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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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St. Joseph Children and Youth Choirs
St. Cecilia is the patroness of musicians. Her feast day is celebrated in the Church on November 22. It is told that when the musicians played at her wedding she "sang in her heart to the Lord". St. Cecilia is a symbol of the conviction that good music is an integral part of liturgy. In honor of St. Cecilia the combined Children and Youth Choirs of St. Joseph Church provided the music for the 4pm Mass on November 16.
A Big Heart Open to God
A Big Heart Open to God - The exclusive interview with Pope Francis by Antonio Spadaro, S.J. Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/AP.
If you would like to know more about Pope Francis then don't miss this incredible interview in America Magazine. In this interview Pope Francis talks about his image of the Church and what he believes the Church needs today: welcoming, mercy and forgiveness. He wants to promote active and meaningful collaboration with the clergy and the laity. He wants to heal the socially wounded who feel rejected by the Church. He wants to broaden the role of women in the Church. He talks about these things and even more! Never before have we seen the heart of a pope through an interview like this. Pope Francis truly has a Big Heart Open to God. Read the whole interview here.
America is a weekly Jesuit magazine. It has been in publication since 1909. It is a prominent and well-respected journal of Catholic opinion. It serves Catholics and other readers interested in intelligent examination of church and world affairs, seen through the lens of the Catholic faith and with the eyes of catholic reason. As Jesuits, their focus is to carry out the Jesuit mission with fidelity to the Petrine office, to Pope Francis and to his fellow bishops.
We encourage you to explore the entire America web site and hope you find it a valuable conpanion on your journey of Catholic formation.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
October 21, 2013 was the one year anniversary of the canonization of St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Marianne Cope - both from upstate NY. Fr. Joe DiSciacca and Jean Degan were at the canonization of these two saints in Rome last year. On October 21 Fr. Joe, Jean, Fr. Alex Avendano, Nancy Pahl, Pat Smatt and Kathy Young visited the shrine in Auriesville NY where St. Kateri was born, baptized and served. During this Year of Faith, Auriesville, NY is one of the shrines where you will receive an indulgence by visiting.
Fr.Joe Celebrates 40th Anniversary
God has a special place for each of us to serve and you have chosen to follow God’s path through the Sacrament of Holy Orders.
Your love of God is shown in many ways throughout our parish. We see this through your celebration of the Mass and the Sacraments. We see this as you share our joys celebrating with us and share our sorrows always being by our side, comforting us with God’s love. We see this in the great care you show through your administration of the parish. We see the love of Jesus reflected through your work of ministry in our parish and in our community.
You have been the hands, the feet, the voice, and the love of God expressed every day in so many ways. You have chosen to honor God by placing others before yourself as you have served in the name of God for forty years.
Your gift of faith has inspired us to grow and has strengthened our belief that our God is here and that our God loves us more than we can know.
Thank you for your willingness to give of yourself and be used where God has placed you. May God bless you as you have blessed so many and give you peace and joy in your priestly service. We are a better people because you have served among us.
From Romans 15
With Gratitude for Your Devotion from Your parish Family,
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The Year of Faith
The Year of Faith