Posted on: April 5, 2020
Letter from Fr. Wayne Dawson
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to access Father Wayne's letter 4.2.2020.
Posted on: April 5, 2020
Palm Sunday for Kids
Click Link Below to access Palm Sunday Mass Quiz & Activities for kids.
Posted on: April 5, 2020
Posted on: April 3, 2020
Lenten Activities for Religious Education
Today is another First Friday! As a reminder, the First Friday Devotion
requires three things:
Receive Holy Communion on nine consecutive first Fridays,
- Have the intention of honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus and of reaching final perseverance,
- And offer each Holy Communion as an act of atonement for offenses against the Blessed Sacrament.
- Our Lord promises that those who attend mass and receive spiritual communion for 9 consecutive First Fridays will receive abundant graces especially in our last hour. If your family wishes to begin this First Friday Devotion, make sure that you attend mass via social media and receive spiritual communion.
Here are two quick things about today’s page:
Today’s audio clips (which are uploaded in a video format) are the 6th Station of the Cross, the Angelus, and the 2nd Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary.
Today’s downloads include activities and colorings pages.
Please click on the link the below to access the activity page and coloring page.
Posted on: April 1, 2020
April 1st Letter from Father Wayne
April 1, 2020
Dear St. Joseph's Family:
It has been a while since we have been able to gather at Saint Joseph’s Church. This has been hard for all of us. It is here at Saint Joseph’s
where we communicate with God in the most intimate way during the Mass, and we receive the fullness of God's sacrificial love for us in His Body and Blood in the Eucharist. It is here that we come to share with others our joy and also when we need others to console us. Generations prior to ours gave us this beautiful Church. It is through their hard work, sacrifice and love that we are blessed with the Saint Joseph’s community we know and love today.
This Easter is going to be very different for all of us. A first for many of us of not gathering at the Church for Holy Thursday, Good Friday,
Easter Vigil and Easter Mass at our parish. Please be assured, however, that we will find a way to celebrate the Easter Triduum, even at a distance. We will be posting here on our Website
(https://saint-josephs.church) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/St-Josephs-Catholic-Community-111654988873039/) reflections during Holy Week as well as the plan for virtual Services on Holy Thursday (6:30 pm), Good Friday (12 noon), Easter Vigil (8:00 pm) and Easter Sunday (8:30 am). Please try to access
these online resources, at this time of need.
My wish right now is for you to be safe and to stay healthy, and to know that together we will get through this. When we do and we will, we will once again to be able to, face-to-face, celebrate the unique spirit of our remarkable faith here at our warm and loving Saint Joseph’s family.
My friends, this is a difficult time for all, lots of uncertainty, insecurities, anxiety. It cannot be said often enough, we are experiencing a humanitarian, economic, and social crisis. It is our faith that we all turn to during difficult times, and now with the Corona virus, this is no
exception. I want to assure you that your spiritual family here at
Saint Joseph’s is here for you. We are in this together.
I am continually saddened as I listen to the stories of people that I know and others, who are experiencing tremendous pain and hardship.
There are many people who are suffering during this time. But at the same time, I am humbled by what so many people are doing, including the medical, government departments, non-government organizations, care givers, and ordinary people reaching out in so many different ways to assist and help others. The compassion, generosity and general assistance that people are sharing, going out of their way to care for family members, friends and strangers is extraordinary. In the midst of this challenge and difficulty, God's grace is working miracles in our families, communities, country and the world. We must continue to turn fear, into faith.
What is possible in hope is so much more than what is destroyed by fear.
At the parish, we are also struggling in new ways. Unable to serve the community in the usual ways, we are learning to expand our ability to connect with technology. We are discovering new ways to serve the sick, the hungry, all of our community, during this time so that it does not
become a spiritual crisis as well. This is especially difficult with reduced resources as we are not receiving our Sunday collection each week which is critical to sustain the parish.
My friends I would not appeal for your help, if it was not necessary. Our parish needs you to please help keep our parish, our place of hope,
and faith alive and viable for tomorrow. As a Lenten and Easter demonstration of Faith and Gratitude, I am asking you to please consider, giving electronically on a weekly basis to our parish so that we can plan for our everyday financial obligations. Please go to our
website: https://saint-josephs.church/donations.php, and follow the prompts for Donations.
Secondly, I ask that you please make a special one-time Easter offering. Even at this difficult time for many people financially, the parish is an "essential service". My friends this is our faith. I am asking each and all of you to please help. We have provided a return envelope to send a
contribution by check or you can make a one-time payment electronically on the web page. It is very easy to do. For those of you who can give more, please be generous.
We are living in an unprecedented time and we are all called to make an extraordinary effort to help keep each other keep safe and to financially secure the future of our parish. I deeply appreciate your generosity and sacrifice during these challenging times.
Our community, our parish of Saint Joseph has been the place of nourishment, light, joy, hope, and fellowship for all of us. It was here for
generations before us, and, God willing, it will continue to be here as a place of nourishment and light for many generations to come.
You are in my prayers and thoughts.
Father Wayne Dawson
Posted on: March 31, 2020
March 30th Letter from Father Wayne
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