Knights of Columbus Back to School Collection

Once again this year, St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus are collecting school...


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Help Parish Boy Attend Benedictine

Please help make a Catholic education possible for a St. Joseph parish boy. Partial donations are very useful! If enough come forward, than many things possible!

There are two ways to help: via Donation or via the Corporate Internship Program.

Checks may be made out to "Benedictine College Preparatory" with the memo line "Corporate Internship Program - St. Joseph" and sent to the following address:


New Saturday Confession Time

Beginning in September 2014, Our Saturday Confession time will shift to an earlier hour.  Confession time on Saturday, beginning in September, is no longer from 4 pm to 5 pm, but will now be held from 10 am to 11 am.  All welcome.  The Sacrament of Holy Confession will also be available 1/2 hour before each public Mass, 7 days per week. 

Where does this Sacrament originate?  This is one of the seven sacraments


Solidarity with Persecuted Christians

St. PeterThe Holy See has granted to the Fraternity of St. Peter the indult to celebrate on every August the 1st, as a 3rd class feast, "Saint Peter in Chains."  This is not a new feast -- it had been dropped from the 1962 calendar. . John Berg, our Superior General, has asked that we commemorate this feast in a special way this year,



TailoringDear Friends,

On my recent trip to Rome I went shopping for vestments, because sometimes, trying to do things at a distance is just not good enough.  I ended up at a little shop called Ditta Annibale Gammarelli's, famous for having the Vatican as a client.  The shop has been family owned and operated for generations.  With a young tailor,


The Devotion of the Five 1st Saturdays

Our Lady of FatimaOur Lady has asked that we practice this devotion.   To facilitate her request, we at St. Joseph's are going to pray on 1st Saturdays 5 decades of the Holy Rosary after the 9am Mass, and follow that with 15 minutes of silent meditation time.  Confession will be available before Mass (8:30am, and from 10-11am), as it will be all Saturdays beginning in September 2014. Please come join us! 


Continuing Education for Adults

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom, Jeff CavinsThis year we will study the Acts of the Apostles.  Written by St. Luke, this book outlines the spread of the Kingdom of God in the early days of the Church.  Course presented by Jeff Cavin, discussions lead by Frs. Novokowsky and Casavantes.  Weekly classes begin September 17. Two times available:  Wed. evenings at 7pm, or Thurs. mornings at 10am.  The fee for participating is $20 per student, or $40 per family.  This fee helps cover the cost of the DVD's. (Scholarships available upon request.) 


Self-Defense for Women

Women's Self-Defense NetworkLadies, facts are hard to deny. Nine out of ten rape and abuse victims are women and teenage girls. A female is assaulted every TWO minutes in the United States. These crimes often escalate to kidnapping and murder. The police arrives after the crime happens. That's too late!

You KNOW you want to learn for yourself. You KNOW you want to prepare your teenage daughter who is college bound, who has a part time job, or your daughter who lives alone.

But the thought of going to a training facility and working with strangers is just too daunting.


Altar Boys Tour the USS Kearsarge

USS Kearsarge RecruitOn Saturday July 19th, some of the St. Joseph's Altar Boys were treated to the "Captain's Tour" of the USS Kearsarge, currently being repaired in Norfolk.  This ship (please never call it a boat!) is an amphibious aircraft carrying attack vessel.  It's a floating island, a town unto itself, capable of uninterrupted operations at sea for 3 months. 


2014 Golf Tournament

2013 TournamentThe 10th Annual St. Joseph's Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament will be held on September 19th to benefit the charitable activities of our parish Knights Council. To sign up a team, sponsor a hole, or contribute prizes for the tourney raffle, call Greg Hice at 320-6011 or Tom McKenna at 937-8225.

For more information, please see the flyer here.

Parishioner Business Listing Now Online

Since a healthy community is responsive to the needs of its own members, for the mutual benefit of those in the ‘household of the faith’ we introduced the “Window Wall” of parish businesses. It is time to expand this communication. This website is now able to handle the listing of parishioner businesses. The listing can be found under the "Resources" menu on the left or by clicking here.


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