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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 !
On August 28th, after the 9:30 Mass, our parish will say farewell to our pastor Fr. Krzysztof Drybka. We all thank him for his tireless service and spiritual guidance and wish him well in his future ministry assignment.
We invite you to enjoy these photos as they re-visit many of the events and memories we shared over the past six years as a community. God bless you Fr. Krys !
A retreat photo journal from St. Joseph's Abbey, Spencer, MA, April 2016. Our parish has has had men and women experiencing retreats at this Trappist Abbey for over 20 years. Only 50 minutes away, join us in the photos for a look at our weekend in this beautiful setting.
The Trappist Cistercians, begun as a reform by St. Bernard of Clairvaux, are an order whose beginnings go back to St. Benedict (480-547 A.D).
Visit the Abbey website - www.spencerabbey.org
Only 50 minutes from Vernon / Ellington area, makes for a nice day trip, - great bookstore / gift shop !
Want to do something rewarding with your family this year ? In this Jubilee Year Of Mercy, promlugated by Pope Francis, the Cathedral of St. Joseph ( as well as St. Patrick's in Norwich) are designated pilgrimage destinations. Take the short trip into Hartford along with friends and family and go through the Holy Doors set up for pilgrims.
The hours open to visit the Cathedral are: Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Sunday 7:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Use this link to learn more about this extraordinary spiritual opportunity - Year Of Mercy, Hartford.