"Christianity is not a new philosophy or new morality. We are Christians only if we encounter Christ… Only in this personal relationship with Christ, only in this encounter with the Risen One do we really become Christians." - Pope Benedict XVI
St. Joseph's is now offering the opportunity to give online provided by Our Sunday Visitor, a name you can trust. Just go to the Online Giving page above, and create your account.
It is time to re-enroll in your Kroger Plus Card beginning August 1st, to continue to help our school grow.
St. Joseph Catholic Church is registered in the Kroger Community Rewards program. You can help grow our donation revenue from Kroger simply by linking your Kroger Plus card online to our ID #38812 at Kroger Community Rewards.
Please help us earn money by registering online today! Thank you for your ongoing support!
Click here to read the Kroger Card enrollment instructions.
"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
POPE FRANCIS' PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR JULY
Let our Prayers be Offered in Solidarity with those of Pope Francis
Universal: “That sports may always be occasions of human fraternity and growth."
Evangelization: “That the Holy Spirit may support the work of the laity who proclaim the Gospel in the poorest countries.”
Welcome to historic Saint Joseph Parish. We are looking forward to celebrating throughout this year 140 years of service to the People of God with special events scheduled for October, 2014.
Since its founding 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.
St. Joseph Catholic Church is 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."
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!
Come, we invite you to join us on our journey of Faith, together, as members of the One Body of Christ!
May God's bless you abundantly,
Rev. Fr. Denzil Vithanage
For additional inspiration for those Catholics who have been away from church for a long time and are eager, but afraid, to begin the journey home, we invite you to visit Catholics Come Home for encouraging messages and answers to many of your questions.
Father Denzil Vithanage and new St. Joseph Catholic
School Principal, Mrs. Mary Sue Jagers on July 1, 2014
Reminder: we are enrolling now for Fall Term, 2014,
for all grades (K-4) and
Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 3-5)
For information contact Mrs. Jagers, Principal