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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.