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By azionebi / May 10, 2020

5th Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners of St. Joseph, Happy Fifth Sunday of Easter!  The Easter Season is passing quickly during these most unusual...

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By azionebi / May 3, 2020

4th Sunday of Easter

Attached is my homily for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, traditionally called “Good Shepherd Sunday” because all the prayers and readings of this Sunday focus on the image of Christ as the Good Shepherd of us, the sheep of his flock.

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By azionebi / April 26, 2020

3rd Sunday of Easter

Another Sunday apart...and it looks like we will be doing this for a little while longer, it seems! With the stay in place order continuing through May, this seems to be our new normal for several more weeks, and so we continue to celebrate the joy of the Easter Season at home with our families in prayer.

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By azionebi / April 19, 2020

2nd Sunday of Easter

Another Sunday without Mass, but not another Sunday without prayer! As usual, I want to share with you the gospel and homily for the Second Sunday of Easter, which is most fittingly called “Divine Mercy Sunday.”

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By azionebi / April 12, 2020

Happy Easter

Today we celebrate the highest feast day of the Church year, but we celebrate it in a way that is not at all in the way that we would like. Another week of social distancing means that we cannot come together as one for the most solemn feast day of the year. Hopefully this time of distance will not last much longer. I would like to share with you the gospel and homily for this Easter Sunday...

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By azionebi / April 9, 2020

Join All Catholics in the US on Good Friday for Prayer as One

Dear Parishioners of St. Joseph, Tomorrow, being Good Friday, is a day of particular reliance on the mercy of Jesus,...

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By azionebi / April 8, 2020

Thoughts on an Unusual Holy Week

Dear Parishioners of St. Joseph, Nick Cifonie, a parishioner of our parish who, God willing, will be ordained a deacon...

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By azionebi / April 6, 2020

Stations of the Cross

As we celebrated Palm Sunday, the Passion of the Lord, we remembered both the Lord’s triumphant entry into the Holy City of Jerusalem as well as his bitter Passion and Death. This past Friday, sadly, would have been the annual Living Stations of the Cross led by the youth of our parish. This deeply spiritual event is a beloved tradition of our parish and requires a great deal of preparation and rehearsal to make it happen. Every year Nick Cifonie, our deacon candidate, spends numerous hours with the eighth graders to make them ready for this moving account of our Lord’s Passion and Death.

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By azionebi / April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday

As we celebrate Palm Sunday and another Sunday with the distance imposed on us by the coronavirus, I want to share with you once again the gospel and homily for this Sunday. It is the gospel from the beginning of Mass since the full gospel is the Passion Narrative which is the longest gospel of the year.

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Father Greg Rothfuchs
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By stjoseph / April 2, 2020

Updated Information from Bishop Pates

This afternoon, Bishop Pates communicated new guidelines with regards to daily Mass, Stations of the Cross, and other parish gatherings. Many parishioners have asked about dropping off weekly envelopes and donations to help our Church and parishioners who may be in need.I am so grateful for the generosity of so many. At this time, we will continue to have parish office hours. Our office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30-2pm.

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