Old St. Joseph’s Welcomes New Pastor Fr. Walter Modrys, SJ

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, I am happy to inform you that with Archbishop Chaput’s approval, the Very Rev. Robert Hussey, SJ, our Jesuit Provincial, has missioned Father Walter Modrys, SJ to serve as the 60th  pastor of Old Saint Joseph’s, effective June 1, 2017. Father Modrys graduated from the Jesuit-run Saint Peter’s Prep School in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1962 and from there entered the Society of Jesus. After professing vows as a Jesuit, he...

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From the Pastor–Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, The Lord is Risen; indeed, He is Risen! Today our Church celebrates, with great joy, the principal feast of the liturgical year, Easter. Pope Leo I in the 4th century described Easter as the “greatest feast (festum festorum) and the very center of our holy faith.” Easter is also referred to as Pascha from the ancient Greek and Latin from which the word Paschal is derived. Whatever word we employ to describe today’s great...

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From the Pastor–Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, Today, as we stand a week from our great celebration of Easter, the Church worldwide commemorates “Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord”. In all four Gospel accounts, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem occurs a week before his Resurrection from the dead. With that, today marks the start of “Holy Week” that most sacred week in our liturgical calendar where we prayerfully recall and venerate...

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