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About St. Joseph Church
St. Joseph RC Church community is blessed with spiritual priests and deacons, active members, an associated school, and a comprehensive music program. If you want a worship experience that includes the traditional RC format, a spiritual homily, and inspiring music, visit this church.
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Clergy and Staff
Mum Festival Parade 2014
St. Joseph Church participated in the 2014 Bristol Mum Festival Parade with a float commemorating our 150th Anniversary. We won two awards and plaques for First Place Best Youth Float and Hometown Hero Award. Click Here for more pictures in our Photo Gallery.
So proud of Erin
Erin Shapland has been named Drum Major for the 90 member Bristol Central High School Band this year. She attended Drum Major Academy at Umass/Amherst this past summer for five days. This picture was taken on 9/19/2014 when the band performed at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. Erin is a member of the St. Joseph Church Youth Choir. We are so proud of her!
150th Aniversary Mass June 22, 2014
On June 22, 2014 St. Joseph Church celebrated Mass to commemorate the parish's 150th Aniversary. Archbishop Leonard Blair presided. Many former pastors, priests, deacons and sisters who served at St. Joseph were in attendance along with our Pastor, Fr. Joe DiSciacca; our Parocial Vicar, Fr. Alex Avendano; and our Deacon, Mr. Neil Richter. Many civic and religious leaders were also present. This was a bilingual Mass. It was a truly spectacular blend of the best of our English and Spanish speaking communities. Click Here or on the photo to see the pictures from the Mass and reception in our Photo Gallery. These photos were captured by parishioner Ryan Dupont. Click Here to see many more photos from this event on Ryan's web site.
"Brake the Cycle of Poverty"
St. Joseph Church sponsored a "Break the Cycle of Poverty" Presentation and Potluck Dinner on Tuesday June 24, 2014 in Guild Hall. "Brake the Cycle of Poverty" is a faith-based Social Justice mission to increase poverty awareness in the United States. They are taking the Brake the Cycle of Poverty experience and extending it to CT communities, raising awareness of poverty and hopefully stimulating discussion and energizing talk in your neighborhood about poverty issues. Special guests were Democratic State Representatives Frank Nicastro and Christopher Wright. Click Here for more photos in our Photo Gallery. Click Here for the Brake the Cycle of Poverty web site.
Interested in returning to the Catholic Church?
Welcome home. If you’ve been away from the Catholic Church, we invite you to take another look. If you are not ready to come to Sunday Mass you can phone the parish center (860-583-1369) to speak with one of our priests (English or Spanish speaking) to get answers to your questions. We encourage you to visit or call.
Click Here for an excellent web site, Catholics Come Home. They are dedicated to presenting the honest truth about even very difficult subjects. They will share with you the beautiful, historical and miraculous aspects of the Catholic Church. People who have taken the time to explore this site are surprised to find out that there is much more to Catholicism than they ever realized. We've been missing you. We hope you come home.
Our Stained Glass Windows
150th Anniversary 1864-2014
October is Pro-Life Month
The theme of this year’s “Respect for Life” campaign is “Each of us is a masterpiece of God’s creation”. Read Cardinal O’Malley’s statement:
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Catholic Social Teaching
Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political Responsibility
Catholic Releif Services
St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol
Bristol Homeless Shelter
Women with Children Transitional Center
Elms for Men Transitional Center