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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 -
6:30 a.m. Mon., Thurs. & Fri. during school year
7:15 a.m. Morning Community Prayer, followed by Mass at 7:30 a.m. all year.

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Would you like to join our parish community ? Register in person at the Rectory office 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

E-Books PDF Print E-mail

E-Books is a convenient new feature for all our Kindle and Nook e-readers. Choose from a large selection of contemporary and classic spiritual titles covering; biographies, Bible study, spiritual direction, history, youth topics and more.

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): 6:30 AM & 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 -


Follow the link here for the Saint of the Day.


Annual Gigantic Mum Sale !!

THE BIGGEST, GIGANTIC, REALLY BIG, Mum Sale will be the weekend of Sept. 20-21 after all Masses.

* New colors and new varieties !! - only $10.00 per plant, - see you there !





















Bible Study

Bible Study will begin on Tuesday, Sept., 16th at 10 a.m., and will continue each week on Tuesdays downstairs in the church Hall.   More information coming here, and / or call Fr. Rafal - 860-871-1970 !

Youth Group

Our high school aged youth group, "Carpenters 4 Christ" meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 4-6 p.m., inquire with Fr. after Mass for more info.


Saint Jude Novena


Here at Saint Joseph's Church we will begin our annual  nine week novena of Saint Jude, beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 27th, 2014 at 7 p.m. and ending on Wednesday October 22nd, 2014. Make it a date, - every Wednesday in the church at 7:00pm.

All are invited !


What's a Novena ?

The word novena comes from the Latin novem, meaning  nine.

The nine days recall the nine days that the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary spent in prayer between Ascension Thursday ((Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11) and Pentecost Sunday (Acts 2:2-4).

"After the Lord's Ascension, the apostles returned to Jerusalem, entered the upper room, and "all these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brethren". (Acts 1:14) There, about 120 people, led by Peter, prayed for nine days in preparation for the day of Pentecost, the fiftieth day after the Resurrection, when the Holy Spirit came to them".

Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (20:16) and St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians (16:8). It is the 50th day after Easter (if we count both Easter and Pentecost), and it supplants the Jewish feast of Pentecost, which took place 50 days after the Passover and which celebrated the sealing of the Old Covenant on Mount Sinai.

Also, see - prayer of intercession.


Readings: Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13, or Galatians 5:16-25; John 20:19-23 or John 15:26-27;





Confirmation class this year begins on Tuesday, 9/2,2014 (for 9th grade students 6-7 pm, and 10th grade students 7-8:15 pm ).

If you have not already done so, please make sure you son or daughter is registered for Confirmation. Forms can be found in the church foyer or in the office.
Also, every student will need to provide a copy of his or her baptismal certificate. Please call me at 860-512-0366 or email me if you have any questions.

Tom Brown














Women's Retreat - Sept. 18th - 21st


All parish and area women and friends are invited to a Women's ACTS Retreat, from Thursday Sept. 18th - 5:30 p.m. check-in at St. Joseph's -  and ending at the 11:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph's on Sunday, Sept. 21st, with a reception following.



This retreat is sponsored by our parish and will be held at Immaculata Retreat House in nearby Willimantic, CT.
ACTS stands for:  Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service.  If you're an adult woman ( college age, professionals / stay-at home moms, seniors) seeking a deeper experience in your faith-life then take advantage of this great opportunity. 
The cost of the retreat is $205.00 ( financial assistance is available, please inquire).


Along with the retreat itself, each retreatant gets:

* Transportation to the retreat house.

* Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, - please call ahead with any dietery needs.

* Accomodations include a private room with AC, full-sized bed, desk and chair, private bath and WIFI connectivity.  (* Five rooms are handi-cap accessible - please call ahead to check availability).

Registration forms are available here online and in the main entrance / foyer of St. Joseph Church. You can also request one or for more information call -

Diane T. - 860-742-4450 or, 860-778-3368

Suzan M. - 860-871-9493

JoAnn S. - 860-228-3605  or, 860-450-9179


See you there !


Today's World News from Vatican Radio



This year's Carl Sagan Medal, presenter by the American Astronomical Society (AAS), has been awarded to Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ, of the Vatican Observatory.

Click here for story, ....

See the "Fortnight for Freedom" page at the USCCB website which culminated on July 4th.  Stay informed on this vital issue concerning each of us !


Religious Liberty FAQs


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


News -   St. Joseph Lighting Project - Phase One Completed

We thank Mike Ose of Orion Electric and staff for their good work !

Click here for photos or go to "Gallery" in the green NAV Bar above.



Features for August / September -


Sr. Eve Marie, Trappistine Monk, - a vocation Story


Pope Francis


Through The Year With Pope Francis - Daily Reflections


Only Love Can Save Us, Letters, Homilies & Talks


The Ear of The heart


Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks ( Columbia University Press)

Look for more selections on our E-Books page !



Bible Study - 2014

We meet downstairs in the church Hall, Winter / Spring and Fall, on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Bring your own Bible, - coffee is  provided. Stay tuned for info on the new Fall series here and in the weekly bulletin.

Click here for more Bible study resources, photos & info.

- See you there !



Pope Francis - News

1. English edition of Vatican Radio

2. Interview with Pope Francis - America Magazine

Get past the headlines and read the interview for yourself.

3. New Apostolic Letter - Evangelii Gaudium

4. Fr. Barron on the New Apostolic Letter - video 9 min.

5. Pope Francis and the "Missionary" Church - article


Visit our Gallery for the Following News & Parish Events -

1. Saints Day Mass - Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 2013

2. Day of Recollection / Retreat to Enders Island, Mystic, CT

3. Altar Server Commissioning





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.
(Drop-off Box in main foyer).


* 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, etc.)


What is the Divine Mercy all About ?


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

Spiritual Renewal Prayer Group -

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