On Ash Wednesday, Catholics receive the sign of the cross on their foreheads. The cross on which Christ died for us is the sign of our sure and certain hope. We are marked with an ashen cross so that each of us might turn from all that is earthly, dark and sinful and return to the Gospel of Life.
Mass and Distribution of Ashes will be at the following times on Wednesday, February 10th:
6:30am St. Joseph Church
8:15am St. Joseph Church
9:20am Good Shepherd Chapel
12 noon St. Joseph Church
4:00pm St. Joseph Church
5:30pm St. Joseph Church
7:00pm St. Joseph Church
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are both days of fast and abstinence. In the United States, the Fridays of Lent are also days of abstinence from meat.
The Church teaches that CATHOLICS IN GOOD HEALTH are to observe the following: The law of abstinence obliges those 14 years of age and older not to eat meat. The law of fast obliges all those 18 thru 59 years of age to refrain from eating between meals and to limit their eating to one full meal and two lighter meals for the day.
By Matthew Kelly and Dynamic Catholic
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ST. JOSEPH CHURCH offers opportunities to help you find growth in Faith during this Lenten Season. We hope you plan to make them a part of your personal Journey of Faith.
† Daily Mass at St. Joseph Church
8:15am and 6:00pm
† Stations of the Cross
2:15pm Fridays at St. Joseph Church
9:20am Fridays at Good Shepherd
† Stations of the Cross with Mass
6:00pm Fridays St. Joseph Church
† Eucharistic Adoration Chapel
time with our Lord in prayer
† Forming Intentional Disciple Sessions
† Bible Studies
The St. Joseph Pastoral Council is the primary consultative voice of the people of our parish. The Council advises our pastor on matters including spiritual formation, worship, and outreach, ministry development and support, educational and social programs, and stewardship of parish resources. The Council needs and welcomes input and ideas from parishioners. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions that would enhance or improve our parish life, please feel free to contact the St. Joseph Pastoral Council at 979-987-1077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacrament of Penance (Confessions) - Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 4:30-5:30pm
Sacrament of Marriage - Please contact the priest at least six months before desired date.
Baptismal Classes - Pre-Baptism Classes are held on the FIrst Monday of each month at 7:00pm in the PAC.
Sunday Nursery - Care is offered for infants and toddlers during the 8:30am, 10:00am and 11:30am masses in the PAC
|St. Joseph Church (Map)||Christ the Good Shepherd Chapel (Map)|
|Saturday Vigil||6:00 PM|
|Sunday||7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 AM||5:30 PM|
|Monday||8:15 AM & 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:15 AM & 6:00 PM||9:20 AM, only during the school year|
|Wednesday||8:15 AM & 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:15 AM & 6:00 PM||9:20 AM, only during the school year|
|Friday||8:15 AM & 6:00 PM|