News and Updates

  • Advent Confession Schedule Saturday the 7th, 14th and 21st, 3:30-4:15 pm and 5:30-5:55 pm. Sunday the 8th, 15th and 22nd, 8:00-8:25 am, 9:30-9:55am and 11:00-11:25 am. 
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  • Eucharistic Adoration Updates: Adorers are needed Monday 10am, Tuesday 1pm and 4pm, Wednesday 10am and 8pm, Thursday 6pm, and Friday 9am and 12pm.  Email here if you are available. 
Mass Schedule


Sunday Mass Times

Saturday Vigil 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM  11:30 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 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Pastor's Welcome

Thank you for visiting St Joseph the Worker Church. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our Catholic church on this site, or stop in for a visit. We would love to welcome you to our Church by sharing our love for Jesus Christ with you.


Parish life is centered on the Eucharist. During Mass, our Risen Lord becomes truly present. As a Catholic community, we the people of St. Joseph the Worker Parish are filled with the Holy Spirit who brings new life to us all.


— Rev. Monsignor Robert J. Wargo

Christmas Mass Schedule 2019

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

8:30 AM Main Church

10:00 AM Main Church

11:30 AM Main Church

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

4:00 PM Main Church; Musical Prelude at 3:15 PM

4:00 Children's Mass in Parish Center; Musical Prelude at 3:30

6:00 PM Main Church

8:00 PM Main Church

10:00 PM Main Church; Musical Prelude at 9:30 PM

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Monday, December 31st 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM

Tuesday, January 1st 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation 

Saturday Evenings, December 7, 14, & 21

3:30 to 4:15pm & 5:30 to 5:55pm

Sunday Mornings, December 1, 8, 15, & 22

8:00 to 8:25, 9:30 to 9:55, & 11:00 to 11:25


Monday, December 16 & Wednesday, December 18

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Tuesday, December 17

7:30 to 8:30pm

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The National Appeal for Retired Religious will be taking place during all Masses December 7-8. Thank you for giving generously!

 · St. Joseph the Worker Church ·

1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield PA 18069