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Saint Joseph Church in Rockville, CT
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St. Joseph church
33 West Street, Rockville, CT 06066
(Please click here for directions)

Parish Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 p.m.
Phone: (860) 871-1970


Sunday Masses -

Sat. Vigil 4 p.m.,

Sunday - 8 a.m.( Polish & English homlies),
9:30 a.m.,

& 11:30 a.m.

Weekdays -
7:30 a.m.

* Note - Join us for 7:20 a.m. Morning Community Prayer, followed by Mass at 7:30 a.m.

Would you like to join our parish community ? Register in person at the Rectory office 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at your earliest convenience.

Anytime, day or night.
(James, 5:14)

For Mass times and news click on our -
Sunday Bulletin ( Scroll Down)

Welcome ! Learn more about our St. Joseph Parish Community by exploring our website !

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NEW - Parishioners and visitors are welcome to use this featured video to supplement your daily faith life. New selections will be added regularly.

The latest video clip from Fr. Robert Barron - Who is Jesus and what makes Him Unique ?


E-Books / i-Page PDF Print E-mail
Calendar of Events PDF Print E-mail

Sunday Masses


8:00 AM (in Polish with English Homily
9:30 AM
11:30 AM


Daily Masses
(Monday - Friday) 7:30 AM
(Daily community prayer at 7:15 a.m. -
- before Mass).


Saturday Mass
4:00 PM
(Vigil Mass)

Today's Readings for Mass


New ! Online Searchable Catechism


Upcoming Events / News -


Sunday, November 19th - Conclusion of Our 40 Hours Devotion

The 40 Hours Devotion is a kind of annual retreat for the whole parish. St. Joseph's has been having the 40 Hours at least since 1949 ! If you've never been on a retreat, or not for a long time, take this opportunity to break out of your ordinary routine, to change your path, to pray together for each of us, our personal intentions, and the needs of the world, and our country.

Our retreat director / homilist will be Fr. Joseph Olczak, OSPPE,  former pastor here at St. Joseph Parish.

What’s it all about ?

The number 40 is found repeatedly throughout the Old and New Testaments, including: the number of days Jesus fasted and was tempted in the wilderness, the days of rain causing the great flood during Noah’s time, and the years of journey the Israelites wandered in the desert.

The 40 hours provides the faithful with the opportunity to come in shifts before the Sacrament seeking God’s intercession, for personal concerns, and for all the many concerns of our own era, - our country and world;  droughts, famine, terrorist attacks, conflicts and displacement from recent natural disasters.


* All are welcome to join us for exposition and for the service of Vespers, Sunday at 4 p.m.


Schedule -

** All Sunday Masses will be at the usual times, - *Please note-  the 11:30 a.m. Mass will be followed by Exposition which will remain until 4 p.m. Please take this once-a-year opportuniy and come by to spend some prayerful time with the Lord !  


Sunday, Nov. 19, 4 p.m. - The Closing of the 40 Hours Devotion with our Bishop, Michael Cote.

This is a sevice of Vespers for which we will have a number of visiting priests both from in and out of state. 

Since Vatican II we the laity have been encouraged to pray at set times throughout the day ( the Liturgy of the Hours), a practice going back through the early Church and the contemplative monastic communites over the centuries. Vespers is a time of evening prayer shared by lay people, clerics and sisters and brothers of monastic communities all over the world.

Let's join in with all the faithful and pray for all the personal and societal needs of today.  See you there !


Prayer in action, - check out the Video - 7 minutes




* Confirmation Photos

Join familes and friends to see the young men and women of the parish receive the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Michael Cote.  

Please click here, or, go to the Gallery Section.



News - New, Improved Bingo ! Click here for all the details !


* Our 2nd Annual Parish Dinner Photos*

Parishioners and friends gathered for our 2nd Annual Parish Polish Dinner, hosted by The Ladies of St. Joseph on Saturday, October 28, 2017. To see photos from the event, please go to the Gallery section or click here.


 Relief for the Recent Hurricanes and Earthquakes - Catholic Charities

Together we can help.

For nearly 75 years, you have helped Catholic Charities provide help and create hope to more than 82,000 people annually as they create better lives for themselves and their families.

With your gift, we can provide food, clothing, shelter and a network of support services to those dealing with the aftermath of these disasters from all walks of life and religious backgrounds.

