Prayer and Worship Update: Reopening!
The Premier of Ontario recently announced that the Province of Ontario will be easing the restrictions as of Tuesday February 16th. This means as of Wednesday February 17th, the church will be open for regular scheduling of Masses at 30% capacity. The same guidelines handed down by the Government and the Diocese of Hamilton will be in affect: mandatory mask wearing and using the sanitizer at the entrance.
As of Thursday February 18th, our regular schedule will commence: weekday's at 8am, 7pm and Saturday morning at 9am. Weekend Masses: Saturday 5pm, Sunday 8:30am, 10:15am (Live Streamed) and 12noon.
Stations of the Cross: Stations will be said after 7pm Mass on Thursday's during lent. Due to regulations, we are unable to have pamphlets in the church, please use this link to download them on your phone to use. Stations of the Cross. As well, on our YouTube channel the stations have been recorded for you to follow.
LIVE STREAM MASS:
Sunday Mass is now available for you to watch Live at 10:15am every Sunday during the pandemic. By clicking on this link "Watch Live" you are able to connect live with the Mass that is being said by either Fr Bergsma or Fr Gregory. When you are on St Joseph YouTube Channel please subscribe so that you are updated with any changes or if you miss the Live Stream Mass you can access at a later time.
As well you are invited to participate in televised Masses on:
Salt and Light (each day at 6:30am, 11:00 am, 3:00pm, and 10:30 pm EST). Mass is also available online: https://saltandlighttv.org/mass.
Vision TV broadcasts Mass on Sunday at 8:00 am.
Daily and Sunday Mass is also available on EWTN: https://www.ewtn.com/tv. (Sunday 8:00 am; Monday – Friday 8:00 am & 12:00 pm; Saturday 8:00 am & 9:30 am.)
My Dear Friends:
Welcome to our Catholic faith community.
Our parish community is involved in many aspects of service. Our many volunteers truly help to make our Church a welcoming place to worship God and enter a profound experience with Jesus. There are many groups and activities in our parish, we hope you can join one.
We are grateful to parents who bring their child(ren) to our Masses, it is nice to hear life in the Church. If you have a child in JK to grade 2 we offer a children’s liturgy at our 10:15 Mass throughout the school year.
We always strive to bring the message of love and mercy of Jesus to all who come to our parish. If you are a long-time parishioner or a new parishioner or a visitor, we welcome you with open arms and hope you truly have a wonderful encounter with Jesus at St Joseph.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Jeff Bergsma
Pastor – St. Joseph Parish
Each ministry is committed to making a difference for Christ and improving the lives of others. If you need the services of one of our ministries or if you would like to volunteer…
It is a place we can all come together to worship, be encouraged, and learn from God's words for spiritual growth. “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.” Romans 17
All meetings and events that have been held in the church will not be permitted until further direction from the Diocese of Hamilton and the Government of Ontario.
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."