Saturday: 3:30 to 4:15 PM
Persons contemplating marriage should make an appointment with one of the priests at least one year before the date of the wedding. During this time the engaged couples complete their mandatory attendance at Marriage Preparation Programs and their individual sessions with the priest, including testimony, documents, etc., that are necessary to obtain & complete prior to the marriage.
Baptisms are held on the first and third Sundays of each month after the 12 Noon Mass. On the second Sunday of each month, Baptism will take place at the 12:00 Noon Mass if a family requests. All of the Sacraments except Reconciliation can be celebrated within the Mass. Pre-Jordan classes in preparation for Baptism are held on the third Monday of the month at 7:00PM in the church. The parents of the child are required to attend the class; godparents are also welcome but not required to attend. Please call the rectory to make arrangements for the Baptism and to attend class. After you have attended the class and acquired certificates of eligibility for your godparents, you may call the rectory for an appointment to book the date of your choosing.
The secretaries are available for business matters from Monday to Friday, between hours of 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon & 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
VISITS TO THE SICK: HOME AND HOSPITAL
The clergy and extraordinary ministers of the Holy Eucharist visit the homebound sick and elderly on a regular scheduled basis. Please call the Rectory to report a needed visit; do not hesitate or delay in calling so that the homebound receive the comforts of the sacraments. If you are scheduled for surgery or a hospital stay, receive the sacrament of the sick before you go to the hospital. Call the Rectory or ask the priest on Sunday to administer the Anointing of the Sick after Mass. Due to the Pennsylvania Privacy Act you must tell the hospital that you would like to be visited by a priest who serves the hospital as Catholic Chaplain. If you call the Rectory, we will endeavor to visit the local hospitals. If you choose to go to a hospital not in our area, please ask to be seen by the priest assigned to that particular hospital.
The pastor is most willing to be of service to our parishioners. If you wish to meet with him, please call the rectory in advance to arrange an appointment. We ask that you call between the hours of 9AM to 12 Noon & 1PM to 4PM (business hours) and then you may leave a message and someone will return the call. Thank you for your cooperation.
Our Scrip Volunteers are very dedicated but there is always room for more volunteers to sell scrip. If you are ever able to help, please leave your name and phone number at the Rectory. Any time you can help would be appreciated. Children are welcome.
Scrip credits build throughout the year through your purchases. Your credit is applied twice a year to your tuition account, July and January. Call the parish office for more details (610) 583-4530.
PARISH REGISTRATION - WELCOME TO ST. JOSEPH PARISH! We invite all Catholics living within parish boundaries to become registered members of St. Joseph Parish as soon as possible. If you have recently changed your status, married, moved out of your parents home or graduated from college, you need to re-register. If you move, we would also appreciate a phone call to the rectory so that our records will be in order.
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