9 am Mass Sunday, February 28, 2021
Saint Joseph Parish
Roman Catholic Church proudly serving Boston's Historic West End, Beacon Hill,
North Station, and Government Center Neighborhoods since 1862
68 William Cardinal O'Connell Way
Boston, MA 02114
February Mass Schedule:
9 am and 4 pm
WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY during Lent:
- Stations of the Cross will follow the mass on Fridays
- In church worship is with reduced capacity and strict adherence to official
pandemic safety and social distancing protocols (see "covid-guidelines" link further below)
- Watch from home via LIVESTREAM: the 9 am Sunday Mass and the 12:10
Ash Wednesday Mass. These are also accessible weekly at
and then are available on our websites to watch anytime at
Blessings of St Joseph!
In response to the realities and concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, we urge
continued caution and care in sanitary safeguards for all individuals.
Message from Fr. Joe
“Crossing into Ash Wednesday” Feb 17th 2021
Fast from criticism
Feast on Praise
Fast from self-pity
Feast on Joy
Fast from ill temper
Feast on Peace
Fast from resentment
Feast on Contentment
Fast from jealousy
Feast on Love
Fast from pride
Feast on Humility
Fast from selfishness
Feast on Service
Fast from fear and
Feast on Faith
Ash Wednesday 2021
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 NIN NID outreach program was recognized in this recent Beacon Hill Times Article:
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