ASH WEDNESDAY February 10, 2016
12:05 noon Mass with the blessing and imposition of Ashes
5:30 p.m. Exposition and Confessions, with additional priests participating
6:55 p.m. Rosary
7:30 p.m. Novena Prayers and Mass with the blessing and imposition of Ashes
NORMS FOR FASTING AND ABSTINENCE, courtesy of the Diocese of Raleigh
Abstinence is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence, no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, Church law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the Parish Priest should be consulted.
Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and Catechumens should undertake these practices seriously, but joyfully.
Msgr. Ingham's homilies are available in audio format through the podcast link or iTunes.
These audio files are offered to parishioners and visitors to this site as a spiritual resource so that one’s faith life may be enhanced and strengthened by closer observation and reflection. Please share the homilies with anyone whom you believe would benefit from hearing them.
Unauthorized Solicitations on the St. Joseph's Grounds
Through Catholic Parish Outreach and many services of Catholic Charities - as well as initiatives in our own parish - many in need are helped with assistance of many kinds. The monthly “Share” collection permits us to respond to crises. I must, however, urge worshipers at St. Joseph’s not to give money to those appealing for it af-ter our services, near the doors of the church and in the parking areas. And as a matter of general caution, we request all to lock the doors of their cars during Mass, Sundays and weekdays.
Over the years, St. Joseph’s has made great efforts to schedule Baptisms on the day of the parents’ request, and usually individually. All of our parishioners know that this is not the situation in parishes much smaller than ours, not to speak of the large parishes in our area.
Alas, the scheduling is getting more and more complex. We are trying to confer Holy Baptism to infants at least monthly, on Saturdays.
Do not have relatives locked into travel plans before arrangements are secured at the Church! There are also requirements for godparents which the Parish Secretary can convey.
Contact: Parish Office at 919-231-6364