Today, the Second Sunday of Lent, we hear the Transfiguration account, from the Gospel of Mark. Jesus took his closest friends up a mountain for an intimate glimpse into who he was, in all his glory. He “led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white . . . ” (9:2-3). The passage invites us to climb our own mountains to experience who God is in our lives. During these times may we encounter moments of grace and feel God’s love and presence.
Mosaic, Church of the Transfiguration
Mount Tabor, Lower Galilee
Adult Confirmation Preparation
Adults who have not been confirmed have an opportunity to prepare now to complete your initiation and receive the sacrament of Confirmation. The only requirement is that you attend Mass regularly and receive the sacraments.
The sessions are Thursday evenings, via Zoom.
Dates and topics to be announced.
To sign up for Confirmation Preparation
— Send an email to Bill Sparks, Faith Formation Director, or JP Fernandez, Youth Ministry and Confirmation Coordinator, with the subject line “Adult Confirmation.” Please include a telephone number.
— Come to the Parish Center and leave your name, telephone number, and a good time to reach you by phone.
For more about Adult Confirmation, see the Confirmation page.
Beginning March 1, we are accepting Mass Intention Requests for the period April through June 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.
Stations of the Cross – Via Crucis
with St .Francis of Assisi
COVID-19 restrictions preclude us from gathering in person to pray the Stations of the Cross. Nevertheless, you can make this devotion a part of your Lenten observance in a different way this year. Click on the link below for a prayerful meditation on the passion of Jesus, from his sentencing to the laying of his body in the tomb. Enter into the mystery of Jesus’ gift of himself to us and be renewed in the experience of his love for all humanity.
Click here to open, download, and print the VIA CRUCIS pdf booklet
Although the church and parish facilities are closed to gatherings, our office staff and priests are here to serve you.
Our Confirmation and Youth Ministry program continues in compliance with coronavirus pandemic guidelines from local public health authorities and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Teen Confirmation Year 1 and Year 2 sessions will take place via Zoom until further notice.
Year 1 and Year 2 Zoom Logon Information
Zoom ID: 728 3634 8002
Zoom ID: 714 4510 7733
For more about the sacrament of Confirmation, visit the Teen Confirmation page.
Youth Ministry and Confirmation Coordinator
Supporting Your Parish
During this challenging time, please continue to support your parish. Our parish must continue to pay ongoing expenses (e.g., salaries, insurance, utilities) during these difficult circumstances. While we understand that everyone’s situation is different, we encourage you to continue your financial support for 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 2019.
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.