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   7:00 p.m., Spanish

   7:30 a.m., Vietnamese
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   10:30 a.m., English
   12:00 p.m., Spanish

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As we start the new liturgical year, Jesus reminds us in today’s Gospel, “Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.” (Mk 13:33)

Yet, Advent is not traditionally a time of watching for the signs of God’s presence around us, but rather a time of waiting, looking forward in hope to the birth of the Son of God who comes among us like one of us.


Thank you to our youth, parents and St. Vincent de Paul for participating in this year's Thanksgiving Food Drive! Parents of one Confirmand donated 30 turkeys! Our next project will be to help with the Christmas trees, Blood Drive, and Toy Drive.

Thank you to our youth, parents and St. Vincent de Paul for participating in this year's Thanksgiving Food Drive! Parents of one Confirmand donated 30 turkeys! Our next project will be to help with the Christmas trees, Blood Drive, and Toy Drive.

Blood Drive 2023


Sunday, December 3, 2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
in the Parish Hall

Between Thanksgiving & New Year's, 1 million+ units of blood may be given to U.S. patients. You can help! Give a meaningful gift this month that you don’t need to wrap. Give the gift of life – donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross. Your donation can bring hope & help someone through some of life's toughest moments. Join us for the St. Joseph the Worker Community Blood Drive on Sunday, December 3, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our address is 19855 Sherman Way, Winnetka, CA 91306.
To schedule your life-saving appointment, please visit, Sponsor code: StJosephCC
OR scan the code to the right

Schedule your blood donation appointment today!

Feast of the Immaculate Conception


The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is Friday, December 8 and is a Day of Obligation.

Masses are as follows:

   December 7 (Vigil)
      6:45 p.m. (English)

   December 8
      6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 6:45 p.m. (English)
      5:30 p.m. (Vietnamese)
      8:00 p.m. (Spanish)

Letter from Fr. Beto

Clarification of Sunday & Christmas Mass Obligation

English   Español
My Dear Parishioners,
I trust you are doing well and being blessed. Given that Christmas Eve this year falls on Sunday there is some confusion regarding our Sunday Mass obligation.
Let me clarify so that there is no confusion. In the morning we celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent. This fulfills your Sunday Mass obligation.
In the evening we have Christmas Vigil Masses.
The Vigil Mass does not fulfill your Sunday Mass obligation, it fulfills your Christmas Day Mass obligation. You then don’t have to attend Mass on Christmas Day.
To be clearer, if you attend the Vigil Mass, you still must attend Mass on Sunday morning or Saturday evening vigil mass.
I hope this makes the situation a little clearer. If you have any questions, just ask me after mass on Sunday. Blessings,
Fr. Beto
  Mis queridos feligreses,
Confío se encuentren bien bendecidos. Dado que la Nochebuena de este año cae en domingo, existe cierta confusión con respecto a nuestra obligación de asistir a Misa dominical.
Permítanme aclarar para que no haya confusión.
Por la mañana celebramos el cuarto domingo de Adviento. Esto cumple con la obligación de Misa dominical.
Por la tarde tenemos Misas de Vigilia Navideña.
La Misa de Vigilia no cumple con la obligación de la Misa dominical, cumple con la obligación de Misa el día de Navidad. Entonces no es necesario asistir a Misa el día de Navidad.
Para ser más claro, si asisten a la Misa de Vigilia, igualmente deben asistir a Misa el domingo por la mañana o la vigilia el sabado.
Espero que esto aclare un poco la situación. Si tienen algunas pregunta, hágamelas después de la misa del domingo.
Pbro. Beto

USCCB and War in the Holy Land


October 8, 2023
WASHINGTON – In response to the continued tensions and violence that erupted into warfare between Gaza and Israel on October 7, Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on International Justice and Peace, calls for prayers for peace in the Holy Land:

“On October 7, the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary, the world watched the operation launched from Gaza and the rapid call to arms from Israel that ensued. Almost 50 years to the day of the launch of the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, once again war is spilling out in the Holy Land. With it brings the mounting casualties and hostilities unfolding on all sides, and increased threats to the Status Quo of the Holy Places among Jews, Muslims, and Christians further dimming any hope for peace.



Confirmation Year 1

Sunday, Dec 3rd, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “Christ’s Great Teaching: The Trinity”

Tuesday, Dec 19, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.(Hall) - Joint Sessions with Year 2. Christmas gathering and canned food drive.

Tuesday, Jan 9, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.(Hall)
Sunday, Jan 14, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “Jesus Christ: Our Redeemer”

Confirmation Year 2

Tuesday, Dec 5, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Hall)
Sunday, Dec 10, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “Reconciliation"

Tuesday, Dec 19, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Hall) - Joint Sessions with Year 1. Christmas gathering and canned food drive.

Upcoming Service Projects

Friday, Dec 15 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Parish Hall) – Toy Drive Preparation

Saturday, Dec 16 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Parish Hall) – Toy Drive Distribution

Youth Ministry Global Events

July 28, 2025 to Aug. 3, 2025: Jubilee of Young People (ages 13 – 35). Rome, Italy.

2027 (pending actual dates): World Youth Day (ages 13-35). Seoul, South Korea

For more information, email JP

Religious Education


Registration for children and youth Catechesis is now open! Our parish sessions are offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese to children and youth in grades 1- 8, new and returning students, as well as children and youth with special needs. Registration process is the SAME for all families: “New and Returning.” Please review all guidelines and forms.

¡La registración de catequesis para niños y jóvenes está abierta! Sesiones parroquiales ofrecidas en inglés, español y vietnamita para niños y jóvenes en los grados 1-8, estudiantes nuevos y que regresan, así como a niños y jóvenes con necesidades especiales. El proceso de inscripción es el MISMO para todas las familias: “Nuevas y Volviendo.” Revise todas las reglas generales y formularios.

Join us for Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction Every Friday


St. Joseph the Worker Church has Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction every Friday of the month. 

We invite you to be in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the church.

Los invitamos a estar en la presencia del Santísimo Sacramento todos los viernes de 5:00 p.m. a 7:00 p.m. en la iglesia, seguido del Santo Rosario a las 7:00 p.m. y la misa en español los Primeros Viernes a las 7:30 p.m.

All are welcome. Todos son bienvenidos.

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.



mi We accept mass intentions on a quarterly basis beginning one month prior to the start of each quarter:

   • December for January - February - March
   • March for April - May - June
   • June for July - August - September
   • September for October - November - December

You may download and print the Mass Intention Request form from our website or get one at the Parish Center. Complete the form and deliver or mail it to the Parish Center with your $10 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.

COVID-19 Update


We are happy that we have continued to celebrate mass in our church building.

Please let your family and friends know that we would love to see them return if they have not yet done so.

We ask that you continue to sanitize your hands upon entering the church for the sake of safety for everyone.

We will continue to follow the State, County and Archdiocesan public health guidelines These are the Guidelines:

Masks are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for EVERYONE but not required in:

• Airplanes
• Indoor public setting and businesses such as retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, cardrooms, meetings, state and local government offices that serve the public.
• Indoors at K-12 schools and daycare
Churches & Houses of Worship


Supporting Your Parish


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.

The chart below compares the most recent week’s collection with the same week last year.


Mail: If you prefer, you may mail your offering envelope with check to the parish: St. Joseph the Worker Church, 19808 Cantlay Street, Winnetka, CA 91306.