On Feb. 25, 2014, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, issued a Letter to Families. In the letter, Pope Francis says he wants to “come into [y]our homes to speak about an event which will take place at the Vatican this coming October,” which is the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. The letter is available on the Vatican website in several languages. Our Holy Father encourages families to receive Jesus’ authentic love into our families, “In your journey as a family, you share so many beautiful moments: meals, rest, housework, leisure, prayer, trips and pilgrimages, and times of mutual support… Nevertheless, if there is no love then there is no joy, and authentic love comes to us from Jesus. He offers us his word, which illuminates our path; he gives us the Bread of life which sustains us on our journey.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 8:15am and 6:00pm
† Stations of the Cross with SJS students
at 2:15pm Fridays
† Stations of the Cross with Mass
at 6:00pm Fridays
† Perpetual Adoration Chapel
- time with our Lord in prayer
† ABIDE a new program based on praying with the scriptures each Wednesday March 12-April 16 at 9:00am, 12noon or 6:30pm in the Chapel
Fast and Abstinence
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.
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 7:30pm 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|