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


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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 !!!


Saint Joseph Parish is launching our St. Joseph Parish APP, this weekend (approx. 12/9). Download our APP by clicking on this link:

http://www.myparishapp.com/appstore

If you have an iPhone or android, download the app and check it out. It's pretty cool. Here is the easiest way: open a new text box, type 88202 in the "To" box. Then in the text box type APP and hit send.
Thank You. Betsy Williams


A Message from Jennifer Wortman:
Good Afternoon everyone! If you were involved in the Gospel of John Bible Study in Lent 2017 and you are interested in finishing the last four lessons on the letters of John, please call or text Meghan Dahl at 726-7236. The adult formation committee will set up an agreeable time to meet. Thank You!


From Rachel Harvey:

Come Be a Part of the
Children's Christmas Eve Mass
Sunday, December 24
4:00 PM Prelude Music
and 4:30 PM Mass

The children of Saint Joseph's Parish and School, in preschool through twelfth grade are invited to participate in the Children's Christmas Eve Mass. There are two possibilities, singing in the choir or taking part in the pageant. Each child may pick ONE to participate in. Salt and Light hours will be given for participation

Get the full details and sign up form by clicking here: Christmas Pageant


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

Coming Events

Thursday, December 7
        12:05pm Mass
        12:30pm Adoration (Mothers Chapel)
        4:30pm Christmas Basket Committee
                Meeting (Boardroom)
        5:00pm Evening Prayer (Mother's Chapel)
        7:00pm Vigil Mass @ St. Luke

Friday, December 8
                The Immaculate Conception of
                the Blessed Virgin Mary

        12:05pm School Mass
        5:30pm Mass

Saturday, December 9
        4:30pm to 5:15pm Reconciliation
        5:30pm Mass

Sunday, December 10
                Second Sunday of Advent
                (2nd Collection)

        8:00am Mass @ St. Luke Church
        9:15am Faith Formation K-9
                Confirmation 10-11
        10:30am Mass
                Liturgy of the Word for Children
                Pam Kupchella
                Coffee & Donuts after Mass (Cafeteria)
        1:00pm- 2:00pm Christmas Choir
                2nd -12th Grade
        3:00pm Penance Celebration
                @ St. Thomas Church in Corry

Monday, December 11
        12:00pm Mass @ St Luke Church

Tuesday, December 12
        12:05pm Mass
        4:30pm Soup Kitchen
        7:00pm Penance Celebration
                @ Saint Luke Church

Wednesday , December 13
        9:05am School Mass
        10:30am Faith Share (Meyer Hall)
        6:30pm RCIA meeting (Meyer Hall)
        7:00pm Penance Celebration
                @ Holy Redeemer Church
        7:00pm Choir Practice

Thursday, December 14
        12:05pm Mass
        12:30pm Adoration (Mothers Chapel)
        6:30pm Reconciliation
        7:15pm Evening Prayer (Mother's Chapel)

Friday, December 15
        8:00am Mass
        6:30pm Packing of Christmas
                Food Baskets (Gym)

Saturday, December 16
        9:00am Delivery of Christmas
                Food Baskets (Gym)
        4:30pm to 5:15pm Reconciliation
        5:30pm Mass

Sunday, December 17
                Third Sunday of Advent

        8:00am Mass @ St. Luke Church
        9:15am Faith Formation K-9
                Confirmation 10-11
        10:30am Mass
                Liturgy of the Word for Children
                Julie Bennett
        1:00pm- 2:00pm Christmas Choir
                Pre K -12th Grade
        6:00pm CCY Movie Night & Basket
                Raffle Drawing (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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