From the Pastor — April 2, 2017

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in From the Pastor Columns, Uncategorized

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, As we continue on our Lenten journey together as God’s Church, we continue to reflect on our traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that serve to strengthen us at this holy time of the year. This week I draw our attention to the Lenten practice of almsgiving or giving to and serving others. It should be obvious by now, that almsgiving is simply a response by us to God, a response that we have come...

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From the Pastor– March 26, 2017

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in From the Pastor Columns, Uncategorized

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, As we find ourselves more than half way through Lent, and as we continue in this blessed season where we seek to grow in greater faith, hope and love, below are just a few of the opportunities being offered by our parish that can help you in your Lenten Journey: Weekly Worship/Mass Schedule Sunday, The Lord’s Day 5:30 PM (Saturday, Vigil Mass) w 7:30 AM w 9:30 AM w 11:30 AM w 6:30 PM Weekday Mass Monday through Saturday...

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From the Pastor–March 19, 2017

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in From the Pastor Columns, Uncategorized

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, This weekend, as we celebrate the 3rd Sunday of Lent, we as a parish dedicated to the patronage of Saint Joseph, blessed spouse of Our Lady, the Virgin Mary, and foster-father of Our Lord, in prayer, remember our holy patron. Since March 19, 2017 is the Third Sunday of Lent, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph is transferred to the following Monday, March 20. While celebrating the Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Lent, we will...

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From the Pastor–March 12, 2017

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in From the Pastor Columns, Uncategorized

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, With one week of Lent behind us, we can continue to focus our attention on our beautiful Catholic traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and alms giving in this most holy season of the Church. This week I draw our attention to the Lenten practice of prayer. Lent, as we know, is a time of spiritual renewal. Without prayer, fasting and almsgiving are merely actions we do out of tradition without much meaning....

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From the Pastory–March 5, 2017

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, With the start of Lent, this past Wednesday, Roman Catholic traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, alms giving, and other forms of self-denial are still most warmly recommended by the Church. This week I draw our attention to the Lenten practice of fasting. Broadly speaking, fasting is the voluntary avoidance of something that is good. When Catholics talk about fasting, we normally mean restricting the food that...

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