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STATIONS OF THE CROSS every Friday in Lent at 6:30pm followed with soup supper. 

LENTEN RETREAT - March 18-20 7:00-8:30pm - Hope, Faith, and Love through God: Reignite the Spirit within you, Presented by Pam Boardman. 

LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE - April 4th, 6:30pm There will be a short prayer time followed with several different priests hearing confessions.

NEW ARTWORK IN THE CHURCH

The Twelve Apostles by De Vigne Courtright

Hanging on the East wall, to the right of the altar, is our new painting which was donated to St. Joseph the Worker. The theme of twelve is encompassed in the painting, hence the name of The Twelve Apostles. There are twelve pieces of palm stems throughout the painting on the edges, in the center around the circular piece that is holding a silver Byzantine cross there are 12 rosary bead. The four large palm leaves each have ginger flowers and bird of paradise flowers placed on them and then painted. The rich earthy tones of gold and brown match the interior of our church completely. This is a welcome addition to our environment.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW:

The artist, De Vigne Courtright, has spent the last 25 years developing and ...

SCHEDULE FOR LENT - Stations and Penance Service

We are called to be forgiven of our sins.

Altar During Lent 2019During Lent, we need to reflect on what our Lord has done for us. It's a time to prepare and get right with Jesus. When we have worked at our relationship with Him we can truly celebrate the Easter Season. Just knowing that you have prayed, fasted, and strived to have the Heart of Christ will open you to many blessings and graces. St. Joseph the Worker offers the Stations of the Cross, a Lenten Penance Service, Adoration and daily Mass as a means to grow and become closer to Jesus during this liturgical season.             

The Stations of the Cross help us to grow deeper by praying and reflecting on the passion and death of Christ. We will pray this devotion on the ...

FASTING DURING LENT

Days of Abstinence and Fasting

Ash Wednesday,  Mar. 6, 2019, and Good Friday, April 19, 2019, are days of fast and abstinence.

Abstinence - Ash Weds. and all Friday's in Lent - no meat for those of age 14 years and up.  

Fasting - All Catholics age 18 to 60 years old should only have one full meal on that day.  Two smaller meals may be eaten if necessary.

ADORATION - JESUS IS CALLING YOU - WON'T YOU COME TO HIM?

Holy Thursday - Altar of Repose - Adoration from 9:00pm - 10:00 pm

After the Holy Thursday Service the Altar of Repose will be in the School Chapel, there will be a one hour commitment of Adoration starting at 9:00pm and ending at 10:00pm. Sign-ups are in the Adoration Chapel.

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

Regular Adoration times are available: Weds. & Thurs. 9:00 am - 10:00 pm, Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm. Benediction is at close of each day Weds. and Thurs. - 10:00pm and Friday - 1:00pm  

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, ...

EASTER AND TRIDUMM MASS SCHEDULE

HOLY THURSDAY THROUGH EASTER SUNDAY

HOLY THURSDAY - April 18, 2019 7:00pm Mass (Church)

GOOD FRIDAY - April 19, 2019
3:00pm CHAPLET and STATIONS OF THE CROSS (Church)
5:30pm VIA CRUCIS and COMMEMORATION OF THE LORD'S PASSION in Espanol (School Basement)
7:00pm COMMEMORATION OF THE LORD'S PASSION in English (Church)

EASTER VIGIL - April 20, 2019 8:00pm VIGIL MASS (English)

EASTER SUNDAY - April 21, 2019Easter Christ Is Risen
6:00am Mass at DAWN (English)
8:30am Mass (English)
10:30am Mass (English)
1:00pm Misa (Espanol)
3:30pm Mass (Zomi-English)

ADDITIONAL CONFESSION TIMES BEFORE MASSES

Beginning - Dec. 2nd

Saturday 8:15 to 8:45am, 4:00 to 4:30pm  

 Sunday   7:45 to 8:15am, 9:45 - 10:15am

Fr .Ted Advent

A PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND

October 14-25, 2019 - LEAD BY REV. TED PRENTICE

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Walk the footsteps of Jesus in the land of Abraham with Holy Land Tours. You can check the itinerary and register online at the following link below.

Learn the bible like never before, see where Jesus preached and taught in the land where it all began.

Round trip airfare from Portland, hotel accommodations, breakfast, dinner, transportation, tour guide, and all entrance fees included in the cost of the trip which is $3,595, price is for a double occupancy room. Single accommodations available for additional fee.

 click here:  http://www.holylandtoursllc.com/tours/tours/

POST A PRAYER ON THE GAPLINE

 Prayer Request:  Email to sjtw-gapline@hotmail.com to and request a prayer intention.You may also contact Claire Clow, 503-761-8710 x104

FURNITURE PROGRAM

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

See Helping Hands Ministry for further information.

PRAYING BEFORE ST. JOSEPH STATUE

  Img 2272A Catholic kneels or stands before a statue to pray, this doesn’t mean he’s praying to the statue. 

    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.

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.

Spanish Mass

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

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

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!

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, ...

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

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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