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THANKSGIVING DAY MASS 9:00am THURSDAY MORNING Nov. 22nd

You may bring your food for your meal, place at the altar, and Father will bless it.

There will also be a collection for St. Vincent de Paul at this Mass along with donations for the food pantry. From all of us on the parish staff, HAPPY THANKSGIVING. May you have a blessed and enjoyable day.

MASS TIMES FOR THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

December 8, 2018 - A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION.

Friday - December 7, 2018 at 5:30pm

Saturday - December 8, 2018 at 9:00am.

SAVE THE DATES

New parish directory - Jan 15-17th and Jan. 24-26th - are the new dates set aside for pictures, times 1:00pm to 8:30pm . Online sign up's  https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/yj04nlbv/

 Advent Penance Service Dec. 6th   6:30pm - 8:30pm

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION Dec 8th - IMMACULTE CONCEPTION  English Masses, Fri 5:30pm Dec 7th, Sat. 9:00am Dec. 8th

Sacramental Prep - First Reconciliation classes begin Feb. 3rd and continue each Sunday through March 3rd, after the 10:30 Mass. Classes are held in the Church and taught by Fr. Ted. All parents are encouraged to attend the classes with the children. Following the First Reconciliation classes - First Communion classes will begin March 10th, after the Sunday ...

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/

NEW PHOTO DIRECTORY SIGNUPS

2nd go around for photos, Jan 15-17th (Tues-Thurs.) and Jan 24-26th, Thur-Sat.

All days the times are from 1:00pm to 8:30pm 

Online scheduling is available  Create an account with your name, phone, password and number of people to be photographed, pick your date and time from the calendar, click on 'create' and you are all set. You'll receive a reminder phone call and/or an email. 

CLICK HERE: https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/yj04nlbv/  If you need help with scheduling call Claire at the parish office:  503-761-8710 ext 104.

POST A PRAYER ON THE GAPLINE

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

ADORATION - IS JESUS CALLING YOU?

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

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

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.

FURNITURE PROGRAM

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

See Helping Hands Ministry for further information.

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.  

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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

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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