Welcome to St. Joseph Parish
St. Joseph Parish is a welcoming Catholic community called to live, proclaim and foster God’s steadfast love in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Why do we recite the Rosary on the 13th of Every Month?
The Holy Rosary, also known as the Dominican Rosary refers to a form of prayer used in the Catholic Church and to the string of knots or beads (crown of roses) used to count the component prayers.
One hundred years ago, Our Lady of Fatima appeared to three children -- Lucia dos Santos, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto -- on the 13th of each month from May to October in 1917. Each time she appeared to the children, she encouraged them to pray the rosary every day for peace and to offer sacrifice for those souls who have no one to pray for them.
Father Donald Calloway started "The Thirteen of the Month Club" which is named in honor of the day of the month that Mary chose for her appearances to the children of Fatima. On this day, members pray the Rosary for each other's intentions. Additionally, the Marians residing in Fatima, Portugal offer a special Mass on the 13th of each month for member's intentions. For more information on this club go to: www.fathercalloway.com.
Please join us at St. Joseph Parish to pray the Holy Rosary at 7PM on the 13th day of each month, either by the Statue of Mary or inside the church during bad weather.
Mass for Victims Against Attacks to Christians
The St. Joseph Church Adult Choir participated in the Mass for those who died in recent attacks against Christians across the world. The Mass was held on Tuesday, May 21 at St. Anthony Church in Bristol, and was celebrated by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair.
Spanish Community Celebrates Mother's Day
On Saturday, May 18th, the Spanish Ministry held a Mother's Day fund-raiser event to benefit our Parish. It was a wonderful night, full of joy and celebration. Thanks to the Spanish Ministry for this initiative and to all those who gave their time, talent and resources to make of this a successful and beautiful event.
Congratulations To All Who Were Confirmed!
This past May 17th, 37 young men and women received the gifts of the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation: Wisdom, Understanding, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety and Wonder and Awe in God’s presence. Archbishop Leonard Blair anointed the Candidates with Holy Chrism, and extended his hands over each one of them and said, "Be sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit."
With its powerful effects and vibrant symbols, Confirmation is considered to be one of God's great gifts to Catholics. Please keep all our candidates in your prayers.
Congratulations to all the children who received their First Communion, on Saturday, May 12, 2019!
May the light of the Lord shine bright in all your ways, and may you continue to receive Jesus with the same piety and enthusiasm as when you did on the day of your First Communion.
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In Honor of Msgr. Joseph DiSciacca
St. Joseph Parishioners gathered to celebrate the ordination of Msgr. Joe with a "Pot Luck" reception on Saturday, May 4th, in the Parish Guild Hall. The reception was preceded by a Mass officiated by Msgr. Joe at St. Joseph Church, where he was pastor for over 12 years.
This past Holy Week we remembered the purpose of Jesus' coming into the world. In solemnity we experienced His Passion, and in great happiness we celebrated His Resurrection. Happy Easter to all St. Joseph Parishioners!
To all of our ministries who gave of their time and talent by participating the Easter Celebration this year ~ to our Altar Servers, Youth Group, Extra Ordinary Ministers of Communion, Choirs, Ushers, Lectors and all who helped decorate our worship space for the Triduum. Our bilingual and Spanish liturgies during Holy Week and Easter were absolutely beautiful because of all who served.
A special thank you to all our parishioners who made contributions toward the Easter flowers, candles and palms. May God bless your generosity.
Life in St. Joseph Parish
Congratulations to St. Joseph's Parishioner, Dorothy Beaucar as she celebrates her 100th Birthday!