Dear Parish Family:
Welcome to the 5th and final full week of Lent. This Sunday, we meet Jesus who raises Lazarus from the dead. It’s the only Gospel recording that “Jesus wept”! He lost his good friend and mourned. Please pray for all of those who have lost a loved one and for all those who are participating in our multiple bereavement sessions. Thanks to May Pace and Deacon Tom and Pat Halliwell for leading them through the bereavement process. During the proclamation of the Gospel, our chant refrain is “Roll away the stone and see the Glory of God.” May the Lord roll away any sin, burden or hindrance that is preventing you from drawing closer to Jesus Christ.
Join us this Monday night, March 27 at 7:00 PM for our Annual Communal Penance Service. There will be seven priests here to show you the mercy of the Lord!!
Next Sunday we commence Holy Week with Palm Sunday. All indoor Masses will start outside with the Blessing and Distribution of Palms. Then, commemorating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, we’ll process into the Church.
Next Saturday we’ll bring Easter smiles to over 100 families as we deliver food and books to their homes. If you can help drive, please scroll down this bulletin and sign up! Thanks to all of you who brought books to Mass this weekend!
Our Holy Week and Easter Sunday Schedule is printed below. Join your St. Joseph’s family as we commemorate the most important events in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ!!
A Blessed Week of Lent,