Note: If you missed last week's Mass, view it at "Prayer Corner"
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. Father Morgan White
"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 we may be open to personal encounter and dialogue with all, even those whose convictions differ from our own."
Evangelization: "That pastors of the Church, with profound love for their flocks, may accompany them and enliven their hope."
“The most beautiful thing that God made was the family. The family is a factory of hope! In families, there are always difficulties, but those difficulties are overcome by love. Let us protect the family, because our future is in the family."
~Pope Francis addressing the Festival of Families,
Philiadelphia, PA,September 2015.
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SCHOOL MARDI GRAS 2015
In preparation for the "Year of Mercy" that begins December 8th, the Diocese of Tyler and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception were honored to have been chosen to host the relics of St. Maria Goretti at the Cathedral on Monday, November 2, 2015.
Many attended the viewing and veneration of St. Maria Goretti. It was for all of us a great occasion of grace to pray for the intercession of St. Maria.
Learn more about St. Maria and her beautiful life story with Father Morgan White, of the Diocese of Tyler and pastor of St. Joseph Cathoic Church in Marshall, in the videos below.