From the Pastor–May 14, 2017

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, The Church, in her wisdom, gives us the Month of May to honor Holy Mary—our Mother and our Queen. Mary the “Queen of Heaven” is honored for her unique relationship with Jesus and her love and guidance of each of us, her earthly children. You should note that to the left of our altar is the stunning stained-glass window of Mary being crowned “Queen of Heaven”—it is a true treasure of our parish. Pope Francis consecrated his...

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Parish Pastoral Council Election Ballot

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

Our parish is electing several parishioners for vacant positions on the Parish Pastoral Council.  As you know, the Council exists in large part to represent your needs, concerns, and well-being as a valued member of this Christian community. Please, review our candidates below. Click here to download a ballot form. You can also email your vote to osjpc@oldstjoseph.org. Please have your vote in by  Monday, May 29, 2017. Suzanne MacFarland...

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From the Pastor–May 7, 2017

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, Today, in a special way, we congratulate and offer thanks to our young people of the parish and PREP program that celebrate their First Communion. We are very proud of you and your love for Jesus. Together, with your family and friends, we pledge our support and prayers! In today’s Gospel on this 4th Sunday of Easter, John the Evangelist writes: “But whoever enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The...

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From the Pastor–April 30, 2017

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, Today on this Third Sunday of Easter, the Gospel reading is the well-known passage known as the “Road to Emmaus.” Emmaus, as we know, is a small town outside of Jerusalem. Today’s gospel account from Luke reports that Jesus appeared there, after his death and resurrection, to two of his disciples while they were walking on the road and that it was only in the breaking and sharing of bread that they recognized him. The...

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From the Pastor–April 23, 2017

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in From the Pastor Columns

AMDG Dear OSJ Family, Today in the Church calendar besides being the Second Sunday of Easter is popularly known as “Divine Mercy Sunday.”  Saint John Paul II formally instituted this feast in the Church’s liturgical calendar during his pontificate. He first encountered this devotion while growing up in Poland. Between 1930 and 1938 Our Lord appeared to a young Polish nun, Sister Maria Faustina, a Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Mercy...

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