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Pastor's Note for May 21,2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/17/17

May 21, 2017

 

April Mass Attendance Records

For the last few years, the Archdiocese has asked each parish to count the number of people at each mass for the same three week period in April. This provides a baseline when looking at  archdiocesan demographics. Below are our numbers, ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for May 14, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/09/17

May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

 

I want to thank all mothers, all women who have a motherly role in their life. You are essential to God’s plan and you are one of God’s greatest gifts. Last week, we celebrated 75 First Communions and I wanted to share ... Read More »

Director's Note for May 7, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/02/17

Director's Note 5.7.17

 

Parish Financial Report

Happy Easter brothers and sisters in Christ!  I pray each of you experience the Risen Christ in your life through the joy of the Good News this season! Everything we do at Saint Joseph's leads us to proclaim Jesus Christ who is ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for April 30, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 4/26/17

Sacred scripture reads, "Christ suffered in the flesh; therefore arm yourself with the same mentality. You are not to spend what remains of your earthly life on human desires but on the will of God. Already you have devoted enough time to what the pagans enjoy, living lives of ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for April 23, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 4/19/17

April 23, 2017

As I mentioned recently in this column, Archbishop Coakley has granted my request for a 30 day “Long Retreat”. This July, I will be living on the campus of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska under the guidance of the Institute for Priestly Formation.

Additionally, the Archbishop ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for April 16, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 4/11/17

April 16, 2017

Rise Up, Work of My Hands!

“Something strange is happening- there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for April 9th, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 4/05/17

April 9, 2017

 

Visitations

“Those unspectacular periods of dry prayer conceal a whirlwind of activity, a current of relationship which cannot but transform us in its flow.” John of the Cross. 

I love this quote from John of the Cross. God’s ways are not our ways. In other ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for April 2nd, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 3/28/17

April 2, 2017

 

Holy Hour

 

We recently celebrated a Holy Hour in our chapel. It proved to be a wonderful hour of prayer, adoration and celebration. The chapel was full of disciples who have a deep hunger for our Lord. After the Holy Hour many people remained ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for March 26, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 3/22/17

March 26, 2017

 

St. Joseph Sleeping

 

Below are some words from Pope Francis on Saint Joseph during his visit to the Philippines.

Keep Hope Alive, Fr. Boeckman

 

Rest is so necessary for the health of our minds and bodies, and often so difficult to achieve due ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for March 19, 2017

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 3/14/17

March 19, 2017

 

Silent Retreat

 

I am happy to report that Archbishop Coakley has granted my request for a retreat. It is known as the “Long Retreat”. Below is a description of the retreat. I will be living this retreat in July of this year in Omaha, ... Read More »