Joseph Church was festively decorated for Christ's birth. Beautiful
hymns were sung at all Masses, especially at the midnight Mass led by
Mark Roszczewski and the choir. The altar servers were recognized for
their service and presented cross necklaces blessed by Father
Kryzysztof and Father Gabriel. This year, the altar servers made
ornaments to decorate the tree on 'St. Joseph's side' and the Children
of Mary decorated the tree on 'Mary's side' by the navity.
it came to pass, when the angels went away from them into heaven, the
shepherds said one to another, 'Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and
see this thing that is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known
unto us." Luke 2:15
May everyone have a blessed Christmas season.
What does Jesus’ birth mean to me?
Responses from the altar servers December 2009
Ranging in age from 9 to 17 years old.
Robert W.: The birth of Jesus is important to me because the Savior that everyone was talking about was born.
Tyler B.: Jesus’ birth means holy lives.
To me, Jesus’ birth is a time of rejoicing because it signals that God
wanted to save us from sin and did this by sending his only Son to save
At the end of the liturgy we hear, "Go in peace to love and serve the Lord", to which we reply, "Thanks be to God". And so we begin our week! What better way to start after Mass than at our Coffee Sundays downstairs in the parish Hall!
Held the first Sunday of each month during the school year, we look
forward to Coffee Sundays as an opportunity to fellowship with our
brothers and sisters in the parish, for making new friends, and
offering a friendly place for visitors. Our photos here were taken Sunday, December 6th after the 8 a.m., and 9:30 a.m. Masses.
See you on the next first Sunday!
"Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired." - Mother Teresa
Knights of Columbus Installation, St. Joseph parish Hall
St. Joseph church Hall was the place on June 15, 2009, for the Installation of Local Officers of the Knights of Columbus.
Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed
to making their community a better place, while supporting their
Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved
with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while
enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several
members in one council to more than 13,000 councils and 1.7 million
members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico,
Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the
Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.
new parish-based discussion is a great opportunity for exposure to
books and films that might not be offered in a secular group.
adults are welcome to join in the discussion the first Sunday of every
month, during Coffee Sundays, and will have the opportunity to make
suggestions for the next selection.
For a brief idea of what we're about, we look to John Paul II -
the Pastoral Constitution Gaudium et Spes, the Fathers of the [ Vatican
II ] Council stressed "the great importance" of literature and the arts
in human life: "They seek to probe the true nature of man, his problems
and experiences, as he strives to know and perfect himself and the
world, to discover his place in history and the universe, to portray
his miseries and joys, his needs and strengths, with a view to a better
- John Paul II