Welcome To Come & Receive

The Lord has given us many gifts which He makes available to us through His Holy Church! Among the greatest of these gifts are His Word – the Sacred Scriptures – and the Eucharist – the Body & Blood of Christ – both of which are available to us in the Mass.

We invite you to Come & Receive the gifts that God has in store for you. These messages are a series of messages inviting you to Mass and to the regular practice of your Catholic faith! We will be sharing with you the testimonies of real individuals, couples and families from our parish about the significance of the Mass in their lives. We will also include links to some inspiring and informative resources about the Mass and the Church. We hope these will stir in you a curiosity and a desire to Come & Receive the gift of the Mass!


November – An Encounter with Jesus

We Catholics believe that Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, is truly present, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, in the Eucharistic bread that is consecrated at Mass. We have the opportunity to receive Jesus in Holy Communion at Mass, but we also have the great privilege to spend time in His presence.


September – God’s Love

God loves each one of us always and unconditionally. We can experience God’s love in many ways, at different times and places, and through various people and experiences. But the most direct and profound experience of God’s love comes through the Sacraments of the Church, and in particular through the Mass and the Eucharist.


August – Faith & Friendship

At St. Joseph Parish, there are many other opportunities for adults to build upon the graces received at Mass to grow in faith and friendship within the Church. We invite you to explore these opportunities to COME & RECEIVE Faith and Friendship.


July – Wherever You Are

It’s Summertime! That means vacation season and time for rest and relaxation. Make sure Jesus is part of your summer plans. Jesus remains with us always and desires us to remain in Him! Need some rest? Rest in the Lord! Take a vacation – yes! But don’t take a vacation from Sunday Mass.


June – The Real Presence of Christ

Jesus told His followers that He would give us His flesh and blood as our life-giving food and drink. Then, at the Last Supper, Jesus fulfilled this promise and showed His Apostles how the gift of His body & blood, which he would sacrifice on the cross the next day, would become present to us through bread and wine. From the very first days of the Church, Christian communities celebrated “the breaking of the bread” and believed and taught that Jesus was truly present in the consecrated bread and wine. The Church still believes and teaches this today.


May – A Mother’s Love

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” (John 19:26-27) The Church proclaims the Blessed Virgin Mary as Mother of God, Mother of the Church and spiritual mother of each member of the Body of Christ. Devotion to Mary is intended to help us build a relationship with our spiritual Mother who can lead us to her Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ.


April – The Ultimate Gift

Holy Week begins this weekend with Palm Sunday and continues with Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. As we approach Holy Week, we are confronted with the mystery and the magnitude of Christ’s Passion and Death. Our instinct may be to shy away from it…all the suffering and sorrow and pain….but it is only through the Cross that the Resurrection is possible.


March – Mercy and Peace

Are you longing for peace in your heart? How long has it been since your last confession? Whether it’s been weeks, months, years, or decades since your last confession, God is awaiting you with open arms! God’s mercy is endless, and no matter what you have done or how long you have been away, he longs to welcome you back and offer you total and complete forgiveness.


February – A New Beginning

Are you ready for a new beginning? This Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a special time of prayer and penitence. During these 40 days of Lent, our Church joins together in prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to start anew, receive God’s mercy, and prepare our hearts for Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection.


January – The Gift of the Mass

The Lord has given us many gifts which He makes available to us through His Holy Church! Among the greatest of these gifts are His Word – the Sacred Scriptures – and the Eucharist – the Body & Blood of Christ – both of which are available to us in the Mass.

We invite you to Come & Receive the gifts that God has in store for you. This message is the first in a series of messages inviting you to Mass and to the regular practice of your Catholic faith! We will be sharing with you the testimonies of real individuals, couples and families from our parish about the significance of the Mass in their lives. We will also include links to some inspiring and informative resources about the Mass and the Church. We hope these will stir in you a curiosity and a desire to Come & Receive the gift of the Mass!

We, St. Joseph Catholic Church,
strive to be a dynamic, Catholic faith community, following the example of Jesus Christ