My Dearest Parishoners,
Glory to Jesus Christ.
Although I am at the FOCUS conference this weekend, now is still the opportune time to share the most recent news: I am going to be the chaplain for the Abbey of St. Walburga, effective January of 2013. We saw a very great need there, and it is liturgically in-concert with how I feel called to offer the Holy Sacrifice. This week, Archbishop Aquila declared it my next assignment. Moreover, it is a time to pray about the move from parish life to religious life, which I will be happy to share with you eventually, even though this chaplaincy is only a six-month assignment. I will speak during all the Masses of Jan 12th and 13th, and I hope to see you after them. In the mean time, please know that I tell all my friends outside the parish that I couldn’t have hoped for better families than those of St. Joseph’s. I will truly miss you so much with all my heart, but I will not be far away at the Abbey for this small chapter of my life.
Also, although I will not be able to write personalized thank you’s before I leave, I want to thank so many of you for your excellent Christmas cards and generous gift cards.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Church ScheduleRegular office hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Regular Mass schedule: Monday through Friday – Mass at 6:30 a.m. followed by confessions; more confessions 11:30-noon, Mass - 12:10 p.m Saturday – Mass at 8 a.m. followed by confessions. Saturday – Mass at 4 p.m. Sunday – Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Sunday – Mass at 5 p.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Wednesdays, 7 a.m. – noon