About Us

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

A Call To Mercy, Is to Act in Love and Stand for Justice

Reflection on Divine Mercy From Creation, God has revealed his nature as love itself, in Sacred Scripture and most perfectly in the life, Passion, death and Resurrection of his Son, Jesus. Saints have also borne witness to God’s unfathomable love, e.g., in the writings of Augustine, Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, Francis of Assisi, Margaret Mary … Continue reading A Call To Mercy, Is to Act in Love and Stand for Justice

Let Go of Anger, Embrace Forgiveness!

This message rings loud and clear for us today. are we listening to those who are unprotected? Can we hear their cry for justice?

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A Time for Forgiveness a Time For Healing

As we reflect this weekend on our faith and life in relationship to God’s Word spoken to us, I am reminded that this is a time for forgiveness and healing. Nineteen Years ago today our nation was attacked, the horror of 911 inflicted a deep wound upon our nation. This wound still has not healed completely, we still remember and we never forget those who perished this day. But what that terrible day did is bring us together as a nation and reminded us that we need one another. People flocked to the churches and houses of worship, hearts and minds turned toward God.

As we remember today those that perished in the attack on our nation, we are also drawn to look again at the tragedies that face us today. The crisis of the pandemic that has brought death, financial challenges…

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“The Main Thing, Is to Keep the Main thing, The Main Thing”

As I read the scriptures this week I was reminded of my Spiritual Director Fr Felix Eckerman. When I served in my first pastorate at St. Nicholas in Saint Louis. Missouri. He often encouraged me as a young pastor of purpose and focus. He said “The Main Thing is to keep the Main thing, The … Continue reading “The Main Thing, Is to Keep the Main thing, The Main Thing”

Whatever You’re Going through, Be encouraged Jesus has already done it!

I would like to invite us to come together and unite around being agents for healing and instruments of hope. As we enter this new Lent it has already started unlike any other Lenten Season. We administered and received ashes in a new way, venues were set up outdoors, large indoor gathering avoided. Plain and … Continue reading Whatever You’re Going through, Be encouraged Jesus has already done it!

To whom shall we Go? You have the Words of Everlasting Life.

please do a re-read and ask. Where am I today?

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Often we find ourselves wondering which way to turn.  Life and all its challenges cause us to seek and to search for something.  Something greater than us, something beyond our abilities is needed in the midst of wandering and wondering what to do next.  When the Lord calls us and challenges us to accept things that are beyond our comprehension we are too often quick to walk away, to run away.  If it’s not what I think, if it isn’t my way, if what Christ is calling me to accept goes against my understanding we are jolted and we bolt.

It isn’t always easy doing what the Spirit says do.   I recall a great religious woman, Sr. Antonia Ebo, Sr. Antonia was a wise women and activist and marching and standing for civil rights.   You would think this women who marched along Martin Luther King would always see…

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