This Week at St. Joe's
  • PREP Kick-Off Mass for families with last names beginning with M-Z on Tuesday the 20th at 7 PM.

  • RCIA is on Wednesday at 7 PM in the Board Room. All are invited to come and learn about the faith. Ask your questions HERE.

  • Children's Costumes are available for purchase in the Parish Center Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM.

  • CYO Winter Sports will be cancelled (includes basketball and cheer at all levels). This also means that the SJW Gym will be closed for CYO and sports activities.
Church Information
Mass Times
-Saturday Vigil 5 PM
-Sunday 7 AM
-Sunday 9 AM
-Sunday 11 AM

Live Stream at 9 AM Sunday Click HERE to watch.

Adoration
-9 AM-9 PM Monday through Friday, except Tuesday 9 AM- 7 PM.
-Divine Mercy Chaplet on weekdays at 3 PM.
-Adorers needed, contact adoration@stjw.org for more information
 
Confession
-Fridays 7:45-8:15 AM
-Saturdays 7:45-8:15 AM and 4:00-4:45 PM
-By appointment call the rectory 610-395-2876

Rosary
-After 8:30 daily Mass in the chapel
-Tuesdays at 1 PM in the Grotto
Attention PREP Parents!

Please check out the new resource page on our parish website www.stjwchurch.org by clicking HERE. Further information including the link to the resource page, service hours, and 7th and 8th grade homework can be found on the PREP page of the website HERE.
Children's Costumes are available for purchase in the Parish Center from 9AM-4PM, Monday-Friday.

Donations for the Kids' Boutique will be accepted until October 27th.
Volunteers always welcome! Contact Jess at jmueller@stjw.org or 610-395-2876 ext. 176.
Donations Requested for Christmas Bags/Boxes

The Senior Friendship Group in conjunction with the Divine Mercy Cenacle is working this year to provide Christmas bags and boxes to the Lehigh County Meals on Wheels recipients and area homeless.

We are seeking donations of lotions, shampoos, body wash, deodorant, combs and brushes, soft socks, puzzle and adult coloring books, colored pencils, wallets, change purses, disposable razors, shaving cream, decks of cards, small decorative items, cleaning supplies, laundry and dish soap, toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, disinfectant sprays, and sanitizers.

For the homeless we need backpacks, 6x8, 8x10 plastic tarps, instant coffee, granola/fruit/cookie bars, thermos tumblers, small easy open cans of fruit, applesauce, face masks, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and new blankets.

Items can be placed in back of the church in labeled storage tubs or dropped off at 3320 Oxford Circle S., Allentown or call 610-841-2178 with questions or for large deliveries. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!
Defenders of Life

The Defenders of Life invites you to stop by the table outside of the front entrance after Mass. Come see our models of pre-born babies, ages seven weeks to seven months old. Also, please take time to read the beautiful and inspiring words on the posters hanging on the wall. Worldwide, 30 million babies die annually through abortion. In the United States since 1973, 61 million babies and counting have been lost.
Your last chance to register to vote is October 19th. You must register to vote if you are turning 18 by November 3rd, have changed your name or address, or have not voted in many years. You may also register online at Votespa.com.

Vote for life as if millions of lives depend upon it!
The Twelve Promises
of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

1. I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
2. I will establish peace in their homes.
3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.
4. I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all, in death.
5. I will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.
6. Sinners will find in My Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Lukewarm souls shall become fervent.
8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
9. I will bless every place in which an image of My Heart is exposed and honored.
10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
11. Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart.
12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays in nine consecutive months the grace of final perseverance; they shall not die in My disgrace, nor without receiving their sacraments. My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.
St. Margaret Mary, who received these promises from Jesus once said, “I do not know of any other exercise in the spiritual life that is more calculated to raise a soul in a short amount of time to the height of perfection and to make it taste the true sweetness to be found in the service of Jesus Christ.”

How to complete the First Friday’s Devotion:
  1. Receive Holy Communion on each First Friday of the month
  2. The nine Fridays must be consecutive
  3. They must be made in honor and in reparation to His Sacred Heart. Use the prayer below:
 
ACT OF REPARATION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Sacred Heart of Jesus, animated with a desire to repair the outrages unceasingly offered to Thee, we prostrate before Thy throne of mercy, and in the name of all mankind, pledge our love and fidelity to Thee!
The more Thy mysteries are blasphemed, the more firmly we shall believe them, O Sacred Heart of Jesus!
The more impiety endeavors to extinguish our hopes of immortality, the more we shall trust in Thy Heart, sole hope of mankind!
The more hearts resist Thy Divine attractions, the more we shall love Thee, O infinitely amiable Heart of Jesus!
The more unbelief attacks Thy Divinity, the more humbly and profoundly we shall adore It, O Divine Heart of Jesus!
The more Thy holy laws are transgressed and ignored, the more we shall delight to observe them, O most holy Heart of Jesus!
The more Thy Sacraments are despised and abandoned, the more frequently we shall receive them with love and reverence, O most liberal Heart of Jesus!
The more the imitation of Thy virtues is neglected and forgotten, the more we shall endeavor to practice them, O Heart of Jesus, model of every virtue!
The more the devil labors to destroy souls, the more we shall be inflamed with desire to save them, O Heart of Jesus, zealous Lover of souls!
The more sin and impurity destroy the image of God in man, the more we shall try by purity of life to be a living temple of the Holy Spirit, O Heart of Jesus!
The more Thy Holy Church is despised, the more we shall endeavor to be her faithful children, O Sweet Heart of Jesus!
The more Thy Vicar on earth is persecuted, the more we will honor him as the infallible head of Thy Holy Church, show our fidelity and pray for him, O kingly Heart of Jesus!
O Sacred Heart, through Thy powerful grace, may we become Thy apostles in the midst of a corrupted world, and be Thy crown in the kingdom of heaven. Amen.

Thank you for continuing to pray daily for the conversion of every soul in St. Joseph the Worker parish.

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us!
The rectory is open from 9 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday. If you have a question, you can email our secretary, Morgan, at rectory@stjw.org 
or call the office at 610-395-2876.

If you are interested in registering with the parish, please contact Gina at media@stjw.org.

Helping Hands are available for sale Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 AM-1:00 PM.

If you have an emergency, are seriously ill, or need a priest for an anointing, please call 610-395-4560 and leave a message. If you need to speak to a priest and it is not an emergency, please contact Msgr. Smith at 610-395-8066.

Thank you for continuing to contribute during this time. You may mail offertory envelopes to the rectory, drop them in the lock-box hanging to the left of the rectory entrance, or simply sign-up to contribute online by clicking the button below.
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