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Don't Give Up Chocolate for Lent!

Posted by David Niles on 2/08/18

We are eager to journey with you and hope the few minutes you spend with us each day will help you experience an incredibly powerful Lent. Watch this short video from Matthew Kelly to learn more about the program! Look for your first email on Ash Wednesday (February 14). Sign up at

Three Great Opportunities for Parish Men to Grow in Faith in 2018

Posted by David Niles on 1/17/18

Men of St. Joseph, the start of 2018 presents three great opportunities to grow in faith and love of Christ:


Winter/Spring Session Begins Monday, Jan. 22

Transform your life! Join us as we watch and discuss Fr. Larry Richard’s “22:32 Men” video series. (Luke ... Read More »

With Whom Will You Share Jesus?

Posted by David Niles on 9/08/17

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus directly asks Peter, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter correctly identifies Jesus in his response, “You are the Messiah, the son of the living God” (Matthew, 16:16). Jesus assures Peter in the Gospel of Luke, saying, “Do not be ... Read More »

The Road to Emmaus and the Journey of Discipleship

Posted by Kathi Andreoni on 4/29/17

The Road to Emmaus and the Journey of Discipleship

Anyone who knows me, has probably heard me say that this weekend’s Gospel, Luke 24:13-35, is one of my favorites, for it is in this story in which we recognize the Journey of Discipleship!  In this Gospel, we recognize our ... Read More »

The Challenge Begins!

Posted by Kathi Andreoni on 3/01/17

The challenge begins! Grow in friendship with Jesus by spending 15  minutes a day in silent prayer with Him!

 This Lent, St Joseph Congregation challenges you to encounter Jesus through prayer.  We encourage you to spend 15 minutes each day spent in God’s presence – reading, reflecting, responding, and ... Read More »

Encounter and Prayer--the One Percent Challenge!

Posted by Kathi Andreoni on 1/24/17

Encountering God in our Daily Lives You encourage him to delight in your praise, for you have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.                                                                               St. Augustine, Confessions

How do you encounter God?  There are certain people in our lives, parents, teachers, ... Read More »

A Happy and Holier New Year

Posted by Kathi Andreoni on 1/03/17

A New Year, A New Holiness! A Path to Holiness The signs of the New Year are all around us.  The Christmas season ends with the Epiphany and decorations are slowly disappearing.  We have finished our shopping and hectic schedules preparing for Christmas.  We look forward to returning back ... Read More »