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DRE note for June 10,2018

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 6/06/18

Director of Religious Education Note    06.10.2018

God’s time is perfect and I’m so grateful for all I have learned and grown at St. Joseph’s during these past 4 years.

Our goal in our Religious Education program at St. Joseph’s is to help our children and their parents develop and ... Read More »

Director's Note for June 3, 2018

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/30/18

Greetings to all in the Parish of St. Joseph's,   I pray that everyone has enjoyed a blessed and happy spring, surely we are grateful for the gift of new life and the vitality of the Holy Spirit as we transition from Pentecost into Ordinary TIme!   This weekend ... Read More »

May 27,2018

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/23/18

May 27, 2018


I would like to let you know that I will be attending an 8 day silent retreat from June 5-14, 2018 at the Broom Tree Retreat Center in South Dakota.

We will have 4 hours of prayer each day along with an hour where we ... Read More »

Director's Note May 20,2018

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/16/18


Hello everyone and welcome to the beautiful month of May!

Today I am rejoicing in the vibrancy of the Parish of St. Joseph’s as it continues to bear the fruits borne of hearts for discipleship. Each day I am moved by the generosity of you all as you ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for May 13, 2018

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/09/18

May 13, 2018 Ascension Today we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. It seems to me that this feast helps us to combat one of the biggest lies with which we struggle. "I am all alone. Jesus is in heaven and I am here on earth all alone." This ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for May 6,2018

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 5/01/18

May 6, 2018 First Communion Our First Communion is always with our mothers. We need to remember that. A mother’s love is foundational. A Mother’s love is not based on the actions of the child, but on who the child is. The mother listens, cares for the needs of ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for April 29, 2018

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 4/25/18

April 29, 2018 The Worker I am very pleased to announce the opening of St. Joseph the Worker Bookstore! The store, which will be known as "The Worker," will feature Bibles and a great variety of spiritual books, rosaries, articles for baptism, first communion, confirmation, and many other religious ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for April 22

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 4/18/18

April 22, 2018 Bridge Builders 3 I am happy to report that our third class of Bridge Builders has begun! St. Joseph’s is brilliantly diverse. We have parishioners born in over 25 countries and about 50% of the members of St. Joseph have Hispanic heritage. One of the steps ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for April 15

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 4/10/18

April 8, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I wanted to share with you that my time as pastor of St. Joseph will come to a conclusion on July 3. Archbishop Coakley has asked me to serve as chaplain at Conception Seminary College in Missouri, where I will ... Read More »

Pastor's Note for April 8

Posted by Itzel Ortiz on 4/05/18

April 8, 2018 St. Faustina was a Sister of Our Lady of Mercy who experienced many conversational visions with Christ. In one of her early visions, she described Him as dressed in white with colored rays emerging from his breast. She wrote that Christ wanted her to paint this ... Read More »