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St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church


Join us for our Tamil Ministry's Marian Evening Sangamam
(Solemn Mass, Procession, Cultural Program, Dinner)

Saturday, October 10, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
at St. Joseph Church 582 Hope Street, Mountain View.
Catholicism respects everything in other religions that is good and true, which is indicated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church in 839-848. Yet she knows that Jesus Christ is the sole redeemer of all mankind. "The Church teaches that all men who by no fault of their own do not know Christ and his Church but sincerely seek God and follow the voice of their conscience can attain eternal salvation. However, anyone who has recognized that Jesus Christ is 'the way, and the truth, and the life' but is unwilling to follow him cannot find salvation by other paths. This is what is meant by the saying, Extra ecclesiam nulla salus (outside of the Church there is no salvation)". -- Quoted from a good summary in the Catholic Church's Youth Catechism
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Pope Francis: "The Gospel calls us to be neighbors to the smallest and most abandoned, to give them concrete hope...It’s not enough to say 'Have courage, hang in there'"

James 2: 14-17: "What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead."
Holy Hour every Friday after Mass.

The exposition of the Blessed Sacrament starts at 8:30 a.m. and the Benediction is at 9:30 a.m.

Jesus te invita a la Hora Santa todos los viernes despues de Misa de 8am. La exposición del Sagrado Sacramento comienza a las at 8:30 a.m.

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Our prayers to the victims and families of the immense tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina today. May the Holy Spirit help us to be always compassionate to one another.
Today we honor the body and blood of Jesus Christ and his Real Presence in the Eucharist #CorpusChristi  

One of the many Eucharistic miracles worldwide happened in Sokółka, Poland in 2008. From an investigative report: '"On 7 January 2009 the sample from the Host has been taken and examined independently by two professionals in pathomorphology of Medical University in Bialystok. They have issued a common statement as follows: "the sample sent to assess (…) in our opinion (prof. Maria Sobaniec-Lotowska and prof. Stanislaw Sulkowski) looks like the myocardial tissue (heart tissue), at least of all the tissues of living organisms it most resembles."'
Eucharist Miracle in Sokolka - Curia speaks For our English speaking readers we have:Communication from the Metropolitan Curia of Bialystok on the case of Eucharistic phenomena in Sokółka Metropoli...
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Please pray for Pope Francis during his visit here in the U.S.

Lord Jesus Christ, watch over and protect Pope Francis. Keep him faithful to his vocation and to the proclamation of Your message. Strengthen him with the gifts of the Spirit and help him to serve Your people, especially the poor and the lowly. Give him a vivid sense of Your presence in the world and knowledge of how to show it to others. Under Your protection, let him fulfill the purpose of his trip and return safely home.

#popefrancis   #prayer  
Happy Feast of the Assumption!
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Volunteers needed!

1. Do you play piano or guitar? Would you like to share your talent in music to serve the people of God? Saint Joseph Parish is in need of musicians to accompany us in singing at 5:30pm Mass on Saturdays. If you are interested, please call the parish office and ask for Fr. Jonathan. 

2. We invite the members of this parish who feel called to ministry of Extra-ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for a workshop and training. Two dates available: Friday, July 31, 2015 or Friday, August 7, both at 7:00pm in the Church hosted by Father Jonathan. Any current Eucharist Minister who would like to refresh his/her training is also welcome. Please call the parish office for more information.

Se invita a los miembros de la parroquia que desean servir como Ministros Extraordinarios de la Santa Comunión, a que asistan a un taller de entrenamiento con el Padre Jonathan. Habrá dos fechas disponibles: viernes 31 de julio o viernes 7 de agosto, a las 7pm en la iglesia. Ministros de la Santa Comunión que quieran refrescar sus conocimientos también son bienvenidos. Si necesita más información por favor comuníquese con la oficina.
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To all our dads, we love you! May God, through the intercession of Saint Joseph, send you many blessings! #HappyFathersDay  
Today is the #feastday of Our Lady of Fatima. On this day in 1917 the Blessed Virgin Mary first appeared to three shepherd children (Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia) in Fatima, Portugal. In these apparitions, the Virgin Mary identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary.

She taught the children to recite the #rosary daily, to pray assiduously for the conversion of sinners, to make small sacrifices as penance in reparation for sin, and to honor her Immaculate Heart. After investigation, the apparition at #Fatima was declared worthy of belief by the Catholic Church. The message of Fatima still applies to us today, nearly 100 years later. In the words of Our Lady to the children, "Pray, pray very much, and make sacrifices for sinners; for many souls go to hell, because there are none to sacrifice themselves and pray for them."

It was after this apparition that the Fatima prayer taught to the children was added to the end of each decade of the Holy Rosary: "Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy." Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
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582 Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
St. Joseph Parish is a community of faith living the Gospel of Jesus Christ uniting people of many cultures in loving service to our sisters and brothers.

Mass times (Mountain View, CA):

8 AM (Monday - Friday in English)

8 AM, 5:30 PM, 7 PM Tamil Mass (2nd Saturday of the month)

7 AM, 8:30 AM, 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1 PM Misa en Español

Holy Days of Obligation
8 AM, 12:10 PM, 7 PM Bilingual (English/Spanish) 

Saturdays 4 PM - 5 PM or by appointment

Holy Hour / Hora Santa
First Friday of the month at 8:30 AM 
Primer jueves del mes a las 7:30 PM