Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a registered parishioner of St. Joseph the Worker?

We have registration appointments available on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm, 7:00pm, and 7:30pm with Deacon Butch. Contact Morgan and she will be able to provide you with the next available slots and sign you up. If you have a Tuesday night commitment that would prevent you from being able to register at that time, let Morgan know and she will have Deacon Butch contact you directly to set up an appointment at another time. This registration appointment is required, even if you are transferring from another Diocesan parish. We want to get to know you!

How do I get a Mass card?

Stop by the rectory office to schedule a Mass to be said for someone's soul or their intentions. Masses are $10. Additionally, you can have the candles on the altar burned for a certain intention for one week.

 

How do I acquire a letter of eligibility to be a Godparent or Confirmation sponsor?

Contact Morgan with your name, the name of the person your are sponsoring, and the name of the church at which the Sacrament is being administered. Please note that you must be a registered, active parishioner in order to receive a letter of eligibility. If you don't come to Mass, we can't sign off that you'll make a good sponsor!

How do I get my baby baptized at St. Joe's?

Contact Morgan with your name and phone number. She will pass it on to Deacon Butch, our baptism coordinator, who will be in touch with you to set up a date. We perform baptisms on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month after the 11:30am Mass.
 

How do I start electronic giving?

Fill out this form and return it with a voided check to the rectory office or with a scanned copy via email.

Can I rent your parish hall for my party?

If there are no scheduled parish activities happening in our Parish Center, you are able to rent the main hall or smaller side rooms for approved events. Please contact Jessica via email or at 610-395-2876 ext. 176 for dates and rates.

I'm engaged and would like to be married at St. Joe's. What do I do now?

Fill out the marriage request form available on the Forms page and email it to Deacon Bruno here. At least six months are required for marriage preparation, and the times for weddings are Saturdays at 10:00am, 12:00pm, and 2:00pm.

Where is the Rectory Office?

The Rectory Office is located in the building to the left of the church when you are looking at the main entrance. There is a sign on the building that says Rectory Office, and the door is right around the corner from the sign, underneath the overhang between the Office and the church.

Do you have a program for children during any of your Masses?

The Children's Liturgy of the Word program takes place from October-April during the 10am Sunday Mass.

 · St. Joseph the Worker Church ·

1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield PA 18069