!! HAPPY NEW (LITURGICAL) YEAR !!
1st Sunday of Advent
TODAY WE BEGIN THE SEASON OF ADVENT AND A NEW LITURGICAL YEAR. This four-week period has a twofold emphasis, as we await both the Christmas feast of Christ’s Incarnation and his second coming at the end of time. In this Sunday’s Gospel (Lk 21:25-28) Jesus says to his disciples, “There will be signs...” Like the disciples we must remain alert and watchful, open to God’s presence in our world and the moments of grace that come our way.
Join Us for Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction & Rosary
St. Joseph the Worker Church will be having Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction & Rosary every Friday of the month.
Eucharistic Adoration will take place from 2 – 7 pm. The Benediction will be at 7 pm, followed by the Holy Rosary.
Our Parish Communities will lead the Holy Rosary in various languages as follows:
— First Friday of the month: Spanish
— Second Friday of the month: English
— Third Friday of the month: Tagalog
— Fourth Friday of the month: Vietnamese
— Fifth Friday of the month (as occurs): English
Please sign up here if you plan to attend the Eucharistic Adoration. We only have two slots available per hour to ensure that Jesus is not alone. All are welcome.
Jubilee Year Prayer Cards and Missionary Commitment Prayers
Join us in celebrating the Jubilee Year! Find the Jubilee Prayer Card and Missionary Commitment Prayer in your language.
Invitation to Ministries: God May Be Calling You to Serve!
Our Eucharistic Liturgy is the most important form of prayer we have in our church. It is important that we come together to hear the word of God proclaimed and to receive Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist. You can be a part of making this possible.
God may be calling you to share your gifts with the community. Remember that all gifts we receive from God are for the good of the community. To this end, I invite you to pray, to consider and to say “Yes” to God’s call to share your gifts in one of our liturgical ministries. For more details about the various liturgical ministries and how to volunteer. click on the Worship section.
Dios le llama a servir
Statement on Religious Exemption for Vaccination Against Covid-19
Please see here for statement on religious exemption for vaccination against Covid-19.
Favor de ver este enlace para leer la declaración sobre la exención religiosa para evitar vacunarse contra el Covid-19.
Religious Education Program
We are excited to welcome the children to a new, in-person catechetical year!
Catechetical sessions are offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese to new and returning children and youth in grades 1-8, as well as to children and youth with special needs. All sessions will take place in-person, on-site, in our parish facilities. Sessions begin early October and conclude in mid-May.
The health and safety of students, families, and the catechetical team is a priority. The Religious Education program operates in accordance with Archdiocese and local and state government guidelines relative to COVID-19 restrictions.
Though registration is now officially closed, a few spaces are still available. Please call Karina L. Villanueva at the Religious Education office (818) 341-6634 Ext. 1016 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will be on a “first come, first served” basis until spots are filled.
Consult the Religious Education Page for further program details, including ongoing schedule and fees.
Our program serves over 300 students, and we need many volunteers in order to run effectively. This year, we are in need of catechists for our English Sessions in particular. All parish volunteers must have completed an annual background check, be fingerprinted, signed a copy of the Code of Behavior, and undergone a “one-time-only” Protecting God’s Children training program. Please give prayerful thought and consideration to teaching as an individual or part of a team. The Religious Education staff offers support, enrichment, and training. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at email@example.com or by calling (818)341-6634 ext. 1016.
—Para español haga clic aquí
—Tiếng Việt Nam, bấm vào đây
Exciting School News!
Tuition Assistance for New Families
Through a generous donation to the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF), tuition assistance is available to NEW families to our Catholic school system. The amount can be nearly 50% off the tuition amount. Please share this great news with families you know who hesitate to apply to St. Joseph the Worker School because of the cost of tuition.
SCHOOL NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY 2021-2022
Please see here for the St. Joseph the Worker School's official Student Non-discrimination policy. In addition to being posted on our website, the policy is published in the staff and parent / student handbooks, as well as public relations / recruitment brochures
We are accepting Mass Intention Requests for the period October through December 2021. Download and print the Mass Intention Request form. Complete the form and deliver or mail it to the Parish Center with your $10.00 per Mass donation. A check payable to St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church is preferred; cash is accepted (exact amount, please). There is a limit of four requests per family. We do not accept phone requests.
The church building is now open for all Masses. We continue to follow State, County, and Archdiocese public health guidelines.
• With the current increase of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County, everyone is required to wear a mask indoors (whether you are vaccinated or not).
• While we no longer need to follow six-foot distancing practices, you are encouraged to maintain a three-foot distance from the next group or family in the pews.
• Archbishop Gomez has rescinded the dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. All are obligated to attend Mass. If, however, you have a fever or feel ill, please feel free to stay at home.
We all have a responsibility to care for one another.
Supporting Your Parish
Now that our Masses take place once again in the church, please renew your commitment to supporting your parish. The past many months of lower Mass attendance because of Covid concerns, and therefore reduced weekly collection, have been a financial challenge for our parish. While we understand that everyone’s situation is different, we encourage you to be generous in your support of St. Joseph the Worker.
Now is the time to give online!
Electronic Giving (e-giving) is an easy, convenient way to support your parish. Click on "e-giving" at the top right corner of this page and follow the instructions. You have the option to set up your contributions on an ongoing basis or as a one-time donation.
Our weekly bulletin routinely publishes collection statistics, comparing a particular week of the current year with the same week the previous year. Because we are not publishing the bulletin during this time, we have included collection data here. The chart below compares the most recent week’s collection with the same week in 2020.
Mail: If you prefer, you may mail your offering (envelope or check) to the parish: St. Joseph the Worker Church, 19808 Cantlay Street, Winnetka, CA 91306.