of the latest information. Check it out!

Mass Attendance Option

While we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 situation, we have opened additional seating in Noll Hall to accommodate the social distancing protocols.  If anyone would like to view the mass from Noll Hall, you will also be able to receive Holy Communion as one of the clergy members will bring the Eucharist to you in the Hall.  If you have any questions when you get to the church, please contact one of the ushers.

Office Status During COVID-19

PARISH OFFICE: The office is currently open to the public.  The office is open from 9am-5pm on Monday through Thursday and 9am-4pm on Friday.  If you cannot make it to the office during those hours, please call or email.  Personnel from the parish office will be checking emails and voicemails for messages. We will return any messages left within 24-72 hours.  Whenever possible, please try to pre-arrange visits. Masks are requested when visiting the office.

Staff

Office Hours

OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday Office Closed