Important Message - Weekend Parking (7/22/2020)
Important Message from the Finance Council (7/6/2020)
We hope that you and your loved ones are well in this very difficult time. The Covid-19 crisis has caused many changes to our daily lives, not least of which the way we celebrate as a faith community.
The parishioners of St. Joseph’s have always been very generous, as can be seen by the attached chart detailing general offertory.
Our 2020 fiscal year which ended June 30th, started strong. Monthly giving equaled or exceeded the prior 4 year average. Unfortunately, since March, the beginning of the Covid crisis, general offertory has almost halved. Monthly expenses continue, however, at practically the same rate as prior to the onset of the pandemic.
We understand that everything feels different right now and may continue to do so for some time ahead. We respectfully ask you to consider the on-going needs of St. Joseph. Mail a donation to the parish or use the link below to make a one time or monthly gift.
Finance Council of St. Joseph’s
Important Message from the Pastor (6/2/2020)
Now that we have received formal permission, parishes within the Diocese of Camden will be attempting a Phase 1 partial and gradual reopening of houses of worship for the public celebration of the Eucharist. Restrictions governing this effort are informed by the requirements of the State of New Jersey, recommendations of the CDC and directives from the Office of the Bishop.
The purpose of these guidelines is to create a climate of health and safety for the gathered faithful. It is my hope that the full compliance of all will allow for the step- by-step lessening of these regulations in the weeks ahead. See below for these guidelines.
Persons who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19, the elderly and families with young children (under 7) are encouraged to remain at home. The dispensation of the faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains in effect throughout Phase 1 of the progressive reopening of parishes in our Diocese.
In advance, I thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these challenging times.
SUMMARY STATEMENT (Revised 6/1/2020)
God Bless and Stay Healthy,