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
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
This message rings loud and clear for us today. are we listening to those who are unprotected? Can we hear their cry for justice?
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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This Holy Week and Easter is cause for Hope in the midst of pain and suffering. The Resurrection gives us hope for tomorrow. The celebration of the Tridium is the font of our Hope and the Summit of our lives. It seems that life has brought for humanity darkness and pain. To often we've seen … Continue reading Resurrection is Our Hope. Believe! You too Shall Rise!
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”
There is Hope for today and rejoice and praise for our salvation is close at hand This praise Sunday is a cause for laud and praise to God for His Divine Mercy is given to His people. So many times it seems that darkness and despair envelopes our lives. It seems that we’ve had more … Continue reading Let Us Praise God who gives us New Life
We come to now the third week of Lent and we find ourselves called to get back to the basics. We listen to the Lord our God giving the Ten Commandments. It reminds me of the basics of our faith. We we are preparing children for sacraments we teach often the basics of our faith. … Continue reading Getting Back to The Basics, working for The Kingdom of God
The Mountain Top Experience This weekend we recall the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain top. This is a truly awesome transforming moment for the disciples and close friends of Jesus. The mountain top experience gives a clear picture of the awesomeness of Jesus and His fulfillment of prophesy with Elijah and Moses standing with … Continue reading Listening from the Mountain Top.
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!
Let Us Pray Gracious God, source of all goodness, source of love, we come to be accountable to you and our neighbor. We come to grow, to be better citizens of this world and the Kingdom. The way is not easy, God. The pains and burdens of life weigh on us. We struggle with brokenness … Continue reading Love, God’s will over your Life!
please do a re-read and ask. Where am I today?
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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