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"St. Joseph's Parish celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 1943. The occasion was marked by the publication of the Diamond Jubilee Journal, but the joy of the parishioners was marred because of World War II, with many parish sons in battle across the Atlantic and Pacific and the restrictions at home in their severest and most critical stage."
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We, the people of God of Saint Joseph Roman Catholic community, Empowered by the Holy Spirit, must manifest to the city of Kingston, New York, and to the world, a clear vision of God's plan for His kingdom as we strive to grow in relationship with Jesus Christ, one another, and the universal Church.
We endeavor to be a welcoming parish, and are dedicated to creating an environment of faith through Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, Sacred Liturgy and by the reception of the Holy Sacraments, study, stewardship, and action, so that in union with our Triune Godhead, we may build up the Kingdom of God. Sharing these ministries, as the Mystical Body of Christ, we as the People of God at St. Joseph Parish challenge ourselves to witness to the truth of His Church in Word and Deed to one and all.
Fr. Frank, Fr. Rick, Fr. George and Staff
This is the home of St. Joseph and this House of Prayer welcomes you with love as you visit us. Our communication by the grace of God will strengthen our unity as God's own family. We hope to provide you the needed information which you can get concerning our ministry in this part of the globe - Kingston, New York.
Welcome to Our Parish Family! If you are newly moved into our parish or are established residents but not registered, please stop in or call the rectory during office hours and we will be pleased to include you.
Reconciliation: Saturdays (4:00 – 5:00,) Mondays after Novena, Thursdays before First Friday’s (4:00 – 5:00,) and Holy Day Vigils (4:00 – 5:00.)
Miraculous Medal Novena: Mondays at 2:00 (Novena prayers and Benediction,) Confession after Novena.
Silent Holy Hour: Thursday from 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Communion Calls: Contact the parish office for Communion to be brought to shut-ins and call the church if someone should be prayed for.
Pro-Life Rosary: After 7:00 and 9:00 AM Mass.
Music at Our Eucharistic Celebrations: Saturday 5:00 PM (Cantor), Sunday: 8:30 AM (Cantor), 10:00 AM (Cantor), 11:30 AM (Choir) and 10:00 AM at Hurley Mission (Schola & Children Choir)
Baptisms: Please contact one of the clergy for instructions and appointments.
Marriages: Contact the Church at least six months prior to celebration. A Marriage Preparation Program is required.
Prayer Group: Meets Mondays at 7:00 PM
Parish Office hours: 9:00 – 4:00 Monday – Friday.) Call to make an appointment with a Priest.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
We are now accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 Religious Education Program. Please contact the Religious Education Office if you have a child who does not attend a Catholic Elementary School. We offer Religious Education for children from Pre-K 3 through Confirmation in 9th grade. Feel free to visit the office located behind the rectory - or call 339-4391.
Collection for Altar Vessels
The altar vessels at St. Joseph’s Church are getting very worn to the point that some of them have the gold plating mostly worn off. We checked with a couple of restorers and they informed us that these items would cost more to restore than they are worth. In other words we could buy new ones for less money. At this time we are asking our parishioners to help with replacing these items. We see a couple of options, if you would like to donate money or donate an item (chalice or subiorum) in the name of a family member it would be grateful appreciated. If you want to donate money please bring it to the office or you can put it in an envelope and either mail it to St. Joseph’s Church or put it in the collection basket but please mark the envelope donation for altar items. If you want you to participate in this collection an don’t know where to find these items we have many catalogues in the office or you can go on line and look at some items on the Autom web site. (A Project of Parish Council)
Cardinal's Appeal 2016
We would like to thank the many families in our parish who have contributed to the Cardinal's Appeal thus far. To date, we have pledged $61,835.10; (paid $54,395.10) in 181 gifts towards our $62,000.00 goal. We just started, and we still have a way to go. Please take a moment this week to make your contribution. Thank you for your generosity. God bless you all!