A Note from Father Peter

A Note from Father Peter

December 5

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear Saint Joseph Parishioners, Genuine care for each other is something that makes a parish become our spiritual family. How do we show this genuine care for each other? Good question. Here are some basic ‘block and tackle’ ideas: If you see someone in Church, you have never seen ... Read More »

November 28

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear Saint Joseph Parishioners, We begin our walk along the shores of Advent. It’s a time for prayer, reflection, the sacrament of Confession and finally preparation to receive Baby Jesus. Here is a quote from Pope Francis that helps see the beauty of this season. May God bless us ... Read More »

November 21

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear Saint Joseph Parishioners, Thanksgiving is time for family, faith, and friends. The airports experience their busiest days. Rich and poor alike come together to share a meal. Many of you have helped another family cover the cost of a meal. Many people go to the streets and share ... Read More »

November 14

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St. Joseph Parishioners, We are experiencing the Fall in all its beauty. The leaves are falling. The colors are changing. It’s getting cooler. All of this speaks to us of a need to slow down. We can begin ‘remotely’ to prepare ourselves for Advent which is only a ... Read More »

November 7

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear Parishioners, This Thanksgiving we will support families from the Saint Monica Teen Center on N. Tarboro Street that have a difficult time with the cost of the traditional meal. We will be sponsoring about 25 families and providing a turkey for them. The average cost will be $15 ... Read More »

October 31

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear Saint Joseph Parishioners, We have All Saints and All Souls Feast Days this week. A beautiful time to remember our beloved family members who are making their way Home! It's an old standing tradition to visit a cemetery and pray a rosary there for the dead. Mass will ... Read More »

October 24

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear St. Joseph Parishioners, I wanted to take advantage of this bulletin insert to thank you for prayers and on-going support for me and the Legionary Community. The Fathers are doing well and working hard in their respective assignments. NSCU Chaplaincy, Regnum Christi and St Joseph’s keeps us all ... Read More »

October 17

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear Parishioners, Many people are requesting Mass intentions throughout the year. We have added the 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass, which has an intention and one of the Sunday Masses now has an intention also. Still, our Mass book for this year was filled in August and Fr. Alapaty has, ... Read More »

October 10

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear Saint Joseph Parishioners, As you remember, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as patron of the Universal Church by Pope Pius IX on Dec. 8, 1870. For this reason, we will dedicate 21 Holy Hours during the month of November and December ... Read More »

October 3

Posted by Saint Joseph

Dear Saint Joseph’s Parishioners, As I write this bulletin note we celebrate Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio. One of his favorite sayings was, ‘Pray, hope and don’t worry.’ I would like to leave this quote with you to think about and pray over. There is ... Read More »