St. Joseph Parish is a welcoming Catholic community of faith that embraces its diversity and reaches out to all of God’s children. We nourish our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ through the Sacraments, the Word and the Eucharist. We strive to increase out stewardship by sharing our time, talent and treasures.
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Religious Freedom Week 2022:
Life and Dignity for All
Religious freedom allows the Church, and all religious communities, to live out their faith in public and to serve the good of all. Beginning June 22, the feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, the USCCB invites Catholics to pray, reflect, and act to promote religious freedom.
Para información acerca de la Semana de la Libertad Religiosa, siga este enlace: https://www.usccb.org/committees/religious-liberty/semana-de-la-libertad-religiosa
Gracious and Merciful God,
We pray today for the Ukrainian people and ask for Your intervention in this senseless war levied against them by Russia. We pray, O God, for protection and that there would be peace. We pray for restoration and renewed hope. We pray for the families, especially, the children living through the horrors of war and all the upheaval and tribulation it brings. We also pray for those protesting in Russia against these violent acts by their government. We ask that You would protect, cover and keep these protesters as they put their bodies on the line in the name of what is just and righteous. We pray for the entire world community, including the leaders in our own country. Give them wisdom and ingenuity to respond in ways that ends this war and moves us all to a world where Your peace abides. Hear the cries of Your people, O God.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Amen.
Pope Francis Prayer Intention
We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility.
- Pope Francis -
What a rich gift we have in the experiences and wisdom of our elderly brothers and sisters. These people are our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, teachers, coaches, and more. They are those who have witnessed shifts in culture and the endurance of the human spirit. They have experienced hardships, and they have welcomed joy. They have made mistakes. They have found better ways. Their perspective and insights are a gift that cannot be duplicated, and these must not be lost.
And yet so often we younger people do not care for the elderly as we should. We focus on the moment and neglect the reality that what has come before plays a role in what is to come. We strive to stay youthful ourselves, rather than appreciate the gray hair that Proverbs calls “a crown of glory . . . gained by a life that is just” (Proverbs 16:31).
What’s more, the older people in our communities remain sons and daughters of the living God. Proverbs tells us, “The glory of the young is their strength, and the dignity of the old is gray hair.” The dignity of the elderly is our responsibility. We pray for a shift in our individual and communal priorities. May we make time to sit with the elderly, to pray with and for them, to listen to their stories, and to help heal what remains broken in them.
Through the Sacraments of the Church, may we tend to the spaces in our elderly brothers and sisters that yearn for mercy. May we together experience hope and deepen our faith. In doing so, may we teach our children to respect and honor the senior members of our families and communities.
You are needed!
The Adoration Chapel is open. Code available at the parish office.
There is an ongoing need of adorers. Can you please find the time to schedule an hour each week for just one month? Please contact Michele at 646-320-4233 or email: [email protected]
Drive Through Holy Communion
Each Sunday, there is a drive through Holy Communion for those people who watch our livestreaming 9:00am Mass.
Time: 12:00pm – 12:15pm
Once the 11:00am Mass people have left the parking lot, we ask you to join the line by the parking lot doors.
After receiving Holy Communion, please park for a few minutes to spend some time in thanksgiving prayer.
Prayer for Protection of Storms and Illness
God our Father, Creator of the Universe and Lord over all creation, we humbly stand before you as your children in thanksgiving for your loving
We ask that you keep us safe from all hurricanes and illness which may threaten us in the coming seasons.
Protect us from all fear and anxiety of storms and give us an ardent trust and hope in Your love and mercy.
You alone have the power to command the sea, the wind and the rain.
You alone bring peace, calm, and safety.
Father, we thank you in advance, for you are our only Refuge.
We ask this through Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.
Amen. Mary, Queen of the Apostles, and Patroness of our Diocese, pray for us.
Dios Padre nuestro, Creador del Universo y Señor de toda la creación, humildemente nos presentamos a ti, como hijos tuyos, en acción de gracias por tu amoroso cuidado y protección.
Te pedimos que nos guardes de los huracanes y las
Protégenos de todo temor y de la ansiedad que nos causan las tormentas y danos confianza ardiente en Tu amor y misericordia.
Solo Tú tienes el poder de mandar al mar, al viento y a la lluvia.
Solo Tú traes paz, calma y seguridad.
Padre, te agradecemos de antemano, pues tu eres nuestro único refugio.
Te lo pedimos por Cristo, tu Hijo, que vive y reina contigo y el Espíritu Santo, Dios, por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén. María, Reina de los
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Daily Reflections Video
NEW AMERICAN BIBLE
Daily Reflections Video
- Watch a video reflection by clicking on a month button below.
- Read the daily readings.
- Listen to the daily readings podcasts
- Find more information on the New American Bible
Daily Video Reflections getting a new look and feel. As we continue to provide a video reflection each day, we are making changes in our video service to be compatible with more devices..
For more more information please visit : https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year-and-calendar