St. Joseph Parish Vision Statement

We are called as a community of believers to deepen our relationship with Christ. This relationship is fostered through our prayer life, and in our devotion to God’s presence in the sacraments. In serving our Parish community, we seek to give of ourselves, in our presence at Mass, in the sharing of the special gifts we have been given, and through our offerings for our church. We also seek to live out our faith, through our words, through our good actions, and through the graces we receive, as we become the people God has meant us to be, drawing closer to God and those he has put in our lives.

 

FOR OUR GOVERNMENT

God of power and might, wisdom and justice, through You authority is rightly administered, laws are enacted, and judgment is decreed. Assist with Your spirit of counsel and fortitude the President and other government leaders of these United States. May they always seek the ways of righteousness, justice, and mercy. Grant that they may be enabled by Your powerful protection to lead our Country with honesty and integrity. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

NOTE: TEMPORARY PARISH OFFICE HOURS

Weekdays: 9:00AM to 3:00PM

 

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Palm Sunday ~ April 14

Masses: 5:00 PM—Vigil; Saturday 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon 

1:30 PM (Spanish Mass)

 

Monday ~ April 15  

Daily Mass: 8:00 AM

4:00 PM - Mass of Chrism, (Blessing of Holy Oils) at

St. Francis Cathedral, Metuchen

 

Tuesday ~ April 16  

Daily Mass: 8:00 AM

7:00 PM - Penance Service at St. Joseph Church

(with several Priests available for individual confessions)

 

Wednesday ~ April 17  

Daily Mass: 8:00 AM

 

Holy Thursday ~ April 18

7:30 PM  Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper Followed by Adoration 

 

Good Friday ~ April 19 

12:30 PM - Hispanic Way of the Cross

3:00 PM - Mary’s Way of the Cross

(Church will be open for private recitation of the Stations of the Cross

from 12 Noon until 7:30 PM) 

7:30 PM - Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

 

Holy Saturday ~ April 20

12 Noon - Blessing of Food, Church Hall

8:00 PM - Solemn Easter Vigil Ceremonies and Mass

(Reception to follow in the Church Hall)

 

EASTER SUNDAY ~ April 21

Masses: 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon, and 1:30 PM (Spanish Mass)