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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 -
7:30 a.m.

* Note - Join us for 7:20 a.m. Morning Community Prayer, followed by Mass at 7:30 a.m.

 

Holy Hour every Thursday, 7-8 p.m.

 

NEW PARISHIONERS
Would you like to join our parish community ? Register in person at the Rectory office 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 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 clip from Fr. Robert Barron - Who is Jesus and what makes Him Unique ?

 

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Sunday Masses

 

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

 
 

Daily Masses
(Monday - Friday) 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 -

 
Annual 40 Hours Devotion -

 

The Forty Hours Devotion is like a mini-retreat or mission for the parish. A guest priest is invited to give a series of homilies. During this time an opportunity for Confession / Reconciliation are offered and encouraged. If you haven't ever gone on retreat, or if it's been a while, get your feet wet and join us !


Schedule - 

Thursday, November 15, 2018  - 7:00pm - Reconciliation / Confession

Friday, November 16, 2018 -
7:30am - Opening Mass. After the Mass there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament)
There will also be a 7:00pm Mass available for all those who would like to come after work.

Saturday, November 17, 2018  -
8:00am Mass. We invite all those experiencing suffering to receive the Sacrament of the sick

After Mass we will have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and then between 3:00-3:45pm there will be Reconciliation / Confession


Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:00pm
 
Sunday, November 18, 2018  -  
8:00am Mass in Polish
9:30am Mass in English
11:30am Mass in English. After the 11:30 Mass there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 12:30 p.m. - 4:00pm

Make plans to join us for the Closing of the 40 Hours Devotion; a service of Vespers, Solemn Procession and Blessing.


While the Forty Hours Devotion nurtures the love of the faithful for our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, here we ask our Lord to pour forth His abundant graces not only for ourselves, but our neighbors, not only for their own personal needs, but for the needs of the world.

The number forty has always signified a sacred period of time: the rains during the time of Noah lasted 40 days and nights; the Jews wandered through the desert for 40 years, our Lord fasted and prayed for 40 days before beginning His public ministry. The 40 Hours Devotion remembers that traditional “forty-hour period” from our Lord’s burial until the resurrection.

We invite everyone to take time away from our usual activities / routines and come to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament from Thursday through to Sunday afternoon during our 40 Hours Devotion.  Please use the sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the main foyer amd come spend some time in quiet prayer.

 

 

 Difficulty Praying ? Renew, Refresh Your Prayer Time

The Daily Examen -  video, 5 minutes

 

 

NEW !  - Small Things Playgroup

Parents, bring your children and build community with other young families in the parish ! A great way to meet and greet for the mothers, plus Bible storytime and play for the children on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m. downstairs in the parish hall. Our next gathering is November 14. 
For more information please email Maureen Harris and check the bulletin and here for any future updates. 

Let's help each other raise holy families!

 

 

Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - Divine Mercy Novena  

(Every Monday except Monday holidays or inclement weather).

"One of my favorite shows [ on EWTN], ... 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" . Every Monday except Monday holidays or inclement weather). 

 

Items In The News - 

Q & A and Commentary on FaceBook by Bishop Robert Barron

 
Being For Real Right Now - Sr. Miriam James Heidland  -  video, 5 minutes

 

 

 

ST. JOSEPH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS  - CCD

We are a great group of volunteers – working with the children of our parish !

We did many wonderful things this past year: *Bake sale for Thanksgiving Dinner at the Cornerstone Shelter – *Christmas raffle for KidSafe - *Made lunches for The Cornerstone Shelter during Holy Week, *Had a wonderful Creche Service/Christmas Pizza Party and May Crowning/end of year Pizza Party. The teachers even made a cupcake rosary!

(See photos in the Gallery section )

We need your help though - any kind of help! Teachers, Co-Teachers, Substitute Teachers, Teacher’s Aides, Hall Monitors – anything and everything would be welcome! The children – ours and yours - – are the future! Come join us, and be part of sharing our beautiful faith with the next generation !  Who Is Jesus and What Makes Him Unique ? - video 5 minutes.

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”~Mother Teresa

CCD meets Tuesdays from mid September through early May from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Please contact the rectory at: 860-871-1970, or, Kathie Mindek (DRE) @ 860-487-1211 for further information. Thank you and God Bless all the families of St. Joseph Church!

 

 

Journey Through The Catechism

Join us every Wednesday evening at 6:00pm in the Church Office ( Convent building ) as we take a Journey through the Catechism. The Catechism is one of the best ways to explore the faith because we've got scripture, church history, theology, philosophy, and prayer /spirituality all together, - truly an integrated adventure ! 

Our series is lead  by Fr. Joseph, professor.emeritus, Holy Apostles Collge and Seminary, Cromwell, CT.

Bring a copy of the Catechism, either the print edition, or on your Tablet.  All are welcome to join us and start at any time !  

 

 

Our New Parish Office

Our parish Office is now located in the newly-remodled Convent Building !  Visitors will be using the side ramp entrance along the driveway between the school. We ask everyone to be alert to the students and staff of the Strong Foundations Autism Services as you park and drive in and out, - safety first !.

 

 Bible Study

All are welcome and invited to join us every Thursday at 6 p.m. for Bible Study in the former Convent building, - the new parish office. A great way to grow in faith and fellowship with others in our parish community.

If you need a Bible, stop by our parish book rack / media center located in the main foyer of the church and pick one up. Mark your calendar, bring your Bible, and we'll see you there !  

 

 

New Article - A Modern Spiritual Journey, from Mexico to CT

 

 

 Life In The Spirit Seminar 

The Life In The Spirit  meets every Wednesday, in the church Hall, - starts between 6 and 7 p.m.

For more information - 860-887-0702, - Spiritual Renewal Center, Diocese of Norwich.

 

 

NewNY Encounter 2019

 
Make your plans to attend one or all the days, Feb. 15 - 17, of 2019 !

 

New York Encounter (the "Encounter") is an annual three-day FREE public cultural event in the heart of New York City.

The Encounter strives to witness to the new life and knowledge generated by the faith, that "the intelligence of faith has to become the intelligence of reality."

Catch the new photos from this year in the "Gallery" section above and plan to attend next year, - February 15-17, 2019 ! Drive down or take the train from New Haven to Grand Central, and then down to the Metropolitan Pavilian. Special discounted rates are available at several close-by good quality hotels, check their website periodically for the latest information.


NY Encounter website


See the NY Encounter 2018 video trailer 

 

 

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Traces online International Magazine


TracesOnline.org offers a fresh perspective on culture, society, and civic life through the lens of the Catholic faith. Our aim is to be a window into the discovery of the full depth of our human experience, the Human Aventure 



Daily Mass

7:30 a.m. daily Mass, with morning community prayer beginning at 7:15 a.m., - join us on your way to work or the gym !


Video Reflection - Who Is Jesus, and What Makes Him Unique ?

 

 

 

 

SJ1a

 

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



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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.
               (  Use Drop-off Boxes in main foyer on Sundays.  Thank you !).

 

* 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 !

 

 

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