The Parish Family Life Committee seeks to emphasize the importance of human relationships in the parish. In this regard, the group hopes to promote enrichment of family life, to provide social opportunities for parishioners to meet and interact, and to develop an awareness of the needs of singles, couples, parents, and retired members of our community.
The goal is to host events for the Parish Community of St. Joseph's on a monthly basis. Currently, the main focus is helping to coordinate the monthly Doughnut Socials and the Easter Egg Hunt (PSR families help with these events coordinated by Peg Haney, DRE). For more information, please contact the Religious Education Office.
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). Please visit our St. Joseph News page for our celebration activities.
Parish Easter Egg Hunt
St. Joseph's sponsors an Easter Egg Hunt on the parish grounds for the children of the parish up to age 9 on Holy Saturday, immediately following the noon Blessing of Food. Teens are invited to help.
The Parish Family Committee sponsors these wonderful opportunities to meet and greet your fellow parishioners and is currently "manned" by PSR parents. Usually held once a month during the school year, the event takes place between the Sunday Masses in Hughes Hall. Please refer to the weekly bulletin for reminders.