Fr. Dogali has an important Letter Announcement! The video homily for this weekend is also available... Click "READ MORE" below.
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We, the members of St. Joseph Parish, are an open and inviting Roman Catholic Family of Faith centered in the Eucharist, nourished by God’s Word and faithful to the sacramental life of the Church.

 

 

An Important Letter from

Our Pastor Fr. Dogali 

May 12, 2020                                                             

Dear Parishioners:

           Each and every day I pray that your families are safe and healthy as we come to the third month of our national quarantine. By now, you may have heard of Bishop Frank Caggiano’s announcement allowing optional outdoor Masses in parish parking lots beginning on Ascension Thursday, May 21st, and then on the following Sundays. For each parish, these “parking lot Masses” are optional, not mandatory. They may be celebrated at the discretion of each parish’s pastor.

           While I understand that parishioners greatly desire to return to Mass as the spiritual center of their lives, I shall not be celebrating Mass in a parking lot for two reasons. First, I am very uncomfortable with the idea because our parking lot is not a dignified setting for the sacred celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Second, it poses several logistical problems. Attached are the many diocesan directives and procedures that must be followed if Mass is to be celebrated in a parking lot.

           The time frame we are realistically expecting to return to public Masses inside our beautiful church before the Blessed Sacrament will, hopefully and appropriately, be the Feast of Corpus Christi, June 13th -14th. The Diocese of Bridgeport will update us as more information becomes available since this date may change.

           In the meantime, Fr. Petrucci and I continue to privately celebrate your Mass intentions daily. Our church is open every day for private prayer (Monday to Friday 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., Saturday 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Sunday 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.). Confessions are heard in church on Saturdays 3:00 – 3:45 P.M. Nonperishable food for St. Vincent de Paul may be left in our Crying Room on Saturdays and Sundays. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in May on Saturdays from 3:00 – 3:45 P.M. 

         Additionally, I have celebrated many graveside committal services in the past weeks. Most of these dear parishioners died from Covid- 19. Today I buried my 99-year-old uncle who was in very good health until a week ago. Let us continue to pray for the well-being of one another, spiritually and physically, until we can all gather together again soon as our Parish Family of St. Joseph.

Sincerely in Christ,

Reverend Michael F. Dogali

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Included are: Father's letter in Spanish , Guidelines for Outdoor Mass, Letter from Bishop Caggiano.


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Beginning Wednesday March 18, 2020

Rectory office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Monday to Friday.

The daily and Sunday Mass intentions will be celebrated by Fathers Michael Dogali and Raymond Petrucci privately each day.


Beginning this Sunday, Sunday Mass celebrated by Bishop Caggiano or Monsignor Thomas Powers, Vicar General,  will be available on our Diocesan Website (www.bridgeportdiocese.org
 

"My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen."


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Spiritual 
Devotions


 

Eucharistic Adoration:

Tuesdays and Fridays:

12:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Carlson Chapel of the Sacred Heart (enter by side door of convent).

Rosary Novena:

Thursdays:

7 p.m. in the Church.

Spanish Devotions:

Saturdays:

Spanish Charismatic Prayer Group at 7 p.m. in the "Upper Room" (above the garage)

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