During the Lenten Season there will be many opportunities here at St. Joseph’s to help foster our spiritual lives.Fasting:
Catholics ages 14 years and older are obliged to abstain from Meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays during Lent.
The Sacrament of Penance:
Confession is offered every Saturday from 4:00- 4:45 pm.
March 21st “Reconciliation Monday” Confessions from 3:00pm- 9:00pm in the Church.
March 22nd & Wednesday, March 23rd, Confessions will be heard after the 9:00 am Mass in the Chapel.
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday at 7:00 PM during Lent in the Church.
Mass is offered daily: Monday-Friday at 7:30am & 9:00am in the Chapel.
During Lent, an additional Mass will be celebrated Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Chapel.
Mass is offered at 8:00am on Saturday in the Chapel.
Liturgy of the Hours-Morning Prayer of the Church
Morning Prayer will be prayed during Lent on Monday thru Friday at 8:30am in the Chapel.
Lenten Evening of Prayer and Sacred Music
Thursday- March 3rd, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Church.
Celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph , Our Parish Patron
Saturday, March 19th– 9:00 am. We will celebrate a special Mass in honor of St. Joseph in the Church, during which we will pray the Litany of St. Joseph. A light reception will follow in the Parish Center. (PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO 8:00 AM MASS)
Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from
being enslaved by money;
the adultress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in
created things; made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that
you spoke to the Samaritan woman: "If you knew the gift of God!"
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgivenesss and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved,
and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news
to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppresssed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy,
you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever
and ever. Amen.
Sacrament of Penance:Saturdays from 4:00-4:45pm and any other time upon request.
Adoration: First Thursday of the Month, Sept. thru May 9:30am-4:00pm