SAINT   JOSEPH   PARISH
Saint Joseph Church   and   Saint Luke Church
Two Churches United in One Parish

Our Mission is to encourage all of our brothers and sisters to share the valuable gifts that each person has to offer our parish community and to invite everyone to participate more fully through prayer, worship, education and fellowship as we proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

        St. Joseph Church: 600 Pennsylvania Ave. West,   Warren, Pa 16365,   Office: 814-723-2090 Fax: 814-723-6042,
                E-mail: office.sjc@westpa.net, School Office: 814-723-2030, Religious Education Office: 814-723-2090
        St. Luke Church: 420 North Main St., Youngsville, PA 16371, Office: 814-563-4432

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Liturgy Schedule:
Saturday Vigil at St. Joseph: 5:30 PM
Sunday Mass: 8:45 AM at St. Luke
Sunday Mass: 10:30 AM at St. Joseph
Daily Mass: Refer to schedule in Bulletin. Bulletin
Holy Day Mass at St Joseph: 12:05 PM, and 5:30 PM
Holy Day Mass at Holy Redeemer: - 7:00PM
        (Evening before Holy Day) - 7:00AM (Holy Day)
Adoration: Thursdays 12:30-5:30
        June-September and 12:30-8:30 Sept.- May
        (During Lent 8:00 AM - 8:15 PM)
NOTE: Effective Sept 14th, 2017, Eucharist Adoration begins after 12:05 Mass and continue to 7:15 pm then Night Prayer and Benediction to follow

Sacraments:
Baptism: Sundays, after the 10:30 AM Mass.
Attendance at the Baptismal Preparation Program is
required for both parents.
Call the Parish Office for arrangements.

Reconciliation at St. Joseph: Saturday: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
and by appointment.
Reconciliation at St. Luke: By appointment only.
Marriage: Diocesan Common policy requires six
months prior notification.

Parish Membership:
The faith community of St. Joseph welcomes everyone
to our parish, especially those who are joining us
in worship for the first time or after a long absence.
If you wish to become part of our parish family,
please register by calling the Parish Office.

Prayer Ministry: St. Joseph Parish has a
Prayer Ministry for anyone, who would like to
request prayers for a special need or intention.
Please call Charmell Feaster
at 814-726-0455 for this request.
Volunteers to this ministry are most welcome.

Pastoral Care of the Sick:
Please notify the Parish Office if a family member
or parish member is hospitalized or confined to
home. Holy Communion can be brought to your home
weekly or monthly.

Letters of Recommendation:
Letters are issued to practicing Catholics who
are registered members of St. Joseph parish for
at least six months, who attend Mass regularly,
have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and
who actively support the parish and its programs.

Catholic Charities Counseling
and Adoption Services:

Located at 213 West Third Avenue, Warren, PA 16365.
Call 814-726-9799 for an appointment.


Code of Conduct

To share in the ministry of Christ is a great privilege as well as a tremendous responsibility. The privilege is the joy of sharing in the mission of Jesus Himself. The responsibility is acting in a way that conforms to the attitude and actions of Christ. As is evident in the Gospels, Jesus had a deep, abiding respect for each human being and never did anything that harmed or misled people in their personal or spiritual life.

The public needs to know that the Church is committed to protecting the children/youth who are entrusted to its care and to ensuring that those offering services are in right relationship with the children/youth receiving services.
There is a challenge in the Scriptures to "live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." (Ephesians 4:1-3)

For more information on this important issue click here Code of Conduct


St Joseph Church is now able to offer you the convenience of on-line giving. Please click on the link provided here to make your contribution.
Thank You


https://osvonlinegiving.com/2977


St. Joseph Parish now on Facebook

ALSO: Check out the new website for our
St. Joseph School at http://www.sjcswarren.org/index.html

ALSO: Check out St. Luke Church on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stlukecatholic.youngsvillepa/






NOTICE !!!


Message from Kathy Amsdell:

Good morning everyone. CCY is holding a Soup & Pie Fundraiser in conjunction with Holy Redeemer's Chinese Auction on Nov 18th after 4:30pm Mass. This fundraiser will benefit the 2018 CHWC mission trip to Hartford, CT. If you enjoy baking pies and would be willing to donate 1 or 2, please reply, text or call Kathy Amsdell at 419-297-6183. We sincerely appreciate all you do to support of our youth CCY group. We know we couldn't do it without all of you.


Message from Kathy Amsdell:

WILL YOU HELP US TO BE A WARM AND WELCOMING PARISH FAMILY? Please volunteer to sign up to provide a treat for one of the Wednesday weekly RCIA sessions (veggies & dip, crackers & cheese, fruit tray, cookies or baked goods). Contact Kathy at 723-2090 X14 to help and choose your class date. The treat can be dropped off at the parish office the Tuesday or Wednesday of your selected date. What a wonderful way to show your awareness and joy that our RCIA Inquirers desire to become part of our community - the Body of Christ alive and well. We appreciate your generosity!

Kathy & Victor Amsdell RCIA Coordinators


A Message from Jennifer Wortman:
Catechists are needed for the upcoming school year. Please consider joining the team and impacting the lives of our youth. We have several grades that need a catechist and our middle school team is constantly building. If you are available often or only a few times a year, we need you all. If you feel unsure, please call Jennifer at 688-3842.

Remember, God does not call the qualified, he qualifies the called. Answer His call today!
My email is jennifer.wortman@yahoo.com


Be sure to check out the new information on the Parish Children & Youth Music Ministry on the ANNOUNCEMENTS page !!!

Coming Events

Thursday, October 19
        12:05pm Mass
        12:30pm Eucharist Adoration (Mother's Chapel)
        6:30pm Welcome Committee Meeting (Boardroom)
        6:30pm 4th & 5th Grade Parents
                Meeting (Boardroom)
        7:15pm Benediction & Night
                Prayer (Mother's Chapel)

Friday, October 20
        7:45am Donuts with Dad
        8:00 Mass

Saturday, October 21
        4:30pm to 5:15pm Reconciliation
        5:30pm Mass

Sunday, October 22
        World Wide Mission Sunday
        Second Collection
        8:48am Mass & St. Luke Church
        9:00am Faith Formation K-9
        9:30 Sonrise Choir Rehersal
        10:30am Mass Youth Sonrise Choir
        Liturgy of the Word for Children
        7:00pm CCY MS (Youth Room)

For additional SJC information, coming events, etc.
click on the BULLETINS link.


Other Information

PARISH LIBRARY: We have a parish library which will be open before and after weekend Masses for you to browse the many titles we have and sign out books. If you would like to donate monetarily to have books purchased and given in Memory or to Honor an individual, please see one of the librarians or stop by the parish office during the week.


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: is essentially an embrace with Jesus in which I say to Him: "I am yours, and I ask You, please stay with me always."-Pope Benedict XVI Stop in the Mother's Chapel on Thursdays for your embrace with Jesus. Spend a few minutes or to commit for a half hour or hour by signing up at the exits of the Church or call Becky 726-2849.
Hours: 12:30pm-5:30pm Adoration
5:30pm Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament

NOTE: Effective Sept 14th., Eucharist Adoration begins after 12:05 Mass and continue to 7:15 pm then Night Prayer and Benediction to follow


MASS BOOK FOR 2017: The Mass book for 2017 is open. Please feel free to stop by the parish office if you would like to request a Mass or to sponsor the Sanctuary Candles for a week.


For additional SJC information, events, etc. click on the BULLETINS link.

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