Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be held each Friday evenings of Lent at 7:00 p.m. in church. Please come pray and reflect on our Lord's passion and its meaning for Catholics. All are welcome.
St. Joseph Feast Day - March 19th
The principal feast day of Saint Joseph is March 19, Saint Joseph's Day (for Joseph the Husband of Mary). Saint Joseph's Day always falls during Lent, and Saint Joseph's Day altars and feasts have no meat. However, since the feast day is classed as a solemnity, the requirement of abstinence from meat is technically abrogated, according to Canon Law, even if it falls on a Friday. If the feast day falls on a Sunday, the previous Saturday (March 18) is observed instead, and if it falls during Holy Week or Easter week, it is moved to the Monday after Low Sunday, or eight days after Easter (prior to 1970 the Tuesday after Low Sunday was used as the alternate date).
Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast
St. Joseph's and the Mantua K of C Women's Auxiliary cordially invite you to our Annual Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall. The event features "All You Can Eat" Buttermilk Pancakes served with sausage patties & syrup, fruit toppings, and your choice of coffee, tea, o.j. or milk. Great Family Prices: Adults $7.00 • Seniors $5.00 • Children (6-12) $4.00 • Children 5 & Under FREE. Theme Basket Raffles are also a part of the fun!
Blessing of Easter Food
Several ethnic groups have kept alive the tradition of blessing food on Holy Saturday. The staples for the Easter Sunday meal (or, in some cultures, the Saturday vigil meal) - bread, wine, the colored eggs, the ham - are all placed in a basket and brought to the church to be bless. Everyone is invited to place your food items in a basket and gather in the church at noon for the Blessing of Food on Holy Saturday.
Easter Egg Hunt
St. Joseph Parish holds an Easter Egg Hunt following the Blessing of Food on Holy Saturday. Beginning in the church parking lot at 12:15 p.m., the hunt is open to all children ages 2-9.