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Saint Joseph Church in Rockville, CT
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St. Joseph church
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
email: info@stjosephct.org

 

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.

NEW PARISHIONERS
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.

SICK CALLS
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 ?

 

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E-Books / i-Page PDF Print E-mail
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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 -

 

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

 

* Our 2nd Annual Parish Dinner *

Parishioners and friends are all invited to our 2nd Annual Parish Polish Dinner, hosted by The Ladies of St. Joseph on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Tickets go on sale the weekend of September 30th/October 1st after all Masses. Only: $15 for Adults - $3/Child.

This year we added a kids menu (hot dogs/tater tots) - and - the Ladies will make all the food - including the cabbage pierogis and the cheese pierogis! If any woman from our parish would like to join us in the kitchen (it's a lot of fun!!) - please email us at: ladiesofstjosephct@gmail.com for our cooking dates - bring your apron and rolling pin! A great way to fellowship and make new acquaintances ! See you there !

 

 

Soup Fest 2017 !

FREE ADMISSION

When: Thursday, November 16th, 2017, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: St. Bernard’s Church Hall

Join us for a night of soup tasting, raffle prizes, music and fellowship as we raise needed funds for the Cornerstone Foundation and its ministries: The Soup Kitchen, Food Cupboard, Clothing Bank Etc, Overnight and Clairvaux Shelters, and Youth Center Programs.

The evening will begin at 6 pm in the St. Bernard Hall at 25 St. Bernard Terrace in Rockville. Doors open at 5:45 pm. Soup will be provided by the First Congregational Church of Vernon, United Congregational Church of Tolland, Colonial Point Christian Church, Rockville Church of the Nazarene and the Catholic Communities of St. Bernard and St. Matthew. The soup will be served at 6:30 pm. There will be opportunity to purchase tickets for teacup raffle items, silent auction items and the annual Cornerstone Raffle. Drawing will take place that night. Music will be provided by Rob Thomas.

Please consider bringing along a can of tomato, chicken noodle or cream of chicken soup for the Food Cupboard.


See the Soup Fest Video 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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note -  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 !

 

 

 

 

Church Attendance Linked to Longer Life -  New Study - American Medical Association

 

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 christinewelton@comcast.net .


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

 

 

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Today's World News from Vatican Radio

 

 

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" .


USCCB News


Vatican News

 

Look for more selections on our E-Books page !

 

SJ1a

 

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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.



Ongoing


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 !



* Divine Mercy Devotion - Every Monday, 6:30 p.m.

Every Monday, - except during winter storms, or major holidays etc.)

 

What is the Divine Mercy all About ?

 

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


Spiritual Renewal Prayer Group -

http://www.norwichdiocese.org/spiritual-renewal-services.html


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