Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is welcome at St. Joseph Masses?

You are. No matter who you are, where you come from, or where you are in your spiritual journey, you are welcome at St. Joseph Parish.

Q: I haven’t been to a Catholic Mass in a while. How will I know what to do?  

It is easy to follow along. The first pages in the missals (found in every pew) offer a step-by-step guide so you can fully participate.

Q: What is the Mass about anyway?

The Catholic Mass consists of two parts: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Simply put, in the Liturgy of the Word, Jesus feeds us with His words and teachings through scripture readings and a homily. In the Liturgy of the Eucharist, Jesus feeds us with Himself, as we follow his death and resurrection, culminating in the celebration of the Eucharist.

A more detailed explanation of the Mass can be found here:

Q: What do you mean by authentically Catholic?

When you come to St. Joseph Parish, you are part of a community where the sacraments: Baptism, Reconciliation, Anointing and so on, are as fresh and relevant in this modern, digital age as they were 2,000 years ago. We celebrate that Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist can speak to each of us no matter how broken or empty we might be. 

Q: I haven’t been to Reconciliation in a while. What if I don’t remember what to do?

Even if you haven’t been in a while, the Lord wants you to come back. The priest can help guide you but more information can be found here:

Q: What if I have a question that would be better answered personally?

We want to answer it! Fill out this form and a priest or a staff member will contact you.