Welcome

 

A parish is a community of believers, a spiritual family that grows together in their relationship with the Lord. Together we discover and live out our true identity and mission as followers of Jesus Christ, seeking an ever deepening unity with Him as His mystical body in the world today. Therefore, we take seriously our Baptismal call to seek out opportunities to act as His hands, His feet and His voice in our world today. It is our hope this website will aid us in that growth well into the future, as we reach our members, visitors, or those looking for a new parish home.
 
​In addition to basic information about our faith, the church and ministries of our parish and school, this website will provide a vehicle for us to stay connected with one another. For example, feel free to stop by and check out our parish Facebook page, “Like us” and leave a comment.
 

Again, we’re glad you stopped by our website today and urge you to join us in doing all we can to live the faith this day.  To deepen our relationship with the Lord and each other and to allow the Lord, through us, to touch the lives of those we meet along the way this day.  Have a wonderful day and may you know the Lord’s blessing in abundance

Yours in Christ

Fr. Michael Williams

 

The 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 24, 2021
Celebrated by Father Mike
Assisted by Deacon Eric Elstro
Please click here to view the Mass
 
Chronological Bible Reading Plan from Deacon Eric’s homily
 
For Daily Readings and psalms (without commentary) click here.
 
Click Here for What to Do When You Can’t Go to Mass ~ An In-Home Celebration of the Word 
 

 

IN REGARDS TO THE COVID VACCINE​

I’m sure most of you are not only concerned about catching the Coronavirus, but also worried abut what you’ve heard about the vaccines being produced to fight it.  There is a history in our country of culturing and testing vaccines with fetal cells from aborted babies (i.e. chicken pox and rubella).

Several companies have completed their work on a coronavirus vaccine, Pfizer (with Biontech), Moderna and Oxford, just to name a few.  Pfizer/Biontech and Moderna have created two different vaccines that DID NOT use fetal cells/tissue.  They are developed using a synthetic molecule made in a lab.  It is referred to as an “mRNA” (messenger RNA) vaccine, which is developed from the genetic code of the virus itself.  The vaccine produced by Oxford DID use fetal cells.

DESPITE WHAT YOU MAY HAVE READ ON OTHER SITES ONLINE, YOU ARE NOT
OBLIGED BY THE FAITH TO RECEIVE A VACCINE OR ANY OTHER EXTRAORDINARY MEDICAL PROCEDURE/MEDICATION.  INFORM YOURSELF ABOUT THE BENEFITS AND OR REPERCUSSIONS OF RECEIVING SUCH MEDICATIONS, PRAY ABOUT IT, AND MAKE THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU. ~ FR. MIKE
 
 
The Parish Office Hours (as of 1/04/21)
The office is open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 to 5:30 (closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00.  The office is also staffed, but not open to the public, on Mondays and Fridays.
 
 
 
History of St. Joseph Parish
by Deacon Eric
Weekend Mass Schedule:
​Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and Noon​
 
(Dispensation from Sunday obligation of going to Mass has been extended until February 16, 2021.)
 

Spanish Weekend Mass:

Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
 

Weekday Masses:

Monday ~ No Mass
Tuesday ~ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ~ 12:05 p.m.
Thursday ~ 8:30 a.m.
 Friday ~ 8:30 a.m.
 

Confessions:

Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m.
Saturday @ 4:00 p.m.
 

First Friday Eucharistic Adoration:

 
*Every first Friday we have Eucharistic Adoration after 8:30 AM Mass to Saturday morning ending with Benediction before
8:30 AM Mass. Everyone is welcome to come spend some time with the Lord!
 
 
*Unless otherwise advertised in the bulletin.
 
 
 
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Kroger Community Rewards earned us nearly $4,900 last year. Enroll (or re-enroll today to keep us earning money! You must re-enroll every year! Visit www.krogercommumityrewards.com to create an account and use “St. Joseph” or our group number “82813”. Questions? Email trip@stjoecatholicschool.org
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If you have been abused or victimized by someone representing the Catholic Church

Please believe in the possibility for hope and help and healing. We encourage you to come forward and speak out. Every diocese in the United States now has a victim assistance coordinator who is available to obtain support for your needs, to help make a formal complaint of abuse to the diocese and to arrange a personal meeting with the bishop or his representative, if you desire.
The victim assistance coordinator for the Diocese of Lansing is: Cheryl Williams-Hecksel – 1.888.308.6252 or

In addition, you may also report through the law enforcement toll-free reporting hotline at (844) 324-3374 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by email at aginvestigations@michigan.gov