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Saint Joseph Church in Rockville, CT
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St. Joseph church
ST. JOSEPH CHURCH
33 West Street, Rockville, CT 06066
(Please click here for directions)

Parish Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 p.m.
Phone: (860) 871-1970
email: info@stjosephct.org

 

Sunday Masses -

Sat. Vigil 4 p.m.,

Sunday - 8 a.m.( Polish & English homlies),
9:30 a.m.,

& 11:30 a.m.

Weekdays -
6:30 a.m. Mon., Thurs. & Fri. during school year
7:15 a.m. Morning Community Prayer, followed by Mass at 7:30 a.m. all year.

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NEW PARISHIONERS
Would you like to join our parish community ? Register in person at the Rectory office at your earliest convenience.

SICK CALLS
Anytime, day or night.
(James, 5:14)

For Mass times and news click on our -
Sunday Bulletin ( Scroll Down)

Welcome ! Learn more about our St. Joseph Parish Community by exploring our website !

 
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NEW - Parishioners and visitors are welcome to use this featured video to supplement your daily faith life. New selections will be added regularly.

The latest video from Fr. Robert Barron - Pope Francis' new Encyclical

The Journey Home, - Host Marcus Grodi welcomes author, professor,  Holly Ordway - 60 min. with Q&A.

 

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Sunday Masses

8:00 AM (in Polish with English Homily
9:30 AM
11:30 AM

Daily Masses
(Monday - Friday): 6:30 AM & 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 ! Online Searchable Catechism

 

Upcoming Events / News -


Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10th, Lent Begins

What is Lent all about ?   

Video Clip #1

Video Clip #2

 

Lenten Guidelines 2016

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are 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. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

Q.  Are there exemptions other than for age from the requirement to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday?

A.  Those that are excused from fast and abstinence outside the age limits include the physically or mentally ill including individuals suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes.  Also excluded are pregnant or nursing women.  In all cases, common sense should prevail, and ill persons should not further jeopardize their health by fasting.

If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection.

- USCCB

 


New - Prayer

Have a look, a plan to get in good spiritual shape during Lent and for the year !

 


Weekly Bible Study

Join us every Tuesday from 10 - 11 a.m. for Bible study.  All are welcome, bring your Bible and bring a friend !

 

 

2016 - Jubilee Year of Mercy

 

Year Of Mercy 2016 - News

 

Jubilee Of Mercy International Website

 

Jubilee year Of Mercy FAQs

 

8 Questions About The Jubilee Yera of Mercy - Video

 


 

News from Around the World

 

NewEnglish Edition Vatican Radio - Weekend Program

News From Vatican radio 2016

 

Vatican Radio Youtube Channel - 2016

CAR (Central African Republic) Post-Papal Trip News


 

 

New Book ! Redscover Jesus by Matthew Kelly

Over 1,200 people attended Christmas Mass here at St. Joseph's this year, and each family received a copy of the new "Rediscover Jesus" by Matthew Kelly. See the recent interview with Matthew Kelly here, and order your copy online !


 

Youth Group News

We would like to invite all young people ( 18 years & older) to create a new Youth Group Leader Team within our parish.

For more information contact via email -   Fr. Dominik  donek76@gmail.com or -

Mrs. Christine Welton christinewelton@comcast.net .


Meeting are always on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Be a leader, be a mentor !

 

 

New Fall Series - CATHOLICISM

When - Monthly


Catholicism, a series of 10 programs created by the Rev Robert Barron STD, will be presented here at St. Joseph's Church beginning September 2015. Each DVD is approximately 1 hr long and one DVD will be presented on a monthly basis.

Watch the bulletin for schedule !  Missed the first episodes ?  No problem, come any time, bring a friend, see you there !

The next four program dates are as follows, weather permitting ( in the school basement). -

Sunday, January 24th -  4  - 5 p.m.


Sunday, February 28th, - 4 - 5 p.m.


Please note -  Any cancellations due to weather will be announced at Mass.

 


* New -  Pope Francis New Encyclical - "Laudato Si'"

Video Discussion - Ignatius Press


Video Overview - 4 Minutes

Encyclical Online -

Video - Who Is Jesus and What Makes Him Unique ?  - 4 Minutes


Traces - online international magazine, - get it on your phone & devices, - college / adult level reading.

 

Video Feature - A look at Thomas Merton 9 minutes - Fr. Robert Barron

 

How To Pray With The Bible / Lectio Divina - Fr. James Martin SJ - Video Clip

 

 

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Youth Group

Our high school aged youth group, "Carpenters 4 Christ" meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, 12:30 - 2 p.m., inquire with our coordinator Tim Johnston @ 860.805.0477 for more info.

Also, visit the Youth Group page by clicking on "Ministries", and then, "Youth Group" above in the drop-down menu.

 

Today's World News from Vatican Radio

 

 

Divine Mercy Devotion

 

Divine Mercy Novena - 6:30 p.m. Mondays, - (Note - NOT on Monday Holidays)

 

"I'm an avid fan of EWTN.."....  "One of my favorite shows, ...  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" .


USCCB News


Vatican News

 

 

Features for January  / February

 

Traces Magazine - International contemporary magazine featuring news and articles from around the world.

 

Sr. Eve Marie, Trappistine Monk, - a vocation Story

 

Pope Francis

 

Through The Year With Pope Francis - Daily Reflections

 

Only Love Can Save Us, Letters, Homilies & Talks

 

The Ear of The heart

 

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks ( Columbia University Press)

Look for more selections on our E-Books page !

 



 

SJ1a

 

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Daily Mass
Don't forget ! Daily Mass at 7:30 a.m., - convenient for commuters before work 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.



Ongoing


Daily Scripture Readings, text plus audio and video options.


* 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.
(Drop-off Box in main foyer).

 

* 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 !



* Divine Mercy Devotion - Every Monday, 6:30 p.m.

Every Monday, - except during winter storms, or major holidays etc.)

 

What is the Divine Mercy all About ?


 

* Thursdays, Holy Hour 7 - 8p.m. - Matt 26:40


Spiritual Renewal Prayer Group -

http://www.norwichdiocese.org/spiritual-renewal-services.html


Meets at St. Joseph's, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.