We, the community of Saint Joseph Parish, a Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Family rooted in Christ, are committed to loving and serving one another by living, sharing, and celebrating our Faith.
Lent is the 40 day period in the Church year set aside for the spiritual preparation for Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. There are two important aspects to the Lenten season. The first is new members of the Church prepare for the purifying Sacrament of Baptism. Those of us who are already Catholic recall our own Baptism. The second is to seek forgiveness for our sins, to reconcile ourselves with God, the Church and members of the community and to strengthen our faith. Lent prepares us to celebrate more fully the death and Resurrection of Jesus. For individuals and the community, it intensifies Christian faith, hope and love.
Fr. Don will lead a group of pilgrims to Poland October 7-17, 2017 to visit shrines associated with St. John Paul II, St. Faustina, St. Maximillian, Kolbe, Auschwitz etc. For more information, call the office. If you have family members who may be interested and live in an other state, Collette Travel will work with them to meet up in Poland.