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

SCRIP - What is it?
Support St. Joseph Church & School while doing everyday shopping at hundreds of merchants.
Click here to learn more.

Pickleball Results

To view and/or print a copy of the
Pickleball Results, click here Pickleball Results

Nominations for Parish Council

To view and/or print a copy of the
Nominations, click here Nominations for PC 2016

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

West Fest 2016
Saturday May 7th from 11:00am to 4:00pm

Magic Shows           Music
Presentations & Exhibits           "Super Heros & Princesses"
Youth Connection           Bounce house
Corn Hole           Sidewalk chalk drawing
Face-painting           Bubble-makers

Food: Hot dogs, Popcorn, Walking tacos, Cookies, Drinks, Dessert

Events to be held at Warren Weslyan, St. Joseph
& Trinity Epsicopal Churches

*** Free to the Public ***

In case of inclement weather - All events will be held at St. Joseph Church

To view a complete schedule of events
and locations click here - 2016 West Fest

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

Coming Events

Thursday, April 28
          12:30pm Adoration (Mother's Chapel)
          6:30pm General PTU Meeting (Meyer Hall)
          8:15pm Night Prayer & Benediction (Mother's Chapel)

Friday, April 29
          NO School
          8:00am-2:00pm First Eucharist Retreat (Church)

Saturday, April 30
          4:30pm Reconciliation (Church)

Sunday, May 1
          10:30am First Eucharist Mass (Church)
                    Reception to follow (Meyer Hall)
          6:00pm West Fest Meeting (Meyer Hall)
          7:00pm MS CCY (Youth Room)

Monday, May 2
          7:30pm West Fest Prayer Team meeting
                    (Trinity Episcopal Church)

Tuesday, May 3
          4:30pm Soup Kitchen (Cafeteria)
          6:30pm Town Hall Meeting for Diocese Restructuring (Gym)

Wednesday, May 4
          10:30am Faith Share (Meyer Hall)
          1:00pm Holy Land Pilgrimage Revisited (Meyer Hall)
          6:30pm Church Renovation Committee Meeting (Meyer Hall)

Thursday, May 5
          12:05pm Holy Day School Mass (Church)
          12:30pm Adoration (Mother's Chapel)
          5:15pm Reposition (Mother's Chapel)
          5:30pm Holy Day Mass (Church)
          7:00pm Prayer Shawl Ministry (Meyer Hall)

Friday, May 6
          7:30am SJCS Muffins with Mom (Cafeteria)
          Homebound Communion

Saturday, May 7
          11:00am-4:00pm West Fest (Church Grounds)
          4:30pm Reconciliation (Church)
          11:00am - 4:00pm WEST FEST
                   several locations - see above

Sunday, May 8
          3:00pm Warren Philharmonic (Holy Redeemer)

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.