News & Events
2021 CHILDREN/YOUTH FIRST COMMUNION
Saint Joseph the Worker will celebrate First Communion for children and youth of families that participate in the sacramental life of the parish at Masses on the weekend of May 8-9, 2021. Children aged 8 years and older can celebrate their First Communion this year.
To prepare for First Communion, all children and youth together with parents/guardians must attend sacramental preparation class each Sunday at 11:45-12:45 beginning on February 21 and concluding on May 2. First Communion Sacramental Preparation classes will take place in the school basement and families will be socially distanced during the classes.IMPORTANT NOTES:
- Parents/guardians please email Father Ted (email@example.com) or text him at (503-568-2600) with the names of your children and youth who will be participating in the First Communion Sacramental Preparation classes BY SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14.
- Registration forms available on this website under, FORMS .
- Parents/guardians please provide copies of the Baptismal Certificates for your children/youth to Father Ted PRIOR TO SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21.
For questions, contact Father Ted by email or text.
RESERVATIONS NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR MASS ATTENDANCE
GOVERNOR BROWN INCREASES NUMBERS WHO CAN ATTEND WEEKEND AND DAILY MASSES
MASS SIZES INCREASE
Based on the most recent guidance from the Office of the Governor, no reservations are required for English-language Masses.
Please arrive early; admittance will be first come, first seated.
All attending Mass are required to wear a facial covering and to maintain social distancing of six feet between family groups.
Thank you for observing COVID-19 protocols while attending Mass here at Saint Joseph the Worker.
To view Mass times, click HERE.
9 DAYS FOR LIFE STARTS JANUARY 21
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN PRAYING THE NOVENA FOR LIFE
To participate with thousands of others in the United States, praying for respect of all life, born and unborn, in every stage and circumstance, please follow this link to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) web site: https://www.usccb.org/resources/9-days-life-2021-novena-english
Please be aware that scammers are sending out emails that look like they come from Father Ted. Here is what you need to know regarding emails from our pastor.
- Fr. Ted's emails always come from his archdiocese email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Father Ted will never ask you directly for money or gift cards. (If a request is associated with a legitimate church campaign, it will always be accompanied by articles in the parish newsletter, on the web site and most likely in a message from the altar at weekend Masses.)
- When these fraudulent emails arrive, please mark them as spam so your computer can learn to filter them out, or just delete them completely.
- These emails often sound friendly and inviting. Please ignore them and feel good about thwarting one more hacker who is out there to scam money from well-meaning folks. It is best to choose the charities you want to support, and stick to the tried and true when dealing with situations like this. We thank you for your financial support, given to us through the appropriate channels: contribution envelopes, online giving, or through your bank.
CATHOLIC SENTINEL AVAILABLE ONLINE
PRINT COPIES ALSO IN NARTHEX
The Catholic Sentinel, like so many other organizations, is trying to cut down waste during this pandemic, so limited copies of the Sentinel will be available in the narthex or you can access the issues online in English: catholicsentinel.org and in Spanish: elcentinelacatolico.org . They also have them in Flipbook versions at: mysentinelnow.org (English) and elcentinelaahora.org (Spanish).
SIGN UP FOR FLOCK NOTE
Our parish has the ability to send notes to you to help with your spiritual health. We can send you excellent spiritual, scripture, and seasonal inspirations from Bishop Robert Barron during these times when we cannot attend Mass. Click Here to sign up if you don't already have Flock Note or Log in if you are already receiving our notes.
CANS AND BOTTLES FOR YOUTH GROUP
STILL COLLECTING DURING COVID-19
Our youth group is still collecting cans and bottles. Even though we're between coordinators, the fund-raising still continues since there will be future trips, once a qualified candidate is found. You may drop off cans and bottles as you have done in the past: either here at the church/office or at a BottleDrop location . Thank you for helping our youth gain these valuable spiritual, mental, physical, and educational experiences! Call Terri x101 or email at email@example.com for questions.