“RETURN TO ME WITH ALL YOUR HEART” Joel 2:12
We begin the Holy Season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Ashes are imposed on our forehead as a sign of repentance.
“Remember that you are dust and to dust you will return.” “Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.”
Ash Wednesday – March 1st
7:30 am Mass/ Distribution of Ashes
9:00 am Mass/ Distribution of Ashes
12 Noon Mass/ Distribution of Ashes
4:00 pm Service- Liturgy of the Word/ Distribution of Ashes
7:00 pm Mass/ Distribution of Ashes
Ash Wednesday is a Day of Fast and Abstinence.
Fasting: Catholics ages 18- 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday & Good Friday. This means that you are allowed only one full meal and some other food during the day that does not equal one other full meal.
Abstinence: Catholics ages 14 years and older are obliged to abstain from meat on the Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
The Sacrament of Penance: Confession is offered every Saturday from 4:00- 4:45 pm. “Reconciliation Monday” is April 10th- Confessions will be heard from 3:00 pm- 9:00 pm in the Church.
Confessions will be offered after the 9:00 am Mass on Tuesday, April 11th & Wednesday, April 12th.
Stations of the Cross: Every Friday during the Season of Lent at 7:00 PM in the Church.
Mass is offered daily- Mon- Fri at 7:30 am & 9:00 am in the Chapel.
Mass is offered at 8:00 am on Saturdays in the Chapel.
Liturgy of the Hours- Morning Prayer of the Church
Morning Prayer will be prayed during the Season of Lent on Monday thru Friday at 8:30 am in the Chapel.
Celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph
Monday, March 20th- Mass in Honor of St. Joseph at 7:00 pm in the Church
A light reception will follow in the Parish Center.
Lenten Evening of Prayer and Sacred Music
Thursday, March 30th at 7:00 pm in the Church
The traditional symbol of the Gospel of John is the eagle because his gospel soars to such heights and penetrates divine mysteries. Join our adult Bible study as we delve into this most mystical of Gospel's. We will unlock the keys that open up the teachings of this beautiful love letter from our Heavenly Father to His children. See the Scriptures come alive in your daily walk with our Lord.
When: Mondays- February 13th, February 27th, March 6th at 7:00 PM
Where: Daily Mass Chapel
Presenter: Mr. Charles Junjulas, MA- Campus Minister/ Professor, Our Lady of Lourdes High School
Pews....Anyone? We are offering the pews from St. Michaels Chapel for a $100 donation to the New Church Building Fund. They are 8 feet, 9 inches long. Please see the Photo Album section to the lower right for pictures.
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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.