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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 clip from Fr. Robert Barron

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E-Books is a convenient new feature for all our Kindle and Nook e-readers. Choose from a large selection of contemporary and classic spiritual titles covering; biographies, Bible study, spiritual direction, history, youth topics and more.

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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

 


Featured Article - Week After Easter -

 

 

"The Vocation to Furious Love"

 

"Most of us wish God would tell us exactly what he wants to us to do in clear language-what vocation to pursue, where to live, what job to work, who to marry. But as Dr. Tom Neal explains today, discerning God's will isn't like an Easter egg hunt where you search for some secretly hidden answer outside of you.

Through the wisdom of a wise and holy monk, and the reflections of St. Therese of Lisieux, Tom shows how we can examine ourselves-our unique gifts and expressions of love-to find our true calling."

..... Read the rest of this Short Article Here

 

 

Mercy Sunday, April 27th


* Service begins at 3 p.m.

The Novena to the Divine Mercy begun on Good Friday is concluded at this afternoon's service as we celebrate the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II.

 

"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

 

 

What's a Novena ?

 

The word novena comes from the Latin novem, meaning  nine.

The nine days recall the nine days that the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary spent in prayer between Ascension Thursday ((Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11) and Pentecost Sunday (Acts 2:2-4).

 

"After the Lord’s Ascension, the apostles returned to Jerusalem, entered the upper room, and “all these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brethren”. (Acts 1:14) There, about 120 people, led by Peter, prayed for nine days in preparation for the day of Pentecost, the fiftieth day after the Resurrection, when the Holy Spirit came to them".

 

Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (20:16) and St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians (16:8). It is the 50th day after Easter (if we count both Easter and Pentecost), and it supplants the Jewish feast of Pentecost, which took place 50 days after the Passover and which celebrated the sealing of the Old Covenant on Mount Sinai.

Readings: Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13, or Galatians 5:16-25; John 20:19-23 or John 15:26-27;

 

 

 

Physician-Assisted Suicide May be Considered

by the Connecticut Legislature this Session

 

The Connecticut General Assembly convened on February 5, 2014, and the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference (CCPAC) believes the Public Health Committee will once again consider a bill legalizing physician-assisted suicide during this current legislative session. The actual language of the bill, which has not yet been published, is expected to be similar to legislation proposed last year. Click here to connect to the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference to keep informed on this legislation as it progresses through the legislature.

Click here to read Fr. Father Walter Nagle's recent Open Letter to the parishioners of Saint Patrick Church, East Hampton. Fr. Nagle is the Director of Respect Life Activities for the Diocese of Norwich. It is an eloquent testimony to the value of every human life will better inform you regarding the gross inhumanity of Physician Assisted Suicide.



 

News -   St. Joseph Lighting Project - Phase One Completed

We thank Mike Ose of Orion Electric and staff for their good work !

Click here for photos or go to "Gallery" in the green NAV Bar above.

 

 

Features for April -

 

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 !


Looking at Deepening Our Christian Practice - article in Homiletic & Pastoral Review

 

 

Bible Study - 2014

We meet downstairs in the church Hall, Winter / Spring and Fall, on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Bring your own Bible, - coffee is  provided. Stay tuned for info on the new Fall series here and in the weekly bulletin.

Click here for more Bible study resources, photos & info.

- See you there !

 

 

Pope Francis - News

1. English edition of Vatican Radio

2. Interview with Pope Francis - America Magazine

Get past the headlines and read the interview for yourself.

3. New Apostolic Letter - Evangelii Gaudium

4. Fr. Barron on the New Apostolic Letter - video 9 min.

5. Pope Francis and the "Missionary" Church - article

 

Visit our Gallery for the Following News & Parish Events -


1. Saints Day Mass - Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 2013

2. Day of Recollection / Retreat to Enders Island, Mystic, CT

3. Altar Server Commissioning



 

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.



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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.
(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, etc.)

 

What is the Divine Mercy all About ?


 

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


Spiritual Renewal Prayer Group -

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