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A Message from Fr. Wayne Dawson

You are all invited  to attend: 

A life changing event is coming to our Parish this Thursday, May 16 (5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)  Shalom World will once again be present, this time with a Jesus Heals Event!  Many are burdened and depressed by sicknesses and concerns.  Jesus Heals offers a unique opportunity to gather and seek healing of mind and body and soul. The program features preaching, Healing Mass, praise and worship, and Eucharistic Adoration. This is a free event, and all are welcome. 

God's Richest Blessings,
Father Wayne Dawson 

 

A Message from Fr. Wayne Dawson

 

Dear St. Joseph’s Family,

This Sunday, we celebrate Mother’s Day and I want to extend my personal best wishes to all of our mothers.

Mothers, to the world you might just be one person, but to your family you are the world.

I look forward to seeing you at Mass, and as always, I have a special gift for you.

My prayers and best wishes to you,

Father Wayne Dawson
Pastor
 

Posted on: May 8, 2019

Sacrament of First Eucharist

Sacrament of First Eucharist Mass

 

Our First Eucharist Mass will take place on Saturday, May 11th at 11:00 a.m. in our Church. Forty-six of our parish children will be receiving the Sacrament of First Eucharist this Easter season. 

 

First Holy Communion is an important event in their life as Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith -- it is the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Pope Francis has called this sacrament the "Sacrament of Love."

 

Our First Eucharist children have been preparing this past year to receive the gift of Jesus in their lives through the Eucharist. One of our children said it best at our last preparation class: "The Love of Jesus is blooming in us."

 

Please join us and share in this joyous occasion in the life of our parish children by praying for our First Communicants. Also, join us in our Church at this liturgy to witness for the first time the union between Jesus and our children. This is a significant sacrament as they have committed to a lifetime of service and communion that will change them forever.

Posted on: May 3, 2019

Sacrament of Confirmation Mass

Our Sacrament of Confirmation will take place Tuesday, May 14th, at 6:30 p.m. in our Church. Twenty-three of our parish teens will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this Easter season.

What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?

Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation are called the Sacraments of Initiation. Through these Sacraments we become members of the Catholic Church, a community of Spirit-filled people who have been saved by Christ and who witness Christ’s love in the world.

By means of the Sacrament of Baptism, persons are made sons and daughters of God, their sins are forgiven, and they are welcomed as members of the Church.

The Eucharist unites the people of God as a family of Christ, whose body and blood they share.

As one of the Sacraments of Initiation, Confirmation strengthens the life by the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is about strengthening what God has given, and continues to give, to his sons and daughters.

And what is God doing? Strengthening the divine life which He gave at Baptism, nourishing us in the Eucharist, and reconciling with us in Penance. Why? So that the individual can better defend and witness to the faith through the gifts and workings of the Holy Spirit. And there are—and will be—many situations where we are called upon to defend and witness to our faith. And we need all the help we can get!

By means of this Sacrament of Christian initiation, the faithful receive in increasing measure, the treasures of divine life and grow toward the perfection of charity.

Twenty-three teens are ready, and they have been preparing for two years to receive this powerful Sacrament. One teen summed it up as, "Confirmation is what seals the door of our faith."

Please join us in our Church for this powerful liturgy and be witnesses to the outpouring of the Holy Spirt, as our teens accept the challenge given by Jesus to the disciples to go forth and be witnesses of our faith. We invite you to pray for our Confirmation Candidates and share in this very important faith-moment in the life of our teens and parish.

Posted on: April 26, 2019

Don't Miss Welcoming the New Bishop for 1st Time at St. Joseph's This Weekend at the 11am Mass

On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 28, 2019 Bishop Daniel will celebrate the 11:00 am Mass at our parish. Please join Bishop Daniel and Father Wayne for this special Mass as we give a St. Joseph’s welcome to Bishop Daniel, as well as reflecting on the “path of mercy which, while re-establishing the relationship of each person with God, also creates new relations of fraternal solidarity among human beings.” Pope John Paul II. 
Everyone is invited to join us at the 11:00 am Mass, as well as the reception in the hall following mass. Please bring a plated appetizer to share afterward to the hall.

