Worship and Sacraments at Old St. Joseph’s Church
The celebration of the liturgy is central to the life of our community.
It is “the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the fount from which all the Church’s power flows” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, 1963). We are strengthened for service to our community and our world by prayer and especially by the celebration of the Eucharist. Our ministry in the name of Jesus draws us ever more fully to prayer and praise. “
We hold the Eucharist as the source and summit of our parish life. Without Eucharist, we cannot exist as a Catholic community, for it is through our common celebration of Eucharist that the transformation we so ardently desire into the Body of Christ continues. Accordingly, our highest priority is that all of us participate fully, actively, and consciously in our celebration of Sunday Eucharist. We will plan and undertake our liturgical celebrations with the utmost care and reverence; we will see that liturgical ministers are well trained and that presiders are well prepared; and we will make sacred music a vital part of our worship.” –from the Parish Pastoral Plan, section 2, January 2008