Browsing From the Pastor's Desk

Father's Day--A Necessary Celebration

Posted by St. Joseph

Every Father’s Day is special, even for those whose fathers are dead.  My father, Richard, died right before Christmas 1985.  Now, 33 years later, I still pray for him and say Mass for him.  The sacrifice of the Holy Mass I offer for him is the best thing I ... Read More »

Some Encouragements

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I often get asked, “How can I get more holy and deepen my relationship with Jesus?”  St. Joseph Parish offers many ways to strive in this very way.

1) Daily Mass—What a great way to start the day.  I encourage you to try and come.  8:00 a.m. Mass is offered.  ... Read More »

Tithing

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I wanted to let you know that as a parish 2% of our ordinary collection will go to 4 groups, in rotation.  As a tithing parish (giving a percentage in gratitude for our many blessing), it is important to support various Godly works.  It is part of our parish ... Read More »

Memorial Day— Courage, Sacrifice, Bravery, Remembrance

Posted by St. Joseph

As Memorial Day approaches, remembering the price of freedom and democracy is important—especially the price paid with the loss of life and the hurt and sorrow which family and friends who are left behind encounter.  Although the day is solemnly pronounced by our media as the “first day of ... Read More »

Starting 25 years of happy service

Posted by St. Joseph

May 21, 1994 was the end of a long journey toward the Holy Priesthood.  As I complete 24 years, and begin my 25th of being a priest, I am as happy being a priest of Jesus Christ today as I was 24 years ago.  It has had its ups ... Read More »

Mother's Day

Posted by St. Joseph

How can we honor our mothers on this blessed day?  There are two mothers we should always remember:  Our Blessed Lady and our own flesh and blood moms.  Some of our mothers have died, so we honor them through our prayers and by having Masses said for them.  This ... Read More »

Thank you CCD teachers.

Posted by St. Joseph

Another Religious Education school year has drawn to an end.  I want to thank Lisa Sachs, the director of our program, for all her hard work in steering the program through the year.  I also am grateful for our teachers and staff who give of their time to share ... Read More »

First Communion & May Crowning

Posted by St. Joseph

Next weekend we have two wonderful celebrations at the 10:30 Mass.  First:  Our First Communion second graders will receive Our Blessed Lord for the first time.  They have been preparing all year, have gone to Confession, and are eager to take the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of ... Read More »

Divine Mercy

Posted by St. Joseph

St. John Paul II, while Pope, instituted this celebration of Divine Mercy.  St. Faustina had visions of our Savior that revealed the need to pray for Divine Mercy against the insults and blasphemies to God.  But, also, to pray for those who are lost, confused, uncertain about the Faith.  ... Read More »

Happy Easter

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Easter morning brings back many memories from earlier days.  The thing I remember most about Easter is the great big basket of candies I got.  Of course, with 7 other brothers and sisters, comparisons as to how much we got were common place.  Trading black jelly beans for yellow ... Read More »