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 Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church

532 Avenue M  N W, Winter Haven, FL 33881-2373

 Office Telephone (863) 294-3144 + Office Fax (863) 299-9709 


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Our Parish Penance Service will be April 6 at 7 pm in the Church.  Regular Penance times for Lent are from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm in the Church before the 4:30 Vigil Mass on Saturday.  Appointments can be made during the week in the Church Office by calling (863)294-3144.

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Fasting Guidelines from the USCCB Website 

 For the two days of the year when the Church requires fasting of Catholics aged  (Ash Wednesday and Good Friday), the parameters of the fast are given as: “When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal.” Catholics may, of course, eat less, but this is considered the minimum required.  In addition, prayer should be included as part of the fast. Praying with Scripture, praying the Liturgy of the Hours, praying the rosary, spontaneous prayer, quiet or contemplative prayer, meditation, etc.

 Those that are excused from fast and abstinence outside the age limits include the physically or mentally ill including individuals suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes.  Also excluded are pregnant or nursing women.  In all cases, common sense should prevail, and ill persons should not further jeopardize their health by fasting.

 

Lent 2017 

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 Our Catholic Appeal – Diocesan Goal 14.5 Million Dollars – Our Parish Assessment is $141,464 – We will need everyone’s help to reach our goal.

 


 

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Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 am to Noon - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

After Office Hours Emergency: (863)294-3144, then press 2 for priest on duty.

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Mass Times and Reconciliation

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Our Parish Penance Service will be April 6 at 7 pm in the Church. Regular Penance times for Lent are from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm in the Church before the 4:30 Vigil Mass on Saturday. Appointments can be made during the week in the Church Office by calling (863)294-3144.
Saturday Confessions from March 18 - April 8 are from 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm. Normal Saturday Schedule from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm resumes after these dates.

+++ Daily Mass Times +++
7:00 am and 8:15 am Monday - Friday in the Chapel. Saturday Morning at 8:15 am.
Wednesdays during the school year, the 8:15 am Mass is the School Mass and Celebrated in the Church with our students.

+++ Saturday Masses +++
English Vigil Mass at 4:30 pm in the Church

+++ Sunday Masses +++
English Masses at 8:00 am, 10 am and 11:45 am in the Church & 5:30 pm in the Chapel.

+++Mass in Creole +++
7:30 pm every Saturday in the Chapel

+++Mass in Spanish+++
3:00 pm in the Church every Sunday

+++Mass in Tagalog+++
6:30 pm on First Friday in the Chapel

+++Mass in Vietnamese +++
9:30 am in the Chapel every Sunday

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is adoring or honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ around the clock, 24/7/365.  Because Catholics believe that Christ is truly and substantially present in the Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament is given the same adoration and devotion that is accorded to Christ.  We "watch and wait," we remain "silent" in His Presence and open ourselves to His Grace. The Lord draws us to Himself and gently transforms and blesses us.  Eucharistic Adoration is open to all. No training is needed and nothing is needed except an open heart.  You can volunteer for any hour during the week, a month or you can be part of the substitute list.

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