About Us

Who We Are

A Beacon of Faith, Worship, and Witness.

Faith
When you come to St. Joseph Parish, you are part of an authentically Catholic community where the sacraments are as fresh and relevant in this modern, digital age as they were 2,000 years ago.  

Worship
We celebrate that Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist can speak to each of us no matter how broken or empty we might be.

Witness
Outreach is central to our mission. Christ calls us to witness our faith through the sharing of our blessings and our time with others.


Our History

More than 160 years have passed since the first Irish and Italian immigrants working in the local kilns and quarries built St. Joseph Church. Since then, generations of families have put down their spiritual roots here. St. Joseph started as an immigrant church and in some ways we still are. We work hard to serve the many devout Latino families who live in the area and our Spanish-speaking Mass on Saturday evening is very popular.

Today, under the pastoral leadership of Msgr. Richard Hilgartner, more than 3,000 families are part of our dynamic and diverse community that seeks to care for the spiritual needs of all parishioners while honoring our roots and traditions. Our parish school offers a National Blue Ribbon education to Pre-K through eighth-grade students.


Leadership



Our parish school offers a National Blue Ribbon education to Pre-K through eighth-grade students.