News and Updates

  • School Basket Raffle and Food Truck Event April 24th from 9 AM - 6 PM and April 25th from 8 AM - 12 PM. Food, fun and incredible prizes!  Come support our school!
  • Flea Market Donations are now being accepted in the two car garage from 9 AM-7 PM daily.  We are  NOT accepting the following items: broken, cracked or chipped items, clothing, shoes, pillows, mattresses, car seats, cribs, bowling balls, encyclopedias, magazines, text books, computers, keyboards, printers, cassette tapes, old TVs, cellphones, typewriters, skis, porcelain dolls. 
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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,

You may have heard that after thirty-one years as the pastor at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, I will be retiring on June 14th, 2021. I am very grateful for the years I have spent at here, and the many things we were able to accomplish together. Thank you for making this my home. I am looking forward to helping in other parishes and giving up my administrative responsibilities.

I want to thank those of you who have made the effort to hand-deliver your contributions to the rectory and mail in your envelopes during Covid and our time apart. Hopefully, I will see you back at Mass, but if you cannot be here for health reasons, 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.  We are offering Mass in the parking lot near the chapel when you tune your radio to 94.3 FM at 9 AM on Sundays.  Communion is distributed in the grotto. 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!

Mass Obligation Remains Lifted

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.”

Eucharistic Adoration is in the chapel Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00am-9:00pm and Tuesdays 9:00am-7:00pm. Adorers needed: Thursdays at 3PM and 8 PM, Fridays at noon and 4 PM. First Fridays at 1 AM and 2 AM Saturday. Contact if you can help. Overnight Adoration on First Fridays until 8 AM.

Prayer to St. Joseph

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.

 · St. Joseph the Worker Church ·

1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield PA 18069