Browsing From the Pastor

Thank You for Five Great Years at St. Joseph

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

I am not sure that there are adequate words to express my gratitude to all of you for making the past five years as your shepherd an experience beyond words. As I said at the end of the Masses last weekend of all the parishes I have had the ... Read More »

Welcome Fr. Adam St. Joseph's New Pastoral Administrator

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

I am pleased to announce that Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki has appointed Father Adam Fernandez, SMA, the administrator of St. Joseph Parish, effective July 15, 2021.

Father Adam comes to us with the experience of having been a missionary in Africa, pastor of a parish with a school, and ... Read More »

Hold One Another in Prayer as the Journey of Faith Continues

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Next weekend, June 26-27, we will welcome Father Matt Ruhl, SJ, the pastor of our sister parish, St. Peter Claver in Belize, to our parish community. Father Matt will preside at the weekend Masses and update us on his parish and how we can continue to assist him in ... Read More »

An Unbreakable Bond with God

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

After the story of creation in the Book of Genesis, the story of God entering into a covenant with Abraham is a pivotal moment in the Old Testament. The story of our salvation in Christ begins here. From this point on the Scriptures become the story of God’s relationship ... Read More »

Be Surrounded by the Warmth of the Holy Trinity

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

We live in an age where an incredible amount of time is spent on talking. The art of good communication requires that we develop the habit of being good listeners, too. To sit still and be silent in the presence of God is the best way to pray. To ... Read More »

Come, Holy Spirit!

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost, that moment in history when the Father and Son fulfilled their promise of sending the Holy Spirit. After receiving this gift the apostles were never the same. The fear that had kept them confined behind locked doors disappeared and they burst ... Read More »

Keep Our New Priest In Your Prayers

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

This past Monday May 10, I celebrated the anniversary of my Ordination to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. I vividly recall that day as the bishop who ordained me laid on hands, the ancient gesture found in Sacred Scripture, and prayed the prayer of consecration over me. He poured ... Read More »

Thank You, Lord, for Our Mothers

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today we celebrate Mother’s Day, a day set aside to honor our mothers, pray for them, and to thank them for all that they do for us. 

Through the efforts of Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948), who loved her mother very much, she suggested the national observance of an annual ... Read More »

Sunday - Keep It a Sacred Day

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

One of the unfortunate things about the current age is that many people question the need to belong to the Church and participate in the life of the parish community. They wonder, "Why can't I just worship at home? Isn't religion about my personal relationship with God and what ... Read More »

Despite Our Faults, Jesus Calls Us

Posted by Fr Dennis Wieland

Today is Good Shepherd Sunday. The image of Jesus as the gentle and humble shepherd who cares for his sheep is a favorite of many people. What we celebrate on this Sunday is our common call, through the waters of baptism, to shepherd others. Whether in the married life, ... Read More »