St Joseph Church

Worship, Discipleship, Outreach

 

 

 Faith and Family Are One

Our parish has a rich heritage of being a strong faith community. Through faithfulness and togetherness, we 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, Father Tully is quoted to say, "All are welcome."

   

 

                          UPCOMING EVENTS     APRIL-MAY 2017

   April 2- Hospitality Sunday after the 11:00 AM mass

   April 8- Extended Confession Time for Lent (Saturday 3:30-4:30)

   April 10-Evening Confessions- 7PM to 8PM

   HOLY WEEK BEGINS

   HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 13TH-MASS WITH WASHING OF THE FEET BEGINS AT 7:00 PM

   OUR TRADITIONAL BUS PILGRIMAGE TO VISIT OTHER CHURCHES REPOSITORIES SAYING THE

   ROSARY FOLLOWS MASS. ALL ARE WELCOME-PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WILL BE TAKING THE    BUS

   GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 14TH- CHURCH WILL OPEN AT 12PM

   THE PASSION OF OUR LORD SERVICE BEGINS AT 3:00PM

   HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 15TH- THE EASTER VIGIL BEGINS AT 7:00PM. THIS MASS SATISFIES        THE EASTER OBLIGATION

   EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 16TH- MASSES ARE: 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM AND 11:00AM. THERE WILL BE A CHILDREN'S EASTER EGG HUNT AFTER EACH OF THE EASTER SUNDAY MASSES, NOT AT THE VIGIL.

 

THE MASS BOOK WILL OPEN FOR INTENTIONS ON TUESDAY, APRIL 18TH AT 9:00AM. THESE INTENTIONS WILL START JULY 1ST, 2017 TO JANUARY 1ST 2018. WEEKEND AND WEEKDAY MASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE AS WELL AS CANDLE INTENTIONS.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH-THE FIRST COMMUNION RETREAT. ALL FIRST COMMUNION CHILDREN MUST ATTEND. CHILDREN ARE TO BE IN THEIR CLASSROOM AT 9AM. THE RETREAT WILL BE OVER AT 12PM. THIS RETREAT IS MANDATORY.

   

                                    MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MAY

SATURDAY, MAY 6TH AT 10:00AM- FIRST COMMUNION

SUNDAY, MAY 7TH AT 11:00AM MASS- THE CROWNING OF MARY

 

                                                 

OUR SPANISH MASSES CONTINUE TO BE THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 2:00PM. THERE IS ALSO A SPANISH MASS ON THE 5TH WEEK OF THE MONTH (WHERE THIS IS A 5TH SUNDAY) THIS MASS COUNTS FOR YOUR SUNDAY OBLIGATION. PLEASE COME AND JOIN US!

 

THE RECTORY CHAPEL IS ALWAYS OPEN FROM MONDAY TO THURSDAY FROM 9 TO 4 AND FRIDAY FROM 9 TO 12 FOR ADORATION (NOT EXPOSITION) OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT.  THE DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET IS SAID EVERYDAY AT 3PM. STOP IN AND BE RENEWED IN THE LORD. EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT TAKES PLACE ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 8:30 AM TO 4:00 PM IN THE CHURCH.

 

MOVIE NIGHT:- THURSDAY EVENINGS AT 7:00 PM IN THE HERITAGE ROOM.

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 Sunday Scripture Study. As always, all are welcome!

Religious Prep meets every Sunday at 10:30 AM in the classrooms

Registration forms can be found on the Religious Prep page. Please contact the rectory or email stjosephamblerdre@gmail.com if you have any questions or need to register please call 215-646-0494 and ask for Mrs. Susan Gallen, the Director of Religious Education.

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

ADULT/CHILD ALTAR SERVING

Perhaps you were an altar server “back in the day” or never got a chance to be one? Now is the perfect opportunity for families and our seniors alike. If you or your child/ren (or grandchildren) are interested in joint altar serving, please call the office. Easy training! This is a great time for families to be together celebrating the Eucharistic Celebration of the Mass while serving at the table of our Lord.      …”What about you?”             Pope Francis

             PRAYER TO SAINT JOSEPH, OUR PATRON SAINT

Oh, Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, soprompt 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.
 
 

 

                                      

 

 

 

 

           

           

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interested in renting out the Heritage Room for your next event or gathering? For all of our  rentals:

Please contact St. Joseph's Rectory at 215-646-0494 or email stjosephambler@gmail.com



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