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St. Joseph Halloween Party – Adults only
- will be held in St. Joseph Old School (Grades 1-6) Building on Saturday, October 27, 2018   from 7pm – 11pm.  $20 donation to the church at the door.  BYOB – Rooms will be set aside for coolers.  Live entertainment by DJ Mike Barclay. Hosted by St. Joseph Class of 1988.  All St. Joe's Parishioners, Alumni and Friends of St. Joe's are invited!

St. Joseph Trunk or Treat - Tuesday, October 30. Set up at 6pm. Rain or shine! All St. Joseph Families are invited!  Contact Mrs. Carney at 610-586-1520 or marycarney@rcn.com for information.

Pre-Cana - Attention all engaged couples! - St. Joseph's offers a one-day Pre-Cana workshop for all couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church.  Our next workshop is Saturday, November 17, 2018.  To register, call the rectory at 610-583-4530.  For workshop questions, please contact Bobbi Shimkus at 6`0-259-0875.

Chance of a Lifetime Chances (COAL) - Support our St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council #8924 is selling COAL chances the months of October and November.  Books are available in the vestibule of the church.  Simply take and return your purchased chances in an envelope labeled K. of C. and place in the church collection.  Chances are only $1.00 each.  Questions, contact Bob Pennock at 610-716-3945.  Thank you for your support.

Food Pantry Collection will be on Sunday, November 18.  Please drop off items at the parish hall or in the church vestibule.

Food Pantry will be open on Sunday, November 25, for the half hour following the Sunday morning Masses.

Annual Memorial Mass - A special Mass will be celebrated on All Souls Day, Friday, November 2, 2018, at the 7 PM Mass for the deceased members of our parish who have returned home to the Lord.  We invite you to join us for the Mass.  Also, please return the

Christmas Trip to see The First Noel at the American Music Theater will be held on Saturday, December 8.  Matinee will be at 3 PM.  The trip will include shopping and dinner as well.  Cost is $115 per person.  Contact Mary Carney for more information or to reserve your spot.

Children's Liturgy of the Word will be held on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month at the 11 AM Mass.

Rosary - Every Tuesday in October, we pray the rosary at the Grotto at 6:30 PM.  Please join us and bring a friend!

Reflections From a Carpenter’s Angle

Careful What You Wish For

Jesus asks the brothers James and John what it is they wish for him to do for them.  When Jesus hears that they wish to be first in line next to Jesus, the Lord does not chastise them for this request as we would think.  But he does ask them to drink of his cup and receive his baptism.  They quickly respond yes but have no idea what they are saying.  The cup that Jesus is speaking about is the cup of suffering he will have to endure in his passion.  The baptism or bath that he will be immersed into his death on the cross.

As our Philadelphia Eagles are now the Super Bowl Champions, it seems that all their opponents get extra hyped to play against them.  I don't know if any of the players thought about this when they were wishing to win the Super Bowl.  But it is now abundantly clear to them how difficult it is to come back from a championship and play the following season.  We all want to be in first place when it comes to gaining the victory of heaven and paradise.  We all want to "be in that number when the saints come marching in!"  But who of us are really ready to drink that cup and receive that baptism that Jesus says, "The cup that I drink, you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized."  The Father has prepared a place for us.  If we want him to put us in first place, Jesus teaches us his disciples ht

Saint Joseph pray for us and our children.

Father Sodano 

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Mass Schedule

Saturday: 4:30PM Vigil
Sunday: 8:00AM, 11:00AM, and 6PM
Weekdays: (Monday – Friday) 8:00AM
Saturdays: 8:30AM
Holy Days: 8:00AM & 7:00PM

Confession Schedule

Saturday: 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Rectory Office

The secretaries are available for business matters from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Appointments

The pastor is most willing to be of service to our parishioners. If you wish to meet with him, please call the rectory in advance to arrange an appointment. We ask that you call between the hours of 9AM to 12 Noon & 1PM to 4PM (business hours) and then you may leave a message and someone will return the call. Thank you for your cooperation.