We are pleased to announce that as of April, Online Giving is available for you to make electronic contributions to St. Joseph the Worker Parish. This option makes use of current technology and security standards and allows you to easily set up recurring contributions. Read More...
Join us for an over 21 fun Friday, April 22, 2022, in Keane Hall at the St. Maurice Campus. Doors open at 6:00PM, Dinner at 6:15PM, and Races Begin at 7:00PM.
If you are not able to attend the Night at the Races in person, you can still join in the fun by buying horses! One horse for $10 or three horses for $25!
Please drop off registrations for the Night at the Races at the Parish Office or in any collection basket. Thank you for notating "Night at the Races" on the envelope. Registrations are due by Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
Questions can be directed to John Estocin at 412-352-7476.
Thank you for supporting the Night at the Races! This fundraiser directly supports St. Joseph the Worker Parish!
Get the complete details and the opportunity to buy tickets in advance here: Night at the Races Flyer
Our RCIA Team has celebrated our elect, Tom Anderson and our candidates, Brianna Richards and Marisa Payne over the past two weeks in several ways.
On March 13, we joined Bishop Zubik for the Rite of Election at St. Paul's Cathedral. Tom and other catechumens from throughout the Diocese, who have been preparing to be welcomed in the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, took part in this very special and sacred rite. Read More ...
Starting this week, we will be offering IN Person AND Take Out options for dinner. Great food--- fried and baked fish sandwiches, sides, drinks. Amazing Bake Sale!!
And potato and cheese pierogi for sale (frozen in bags of 14 for $10).
The Fish Fry and Bake Sale will run through Good Friday, April 15th, from 3 PM to 7 PM, and will take place in Keane Hall on the St. Maurice campus.
Check out the menu here.
Everyone who cares about the Church is encouraged to participate in the Synod. Pope Francis wants to hear from those who feel marginalized or hurt by their Catholic experience, as well as from those who have found joy and mercy in the Church. During the synodal sessions, we will listen to each other and invite the Holy Spirit to open our hearts to feel the love, joy and pain of those whose experience is different from our own. Catholics throughout the world will be discerning the same questions. St. Joseph the Worker is offering four productive listening sessions for our Parish where together, we will listen to the Holy Spirit, share what is on our hearts and most importantly, listen to each other. We encourage our parishioners to attend a session if you are able. Click on this announcement to learn more.
SJW is hosting a Blood Drive on Sunday, March 20th at Sacred Heart Hall.
Since the pandemic, blood donations have been reduced to a historically low level. Now that the Covid infection numbers are going down please consider signing up to donate now!
The Blood Bank is strongly encouraging registering before the session. Complete information on how to signup can be found on this flyer.
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh will take preliminary steps to ease COVID restrictions in schools and parishes while remaining committed to protecting everyone’s health and safety.
Beginning in parishes on Saturday, February 26 and in diocesan elementary and high schools on Monday, February 28, masks will not be required, except in limited circumstances.
Complete details can be found here.
Join us on Sunday, March 13, 2022 in the Sacred Heart Hall for the St. Joseph the Worker BINGO! Doors open at Noon (food available for purchase) and Bingo will start at 1PM. Cost is $20.00... extra boards and specials sold separately. Join us for an afternoon of fun. All proceeds will benefit our Parish.
We encourage participants to wear masks and physical distancing will be in place. If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Cox at 412-736-3507.
This Lent, St. Joseph The Worker Parish is sponsoring a Fish Fry and Bake Sale. Starting on Ash Wednesday, March 2nd and running through Good Friday on April 15th, the Fish Fry will take place in Keane Hall on the St. Maurice campus. In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, we will be offering Take Out options only this year (no eat in dining).
We are in need of many volunteers to make our Fish Fry a success. Volunteers are needed for all areas and all abilities.
Please go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0a4caaac2fa1fb6-stjoseph to view the Volunteer Opportunities, days and times and select the days you are able to help. Or scan this code with your phone.
The Fish Fry is a wonderful way to bring people together.... building community, helping others, sharing blessings... all in God's service. Thank You!
This weekend, in anticipation of the Feast Day of St. Blaise, our Clergy Team and our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will be blessing throats. At the conclusion of Mass, we ask those who would like to receive, to come forward and receive the Blessing of St. Blaise. The Clergy will also be blessing throats at the 8AM Mass at Madonna del Castello Church and at 9AM Mass at Word of God on Thursday, February 3, 2022.
Begining Monday, January 17th and continuing through Monday, January 31st, the Parish is holding a drive for our refugee friends from Casa San Jose living in that Madonna rectory. We are hoping to collect various household items and toiletries for them to use each day. A complete list of item needed can be found
Please bring your items to the Churches and place them in the bins marked Casa San Jose.
Following Bishop Zubik's directive, all St. Joseph the Worker ministries.meetings and outside organizations will reschedule in person meetings for the month of January or offer them virtually via Zoom. Masses, Adoration, Confessions and funerals will all be held in person in our Churches. All members of our Clergy and Lay ministers MUST wear masks.
Zoom is free for individuals and will allow folks to schedule meetings for less than 55 minutes per session. This is an effective tool for virtual meetings. Visit www.zoom.us for more information.
RCIA will be offered via Zoom each week. Religious Education is going virtual and Youth Group will be meeting virtually, too. Pastoral Council and Service and Outreach are meeting via Zoom next week.
It is our hope that the Covid numbers will decrease and we will again be able to meet in person starting in February.
Following the Bishop's directive and out of an abundance of caution for everyone's safety, Bingo slated for Sunday, January 16th at Sacred Heart Church Hall has been cancelled. Please check the SJW bulletin for the date of our February Bingo.
On Sunday, November 21, Father Frank and Father Daniel , assisted by Deacon Herb, celebrated a wonderful Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Maurice for our whole Parish in honor of the amazing work that everyone has done for our sister Parish, the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Ghana, Africa. Through the generosity and prayerful support of our parishioners and friends, we have been able to do amazing things for our brothers and sisters. At this Mass, Father Daniel presented Father Frank with a beautiful plaque that the people of Sacred Heart created to thank us for our kindness and generosity. Father Frank will add the plaque to a place of honor in our Parish. We are called to give our time, our talents and our treasures to help others. Our Sister Parish is a perfect example of how we can come together in a positive way to help others. Celebrating Christ the King Sunday, we are reminded of the wonderful things that can be accomplished with God.
Thanks to the generosity of the parishioners of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, the Knights of Columbus were able to collect over 1500 pairs of socks to the Red Door/ St. Faustina's Gate. The photo shows our Knight, Dave Price and Red Door/ St. Faustina's Gate Coordinator, Sarah with a truck load of your kindness. Socks are the #1 most requested item from folks in homeless shelters. Although socks may be an item that we overlook each day, they are integral to a person's warmth and good health. Your invaluable help and generosity with these socks is greatly appreciated. Let's keep all of our friends at the Red Door and all those who are homeless in our prayers this Thanksgiving and always. God Bless You All!