The GOOD NEWS
“TODAY THIS SCRIPTURE PASSAGE IS FULFILLED IN YOUR HEARING.” (Lk. 4:21) With these words, pronounced after reading Isaiah 61 (The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me, to bring glad tidings to the poor.) at the synagogue in Nazareth, Jesus announces the fulfillment of the prophetic vision and starts proclaiming the Good News, calling us where we are, and as we are, to follow him and become something greater.
January Confirmation Sessions Via ZOOM!
Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases, we will be conducting our Confirmation Sessions via ZOOM for the month of January 2022 (subject to change). Please find the upcoming Confirmation Session schedule and the corresponding ZOOM access ID and codes:
CONFIRMATION YEAR 1 (note the back to back meetings)
January January 23rd (Sunday, 9:00am) – “The Resurrection of Jesus” (pg 81)
CONFIRMATION YEAR 2
January 25th (Tuesday, 7:00pm) or January 30th (Sunday, 9:00am) – “Reconciliation” (pg 185)
ZOOM info for Tuesday Sessions:
Meeting ID# 768 4839 5554
ZOOM info for Sunday Sessions:
Meeting ID# 782 0780 1860
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.
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 January through March 2022. 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.