News and Updates

  • The Rectory Office will be open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm. Please email the rectory here if you have any questions.
  • The Flea Market is now open! Monday-Friday 9:00-5:30, Saturday 9:30-7:30, Sunday 8:00-1:30 until July 25th. Food available on Friday and Saturday-- see details below. Donations accepted 8 AM to 8 PM daily in the two car garage through July 8th. 
  • Electronic ContributionsLooking for an easier way to contribute to the parish? Click here to set up an online donation.
  • Eucharistic Adoration is being held in the main church Monday-Friday from 9:00am-9:00pm. 
  • Sign up for the e-news at the bottom of this page. If you don't see the sign-up form it may be your browser. E-mail with your name and e-mail and we'll get you signed up.
Mass Schedule


Sunday Mass Times

Saturday Vigil 5:00 PM

Online Streamed Vigil: 6:00 PM HERE
Sunday 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 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

Message from Monsignor

Dear friends, at this time our rectory staff are back in the office from 9 AM to 1 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 from our chapel on Saturdays at 6 PM 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

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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!

Flea Market Information

Flea Market Donations will be accepted in the two car garage from 8am-8pm daily through July 8th. NO computers, trophies, school textbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, or exercise equipment will be accepted. All furniture donations must be approved. Contact Jess with further questions or to volunteer at 610-739-0463.

The Flea Market is also serving food on Fridays and Saturdays after 11 AM. There are hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, sloppy joes, walking tacos, and soft pretzels. Sanitized tables and chairs are set up outside for your convenience.

Flea Market hours are M-F 9:00 AM-5:30 PM, Saturdays 9:30 AM-7:30 PM, and Sundays from 8:00 AM-1:30 PM until July 25th.

Mass Obligation Lifted as Masses Suspended

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.”

2021 Mass Book

The 2021 Mass book is not yet open. Stay tuned for more details on when you can start scheduling your Mass intentions for next year.

 · St. Joseph the Worker Church ·

1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield PA 18069