List of Parish Updates
Holy Communion & Fellowship | Comming Soon for those over 65!
For those who are over 65, sign-up for a time to receive Holy Communion and for a little fellowship afterward. No internet? No Problem! Leave a voice mail at the parish office by calling 952-442-2384 and we will be happy to get you signed up for a time slot. Go to: stjosephwaconia.org/holy-communion-sign-up-times/.
Sign-up To Attend Mass | Coming Soon!
When St. Joseph is sufficiently prepared we will have public Mass. Sign-ups will be distributed through online communications. Please continue to watch for information on this online at stjosephwaconia.org. No Internet? No Problem! When we are ready to open up the Church again, you will be able to sign-up by leaving a voice mail at the parish office and we will be happy to get you signed-up to attend Mass.
Open for Adoration! | Mon-Fri from 9:15 am-1:00 pm & 5:00-8:00 pm. (CLICK HERE for details.)
The Church (not the Chapel) will be open for prayer for up to ten people at a time. Please read here for more information!
View Live Streamed Masses Online
Mass will be celebrated and streamed LIVE on Facebook! (Parish Facebook page)
Masses will be updated to the website by 10:00 am every day.
Worship Aids will accompany the streaming video via link on Facebook or on the website.
Confession Update | CLICK HERE for updated Confession Times
Parish Office is closed until further notice.
School Office is closed until further notice.
Check the Parish Calendar for more information.
Archdiocesan News & Resources
“I wish to let you know of an important breakthrough in our state that will allow for greater worship opportunities for all Minnesotans as we together address the Covid-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, Governor Walz will issue a new executive order that allows faith communities to accommodate up to 250 people for worship services…” (CLICK READ to read more!)
“Given our willingness to coordinate with the Governor, we are especially disappointed that his most recent order (20-56) does not address both the vital importance that faith plays in the lives of Americans, especially in this time of pandemic, and the fundamental religious freedom possessed by houses of worship that allows our country to thrive. The Governor’s remarks today further underscored a failure to appreciate the role of our Church and other faith groups in serving the community. The human cost to this pandemic has been extraordinary, not just in terms of lives lost to the virus but the rapidly growing problems of job loss, depression, crime and violence, and substance abuse. As Pope Francis has said, the church must be a field hospital, ministering to all, but especially the poor and vulnerable. He has cautioned that overly drastic measures that limit church life will have a disproportionate impact on “the little ones” and those who have no one to rely on. The bishops of Minnesota are united in our conviction that we can safely resume public Masses in accordance with both our religious duties and with accepted public health and safety standards. We can worship in a way that reflects both the love of God and the love of our neighbors (cf. Mark 12:30-31)…” (CLICK HERE to read the full letter! | CLICK HERE to go to the Archdiocesan page!)
Archbishop Hebda giving an update as we enter the month of May. In this letter, he says, “We need to begin now to work with our priests and parish leaders so that we could be ready to begin some limited public Masses on May 18. We are developing a gradual, multi-phase approach to the return to public worship…” (Click here to read more!)
The Archdiocese has set-up a new landing page that should serve as a resource. Archbishop Hebda recommends you visit it regularly for updates and resources.
You may find it here: archspm.org/covid19.
Archbishop Hebda has provided dispensation from Sunday Mass obligation. Read about it here.
A message from Archbishop Hebda on the suspension of Mass can be viewed here.
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Relevant Radio: Rediscover Hour Interview
Earlier this week I had an interview with Relevant Radio to talk about our “Big Fat Catholic Wedding” celebration we had six weeks ago. It will be broadcast on Friday, April 3 at 9:00 pm, and on Saturday, April 4 at 12:00 and Sunday, April 5 at 2:00 pm. You can turn in at these times on your radio: Relevant Radio 1330 AM. Or, you can listen online: CLICK HERE.
Please note that we are postponing or canceling all events other than Mass and Adoration until March 27th, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Community as a precautionary measure in regards to COVID-19/Coronavirus. We have a particular concern for our most vulnerable community members. We will be looking for new dates for events once we receive the all-clear.
Please also know that all parish staff will be working from home during this time and that the parish office will be closed.