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St Joseph Church

Worship, Discipleship, Outreach


Where Faith and Family Are One

Our parish has a rich heritage of being a strong faith community. Through togetherness, we can share in our love of God and love of others. St. Joseph Parish in Ambler is truly a welcoming place and we invite all of you to feel at home as you explore our website and learn more about what makes us a truly great place for faith sharing and community togetherness and involvement. As our pastor is quoted to say, "All are welcome."

   

Fr Tully benediction

 

RECENT EVENTS

 

 

Blessing of the Animals

In what is a beloved annual tradition here at St. Joseph, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi was celebrated with the blessing of the animals. This year brought out the fluffiest and furriest of our parishioners as dogs, cats, birds and rabbits were all there to be given their certificate and blessing. The beautiful celebration of prayer and togetherness continues to grow each year behind the efforts of Fr. Tully, Fr. McElroy and their own furry friends.

To see more photos from this great event, please visit our photo gallery. 

 

quinceanara

Quinceañera Celebration

Our parish was immensely blessed as a member of our parish family celebrated her Quinceañera in October. In the Hispanic culture, the Quinceañera is a very important religious coming of age for young girls. Accompanied by her parents, godparents and an honor court usually comprised of close friends, siblings or cousins, the child is celebrated with a mass of thanksgiving. At the end of the celebration, the child presents her bouquet of flowers to the Virgin Mary. 

Felicitaciones Daisy!

 

 

For more on our recent events, please visit the parish photo galleries!

 

 

UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS

 

Oct. 21 - Following Christ

Nov. 2 - Prep Mass and Hospitality

Nov. 9 - Monthly Spanish Mass

Nov. 14 - Girls Nite Out

Nov. 15/16 - Holiday Craft Bazaar


For more information on these events and for more upcoming events in our parish, please see the parish calendar

 

ST. JOSEPH "DISCIPLES IN THE COMMUNITY"

 

Fun at the Ambler Octoberfest!

Fr Tully Octoberfest

Our disciples were hard at work in early October as they helped work the St. Joseph table at the annual Octoberfest in town. Many parishioners came together to create the display, man the table and give away religious items. Our table was visited by both old and new parishioners alike.

Even our pastor, Fr. Tully and priest in residence, Fr. McElroy, stopped by to enjoy the fun.

 

 

Knights of Columbus Serve up 

Walter KOC Pancake Breakfast

Breakfast at Applebees

 

With their motto, "in service to one, in service to all," the Knights of Columbus Council #3633, welcomed everyone for some pancakes and sausage at the Applebees in Montgomeryville. The Knights have participated in this fundraiser for a few years now and as always, it was a great success.

 

RELIGIOUS FAITH FORMATION

 

Whether you wish to join the Catholic Church, have children anticipating making their sacraments or just want to learn and grow more in your faith and personal witness and relationship with God, there is a faith formation for everyone at our parish. Please take the time to learn about some of our great programs which include but are not limited to Religious Prep, RCIA and the ChristLife series. As always, all are welcome!

 

Religious Prep meets every Sunday at 10:15 AM in the classrooms

 

Registration forms can be found on the Religious Prep page. Please contact Anne Marie Singh, Director of Religious Education  (stjosephamblerdre@gmail.com) if you have any questions or need to register.

If your child is in the 4th grade or older and is also interested in being an altar server, please contact Anne Marie Singh.

 

                                             

                                    PRAYER FOR THE FAMILY

 world meeting of families philadelphia 2015 logo    God and Father of us all,

                                                           in Jesus, your Son and our Savior,
                                                           you have made us
                                                           your sons and daughters
                                                           in the family of the Church.

                                                           May your grace and love
                                                           help our families
                                                           in every part of the world
                                                           be united to one another
                                                           in fidelity to the Gospel.

                                                          May the example of the Holy Family,
                                                          with the aid of your Holy Spirit,
                                                          guide all families, especially those most troubled,
                                                          to be homes of communion and prayer
                                                          and to always seek your truth and live in your love.
                                                          Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

                                                          Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!

                                                   World Meeting of Families — Philadelphia 2015

 

                                   

Prayer to Saint Joseph

Oh, Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God. I place in you all my interests and desires. Oh, Saint Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.Oh, Saint Joseph, I never weary of contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. Saint Joseph, Patron of departing souls – Pray for me. Amen.