Donate Now Link  -  Catholic Charities




New ! - Bible Study

All are welcome and invited to join us every Thursday at 6 p.m. for Bible Study downstairs in the Church Hall. A great way to grow in faith and fellowship with others in our parish community.

If you need a Bible, stop by our parish book rack / media center located in the main foyer of the church. Mark your calendar, bring your Bible, and we'll see you there !  


Online Article -

The event of Christianity, a thing of beauty: Q & A with Father Julián Carrón


Traces Magazine

International magazine on Faith & Culture and the Human Aventure 

Daily Mass

7:30 a.m. daily Mass, with morning community prayer beginning at 7:15 a.m., - join us on your way to work or the gym !


Day Trip Destinations -

St. Joseph's Abbey

Visit the Abbey and the beautiful grounds anytime, and stop by their bookstore / gift shop, - only 50 minutes from the Ellington / Vernon area ( approx. 15 minutes past Sturbridge).

Enjoy a visit with the family and help support the monks in their life of work and prayer.

Photos from retreats at St. Joseph's Abbey.

Short Video - Spencer Trappist Ale - Catholic News Service

Thomas Merton Video - Bishop Robert Barron

Ender's Island, Mystic, CT

St. Edmund's Retreat on Enders Island is recognized as one of the premiere Catholic retreat centers in the Northeast. It is an eleven acre island connected by a short causeway, a beautifully landscaped serene location, just right for a daytrip alone or with the family or friends. Approx. one hour from Vernon.

Photos from Ender's Island

 Video - Ender's Island

Video Reflection - Who Is Jesus, and What Makes Him Unique ?


New - For Phones & Tablets

What's new in October / November on the E-Books / i-Page ?


Three Minute Retreat - Video

 Morning, during break or lunch @ work, Evening, just 3 minutes to step back, refresh..... try it.

Pray as You Go - Reflections & Music

Pick today's date on the calendar to Pray as you Go.

 Think you're ready for a committed relationship ?  Take the inventory !



1. Prayer, Contemplation Video Clips

I-phone / Android, Tablet users, a plan to get in good spiritual shape this year !


2. i-page / e-Books

For i-phone, i-pad, Android & Tablet users, - Videos, E-Magazines, Spiritual E-Books and much more.




Youth Group News

For more information contact via email -  
Mrs. Christine Welton .

Meeting are always on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Be a leader, be a mentor, join us !




Video - Who Is Jesus and What Makes Him Unique ?  - 4 Minutes

Traces - online international magazine, - get it on your phone & devices, - college / adult level reading.


Video Feature - A look at Thomas Merton 9 minutes - Fr. Robert Barron


How To Pray With The Bible / Lectio Divina - Fr. James Martin SJ - Video Clip








Divine Mercy Devotion


Divine Mercy Novena - 6:30 p.m. Mondays, - (Note - NOT on Monday Holidays)


"I'm an avid fan of EWTN.."....  "One of my favorite shows, ...  is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, which I love, and when I've had a very stressful day, I'll come home -I've got it taped, and Kay and I will both listen, put it on and just sit back, relax, worship, and in that time of reflection, meditation, quietness I find myself renewed and restored."

- Rick Warren, Baptist / Evangelical pastor of Saddle-Back Church, author of  "The Purpose-Driven Life" .


Vatican News


Look for more selections on our E-Books page !





Daily Mass
Don't forget ! Daily Mass at 7:30 a.m., - convenient for commuters before work and vacationers heading out for the day !

Featured Video Clip

Request a Mass
Have concerns in your life? Like to have the prayers of the parish community along with your own ? Request a weekday or Sunday Mass for your family, friends or personal intentions !
Call Kathleen at the parish office to schedule, 860.871.1970.


Daily Scripture Readings, text plus audio and video options.

* Book Rack - Features CD's, Pocket-Sized Bible Studies, Devotionals, Traces Magazine, and much more, -- Located by the Elevator, free items are marked.  All books are offered below Amazon prices, - compare.

Stop By This Week, while supplies last !



* Weekly  Bread Collection for the Cornerstone Shelter / Soup Kitchen.
               (  Use Drop-off Boxes in main foyer on Sundays.  Thank you !).


* Monthly - First Weekend of the Month - Collection of personal-care items for the Cornerstone Shelter. Drop off items in the marked box in the foyer. Thank you !



* Thursdays, Holy Hour 7- 8p.m. - Matt 26:40

Spiritual Renewal Prayer Group -

Meets at St. Joseph's, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.