This Week

  • Prayer Pilgrimage with Bishop Schlert- Saturday morning, details below


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


  • Catholic Grandparents Assoc.- Saturday at 9 AM in room 5/6


  • Angel Ride- Sunday, registration begins at noon


  • Senior Meeting- Tuesday at 12 PM in the Parish Center 


  • Holy Hour for Vocations- Tuesday at 7 PM in the Chapel


  • PREP- Wednesday at 4:45 PM at the school


  • That Man is You!- Wednesday at 7 AM in room 3/4


  • RCIA- Wednesday at 7 PM in the Parish Center Board Room 


  • Divine Mercy Cenacle- Wednesday at 9:15 AM in room 5/6


  • Bible Study- Thursday at 9:30 AM in Parish Center room 5/6


  • IHS Jr. High First Meeting- Thursday, 6:30-8:00 PM at school

Church Information


Mass Times

-Saturday Vigil 5 PM

-Sunday 7 AM, 9 AM, 11 AM


Live Stream- 9 AM Mass click HERE


Daily Mass Times

-6:30 AM Monday through Friday

-8:30 AM Monday through Saturday


Adoration

Adoration is held in the chapel on weekdays from 9 AM-9 PM

The rosary is prayed in Adoration from 9:00 to 9:30 AM and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3 PM.

Adorers needed for the following hours to serve weekly:

-Monday- 7 PM

-Wednesday- 7 PM

-Thursday - 4 PM, 5 PM and 8 PM

-Friday - 12 PM, 3 OR 4 PM and 8 PM

-First Friday at 9 AM and 10 PM

Email adoration@stjwchurch.org if you can commit to an hour or to join the sub list. Thank you!


Confession

-Friday from 7:45-8:15 AM

-Saturday from 9:00-9:30 AM and 4:00-4:45 PM

-By appointment call the Parish Office 610-395-2876


Rosary

-After 8:30 daily Mass Monday through Saturday in the Chapel


Prayer Requests- Click HERE

-To join our Prayer Team, click HERE

A Few Notes 


If your children have made their First Communion and are in 4th grade or above, we pray you will encourage them to serve on the altar.  Active participation in the parish is a key to good formation, and what better place to begin than with an understanding of the Mass?  Altar Server training will be provided.  Please reply to this e-mail with your child's name, grade, and your phone number.  We will be in touch with a training date.


Thank you for your response to Online Giving. Simple directions to give it a try can be found HERE. If you are currently giving online or via credit card, you will need to switch to this new system by Dec. 31st.  If are new to online giving and you would like to cancel your envelope delivery after you sign up, give Anne a call in the Office at (610)395-2876.


Please note that the Women of the Old Testament program which was scheduled to begin tomorrow has been postponed until October 15th.


If you would be interested in seeing Ben Carson at the Celebrate Life Banquet in Hershey on October 21st, click HERE.

The Catholic Grandparents Association will be meeting on Saturday morning in room 5/6 at 9 AM.  We have the ability to help our grandchildren find Jesus in the Church through our own demonstration of the Faith.  Join us!  If you have questions, contact Jo or Art HERE.

Youth Ministry is back for the 2022-2023 year!  Be sure to join the mailing list for a weekly update by contacting Mr. Quinlan HERE


Please join us for our first service event at the soup kitchen tomorrow from 9 AM-12 PM at 181 W. Chew Street in Allentown.  All students in grades 6-12 and their parents are welcome.


The Jr. High Youth Ministry will hold their first meeting on Thursday at the school from 6:30-8:00 PM.  We are asking all Sr. High students to fill out this questionnaire HERE so that we can plan.

The Senior Group will meet this Tuesday, Sept. 20th at noon in the Parish Center.  There will be a free-will donation to offset the cost of lunch for those who can assist.  Dr. Frank Schweighardt will present slides from his trips to the North and South Poles.  Call Susanne with questions at 610-841-2178.

The Angel Ride is a fundraiser for our school. Taking place on Sunday, this 100-mile motorcycle ride is open to all who register at noon. The ride begins at 1 PM. Hotdogs will be available for sale at the school before the ride and dinner is included at the Parish Center afterward. Registration is $25 per bike.

BBQ Chicken Dinners will be available for take-out only this Sunday, September 18th, from the outside Parish Center kitchen door.  Dinners are $12 each and include chicken, cole-slaw, corn, roll, and baked potato.  Pick up begins at 5:30 PM while supplies last.

Now is the time to register for the Shrine Trip:

There will be a bus leaving St. Joseph's for the Pilgrimage to the National Shrine to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Diocese of Allentown on October 6th. Bishop Schlert will preside over the Mass. Bring your lunch, and we will make a stop for dinner.  Cost is $25. Contact Tim HERE if interested.

It's not too late to help!  St. Joseph the Worker Family Promise will be hosting local families in need the week of Sept. 18th at Jordan Lutheran Church 5103 Snowdrift Rd. Orefield. Please take a look at the sign up genius link HERE to see where you are able to help. If you have any questions or need more information please contact Fran at HERE.

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Last Chance!

10th Annual Golf Tournament

Benefiting STJW Knights of Columbus Charities

Saturday, September 17th

The Club at Twin Lakes in Allentown

4 Person Scramble

Breakfast, Hot Dog and Beer at The Turn

Lunch to follow at the Golf Club

$125 per person or $500 per Foursome

Contact Ben HERE or 610-730-6739

St. Joseph the Worker Extended Care Program is looking for help in before care from 7 a.m. -9:15 a.m. Monday-Friday.  Applicants must be 18 years of age.  Please contact Theresa Heintzelman for more information at HERE or 610-395-7400.

Save the Date

-Pet Blessing- 10/2 at 12:30 PM

-Bus Trip/Pilgrimage to National Shrine- 10/6

-Women of the Old Testament- 10/15

-CraftFest- 10/15-16

-Car Show- 10/15

Prayer for Our Parish

Dear God,
I believe that you have the ability to convert everyone at St. Joseph the Worker Church and I beg you to perform miracles in our lives that we will come to love you and never want to offend you.
I beg you to let us see our sins and run to the confessional, that the lines will be out the door.
Set the hearts of our priests on fire so that they burn with the desire for the conversion of every soul in the parish.
I implore you to make St. Joseph's a beacon in our diocese, that souls will be drawn by the holiness they find here.
I ask that you blind Satan to every parishioner, that they might have the space to know and love you without temptation.
I offer myself to you completely at whatever the cost.
Amen

Bulletin Submissions- Please submit your bulletin submissions to Gina Medvedz at media@stjwchurch.org by Monday morning at 9 AM prior to weekend edition.

E-News Submissions- due by Thursday for Friday's issue.
Visit Our Church

The Parish Office is open from 9 AM-4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. If you have a question, email our secretary, Anne, at parishoffice@stjwchurch.org 

or call the office at 610-395-2876.


If you are interested in registering with the parish, please contact Gina at media@stjwchurch.org. You must be a registered member for at least three months to be a godparent, Confirmation sponsor, marry, or baptize your child at St. Joseph the Worker. Please register, and remind your adult children to register in a parish near them.


Helping Hands are available for sale Tuesday-Friday, 11 AM-1:00 PM in the Parish Office, or before and after every weekend Mass.


Thank you for continuing to support our parish. You may mail offertory envelopes to the parish office, drop them in the lock-box hanging to the left of the office entrance, or bring them inside during office hours.


We have made the switch to an online system where you have control over how much you donate each week.  Click HERE to sign up!

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