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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,
Very Rev. Fr. Anthony McLaughlin
"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 human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated.”
Evangelization: "That with a missionary spirit, the Christian communities of Asia may announce the Gospel to those who are still awaiting it”.
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SCHOOL MARDI GRAS 2015
“A society grows strong, grows in goodness, grows in beauty and truly grows if it is built on the foundation of the family. All of the love that God has in Himself, all of the beauty that God has in Himself, all of the truth that God has in Himself, he gives to the family. And a family is truly a family when it is able to open its arms and receive all of this love."
~Pope Francis addressing the Festival of Families on the city's Benjamin Franklin Parkway September 2015.
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: