News and Updates

  • Advent Reconciliation and Christmas Schedule posted below.
  • Immaculate Conception Masses- Vigil on 12/7 at 6 PM, and 12/8 at 6:30 AM, 9 AM, 12:05 PM, and 7 PM. Due to Covid dispensation from the Bishop, this is not obligatory
  • Eucharistic Adoration is in the chapel Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00am-9:00pm and Tuesdays 9:00am-7:00pm. Adoration will be from 12-5:45 PM on Monday 12/7and Closed on Tuesday 12/8. Adorers needed: Thursdays at 3PM and 8 PM, Fridays at noon and 3 PM. Contact if you can help. Overnight Adoration on First Fridays until 8 AM.
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Mass Schedule


Sunday Mass Times

Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM (Live Streamed here), 11:00 AM 

Daily Mass Times
Mon. - Fri. 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM

Reconciliation Times

Friday and Saturday

 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM

Saturday 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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Dear friends, at this time our rectory staff are back in the office from 9 AM to 3 PM during the week to assist you, and we priests are happy to address your spiritual needs, as well. Simply call the rectory if you need to meet with one of us.

I want to thank you for your outpouring of support during this quarantine and invite you back to Mass.  Attendance has been increasing each week, but we still have plenty of room to spread out and be safe.

We appreciate the efforts you have made to hand-deliver your contributions to the rectory and mail in your envelopes. To make supporting our parish easier, you can now make your donations through our website. Simply click HERE to contribute. As financial situations change and become more unclear, I realize it can be very unsettling. I thank you for keeping St. Joseph the Worker in your hearts and prayers.

Please sign up for our e-news (scroll down for the sign up form) and follow our Facebook page at St. Joseph the Worker Parish for all of the latest information. We are live-streaming the Mass on Sundays at 9 AM here on our YouTube channel. I hope you will join us online if you are not able to come to church while the obligation is still lifted. Let's keep holy the Lord's day in every way possible at this time.

Please be assured of our prayers and let us pray that this virus will soon be overcome. I ask that you continue to pray for all of our sick and those caring for them.


God Bless You,

Msgr. Robert Wargo

Where can I drop off my envelopes?

We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our parishioners during this time of crisis. If you would like to contribute and are unable to mail your envelopes or contribute electronically, you may drop off your envelopes in the lock box hanging on the wall next to the glass entrance doors to the rectory office. Thank you to everyone for keeping St. Joe's in your prayers!

Advent Reconciliation and Christmas Schedule

Sacrament of Reconciliation

-Saturday Evenings, December 5, 12, and 19

4:00 to 4:45pm

-Sunday Mornings, November 29 and December 6, 13, and 20

7:45 to 8:30am and 9:45 to 10:30am
-Monday, December 21 and Wednesday, December 23

7:00pm to 8:30pm
-Tuesday, December 22
7:30 to 8:30pm


Christmas Eve Mass Schedule 12/24
-Church: 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm

-Parish Center: 2:00pm and 4:00pm

Christmas Day Masses 12/25
7:00am, 9:00am, and 11:00am

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

12/31 Vigil:  4:30pm and 6:00pm
1/1:  9:00am and 11:00am

Mass Obligation Remains Lifted

Effective immediately, and until further notice, Bishop Alfred Schlert, in union with the Bishops of Pennsylvania, has dispensed the faithful of the Diocese of Allentown from the obligation to attend Saturday Vigil/Sunday Masses.

“The clergy and religious of the Diocese of Allentown continue to stand ready to provide steadfast support and prayers during this difficult time,” said Bishop Schlert. “Just as St. Joseph protected the Holy Family, we turn to St. Joseph to protect us at this time of uncertainty and pandemic.”

 · St. Joseph the Worker Church ·

1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield PA 18069