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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 !

1. Online Searchable Catechism

2. Online Searchable Catechism

 

Upcoming Events / News - 

 

Annual Parish Breakfast Photos ! Click Here, or Visit Gallery

 

NewVisit Our St. Joseph Parish Facebook Page !    

 


Schedule for Holy Week -

 

Reconciliation / Confession Schedule

Monday, 4/15/2019 - 7-8pm
Tuesday, 4/16/2019 - 7-8pm
Wednesday, 4/17/2019 - 1-2pm and 7-8pm

Need help preparing ?  Check out this Guide to examination of conscience.

 


Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord's Supper - 7 p.m. followed by Adoration until 10 p.m. 

 

Good Friday Service -

3 p.m., followed by the Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.



Blessing of Food - Holy Saturday

Bring all your meal preparations and Easter Baskets to the Blessing of the Food on Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019,
- Blessings will be every half hour from 12 to 2pm., - join in with the parish community for this beautiful tradition.

 

Easter Vigil Mass -  8 p.m.

Easter Sunday Masses - Please Note Special Times

8 a.m. - with Procession  

10 a.m.

12 Noon

 

2019 FAST AND ABSTINENCE - Good Friday

 

These guidelines unite the whole Catholic Church throughout the world in the Lenten journey of repentance and conversion of heart. Observed in a spirit of generosity, fast and abstinence remind us of our own frailty and make us more sensitive to the needs of others. Acts of penance find their completion in works of charity and justice.

Fasting: Those between the ages of 18 and 59 years old are obliged to observe the laws on fasting.Traditionally, to fast means limiting oneself to one full meal in the day and two smaller meals. The two prescribed days of fasting are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Abstinence: The law of abstinence obliges all those who are over the age of 14. On days of abstinence meat is not eaten at any meal. The prescribed days of abstinence are Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics.

In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

 

Please note -

Those who are excused from fast or abstinence besides those outside the age limits, are those of unsound mind, the sick, the frail, pregnant or nursing women according to need for meat or nourishment, manual laborers according to need, guests at a meal who cannot excuse themselves without giving great offense or causing enmity and other situations of moral or physical impossibility to observe the penitential discipline.

 

 

Difficulty Praying ? Renew, Refresh Your Prayer Time


The Daily Examen -  video, 5 minutes

 

 

NEW !  - St. Joseph’s Playgroup & Mother’s Group: WEDNESDAY, May 8th !

 

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 9:15 - 10:30 AM in the Convent Conference Room (down the hall from the Parish Office). Moms/caretakers - drop by for a chat, a coffee, and to make new friends. Bring your little ones for coloring, Bible storytime, and play time! Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - Divine Mercy Novena  

(Every Monday except Monday holidays or inclement weather).

"One of my favorite shows [ on EWTN], ... 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" . Every Monday except Monday holidays or inclement weather)

 

 

 

ST. JOSEPH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS  - CCD

We are a great group of volunteers – working with the children of our parish !

We did many wonderful things this past year: *Bake sale for Thanksgiving Dinner at the Cornerstone Shelter – *Christmas raffle for KidSafe - *Made lunches for The Cornerstone Shelter during Holy Week, *Had a wonderful Creche Service/Christmas Pizza Party and May Crowning/end of year Pizza Party. The teachers even made a cupcake rosary!

(See photos in the Gallery section )

We need your help though - any kind of help! Teachers, Co-Teachers, Substitute Teachers, Teacher’s Aides, Hall Monitors – anything and everything would be welcome! The children – ours and yours - – are the future! Come join us, and be part of sharing our beautiful faith with the next generation ! 

Who Is Jesus and What Makes Him Unique ? - video 5 minutes.

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”~Mother Teresa

CCD meets Tuesdays from mid September through early May from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Please contact the rectory at: 860-871-1970, or, Kathie Mindek (DRE) @ 860-487-1211 for further information. Thank you and God Bless all the families of St. Joseph Church!

 

 

Journey Through The Catechism

Join us every Wednesday evening at 6:00pm in the Church Office ( Convent building ) as we take a Journey through the Catechism. The Catechism is one of the best ways to explore the faith because we've got scripture, church history, theology, philosophy, and prayer /spirituality all together, - truly an integrated adventure ! 

Our series is lead  by Fr. Joseph, professor.emeritus, Holy Apostles Collge and Seminary, Cromwell, CT.

Bring a copy of the Catechism, either the print edition, or on your Tablet.  All are welcome to join us and start at any time !  

 

 

Our New Parish Office

Our parish Office is now located in the newly-remodled Convent Building !  Visitors will be using the side ramp entrance along the driveway between the school. We ask everyone to be alert to the students and staff of the Strong Foundations Autism Services as you park and drive in and out, - safety first !.

 

 Bible Study

All are welcome and invited to join us every Thursday at 6 p.m. for Bible Study in the former Convent building, - the new parish office. 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 and pick one up. Mark your calendar, bring your Bible, and we'll see you there !   

 

 Life In The Spirit Seminar 

The Life In The Spirit  meets every Wednesday, in the church Hall, - starts between 6 and 7 p.m.

For more information - 860-887-0702, - Spiritual Renewal Center, Diocese of Norwich.

 

 

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TracesOnline.org offers a fresh perspective on culture, society, and civic life through the lens of the Catholic faith. Our aim is to be a window into the discovery of the full depth of our human experience, 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 !


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

 

 

 

 

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

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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.



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* 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