On this day of remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Please hold our servicemen and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and your presence.
We also remember the families of our troops. We ask for your unique blessings to fill their homes, and we pray your peace, provision, hope and strength will fill their lives.
May the members of our of our armed forces be supplied with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord’s mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support.
In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray.
We invite you and your family to St. Joseph's Church on Saturday, June 25th, for the 5pm Mass to celebrate your achievement of graduating from high school. We will pray at this Mass that God continue to bless you in the months and years ahead. We want you to know that your parish family is here praying for you as you move forward in life.
Any student who is graduating from a Catholic, private or public high school is invited along with their family.
If you would like to attend this celebration, please e mail Fr. Lagiovane
by June 20th. email@example.com . Please give the name of the high school student who is graduating and the number of family members
who will be attending as well.
We will reserve seating for you and your family.
On the weekend of May 28/29 we will celebrate as a Church the Feast of Corpus Christi. The Body and Blood of Christ. A constant reminder of the most beautiful gift that God has given us. The gift of the Holy Eucharist.
To celebrate this Solemn Feast we will have a Holy Hour concluding with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. For the final blessing with the Eucharist we will invite all those present to come forward to touch the base of the Monstrance to receive the blessings of Our Eucharistic Lord. Why not spend some time before Our Lord. To seek his blessing.
The Holy Hour will be begin at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm in the Church. Please join us in prayer!
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.
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
We will begin accepting Mass intentions for the calendar year 2017, on WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 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.
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.