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.
Please help me welcome back Fr. Francis Iroot as our parochial vicar once again. Attendance has been increasing each week, and I hope you will have the opportunity to see him at Mass, Stations of the Cross, or in the confessional.
For those who are not back at Mass, 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. 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
Pope Francis has designated 2021 as the Year of St. Joseph. What better way to observe it than to pray for his intercession? The USCCB has composed a novena to be prayed yearly on March 10-18, the nine days that precede the Solemnity of Saint Joseph on March 19. You can find the novena prayers here.
Click here for more prayers and resources for the Year of St. Joseph from the USCCB.
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!
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.”