600 Pennsylvania Ave. West, Warren, Pa 16365         Parish 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


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.

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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

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: 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 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


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




NOTICE !!! Be sure to check out the new information on the Saint Joseph Music Ministry on the SCHOOL page !!!


St. Joseph Catholic Church Swing Raffle

Tickets are:     1 for $1;     7 for $5.00;    20 for $10.00
All proceeds will help fund updating Meyer Hall.
Stop by the parish office today to purchase your tickets.

Drawing will be held at the Church Picnic, September 11th.

You need not be present to win.


Seventh Annual Golf Scramble

Sunday, September 18th
Cable Hollow Golf Course

1PM Shotgun
4-Man Scramble

$75 Per Golfer
[$300 Per Team]


Includes green fees,cart, lunch, course beverages and dinner

Team Prizes, proximity prizes, long drive competition,
par 3 prizes [$10,000 hole-in-one prize!]

Click here for registration form Golf Scramble Form

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Join us! For only the fourth time in Church history, the Pope has declared an Extraordinary Jubilee Year. And the focus? Mercy. Learn to give and receive forgiveness, to forgive others, to forgive yourself. We invite you to join us as we participate in a parish wide program, Doors of Mercy. This is not a bible study, there is no written homework, just eight simple sessions that will allow you to experience God's hope, healing and loving mercy in this once-in-a-lifetime program. Even if you've never participated before, please, we invite each and every one of you to join us - you'll be so glad you did.

There will be an evening session held from 6:30 until 8:30 beginning Sunday, 09/25/16 and a morning session from 10:15 until 11:45 beginning Thursday, 09/29/16

Register at the parish office by 9/14/2016.
Cost is $28.00. Need based scholarships are available.
For more info contact Meghan Dahl at 726-8853
        or e-mail meghdahl@gmail.com

To obtain a copy of the DOM flyer & application form click here DOM Flyer

Coming Events

Tuesday, August 30
        4:30pm Soup Kitchen (Cafeteria)

Thursday, September 1
        12:30pm Adoration (Mother's Chapel)
        5:30pm Reposition (Mother's Chapel)
        5:30pm-7:00pm SJCS Families PTU Ice Cream (School)
        7:00pm Shawl Ministry

Friday, September 2
        Homebound Communion

Saturday, September 3
        4:30pm Reconciliation (Church)

Monday, September 4
        Parish Office Closed in Observance of the Holiday

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. 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.


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