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
Mr Clarence Cedric Givens St Joseph Catholic Church is developing a youth center in Partnership with the Police Athletic League of St Petersburg. The center is for neighborhood youth 13 to 17. An Art Room, Video Game Room, and computer Room is being installed as Phase 1 of the Project. The Center is named after … Continue reading ￼ Clarence GIVENS Youth Center
Let us Seek to be Agents of peace. It is good that we are here at this moment and at this time. This weekend we are so honored and blessed to welcome the men and women of Pinellas county who put on a uniform to protect, serve and care for us. My first thought is … Continue reading Let Us Listen to the Spirit, Be Agents of Peace!
I recall a great preacher tell his congregation, “everything comes full circle.” The understanding that life is cyclical, and it seems that we return to where we began. Life is like this, all that is has God as it’s origin and life is ultimately returning to God.
Throughout the Easter Season we’ve been reflecting on the Book of Revelation. Although that last book of the Bible, and looking at the Bible we have it unfold as a love story beginning with God’s love for His creation and today being reminded that God’s love comes full circle and restored and made new. We hear in Revelation, John writes: “I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth. The former heaven and the former earth had passed away,” “Behold, I make all things new.”
God’s creation is changed, renewed and made over again, namely it is transformed into a…
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Another reveled toon from where we were a year ago. Blessed Mother’s day
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 our mother both living and deceased. We will probably find ourselves this weekend doing just that. For me I remember both the good memories and not so good ones. I often will laugh when I can only recall getting one spanking from my mother as a child for something really stupid that I did to my little sister. Looking back we laugh and say, “boy I really deserved that one”. But most often we remember the special ways our mothers did things for us and for our families. This week end spend time remembering the…
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This week in May as we celebrate the great Power of the Resurrection, we are drawn to that power lived and poured out in our mothers. Although Mother's Day is a time to be joyful and thankful for our mothers, it can also be a time of grief and sadness. This is now our third … Continue reading Mothers, Women of Compassion, Courage, who share in God’s Creation!
As we continue our 100th Year Anniversary we Celebrate the Patron of our Parish, Saint Joseph The Worker. He Provided for and Protected the Holy Family, and so too does he look after us under whose watchful care we rely on and trust! As we celebrate our patronal feast we are invited to reflect on … Continue reading Saint Joseph, Protector, Provider, Our Patron, Be A custodian of Justice, Ambassador for Christ.
We have begun our Resurrection journey. We are given the Second Sunday to enter into and experience the Mercy of the Resurrected Lord. This Mercy and love through the resurrection is power for something new, a New World. There are voices in our age that would look at what we are experiencing around us, and … Continue reading A New World Through the Power of the resurrection
Encounter Christ in those who suffer As we embark on this special journey with Christ we cannot enter into Holy Week and not recognize the great suffering in our world. Our celebration begins with the joy and celebration of Christ’s Triumphal entry into Jerusalem. A people who lived under oppression and suffering, under the occupation … Continue reading This Holy week, encounter the Passion of Christ in the Suffering!
Know Christ, Share in his suffering As we approach the end of Lent and Enter Holy Week, the holiest of days as Catholics. It is here that we enter more deeply into the Paschal Mystery, Christ’s Passion, death and resurrection. This is our Catholic identity and it is for this reason that He came, to … Continue reading Knowing Christ, Sharing in his suffering, brings about something new in your life
A Father’s Love, We are Called to Forgiveness, Justice and love. This week as we Journey through Lent we come to a moment where we experience and witness the love and Justice of a father in response to a son’s greedy and unjust behavior. Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 We see that justice comes where there is … Continue reading The Merciful and Just Father is always ready to welcome back the Lost!