Pastor's Message

 

May 30 

On this Pentecost Sunday, I offer a prayer that may well capture the

“Spirit” of this day.

 

The Spirit came

And your Church was born.

In wind and fire

And words of power.

 

The Spirit came

Blowing fear aside,

And in its place

Weak hearts were stronger.

 

The Spirit came As your word fortold,

With dreams and signs,

Vision and wonders.

 

The Spirit came

And is here today,

To feed the hearts

Of a world that hungers.

 

May the Spirit of the Lord guide us all the days of our lives. May the Parish of

St. Joseph’s be an illuminating “fire” within our local community!

 

God Bless,

Father Perreault

 

 

 

May 13  

I would like to congratulate the young men and women of our parish who celebrated the “bestowal of Spirit” with Bishop Sullivan in the Sacrament of Confirmation during this past week. May they be guided by the Spirit of the Lord as their faith journey continues. Please remember them in your thoughts and prayers.

 

Next weekend, May 19?-20,Anne Marie Pirillo, Parish Based Senior Programs and Rita Lyman? Sicilian, Local Care Coordinator, will be here at St. Joseph’s. They will be in the narthex after each Mass to meet you and answer any questions you may have about the VITALity Senior Ministries. VITALity supports “Life to the Fullest” membership program, healthcare support services, faith based senior centers, and other compassionate outreach programs. These are your House of Charity donations at work in our community. Please welcome Anne and Rita.

 

God bless, 

Father Perreault

 

 

 

May 6  

This week we will be celebrating the Solemnity of the Ascension on May 10. This, as always, is a Holy Day of Obligation.

 

We will be welcoming Bishop Sullivan on Wednesday, May 9, as the main celebrant for the conferral of the Sacrament of Confirmation on candidates from St. Brendan the Navigator, Our Lady of the Angels and St. Joseph’s at a special 5:00 PM Mass. Please note that this Mass will meet the Holy Day Obligation, however, it will be primarily focused on our young people and their families.

 

The “bestowal of the Spirit” is a cause for great joy for our area parishes and I ask that you remember the “confirmandi” in your thoughts and prayers.

 

Due to the above, there will be no 7:00 PM Vigil Mass on Wednesday, May 9.

 

God bless, 

Father Perreault

 

 

 

April 29  

In the interest of transparency, Bishop Sullivan has requested that the information noted below be made available to the faithful regarding the allocation of funds in support of our brothers and sisters in Christ during the most recent hurricane season.

 

As I noted at the time of these special collections, the Diocese of Camden and St. Joseph’s displayed extraordinary generosity towards those in need in these devastated regions.

 

Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services have shared the following grant amounts as of February 28, 2018:

Texas - $7,095,100

Florida - $5,360,000

Puerto Rico - $4,043,522

US Virgin Islands - $3,675,000

Louisiana - $10,000

NY/Conn./ Illinois - $300,000 (to support evacuees)

 

TOTAL  - $20,483,622 (exclusive of material goods)

 

God Bless,

Father Perreault

Contact Us 

St Joseph Parish Center

126 44th St

Sea Isle City, 08243


Phone:   609.263.8696

Fax:       609.263.7884

E-mail: info@stjosephsic.org

 

 

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