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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.
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 ...
We are called to be forgiven of our sins.
During 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 ...
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Eucharist is: Jesus truly present - Body, Blood, ...
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, 2019
6:00am Mass at DAWN (English)
8:30am Mass (English)
10:30am Mass (English)
1:00pm Misa (Espanol)
3:30pm Mass (Zomi-English)
Beginning - Dec. 2nd
Saturday 8:15 to 8:45am, 4:00 to 4:30pm
Sunday 7:45 to 8:15am, 9:45 - 10:15am
October 14-25, 2019 - LEAD BY REV. TED PRENTICE
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/
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, Noon to 2:00 pm.
See Helping Hands Ministry for further information.
A 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.
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.
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
Wednesday Sept. 19th
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!
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.
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.
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, ...
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 email@example.com or call 503-405-5708.
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.