In this Sunday Gospel we hear the parable of the workers in the vineyard: The owner hires people throughout the day and, at the end, pays all equally for a full day worth of work.
At the end of our life, God is like the owner and will welcome us equally no matter when we turned to him. In charity, we must rejoice in the generosity of God, and be thankful for a change of heart at any time, rather than be like the workers who complained about receiving the same pay as those who worked only a few hours.
FEAST OF SAN LORENZO RUIZ
Welcome and celebrate with us the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino Saint, Saturday, September 30, 5:30 p.m. Mass. Fellowship and reception to follow immediately in the Parish Hall. Please bring your families and friends. Any questions contact Tessie at (818) 406-5681.
San Lorenzo Ruiz
San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint, was a layman, married, with two sons and a daughter. Born in Binondo, Manila, in the early 1600s of a Chinese father and Tagala mother, he was raised a devout Catholic. He worked as a calligrapher for the Dominican parish of Binondo, where he transcribed baptismal, confirmation, and marriage documents. In 1636 Ruiz was implicated in a murder. He sought help from his Dominican superiors who believed in his innocence. In order to escape what they believed would have been an unjust prosecution, the Spanish friars immediately sent Ruiz on a missionary expedition outside of the Philippines. Initially, Ruiz thought he was being sent to Taiwan, where he believed his Chinese roots would enable him to start a new life. Little did he know that he and his fellow missionaries were actually headed for Nagasaki, Japan, where feudalism was fanning the flames of Christian persecution. Ruiz was arrested almost immediately upon his arrival and subjected to intense torture by Japanese captors who tried to convince him to renounce his faith. Ruiz refused, declaring, “I am a Christian and I will remain a Christian even to the point of death. On September 22, 1637, Ruiz and his companions were led up a hill overlooking the bay of Nagasaki to agonizing punishment and death. Ruiz died on September 29, 1637.
Baptism Class Dates 2023
Mondays 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10/2, 10/30, 11/27
Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10/4, 11/1, 11/29
Please download and print the Baptism information and two Godparent information forms (English or Spanish). Be sure to print one Godparent Information form for each Godparent. You can also come to the Parish Center office to pick up a Baptism form package in English or Spanish.
SJW Youth Ministry — Teen Confirmation News and Schedule
Confirmation Year 1
Tuesday, Oct 3, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Hall)
Sunday, Oct 8, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “Happiness and God Our Father”
Tuesday, Oct 17, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Hall)
Sunday, Oct 22, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “Gift of Divine Life & Gift of Revelation”
Tuesday, Oct 31, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Hall)
Sunday, Nov 5, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “Gift of Sacred Scriptures”
Confirmation Year 2
Tuesday, Sept 26, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Hall)
Sunday, Oct. 1, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “Safeguard the Children Training”
Tuesday, Oct 10, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Hall)
Sunday, Oct. 15, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “The Sacred Liturgy and Seven Sacraments”
Tuesday, Oct 24, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Hall)
Sunday, Oct. 29, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “Baptism and Confirmation”
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
Join The Rosary Groups for Jesus and Mary on Saturday, October 7, 2023 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.. in the SJW Parish Hall for the 40th Annual Rosary Rally.
Priest vs Seminarians 2023
All are invited to the Priests v Seminarians showdown!
This Archdiocese of Los Angeles Basketball Game will be held at Cathedral High School on Friday, October 13 at 1253 Bishops Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012. See below for admission information! Scan the QR code to purchase tickets, as well as for news and updates.
$5 Students (1st to 12th grade)
FREE 5 years and under
DISCOUNT for groups of 10 or more
Virtual Bi-Regional Congress 2023
We want to remind all our parish communities about a Virtual Bi-Regional Congress on Saturday, October 14. This congress is for everyone who wishes to grow in their faith.
We Encounter, We Rejoice, We Go!
¡Nos encontramos, Nos Alegramos, Vamos!
Saturday / Sábado, October 14th
Includes 3 sessions, 9 workshops to choose from with an incredible lineup of speakers and topics
Incluye 3 sesiones con 9 talleres para escoger con una increíble alineación de conferencistas y temas.
For More Information & to Register for Event
Para más información acerca de registración
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.
We will be accepting requests for the period October through 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.
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:
• 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
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.
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 or check) to the parish: St. Joseph the Worker Church, 19808 Cantlay Street, Winnetka, CA 91306.