600 Pennsylvania Ave. West, Warren, Pa 16365         Parish Office: 814-723-2090         Fax: 814-723-6042
School Office: 814-723-2030                 Religious Education Office: 814-723-2090

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.


Liturgy Schedule:
Saturday Vigil: 5:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
Daily Mass: Refer to schedule in Bulletin. Bulletin
Holy Day Mass at St Joseph: 12:05 PM, and 5:30 PM
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

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: Saturday: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
and by appointment.

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 Ministryfor anyone, who would like to request
prayers for a special need or intention.
Please call Ann Kirkpatrick
at 814-726-3872 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.

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


Check out St. Joseph School now on Facebook

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

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Devine Mercy Encounter
(DME) Retreat

DME 81: April 15-17, 2016 (Erie)
DME 82: July 8-10, 2016 (Erie)
DME 83: August 12-14, 2016 (St. Mary's)
DME 84: November 11-13, 2016 (Erie)

Have you ever wondered what God has planned for you?
Do you wish to strengthen your relationship with Jesus?
Is the Holy Spirit calling you, but you are not sure to where and why?

And He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place, and rest awhile" Mark 6:31

* DME is a 3-day encounter for individuals, 16 and older, with the Divine Mercy of Jesus
* DME reveals authentic Christian living in the Catholic tradition
*DME guides participants who are searching for a deeper meaning & purpose in their faith life
*DME reveals Christ's mercy and teaches how to pass this mercy on to others

Come away to DME.
.to rest, to wonder, to grow, to listen, to pray!
To learn more or submit an application to attend, visit: http://divinemercyencounter.com
or contact: Fr. Rich, Jennifer Wortman or Anna Anderson

To view and/or print a copy of the
Devine Mercy Encounter, click here DME Bulletin Flyer

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

Saint Joseph Annual Rummage Sale

It's Spring! Time to clean the closet, clean the basement, clean the attic and clean the garage. Get rid of those items you are tired of looking at or have packed away.
All proceeds benefit Saint Joseph School.

Sale Dates

June 16: 9am- 5pm
June 17: 9am- 5pm
June 18: 9am-12pm     *** $1/bag day ***

Drop-off dates:

All items to be dropped off at the Educational Center.
NO large exercise equipment
NO computers/monitors
NO gas powered equipment will be accepted

June 12: After the 8am and 10:30am Mass;
                and from 12-5pm
June 13: 9am- 3pm
June 14: 3pm- 8pm
June 15: 9am-2pm

To view the 2014 Rummage Sale Poster
click here - 2016 Rummage Sale

2016 Vacation Bible School
August 1 - 5           8:30 am- noon

Ages 3- grade 5
We've got fun all wrapped up ... so bring your smile to the Nile !
Join us on Joseph's journey from prison to palace!

* Marketplace Shops * Egyptian Edibles
Mummies Favorite Music * Solders, Snakes & Saints
Pyramid Playground * Dreamy Bible Stories

Plus, private Family Night on the Nile!

Cost is $20 per child/ no more than $40 per family.

Please include payment with registration form.
(You may view and print this information
and the registration form by clicking here)
2016 VBS Registration Form

Return at the office, in the collection basket
or mail to 600 Pennsylvania Ave. West. Thank you!

Coming Events

Saturday, May 21
          4:30pm Reconciliation (Church)

Sunday, May 22
          3:00pm West Fest follow-up Meeting (Meyer Hall)
          6:00pm Mercy Night of Formation for Catechists (Meyer Hall)

Tuesday, May 24
          4:30pm Soup Kitchen (Cafeteria)
          5:30pm Finance Council Meeting (Boardroom)

Wednesday, May 25
          9:05am School Mass (Church)
          10:30am Faith Share (Meyer Hall)
          1:30pm Mass at Warren Manor
          6:00pm RCIA Alumni Picnic (Amsdell's home)

Thursday, May 26
          12:30pm Adoration (Mother's Chapel)
          5:30pm Reposition (Mother's Chapel)
          6:00pm Anointing Mass (Church)

Saturday, May 28
          4:30pm Reconciliation (Church)

Sunday, May 29
          11:30am Corpus Chrisit Procession
          12:45pm Pot Luck lunch (Gym)

Monday, May 30
          Parish Office Closed
          9:00am Memorial Day Mass (St. Joseph Cemetery)

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. Extended hours during Lent from 8am-8:15pm.

MASS BOOK FOR 2016: The Mass book for 2016 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.