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.