Posted on: April 11, 2019

Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord's Supper

April 18th at 6:30 p.m.

 

Holy Thursday is one of the most important and profound days in our Catholic faith. This Mass celebrates two primary graces: the institution of the Eucharist and the Lord's call to service, and the gift of the priesthood.

 

Holy Thursday celebration begins with the presentation of the Holy Oils. These oils will be blessed and consecrated this coming Monday by our new Bishop. Holy Thursday recounts the Last Supper Jesus shared with His disciples on the night before He died. On that evening, Jesus celebrated the Passover in an upper room of a Jewish friend's home. After the supper, Jesus talked about the meaning of the Kingdom and washed the feet of His disciples as a call to His followers to serve with humility and care for others as He did. 

 

Holy Thursday also marks the end of Lent, when we will sing the Gloria for the first time since Lent began. We will end the night with a candlelight Blessed Sacrament procession to the Chapel of Repose in our parish hall.

This is a reverent procession followed by a powerful time to pray and reflect on Christ's Paschal mystery. You are invited to stay and pray just as the disciples were invited to stay with the Lord during His agony in the garden before His betrayal by Judas.

 

We look forward to celebrating the great gifts of Jesus' Body and Blood that He gave us, as we gather together as one spiritual family for the start of the Triduum.  

Posted on: April 11, 2019

CRS Rice Bowl Fundraiser Through Religious ED

CRS Rice Bowl is a Lenten faith-in-action program of Catholic Relief Services. We are pleased to announce that our Religious Education faith community has been participating in this program during Lent. The purpose of CRS Rice Bowl is to guide our children in deepening their personal experience through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, while helping their brothers and sisters in need locally and internationally by contributing to their Rice Bowl daily.
 
In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus explains that, “…whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for Me.” (Matthew 25:40) Our faith calls us to reach out in solidarity to help those in need, and to be authentic expressions of God’s love every day.
 
Our parish Religious Education children will received a CRS Rice Bowl along with a Lenten calendar to guide them through the 40 days of Lent. This holy season is especially meaningful to the children and their families as they reflect together on the crosses of hunger, poverty, and war that affects so many here locally and around the world.

You can donate directly to their site by clicking the link below.  

CRS RICE BOWL DONATIONS

Posted on: April 4, 2019

Bishop Daniel Garcia to Celebrate Mass at St. Joseph’s on Divine Mercy Sunday

On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 28, 2019 Bishop Daniel will celebrate the 11:00 am Mass at our parish. Please join Bishop Daniel and Father Wayne for this special Mass as we give a St. Joseph’s welcome to Bishop Daniel, as well as reflecting on the “path of mercy which, while re-establishing the relationship of each person with God, also creates new relations of fraternal solidarity among human beings.” Pope John Paul II. 
Everyone is invited to join us at the 11:00 am Mass, as well as the reception in the hall following mass. Please bring a plated appetizer to share afterward to the hall.

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Stations of the Cross Friday, March 15th at 7pm with the Adoration Ministry

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Feast of St. Joseph

6:30pm Tuesday March 19th

Posted on: March 7, 2019

Hispanic Ministry

Jesús el Buen Pastor
Marzo 10 al 16 :  “No tentaras al Señor tu Dios”
Frase para meditar: “Yo necesito pocas cosas y las pocas que necesito, las necesito poco”.San Francisco de Asis
Anuncios: El Ministerio Hispano “ Jesús el Buen Pastor ” invita a toda la comunidad en el aprendizaje y meditación de la Palabra de Dios, esta semana meditaremos sobre “Lo que apaga la caridad es ante todo la avidez por el dinero, «raíz de todos los males» (1 Tim 6,10). Los esperamos.

Jesus the Good Shepherd
March 10 to 16: “You shall not tempt the Lord your God” Phrase for meditation: “I need few things and the few that I need, I need them little.” San Francis de Assisi Announcements: The Hispanic Ministry, “Jesus the Good Shepherd” invites the whole community to learn and meditate on the Word of God. This week we will meditate on “What quenches charity is first of all the greed for money,” root of all evils »(1 Tim 6:10). We wait for you.