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Parishioners and friends enjoyed a hearty breakfast prepared by the St. Joseph Men's Society on a clear, sunny March morning. This favorite annual event is celebrated on or near St. Joseph's Day, this year fallling on the feast day, March 19, 2017. The Ladies Of St. Joseph, our new parish women's group, also sponsored a bake sale, featuring a delicious array of home-made cakes, cookies, pies and other baked goods. Join in the fun as you look through the photos, and don't forget to circle you calendar for next year !
Our annul parish Lenten Retreat this year is with Fr. Paull Bielecki, O.F.M. Cap. It will take place Monday - Wednesday, March 6 - March 8, each day at 7pm. Fr. Paul preached at the 4 p.m. vigil Mass on Saturday, the 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Sunday Masses. These photos were from the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass
Fr.Paul, a Capuchin Franciscan Friar based in NY, is a priest, a physician, a teacher, a builder, and has served as a missionary in the Middle East. Join us for one or all of the three days as we explore together what being a Christian and living the daily spiritual life means in our world today.
A busy Sunday with a special combined Mass for the annual renewal of marriage vows, first Sunday of the month procession, topped off by Coffee Sunday ! This is a beautiful annual event and a prayerful way to begin the new year. Take a minute and have a look in on things !
It's not a conference, it's not a seminar, .... it's an encounter, .. the annual NY Encounter, held January 13-15, 2017, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York City. - www.newyorkencounter.org - with this year's theme, "Reality Has Never Betrayed Me" - 2017 Ecounter Video Trailer
Several parishioners attended, experiencing the panel discussions, music, exhibits and talks over the three days. Join us through the photos here, as well as videos of past Encounters here on their youtube chanel -
After a rainy afternoon, the sun came out in time for the 4 p.m. Christmas Vigil Mass. Join along in photos as we experience the lessons of Christmas in our lives each day. Every family attending the Christmas Masses received a copy of the new Matthew Kelly book - "Resisting Happiness".
In preparation for Christmas we celebrated the second week in Advent, followed by a quick visit and photos with Santa (St. Nicholas), live music and a few surprises ! Join us and look in on the fun !
Join us in thanks as we look in on our annual Thanksgiving Day Mass, November 24th, 2016, grateful for everyone and everything we have in our lives.
Ever been on a retreat ? The annual 40 Hours Devotion is a kind of parish retreat, Friday morning through Sunday afternoon, with a different priest retreat-leader each year. In addition to a yearly personal retreat, it's an opportunity for the whole parish community to re-examine our priorities in light of the Gospel. Have a look through the photos with us at the closing Vesper service, which concluded this special time together of renewal with the Lord.
We had a ministry social here at St. Joseph's on Sunday, Nov. 6th 2016, during the Coffee Sunday. This was a great opportunity to get to know who the people and the ministries are that care for the parish community. Have a look through our photos and see what's happening !
A special all Saints day Mass was for the parish celebrated on Sunday Nov. 6th (following the actual All Saints Day on Tues, Nov. 1st). Children of the parish bearing their favorite saints names were invited to come forward by Fr. Rafal, and everyone got a quiz ! It was great fun and a good faith exercise for the parish family. Take a moment and join in with the parish community through the photos !
Have a look in on the happy faces and good company as we shared a delicious meal prepared by the Ladies of St. Joseph. The Ladies of St. Joseph are a newly-founded group which sponsor a variety of parish events, bringing people of our faith community together. Stay-tuned for more from this talented and hard working group !
Your weekly donations of bread and personal care items supporting the Cornerstone Shelter / Soup Kitchen in Rockville are an important part of the outreach ministry of St. Joseph parish. Two parishioners, Tom Wilk and Angela Atwater, serve on the board of the Cornerstone Foundation, can be seen in the photo, - Tom (back row left, looking toward us) and Angela, )front left with sunglasses). Tom each week, every Monday morning, delivers all of your donated items, which provide a much needed safety-net for all those in trying situations. Thank you all, especially as the Fall and Winter Seasons begin.
Look in as we bid farewell to Fr. Dominick as he leaves to begin his new ministry in Doylestown, PA.
The annual Mass for the Blessing of Backpacks, Coffee Sunday, and Fr. Bogdan's birthday all coincided on Oct. 2, 2016. Join in the fun and celebration through our photos ! The Blessing of Backpacks is a popular annual Mass for both the students and teachers in our parish community, a way to prayerfully begin the school year.
Time for a ilttle extra color for your yard as Fall arrives ! Let's look in on scenes of happy faces from the Annual Mum Sale, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
A bit of sadness on a sunny Sunday morning accompanyed us all as we gathered to bid a prayerful farewell to our Pastor, Fr. Krysz, as he begins his new assignment at the Pauline Monastery in PA. The six years went by rather too quickly ! Join us as we re-visit the day in our photo diary, God bless you Fr. Krysz !