"In His humility, Christ entered the dark regions of our fallen world. He is glad that He became so humble for our sake; glad that He came and lived among us and shared in our nature in order to raise us up again to himself."
~St. Andrew of Crete,
(LOH, Vol II, P419)
"The Lord never tires of forgiving --- never! It is we who tire of asking his forgiveness. Let us ask for the grace not to tire of asking forgiveness, because He never tires of forgiving. Let us ask for this grace."
~ Pope Francis
Let our Prayers be Offered in Solidarity with those of Pope Francis
POPE FRANCIS' PRAYER INTENTIONS
Universal: "That by rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbors who suffer, especially the sick and the poor."
Evangelization: "That Mary's intercession may help Christians in secularized cultures be open to proclaiming Jesus”.
We are a people called together by God, led by the Holy Spirit and nourshed by the Word and Body of Christ. We become the living Word and Body of Christ through:
"As they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight"
WE INVITE YOU TO OUR DAILY AND SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES
** ALL FAITHS ARE WELCOME! **
Welcome to historic Saint Joseph Parish. We are a diverse parish that welcomes all visitors and new members with open arms. We embrace former Catholics who wish to make the journey home to the Eucharist, because Jesus said: " Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep." I invite you to call the church office at 903-935-2536 to learn more about "Coming Home!"
Because we have Masses daily and 4 Masses on weekends, we may not realize that you are visiting from out of town, that you are new to our parish family, or that you wish to learn more about our Catholic faith.
Therefore, we invite you to introduce yourself to the pastor as well as the fellow parishioners around you. We extend a warm welcome with open arms to you and your family!
Since the founding of St. Joseph's Parish in 1874, we have continued to be a warm, friendly, and down-to-earth people for whom worship, education, and social outreach are important. Come take a tour of this website and see the various elements of our wonderful parish unfold before you. We are very proud of our past and we enjoy one another’s company in the present. We continue to look toward to a future full of promise and hope.
Please come, we invite you to join us on our journey of Faith, together, as members of the One Body of Christ!
May God bless you abundantly,
Rev. Fr. Denzil Vithanage