St. Joseph Parish

St. Joseph Parish Mission Statement

The Hands of Christ … Open To All                           Las Manos de Cristo … Abiertas a Todos

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  • Vibrant weekly worship centered in the Eucharist
  • Engaging faith formation and education for children, youth, and adults
  • Mission and outreach to those in need in our community…and beyond
  • A welcoming and hospitable community of faith and friendship in Jesus Christ

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Pastoral Ponderings . . .

Brenda Cline, Parish Director

Feast of St. Joseph – March 19, 2017
The Hands of Joseph

Last year, the Feast of St. Joseph coincided with Palm Sunday. This year, it falls on the Third Sunday of Lent. In both cases, it gets “bumped” on our liturgical calendar! Yet, given that our parish is named for this great saint, I cannot pass up the opportunity to ponder our wonderful patron….

We have been living our mission statement, “The Hands of Christ…Open to All” for almost two years. This mission both embodies who we are, and who we strive to be. I’d like to add a twist to it – just for today – and reflect on “The Hands of Joseph, ” as told in the stories of sacred scripture, and as inferred from our tradition:

The Hands of Joseph worked with wood, leading a carpentry life…

The Hands of Joseph welcomed Mary as his wife, even amidst perceived scandal…

The Hands of Joseph led a pregnant Mary to Bethlehem…

The Hands of Joseph knocked upon many doors to find lodging for his family…

The Hands of Joseph cradled the newborn Jesus in his arms…

The Hands of Joseph held the child Jesus’ hand as they walked and talked…

The Hands of Joseph taught Jesus the skills of carpentry…

The Hands of Joseph handed Jesus the scroll of sacred scripture, and his faith…

The Hands of Joseph welcomed a peaceful death, with Mary and Jesus beside him…

Take a moment today to reflect on how our hands are like Joseph’s hands….and how we are all called to embody Jesus’ hands! Our Gathering Hall is filled with historical photos and scale models from our archives. Look around, and reflect on nearly two hundred years of St. Joseph Parish being the Hands of Christ, Open to All!

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