Dear Parishioners and Friends,

It is my great joy to welcome you to St. Joseph Parish website.

St. Joseph’s is a parish rich in history and tradition, blessed with faithful parishioners, and active in prayer and ministry. We were founded in 1901; and in the decades that have followed, we have grown into a community of vibrant Catholic identity that expresses itself in prayer and worship, in faith formation for parishioners of all ages, and in compassionate ministry to all in any need.

I hope you will take some time to become acquainted with the many dimensions of our parish life as you scroll through the website: our Pastoral Staff, St. Joseph Parish School and Religious Education Program, our parish Social Ministry, parish organizations such as our Rosary/Altar Society, our CYO program, out Knights of Columbus Council – all of which are grounded in our spiritual life that celebrates in Liturgy and Sacrament the Real Presence of Christ among us.

Please get to know us. Our doors – and our hearts – are always open!

Reverend Msgr. James P. Swiader

St. Joseph Church Respect Life Ministry and St. Joseph-Bishop Baldwin Knights of Columbus 15809
40 Days for Life
September 24- November 6, 2022

This fall parishioners, clergy and the Knights of Columbus of St. Joseph Church and
parishioners of St. Anne Church and St. Aidan Church will join the 40 Days for Life
Prayer Vigil outside the Planned Parenthood abortion business at 540 Fulton Ave.,
Hempstead from 11 AM to noon on these Fridays: September 30, October 7, 14, 21, and
28 and November 4. Please join us and help close this Planned Parenthood facility. If
you are unable to pray on the above Fridays, then please consider praying on these
Saturdays: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Nov. 5 anytime from 9 AM‐5 PM. Planned
Parenthood is the largest abortion practitioner in the nation, ending the lives of more
than 300,000 babies a year. Many of those babies are aborted in Planned Parenthood’s
Hempstead location at 540 Fulton Avenue. That’s just 1.5 miles from St. Joseph Church.

Mission Statement

The Parish of St. Joseph celebrates the good news of Jesus Christ by giving witness to His real presence in our midst;

► We express our faith through prayer, especially in the celebration of the Eucharist and Sacraments.

► We continually form and strengthen our faith by embracing and teaching the word of God and trusting in the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

► We comfort and give hope to the sick and the grieving and reach out to those in spiritual or material need with compassion and love.

► We offer hospitality and warmly welcome all people to share the joy and peace of Jesus.

Founded on Faith, Growing in Hope, Serving in Love

Catholic Ministries Appeal

Mass Schedule

8:30 am
Vigil Mass 5:00pm

7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am,
12:30pm, 5:30pm

11:00am (September to June)

8:00am, 9:00am

Eucharistic Adoration~Fridays 1:00 - 3:00 pm in the Church

Nocturnal Adoration~First Fridays 9:00 - 10:00 pm in the Church

Novena Mass Convent Chapel
Monday 8:00 pm 


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Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 1:00 – 2:00 PM and 6:00 – 6:30 PM

Confessions are heard on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays of the month from 9:00 – 9:30 AM

and on the Eves of Holy Days and First Fridays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM .