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Entries for 2021

Diocese Chapter 11 Information

Posted on February 18, 2021 in: General News

Information regarding the deadlines for filing proofs of claim in the Diocese's chapter 11 case and the forms to use can be found by clicking on the following link to the Diocese's bankruptcy website and scrolling down the page: https://dm.epiq11.com/drvc 

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Please click on the attachement for a letter from Bishop Barress 

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Lenten Project 2021 Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem
ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH LENTEN PROJECT 2021 HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL OF BETHLEHEM “That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees and marginalized may find welcome and comfort in our communities.” Pope Francis Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem, located a mere 500 yards from the birthplace of Jesus, provides state-of-the-art maternal and neonatal services to poor and at-risk mothers, babies and families. The Hospital is one of the primary works of the Order of Malta, the oldest Christian charity in the world which has been in existence for a...

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Luck of the Irish - Reverse Raffle
St. Joseph School presents a reverse raffle Luck of the Irish... Unlike a typical raffle, the last ticket pulled is the Grand Prize Winner.  Computer generated random drawing on March 17, 2021    Please see the attachement for more information. 

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Ash Wednesday ~ Distribution of Ashes
Ash Wednesday – February 17, 2021 Distribution of Ashes at Services in the Church: 7 AM, 4 PM, 7:30 PM Mass 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM and 12:10 PM (Ashes will be distributed during these Masses).

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A Message from Bishop John Barres
Please click on the attachement below for Bishop John Barres message for Catholic Schools Week 

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Blessed Candles and Blessing of Throats
Tuesday, February 2, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Candlemas. Blessed candles for home use will be avsilable in the sacristy for those who wish to purchase them Wednesday, February 3, is the Memorial of St. Blaise, whose intercession in invoked against illness of the throat. Throats will be blessed in a general blessing offered at the end of Mass to the congregation. Following diocesan guidelines, candles will not be held to the throat and there will be NO individual blessings offered – to avoid direct contact. We appreciate your understanding.

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Guidelines for the Reception of Ashes
On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, Ash Wednesday, we will be following a revised protocol for the imposition of Blessed Ashes as we begin the Holy Season of Lent. Ashes will be distributed during Mass or at a Scripture Service, just after the homily. The celebrant with bless the ashes, sprinkling them with Holy Water. He will then address the congregation as a whole in one of the two approved forms:   Repent and Believe in the Gospel. or Remember that you are dust and unto dust you will return. This invocation will NOT be repeated for each individual receivi...

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Prayerful Events at the Church of St. Joseph to Support theMarch for Life in Washington, D.C.On Friday, January 29, 2021Join us in prayer for the protection of innocent unborn babiesMany of us have the desire in our hearts to attend the March for Life on Friday, January 29, but due to Covid concerns, the March for Life organizers have issued this update: “The annual rally will take place virtually and we are asking all participants to stay home and to join the March virtually. We will invite a small group of pro‐life leaders from across the country to march in Washington, DC this year. “These leaders will represent pro‐lif...

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Respect Life Novena

Posted on January 05, 2021 in: General News

Respect Life Novena
9 Days for Life 9 Days for Life is designed so that Catholics all across the nation can unite together in prayer for the protection of human life. Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual Respect Life novena, 9 Days for Life, Thursday, January 21 – Friday, January 29. Get daily intentions, brief reflections, and more. Sign up at 9daysforlife.com!  Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children Friday, January 22, the Church in the United States observes the annual “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.&r...

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