News and Updates

  • Kids' Boutique Clothing Sale: October 28-November 13. Member Preview 10/27 and 10/28, 9-5 PM. We are accepting kids' clothing donations in the 2 car garage from 8 AM-8 PM daily. Volunteers needed, see information below.
  • Eucharistic Adoration is being held 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 3 PM. Contact if you can help.
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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, 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.

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 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. 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!

Kid's Boutique Clothing Sale

We will be holding our first Kids' Boutique October 28th through November 13th. Preview for members and friends the 26th and 27th from 9-5 PM. Donations of children's clothing from newborn to youth 14/16 are being accepted in the two-car garage from 8 AM to 8 PM daily until October 27th. We are also accepting large baby items such as strollers, carriers, pack-and-plays, Little Tykes play sets, wagons, bicycles, etc. Please save small toys for next year's Flea Market.

Bring a non-perishable food donation to support our school Food Drive and receive $1 off your total purchase.

Volunteers are welcome! There are no set shifts, so come when you can. Contact Jess for more information at (610)395-2876 ext 176, or

Mass Obligation Remains Lifted

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.”

 · St. Joseph the Worker Church ·

1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield PA 18069