9 am Mass Sunday, July 25th, 2021
St. Joseph Parish
Proudly serving the West End, Beacon Hill, North Station and
Government Center Communities of Boston since 1862.
"He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father..."
SUMMER Mass Schedule:
Sunday: 9:00 am (LIVE-STREAMED) and 4:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 12:10 pm
- At this time, the Church is open daily for private prayer from 6 am to 6 pm.
- Reconciliation is offered 15 minutes prior to masses and at any time by appointment
- Rosary following each Wednesday mass
- With many restrictions lifted we shall periodically fellowship live
and re-zoom our Virtual Coffee & Donuts in the Fall!
- We do require and respectfully ask that any who have not completed their vaccination process to please continue wear a mask when and to continue to practice previously recommended social distancing and safety protocols.
- While not mandatory, we do ask that you please utilize this Mass Reservation Link prior to attending.
Message from Fr. Joe:
Forty days after Easter we celebrated the Ascension of our Lord leading to the fifty days marked by Pentecost. As in the earliest days of the church and the apostles, so now with and for us these days are liminal times. A time in between, a time of change and transition...trying to cling to what they (we) have known while realizing that things are no longer what they were before. There’s a certain comfort through faith knowing that we are having similar feelings in our church, in our world, in our parish, in our lives at this time.
Thirty Days’ Prayer to Saint Joseph
IN HONOR OF THE 30 YEARS HE SPENT WITH JESUS AND MARY
For Any Special Intention
Ever blessed and glorious Joseph, kind and loving father, and helpful friend of all in sorrow! You are the good father and protector of orphans, the defender of the defenseless, the patron of those in need and sorrow. Look kindly on my request. To you, loving guardian of the Family of Nazareth, do I go for help and protection.
Listen, then, I beg you, with fatherly concern, to my earnest prayers, and obtain for me the favors I ask.
I ask it by the infinite mercy of the eternal Son of God, which moved him to take our nature and to be born into this world.
I ask it by the weariness and suffering you endured when you found no shelter at the inn of Bethlehem for the holy Virgin, nor a house where the Son of God could be born. Then, being everywhere refused, you had to allow the Queen of Heaven to give birth to the world’s Redeemer in a cave.
I asked by the loveliness and power of that sacred name, Jesus, which you conferred on the adorable Infant.
I ask it in that painful torture you felt at the prophecy of holy Simeon, which declared the Child Jesus and His holy Mother future victims of our sins and of their great love for us.
I ask it through your sorrow and pain of soul when the angel declared to you that the life of the Child Jesus was sought by His enemies. From the evil plan you had to flee with Him and his Blessed mother to Egypt. I ask it by all the suffering, weariness, and labors of that long and dangerous journey.
I ask it by all your care to protect the Sacred Child and His Immaculate Mother during your second journey, when you were ordered to return to your own country. I ask it by your peaceful life in Nazareth where you met with so many joys and sorrows.
I ask it by your great distress when the adorable Child was lost to you and His Mother for three days. I ask it by your joy at finding Him in the Temple, and by the comfort you found at Nazareth, while living in the Company of the Child Jesus. I asked by the wonderful submission He showed in His obedience to you.
I ask it by the perfect love and conformity you show in accepting the Divine order to impart from this life, and from the company of Jesus and Mary. I ask it by the joy which filled your soul, when the Redeemer of the world, triumphant over death and hell, entered into the possession of His kingdom and led you into it with special honors.
I ask it through Mary's glorious Assumption, and through that endless happiness you have with her in the presence of God.
Oh good father! I beg you, by all your sufferings, sorrows, and joys, to hear me and obtain for me what I Ask. (Here name your petitions or think of them.)
Obtain for all those who have asked my prayers everything that is useful to them in the plan of God. Finally, my dear patron and father, be with me and all who are dear to me in our last moments, that we may eternally sing the praises of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.
JESUS, Mary and Joseph
“A blameless life,
May we lead ,
by your patronage
from danger freed"
This 30 Day's Prayer is being said daily in our parish from February 18th until
the Solemnity of St. Joseph feast day on March 19th, 2021.
St. Joseph's NIN NID outreach program and use of Livestreaming Services
were recently recognized in these Beacon Hill Times Articles:
St. Joseph Parish wishes to thank our neighbors at the WestEnd Museum, especially for the great work they did in providing us these facts about the origin of our beloved church: St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church. The West End Museum is a non profit, neighborhood museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of the history and culture of the West End of Boston. Visit them today at : thewestendmuseum.org/.
Click this link for information and resources to assist in recovery and prevention for those struggling with the disease of addiction, and their loved ones.
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St. Joseph Parish68 William Cardinal O'Connell Way
Boston, MA 02114