BAPTISMS (IN CHURCH OR PRIVATE)
We welcome people of all ages who have not been baptized before to come and receive the Water of New Life. At Saint Joseph we do so always within a liturgy to gain the consent of the people, and as Jesus as taught us, we use the Trinitarian formula ~ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Since Covid we also offer Private (at your Home or Venue) Baptisms to keep everyone both safe as well as blessed.
We offer a wide variety of ceremonies and options to tailor your Holy day. We work with all faiths and couples in selecting rich and meaningful rituals and traditions to create your one-of-a-kind ceremony. We are excited to announce a new resource for planning a wedding day. Father Joe and Father Rix offer insights and testimonies from their experience of a combined 600+ weddings in the new book from SJM Publishing, Happily Ever After!: A Guide to a Holy Marriage.
HOLY COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION
The celebration of the Holy Eucharist is the highest expression of the Church’s identity as communion. At Saint Joseph Mission through the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, the Church best carries out her mission of maintaining and promoting 'communion with the Triune God and communion among the faithful'. It is not surprising to us, therefore, that one of our most common ways of naming the Holy Eucharist is Holy Communion which is offer where and whenever it is most needed.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK & FUNERALS
The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Please contact Saint Joseph Mission when ever there is a need for us to help.
RECONCILIATION - CONFESSION IS GOOD FOR YOUR SOUL !
The Heart of Christ burns with love for us and he wants us to experience his immense and unfathomable mercy by confessing our sins and receiving forgiveness. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as the Sacrament of Penance) has three elements: Conversion, Confession and Celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness and as a result we are called to forgive ourselves as well as others who have harmed us.
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