St. Joseph & Archdiocesan Updates | Covid-19/Coronavirus

List of Parish Updates

St. Joseph Hands & Feet | Read More Here

During a time when access to our church is limited, we felt we could push donations of different supplies to the Food Shelf, to St. Stephen’s Church in Minneapolis, Love, Inc (Love In the Name of Christ) and our school. This is a great way to engage your children in service and to address the great need in our community resulting from COVID-19 and the civil unrest in Minneapolis.

Supplies and donations For Love INC and St. Stephan’s can be dropped off any time next to the dropbox in the school by Door 1.
(The school doors directly across from the church.) Donations to the Waconia Food Shelf can be brought directly to the Food Shelf.




Ways to Participate in the Celebration of Mass at St. Joseph:

  1. “Drive-In & Park” Mass with Communion Distribution:
    Sunday at 10:30 am (Click Here)
  2. Sign-up to attend Mass (Click Here)
    Sunday at 8:30 am
    Monday-Thursday & Saturday at 8:30 am
    No Mass on Friday
  3. Watch Mass Streamed Live through Facebook (Click Here)
    Saturday-Thursday at 8:30 am


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:


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. Weekend Mass Recordings will be added by 10:00 am on Mondays.
Worship Aids will accompany the streaming video via link on Facebook or on the website.

What to do at a virtual Mass | An Instructional Letter From Fr. Stan

Parish Office is not open for visitors or volunteers right now.
Need to contact us? While the Parish Office Staff are working from home at this time, we are still available to help you. Call: 952-442-2384; press 5 and leave a voicemail message. Messages are checked frequently Monday-Thursday. Email:

School Office is closed until further notice.


Check the Parish Calendar for more information.


Archdiocesan News & Resources

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Join virtually in the Archdiocesan Chrism Mass, where Archbishop Bernard Hebda will bless the Holy Oils that will be used throughout the Archdiocese. Also, during this Mass, all priests renew their priestly promises.

Watch the Livestream on the Cathedral of Saint Paul, National Shrine of the Apostle Paul and Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Facebook pages.

Archbishop Hebda: Thank You for Wearing a Mask

Archbishop Bernard Hebda offers his gratitude for those wearing masks, especially knowing it may be uncomfortable to do so. He discusses the importance of this protocol and encourages all who attend Mass to wear a mask.

Posted by Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis on Tuesday, July 7, 2020


Letter from Archbishop Hebda | May 23, 2020

“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!)

Letter from Minnesota Bishops | May 20, 2020

“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!)

Update from Archbishop Hebda | May 15, 2020

Letter from Archbishop Hebda | May 1, 2020

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!)

Update from Archbishop Hebda | April 17, 2020

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:

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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A few outdated updates…

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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.