As Catholics, we must have faith in God, who is all-knowing and all-powerful. As we can read in Ephesians 6:10-17, our battle is not with other people, but with evil that has infiltrated the world. This is a spiritual battle against darkness and evil spirits. Only the armor of God can protect us and keep us upright in the face of such evil.

We have the ability to make reparation not just for our own offenses, but for those who offend our Lord unknowingly. To do this, we can pick up our rosaries, pray with our families, read scripture, fast, confess any sins, do penance, and spend time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. In analyzing ourselves, we must be honest, humble, peaceful, charitable, and faithful to the Word of God. We all have access to the Peace of Christ.

"Whatever God wills, without exception, should be received with the firm persuasion that every cross He wills to send shall prove an endless source of blessing, a treasure whose value one may not appreciate at the moment (Lorenzo Scupoli)." May God's will be done. 

Click HERE to read about the armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-17.
This Week at St. Joe's
  • Kids' Boutique- 9-6 PM daily, closed Sunday

  • Overnight Adoration for First Friday tonight until 8 AM

  • Fiat Morning Prayer for women, at 8 AM in the chapel on first Saturdays beginning tomorrow, 11/7

  • Divine Mercy Cenacle on Wednesday at 9:15 AM in Parish Center room 3/4

  • 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.

  • Scripture Study on Thursday at 9:30 AM-11:00 AM in Parish Center room 3/4

  • STJW IHS Youth Ministry on YouTube at 5 PM on Thursdays. Click HERE. Contact Mr. Quinlan for more information at

  • Men's Group on Saturday at 9 AM in Parish Center room 3/4
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.

-9 AM-9 PM Monday through Friday, except Tuesday 9 AM- 7 PM.
-Overnight Adoration tonight until 8 AM
-Divine Mercy Chaplet on weekdays at 3 PM.
-Adorers needed Contact for more information or to commit.
-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

-After 8:30 daily Mass in the chapel
-Tuesdays at 1 PM in the Grotto
Deacon Tony Campanell extends a warm invitation to all men of the parish to register for the Diocesan Men's Conference to be held on November 21st in person or on Zoom. Jesse Romero will be the featured guest speaker and it will be free for all participants. Register HERE.
Kids' Boutique is happening now through November 16th in the Parish Center from 9 AM-6 PM, closed Sundays. Bring a non-perishable food donation and receive $1 off your total purchase. Please share this information with friends and family!

Volunteers always welcome! Contact Jess at or
610-395-2876 ext. 176.
Christmas Bags and Boxes

The Senior Friendship Group is seeking donations for Lehigh County Meals on Wheels recipients 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!
St. Joseph the Worker School is seeking an Educational Technology Coordinator. Find out more about the position HERE. If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a cover letter, resume, a copy of teaching certification, and a copy of PA clearances to Mr. Joseph Disidore, Principal, 1858 Applewood Drive, Orefield, PA 18069 or via email at
Maintenance Help Wanted

Do you have handyman skills? St. Joe’s maintenance department needs part-time help. Must be 18 years or older. Projects include general landscape maintenance of Church and School campus, painting, assisting others with general maintenance, and other responsibilities. If interested, please email Matt McTish at
The rectory is open from 9 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday. If you have a question, you can email our secretary, Morgan, at 
or call the office at 610-395-2876.

If you are interested in registering with the parish, please contact Gina at

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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