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April 10 – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
9:15am Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph Church
10am Mass* and Blessing of Palms at St. Joseph Church
April 11 – Monday of Holy Week
10am Mass at St. Joseph Church
April 13 – Wednesday of Holy Week
10am Mass at St. Joseph Church
10:30am Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph Church
April 14 – Holy Thursday
5pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St. Joseph Church
St. Joseph Church will remain open until 9pm
(7:30pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Presentation BVM Church)
April 15 – Good Friday
St. Joseph Church will be open 12 noon until 4pm for private prayer.
7:30pm Solemn Service of the Lord’s Passion at St. Joseph Church
(3pm Solemn Service of the Lord’s Passion at Presentation BVM)
April 16 – Holy Saturday
4pm-5pm Sacrament of Reconciliation at Presentation BVM
5pm Blessing of Easter Foods at Presentation BVM
8pm Solemn Easter Vigil at Presentation BVM
April 17 – Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection
10am Mass* at St. Joseph Church
(8:30am & 11:30am Mass at Presentation BVM)

*Please note: the Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday Masses from St. Joseph will be livestreamed on the parish's website and Facebook page.  Those who are unable to attend the Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday services in person are encouraged to participate in the livestreams from the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.  Click here for the schedule of services from the Cathedral.

The Washing of the Feet ceremony will take place during the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday.

For the Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday, please bow or genuflect at the Cross.  Please do not touch or kiss the Cross.
There is a sign-up sheet available on the bulletin board for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Holy Thursday evening and Good Friday afternoon.  Please consider signing up for a time slot (or two) so that the Blessed Sacrament will not be left alone during this solemn time.

Please note that once again, due to Covid, the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed in the sanctuary of the Church rather than in the small side room near the organ.
The bishops of the United States prescribe, as minimal obligation, that all persons over 14 years of age are gravely obliged to abstain from meat on all Fridays of Lent .  All persons over 18 years of age and up to the beginning of their 60th year are gravely obliged to fast by limiting themselves to a single full meal on Good Friday, while the other two meals are to be light.


There is a collection box near the bulletin boards in the gym to place your filled CRS Rice Bowl.  You may also drop the Rice Bowl envelope, included in your envelope packet, in the collection basket.  Checks should be made payable to St. Joseph Church.  For more information, visit the CRS Rice Bowl website.

To access the daily scripture readings that are being used at Mass, click here.
Paper copies of our parish bulletin are available on the tables as you exit the Church.  The bulletin is also available online . Be sure to read the back page and support our loyal advertisers that make our weekly bulletin possible - they need our support now more than ever.
For an archive of previous e-Newsletters from St. Joe's, click here.
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