"We must proclaim that this communion is the magnificent
plan of God the Father." (Pope John Paul II, The Church in America,
In the words of the Mass the priest says, "On the night he was
betrayed, Jesus took bread . . ." This was the night before his
passion and death. In this dark hour of loneliness and abandonment,
Jesus made a new and everlasting covenant with all who believe. At
this moment in time, Jesus gave us "the most precious possession
which the Church can have in her journey through history - the
Eucharist" (Ecclesia de Eucaristia, 9). When all seemed lost and he
was about to leave this earth, Jesus accepted God's will to be the
sacrifice for our sins.
The Eucharistic Sacrifice is "the source and summit of the
Christian life" (Second Vatican Council, Lumen Gentium, 11). The
Eucharist is the outstanding moment of encounter with the living
Christ (Pope John Paul II, The Church in America, 35). The
Eucharist is an immense gift. Everyone is invited to participate
actively and worthily at St. Joseph on Sundays, Holy Days and
throughout the week.
View the St. Joseph Mass Schedule.