The Parish Office will be open on Friday, September 2nd until 1:00PM only, as we begin our Labor Day weekend.
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, September 5th, in observance of Labor Day, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 6th, at 9:00AM. There will be a priest on duty on Monday in the event of an emergency.
There will be a mandatory meeting of all Altar Servers on Thursday, September 15th at 7PM in the
Church and Thursday, September 22nd at 7PM in Saint Joseph's Church to go over some basic practices and policies while serving mass. Every active Altar Server must attend one of these meetings in order to remain an active server, either on Thursday, Sept 15th or Thursday, September 22nd. If you have any questions, problems, or concerns, please contact Fr. Matthew MacDonald at (914) 232-2910 or at email@example.com
If you are in 4th through 12th grade, not currently an altar server and would like to become one at the Church of Saint Joseph, there will be new Altar Server training sessions on the following dates: Saturday, October 15th, Saturday, October 22nd, Saturday, October 29th, Saturday, November 5th. All these training sessions will occur from 11:30AM-12:30PM at the Church of Saint Joseph. Attendance at every session is required. If you have any questions, problems, or concerns, please contact Fr. Matthew MacDonald at (914) 232-2910 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 and glorified.
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.
The mission of St. Joseph's Church is to be a welcoming, caring, Christ-centered Catholic community. We desire to experience and share God's unconditional love. Inspired by the example of Jesus, we strive to lead all people to wholeness and fullness of life.
O blessed Joseph, faithful guardian of my Redeemer, Jesus Christ, protector of thy chaste spouse, the virgin Mother of God, I choose thee this day to be my special patron and advocate and I firmly resolve to honor thee all the days of my life. Therefore I humbly beseech thee to receive me as thy client, to instruct me in every doubt, to comfort me in every doubt, to comfort me in every affliction, to obtain for me and for all the knowledge and love of the Heart of Jesus, and finally to defend and protect me at the hour of my death. Amen.
Mass intentions for the calendar year 2017 are now available at the Parish Office between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Out of fairness to all the parishioners, you may arrange no more than 4 weekend or 4 weekday masses at one time. This must be done in person or by mail and must be accompanied by the $20 stipend. Unfortunately, we cannot arrange masses over the telephone. We appreciate your understanding. Unannounced (No specific date or time) Mass Cards are always available. The stipend is $15.