Saturday, January 28, was the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), an Italian Dominican friar and an influencer, to use a term popular nowadays, of the Roman Catholic doctrine for centuries. He produced a comprehensive synthesis of Christian theology and Aristotelian philosophy that was adopted as the official philosophy of the church in 1917. Standing between antiquity and modernity, he was the greatest figure of his time in philosophy and theology.
Thomas was pronounced a saint by Pope John XXII in 1323, fifty years after his death.
Carlo Crivelli, St. Thomas Aquinas
Ascoli Piceno, Italy
SJW Youth Ministry
Upcoming Confirmation Sessions
Confirmation Year 1
Tuesday, Jan 24th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Hall)
Sunday, Jan 29th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “Christ’s Promise: The Gift of the Holy Spirit"
Tuesday, Feb 7th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Hall)
Sunday, Feb 12th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “The Mystery of the Church”
Tuesday, Feb 21st, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Hall)
Sunday, Feb 26th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “The Church is One”
Confirmation Year 2
Tuesday, Jan 31st, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Hall)
Sunday, Feb 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “Holy Orders"
Tuesday, Feb 14th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Hall)
Sunday, Feb 19th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “Marriage”
Tuesday, Feb 28th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Hall)
Sunday, March 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (YM Room): “Foundations of a Moral Life”
Confirmation for Practicing Adults
Calling those practicing adults that have not received Confirmation. We are ready to present preparation classes for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. See Sacrament of Confirmation for details.
Adult Confirmation 2023
April 13, 2023 – Orientation
April 20, 2023 – Session 1: Sacraments & Symbols
April 27, 2023 – Session 2: Water & Baptism
May 4, 2023 – Session 3: Bread, Wine and the Eucharist
May 11, 2023 – Session 4: Immediate Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation (Oil, Laying on Hands, Confirmation)
May 19, 2023 – Confirmation Rehearsal
May 26, 2023 – Sacrament of Confirmation
June 1, 2023 – Session 5: Mystagogical Reflection on the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation
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.
Desde octubre te 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 are accepting Mass Intention Requests for the period November through March 2023. 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.
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 in 2021.
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.