Sacraments are God’s interactions
with his holy people. A sense of the holy is most always apparent in the
celebration of these brushes with the divine. The celebrations are
certainly sentient, physical and experiential. If we have ever
questioned whether God cares for his Elect, it is in Sacrament that we
receive the answer. The Father, who created and cares for us, gave us
his Son as a free gift and he knew that Salvation would come to us. In
the further caring of the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit is given
us and is active in all of the Sacraments of the Church. It is in the
action of our God that the holy work is efficacious, and we experience
the richness of his love and caring. We are strengthened in order to
live a moral life, as Scripture dictates.
By appointment only, preferably
celebrated during Mass. Parents are required to attend a preparation
session prior to scheduling the baptism of your child.
Saturdays following 8:00 am Mass
until all are done or any time by appointment.
Anointing the Sick
Please call the Parish Office
when someone is ill or in the hospital. Remember that we pray for
recuperation and healing.
Arrangements must be made with
the Pastor at least six months in advance. Call the Parish Office before
you book the reception hall.
Because God has provided us with
this renewable source of nourishment and grace, the sacrament is
celebrated daily at Saint Joseph Church.
This Sacrament, which is the
second part of the Initiation into the Holy People of God, is usually
celebrated at Baptism for the Catechumen who comes into the church at
the Easter Vigil.
If one feels called to Priesthood, please call the pastor and discuss it
with him. The priestly life is a wonderful testament to the Holy Spirits
work in a man’s life. The priesthood is open only to men who are single,
or single again. Prayerful discernment is called for in deciding to
pursue Priesthood. The Bishop of the Diocese is the proper presider for
the Sacrament. The Ordinations to the Deaconate and Priesthood are
scheduled in his office.