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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."
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,) after 7:30 PM Mass, 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 7:30 PM
Parish Office hours: 9:00 – 4:00 Monday – Friday.) Call to make an appointment with a Priest.
PALM SUNDAY CANTATA
Our annual Palm Sunday Cantata "Song of the Shadows" will be presented next weekend, Sunday, March 29th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church. Featuring our combined music ministry, we will be joined by the choir of Saint Catherine Laboure Church and guest vocalists and instrumentalists. The 40-voice choir will present a stirring rendition of the Passion of Christ in song. Sister Catherine Gormley and Sister Carol Perry will participate with a narrative and reflection. Selections from Mozart, Faure and others will be included.
CARDINAL'S APPEAL UPDATE
To date our parish has received $35,877.00 in pledges/gifts toward the 2014 Cardinal's Appeal, from 101 gifts/families. Our Parish goal is $62.500. For this Appeal to be truly successful, we must have the support of all of our families. The Appeal is a vital source of funding for the programs and ministries that sustain the parishes across our Archdiocese. It is not too late to make your gift. Please be as generous as you can. Thank you for your kind support. http://www.cardinalsappeal.org/
Once again, the Archdiocese of New York is joining the Dioceses of Brooklyn and the Diocese of Rockville Center in offering the Sacrament in all parishes: after Novena & 2:30 pm to 8:00 pm. We encouraged all Catholics to take advantage of this wonderful sacrament of Christ's forgiveness.