News & Events

PARISH PICNIC - Pray for nice weather THIS WEEKEND

Sept. 23rd after 10:30 Mass

Join the fun and enjoy an almost free meal please bring along an apple pie or batch of chocolate chip cookies to share. Beverages and food will be served on the breezeway you may eat your meal in the social hall or on the tables outside. 

Activities for the youth, including face painting, games, and sidewalk chalk drawing. 
Music; sing along with your friends for the entertainment of all.

There will be a variety of foods to enjoy; hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and baked beans, Filipino spring rolls, Zomi soup or fish patty. 

Come and meet new people, visit with old friends - ENJOY COMMUNITY

CELEBRATING A SPANISH MASS ON SUNDAYS

We will update our Mass schedule starting Sunday Oct. 7th

Te invitamos a la misa en español todos los domingos a la 1 de la tarde.  Iniciamos el domingo 7 de octubre.

St. Joseph is filling a need in our parish by adding a Spanish Mass each Sunday, starting Oct. 7th at 1:00 pm. 

SAVE THE DATES

  • Sept 19th First meeting  RCIA-(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Inquiry Phase-Dcn Larry Loumena Ph:503-405-5708 or lloumena@archdpdx.org
  • Sept 23rd  Parish Picnic - After the 10:30am Mass  - Contact: Claire Clow 503-761-8710 ext. 104 
  • Oct 7th First day of classes for FAITH FORMATION Sunday 8:45am
  • Oct 7th, 1st Spanish Mass Sunday - 1:00pm
  • Nov 16th-17th Fall Bazaar & Craft/Bake Sale - Fri 6pm-9pm and Sat 9:30am-4pm - Michelle mcraver@revman.com or 503-381-2950 

MISSAL OF 1962 - Latin Mass

Saturday Morning 9:00am starting Sept. 1st

St. Joseph the Worker Church will now offer a Saturday morning Mass at 9:00am. This will be a traditional Latin Mass. Confessions will be available before Mass from 8:15am to 8:45am

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Starting in the Fall

 Are you someone or do you know someone who   ...has expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?   ...was baptized Catholic but has not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation and Eucharist?

We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. This process is called RCIA. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season. 

For information please contact: Deacon Larry Loumena at lloumena@archdpdx.org or call 503-405-5708

POST A PRAYER ON THE GAPLINE

 Prayer Request:  Email to sjtw-gapline@hotmail.com. and request a prayer intention.You may also contact Deacon Mike Caldwell, 503-761-8710 x105

ADORATION - IS JESUS CALLING YOU?

We are always in need of people to spend an hour with Jesus.

Available times from Weds. 9:00 am through Thurs. 10:00 pm.  

Please consider committing to 1 holy hour a week. For signups and the code; contact  Claire at the parish office, 503-761-8710 x 104,  cell 503-804-0980 or email claireclowstjosephtheworker@gmail.com

Adoration The Eucharist is:  Jesus truly present - Body, Blood, Soul, And Divinity!

Comments from people who started Adoration; "I never want to be without this experience again.", "This has changed my life", "If only people would try one hour, they'd flock to this chapel and to Jesus.", "I am so thankful we have this at our church."

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR PASTOR

Wednesday Sept. 19th

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Delicious homemade cakes were enjoyed by the "morning Mass coffee drinkers" to celebrate Fr. Ted's birthday. Thank you ladies and thank you Fr. Ted for being our shepherd!

PRAYING BEFORE ST. JOSEPH STATUE

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    A person may kneel with a Bible in his hand, but no one thinks he’s praying to a book. Statues and other images are used to recall to the mind the person or thing depicted. Just as it’s easier to remember one’s family by looking at a photograph, so it’s easier to remember the lives of the saints (and thus be edified by them) by looking at representations of the saints.
The Lord commanded the Ark, which held the tablets of the Law, to be topped with statues of two cherubim. The statues were to be made of gold, and the wings of the cherubim were to be held over the Ark, as though protecting it, Exocus 25.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL DONATIONS

Starting July 1, all checks for St. Vincent de Paul must be made out directly to St. Vincent de Paul.  We have new envelopes for St. Vincent de Paul to help facilitate this change.  All funds collected at St. Joseph the Worker stay in our local chapter of St. Vincent de Paul.

MEMORIAL BRICKS

Bricks to beautify our landscaping and to create memories

The Knights of Columbus are offering you the opportunity to add a brick to one of four locations within our new landscaping.  The bricks can be printed with your name, the name of a loved one (living or deceased), with an event you want commemorated, or with an inspirational message of your choice.  

Brick

The bricks will beautify four locations within our grounds:
  • Under the St. Joseph statue located in the alcove to the right of the main church doors
  • Under the American Flag located on the south end of the church/school building
  • In the walking path through Mary's Prayer Garden (visible through the bank of windows in the sanctuary)
  • In the wall that will border the Prayer Garden

For more information, or to order your brick, ...

FURNITURE PROGRAM

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, Noon to 2:00 pm.

See Helping Hands Ministry for further information.

MINISTRY FAIR

YOU ARE INVITED TO VISIT THE SOCIAL ROOM THIS WEEKEND

 Ministry Fair  

  Ask questions, find out about all that goes on in your parish, snack, visit, learn. Signup's for Liturgy services during the Mass, learn scripture thru bible study, help in the garden, get your blood pressure checked weekly, join a prayer group, signup for Adoration, signup for Faith Formation, Youth Group, plus lots more.

Wine & Appetizers Sat. Sept. 15th after 5:00 Mass,  Fruit & Pastries Sun. Sept 16th after 8:30 & 10:30 Masses

Mass with Archbishop Sample, Bishop Thang, and Rev. Ted Prentice July 22nd

The Catholic Sentinel has an article about the Mass for Myanmar Refugees Aug 3rd edition

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       It was a special occasion, celebrating with drums, dance, song, and a meal in honor of the visiting Bishop from Myanmar Felix Lian Khen Thang and our Archbishop Sample. 

Vacation Bible School - Shipwrecked and Rescued By Jesus

June 25th - 29th

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Youth and adults enjoying games, crafts, snacks, and learning all about how Jesus saves.

Armstrong Scholarship Dinner a Success

From David Mastroieni:

I am very grateful for all of the supporters and volunteers who made this year's fundraising dinner for the Armstrong Scholarship a great success!  We will report the proceeds in the next bulletin once everything has been reconciled.  Thank you very much and know that You Are Loved!  God bless you all. - David Mastroieni

The Fr. John Amsberry Social Hall Rental Policy and Fees

Updated Fees and Policies Available

If you are considering the rental of  the remodeled Fr. John Amsberry Social Hall, you can contact the parish office for the new fee schedule and rental guidelines created by our parish Finance and Pastoral Councils.  

503-761-8710 x101 

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