Rosary, Adoration, Prayer Groups, and Catholic Prayers
Mass: The Greatest Prayer of the Church
In the celebration of Mass we raise our hearts and minds to God. We are creatures of body as well as spirit, so our prayer is not confined to our minds and hearts. It is expressed by our bodies as well. When our bodies are engaged in our prayer, we pray with our whole person. Using our entire being in prayer helps us to pray with greater attentiveness... Click here to learn more about the Mass.
"Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.'" - John 6:35
The Rosary is prayed at St. Joseph every Wednesday at 5:30 PM, before the 6:00 PM Mass and on Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. For more information on how to pray the Rosary click here.
Adoration takes place Wednesdays 9:00 AM to Noon & 6:30 PM after the evening Mass and on Fridays 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM.
On First Fridays Adoration takes place 8:00 PM until 8:30 AM the next morning. Click here for more information on our First Friday Adoration.
Lauds (Morning Prayer)
At St. Joseph, Morning Prayer is celebrated Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM.
Online Liturgy of the Hours (this will take you to iBreviary.com)
Examination of Conscience and Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most unique and beautiful aspects of Catholicism. Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we as sinners can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ. (From What Is The Sacrament of Confession)
Examination of Conscience is a prayerful self-reflection on our words and deeds to determine how we may have sinned. It draws us in to a deeper connection with ourselves, our community, and God.
There are various types of examinations of conscience. The USCCB has a few examples of Examinations of Conscience that can help you prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Confession Times are Wednesdays 4:30 to 5:30 PM, Fridays 6:00 to 7:00 AM, and Saturdays 4:00 to 5:00 PM
“Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.’ And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained’” (John 20:21-23).
Prayer Groups at St. Joseph
PRAYER CHAIN: Prayer chain members include all requests in their daily prayers at a time and place of their own choosing. Your name and e-mail address are included in an e-mail tree. If you do not have a computer someone on the list will call you. Contact Jennifer or the parish office to join the Prayer Chain.
MEN'S FAITH GROUP: Meets every Saturday at 8:00 AM in the parish library. Men from our parish gather to study the bible, pray with and for one another and grow in fellowship to be the Husbands, Fathers and Men that God calls them to be. All men are welcome. Contact David or the parish office to join this group.
SEASONS OF FAITH: Meetings are Wednesday mornings (Sept–June) to share our faith and focus on the readings for the upcoming Sunday. Members are encouraged to read the scripture before coming to the meeting. Contact the parish office for more information.
Various forms of prayer are presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2623-2649). These various forms include prayer of blessing or adoration, prayer of petition, prayer of intercession, prayer of thanksgiving, and prayer of praise. Click here for more information on Prayers and Devotions from the USCCB.