St. Joseph Catholic Church is a welcoming, dynamic and diverse community of believers, representative of the Kingdom of God, with one heart and many faces. We welcome all those who seek to grow in Christ through our worship, educational and social ministries. We serve those who feel marginalized, forgotten and unloved, in the name of … Continue reading About Us
¡Sean Valientes, Vive por el Reino de Díos! Be Courageous, Live for the Kingdom of God! This week we are reminded that we to must be courageous. This courage is not brought about by what we do, but rather by the Lord choosing to use us to bear witness to His Kingdom Courageously. This weekend … Continue reading Treat Your Faith Like a seed, Plant and Watch God Work!
A re-read of this post might serve to allow us to evaluate how we are “ Courageously Living The Gospel “
Our coming together this week brings us to a place before the very presence of God. For as we approach our God we recognize God’s goodness towards us. Because it is out of God’s goodness and willingness to allow us to be born into his Word of truth. James 1:17&18
God’s desire and willingness for us to born from His Word of truth is crucial as we continue to grow in our understanding of our relationship with God. It is God’s desire and will that we share and be intimately united with Him, through our union to His Word of truth. John 1:1 the prologue of John reminds us that in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
So our sharing and being born from the Word of truth is our being born from the Word of…
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This week is cause for great joy as we celebrate the Body and Blood of Christ. True food and drink for the World. This week brings back many memories. From the Eucharistic Adoration to the long processions. The smell of incense, the sounds of bells and the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard. Men of faith … Continue reading Be the Body of Christ For the World!
The Blessed Trinity is a Relationship of Love. Having completed the Season of Easter with the great Solemnity of Pentecost, we now celebrate the unity and oneness of our might great God. God who is co-equal in essence a unity of three distinct persons, but One God, Not three! Listen to the Book of Deuteronomy … Continue reading The Holy Trinity is A relationship of Love. So Live in the Power of the Trinity!
May 21, About Today for Friday of the 7th week of Easter Cristóbal Magallanes Jara, See page for author [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons May 21 Saint Christopher Magallanes, Priest and Companions, Martyrs Ask St Christopher and Companions to intercede for us in our trials Saint Christopher (1869 – 1927) (also known as Saint Cristóbal … Continue reading Martyrs are the wellspring of the Church. Hope for us in challenging times!
We are called to live in the Power of the Holy Spirit What kind of power is this? This Power is God Him Self. For the Holy Spirit is the third Person Trinity. In the Holy Spirit we see ability over all that we find overwhelming and challenging, When we look upon our lives, … Continue reading Let the Power of the Holy Spirit Burn in Your Hearts. A Pentecostal People must be a People of Hope, Power and Action
This Saturday we begin our celebration of the Solemnity of Pentecost. How fitting on this day we also remember co-foundress of the Missionary Sister Servants of the Holy Spirit. She and Saint Arnold founded the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Spirit to work along side the Divine Word Missionaries. It was with great wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit
Mother Josepha Hendrina Stenmanns
Blessed Josepha was born on 28 May 1852, in Issum, Germany, the eldest of seven children. Even as a child she was concerned for the poor and suffering whom she visited with her mother. After leaving school, she contributed to the family income through her work as a silk weaver.
At the age of 19, she joined the Franciscan Third Order which nurtured in her a spirit of simplicity and a deep prayer life. Her wish to consecrate herself to God increased as she absorbed the Franciscan spirit, but the German Kulturkampf (which sought to subject the Roman Catholic Church to State controls) made religious life impossible. When her mother was dying, Hendrina promised to care for her siblings. It began to look as though she would have to renounce the idea of religious life.
Some years later she found her way to Steyl, Holland, where…
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The celebration and commemoration of the Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is a call to women and men to be "Kingdom People". Like those first apostles many find themselves standing around in wonder. Looking up to the sky as it where, unsure and unclear on what is next. What do we do, … Continue reading “…why are you standing there looking?” “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel”
It's All About Love! As we come to this Day in the Midst of our Easter Joy we pause to remember and to celebrate motherhood. This is truly a day remembering how we experience the love of our mothers. There are probably many memories that run through our minds and thoughts as we think of … Continue reading A Mother’s Love, Brings Joy to the Heart!
This weekend as we come together as a faith community we have a special opportunity to both respond to love and to celebrate the love of God in Jesus Christ. We are reminded more and more each day of that old song that says: "What the Word needs now is Love, Sweet Love." Day in … Continue reading Love is Best Expressed!