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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 -

 

 

Preparing Ahead For Advent

 

Families and individuals - Ideas for planning your Advent Season !

 

Advent Calendar & Family Blessings

College / Adult level

1. Great book Recommendations to Prepare for Advent

2. The Spirituality of Advent - video 5 min., Bishop Barron

2. What is the Benefit of Advent ?  video - 2 minutes

3. Bishop Barron on Grace & Karma - 9 min. video

 

Families -

1. Making Advent a More Holy Season - video, 5 minutes

2. Advent Carols - video

3. A Look At Advent - Fr. Mike Schmidt - video 7 minutes

4. Nine Lessons and Carols

5. Books for the Family for Advent

 

 

 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 !  Come for a drop-in playgroup on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 9 a.m. downstairs in the parish hall. Our next gathering is December 12
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 ?

 

 

 

 

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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