Youth Ministry Update

April 11, 2015 - Youth Ministry

Week of April 12 – Divine Mercy Sunday

Scripture: John 20:28 – Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”

YouCat: Question 327How can the common good be promoted?

Question: Which Saints are connected with the Feast of Divine Mercy?

Virtue: Tolerance

Saint: Teresa of Los Andes


Wednesday April 15th – XLT Night at Fr. Bernard Youth Center – Contact Sarah if interested in attending

Service Night 4/16 – volunteers needed

Don’t forget to turn in your permission slips for summer events

Faith Tid-Bit:

This Sunday is also referred to as “Divine Mercy Sunday.” On this day, the Scripture readings remind us that we have a loving and forgiving God. He already knows our sins, so there is no point trying to hide anything from him. The Sacrament of Penance is our opportunity to be open and honest with God about what we have done, and receive his forgiveness. The blank slate that we get from God in the Sacrament of Penance can work wonders in our lives. If you feel like you’ve been messing up in life a lot lately, you might start thinking, “Well, I’m already a sinner, so what’s one more sin? When you have a clean heart from the Sacrament of Penance, though, you feel empowered to avoid sin so that you can keep that good, clean feeling. When was the last time you received the Sacrament of Penance? If it has been a while, this week might be a good time to receive the sacrament again.


St. Joseph Parish Retreat (April 17 – 19, 2015)

March 11, 2015 - News & Events

The theme of the retreat is “Renewing the Presence of Jesus in Life.”

The retreat will continue our spiritual journey of Lent and Easter.
Many people from across the U.S. have found this retreat experience a valuable way to strengthen their spiritual life as Catholics.


The weekend of April 17 – 19


Mount Angel Abbey Guest House


Br. Cyril Drnjevic, OSB
He gave the final conference of our parish retreat last year.

Deacon Armando and Diana Escamilla
They are a married couple who serve in the Diocese of Yakima.

Please call the parish office for more information and to sign up:

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Job Opening: Director of Faith Formation

February 28, 2015 - News & Events

St Joseph has an opening for a full-time bilingual (English-Spanish) Director of Faith Formation.

The position involves leadership, design, and implementation and evaluation of catechetical programs for children, youth, and adults (approximately 1,200 participants), in concert with other parish Faith Formation department staff and volunteers (about 150), with primary responsibility for children’s religious education.

Bilingual, master’s in Catholic theological discipline or pastoral ministry preferred, religious education experience at a Catholic institution (parish, school, or pastoral center), and other qualifications in job description. Must successfully complete background screening.

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Please email resumes to:

- OR – mail resumes to:
St. Joseph Catholic Church
721 Chemeketa St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Interviews will begin after March 1, 2015.

Easter Schedule – 2015

February 25, 2015 - News & Events

Holy Week

Monday, March 30, 2015

  • 7:00 p.m. Chrism Mass at the Cathedral in Portland
  • Regular daily Mass: 7:05 a.m. & 12:05 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • Regular daily Mass: 7:05 a.m. & 12:05 p.m
  • Confessions: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

  • Regular Daily Mass: 7:05 a.m., 8:30 a.m. (School Mass) and 12:05 p.m.
  • Confessions: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service in Church

Holy Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Confessions: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m. Trilingual Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, April 3, 2015

  • 12:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross followed by Confessions
  • 6:00 p.m. English Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
  • 8:00 p.m. Spanish Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday, April 4, 2015

  • 9:00 p.m. Bilingual Solemn Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015

  • Regular Sunday Schedule:
    7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., & 7:30 p.m.
  • Spanish Mass: 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Vietnamese Mass: 3:45 p.m.

Family Enrichment Night – February 28, 2015

February 20, 2015 - News & Events

Join us for Family Enrichment Night.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.- Upstairs in the Parish Center

Speaker: Anthony Reich
Topic: Trust & Communication

Bring your family and spend time as the Family of God.