Mass of All Hallows’ Eve on Friday, Oct 31 at 6:00 p.m. All children of the parish are invited to dress-up as their favorite saint and process into Mass. Saintly fun and games follow the Mass. Come out and enjoy a family fun night! Contact Deborah Pergerson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 919-754-7557 for costume ideas or to volunteer.

The conceptual Roots of Christian Faith, Taking a Closer Look at the Catechism

A series organized by the Thomas International Center. DR. FULVIO DI BLASI, TIC Director, returns to Saint Joseph on Saturday, Nov 8 at 7:00 p.m. to give the third of ten lectures, "The act of Faith and the Motives of Credibility,” in the community room. These classes are focusing on some of the main conceptual “tools” that make possible the understanding of Christian Faith, or, in other words, on the way in which Christian Philosophy has been “serving” theology (ancilla theologiæ) over the last 2,000 years by going together on some key points and chapters of the Catechism.


On Sunday, Nov 9 at the 9 o’clock Mass, our Veterans will be honored, and the colors of our country and of the Holy See will be advanced to the sanctuary by scouts of the parish. We would ask all veterans either to gather at the front door to process in at the beginning, or else to consider accepting special seating, for the ceremony, on the front rows near the altar. St. Joseph Parish is proud of its men and women, veterans in the military service of the United States of America. Please permit us to honor you at this time. This is a long-standing custom of our parish. After the 9 o’clock Mass we will honor our veterans in the community room with donuts and sweet rolls.


If you could use help with raking your leaves and cleaning up your yard this fall, the High School Youth Group would like to help you in November. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 631-338-1082 for more information.


will meet weekly on Tuesdays this fall starting Sept 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Madonna House on 424 Rose Lane, in Raleigh. They will watch and discuss the segments of Msgr. Robert Barron’s Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues series. Contact Theresa Davis 919-231-4049.


Legal and medical issues related to the planning for the end of life can be complicated and difficult. The Diocese of Raleigh has created a resource which expresses our Catholic teach-ing about the sanctity and beauty of life, while assisting the faithful in the practical decisions that must be made at the end of life. This Advance Directive document, which includes a Healthcare Power of Attorney with definitions, instruc-tions and the appointment of a health care agent, was prepared in consultation with both Catholic Bioethics and legal experts in the applicable laws of the State of North Carolina. This resource is recommended to you for your use to assist in creating a legal document that reflects your wishes for the end of your own life or that of your loved one. You may download a copy of this document by accessing the website. See more from the Diocese.

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