News and Updates

  • For Confession times, see Holy Week Schedule
  • Electronic Contributions (NEW!)Looking for an easier way to contribute to the parish? Click here to set up an online donation.
  • All Masses and all events in the Parish Center are cancelled until further notice.
  • Eucharistic Adoration is now cancelled. The church will remain open during the day for private prayer.
  • The Rectory Office is closed as of 3/25. Please email the rectory here if you have any questions. (Please do not leave a message on the phone unless absolutely necessary.)
  • Note: There will not be a digital bulletin posted. Please sign up for the e-news at the bottom of this page.
  • Click here for News Updates from the Diocese of Allentown.
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

Message from Monsignor

Dear Parishioners,

I want to thank you for your outpouring of support during this Coronavirus quarantine. 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.

This is an unsettling time for everyone, as financial situations change and become more unclear. I thank you for keeping St. Joseph the Worker in your hearts and prayers. Following the request of Bishop Schlert, our rectory staff are now working from home, checking emails, managing our finances, and exploring new ways to keep our parish family connected in this time of separation.


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. Fr. David has been posting daily homilies there. We will be live-streaming the Mass from our chapel on Saturdays at 5 PM here on our YouTube channel. I hope you will join us online.

Please be assured of our prayers and let us pray that this virus will soon be overcome. This Lenten season will be a very special time of sacrificing for all of us. Let us continue to pray for all of our sick and those caring for them.


God Bless You,

Msgr. Robert Wargo

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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.”

Helping Hands Sales Suspended

In accordance with Gov. Wolf’s Stay at Home Order (as of 8:00 pm on 3/25/20), Bishop Schlert has directed that all rectory and school offices in Lehigh and Northampton counties remain closed until further notice.

 · St. Joseph the Worker Church ·

1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield PA 18069