All Saints Day – Notice

October 29, 2014 - News & Events

Since the Feast of All Saints, November 1st, falls on a Saturday, there is NO obligation to attend Holy Mass on this day.

Youth Ministry Update

October 27, 2014 - Youth Ministry

Week of Oct 26

Scripture: Heb 7:17 – For it is testified: “You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”

YouCat: Question 254- What happens in priestly ordination?

Question: What are the names of the priests that minister at St. Joseph’s Parish?

Virtue: Integrity 

Saint: John Vianney


*XLT – Adoration and Praise and Worship at Fr. Bernard Youth Center – October 29th

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT BE MEETING FOR WEDNESDAY 6:45pm Faith Formation, youth going to XLT need to be in the cafeteria at 6pm

*Monthly Confirmation Session – Saturday November 1st 11am-4pm

*Andrew Dinner – November 4th

*Archdiocesan Youth Conference – Seaside OR November 21-23 – PERMISSION SLIPS DUE THIS WEEK!

Faith Tid-Bit:

If integrity means adherence to moral principles, whose moral principles are we following?  Have you ever heard someone say, when talking about contraception for example “well, that may be true/what’s right for you, but it is not true for everyone…”  This has to do with a troublesome idea that morality can be relative – this is risky business.  Just as we can see God’s work in the natural law, God also placed on our hearts moral law…there is right and there is wrong, and this doesn’t change by majority vote.  I think Archbishop Fulton Sheen said it best “right is right even if no one is right.  Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is wrong.”  We need to orient our lives toward Christ and let the Holy Spirit guide us in terms of morality so that we may live lives of integrity.    

Mass Ministers Schedule for November

October 26, 2014 - Liturgy, News & Events

Youth Ministry Update

October 19, 2014 - Youth Ministry

Week of Oct 19

Scripture: 1Pt 5:5-6…and all of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed the proud, but gives grace to the humble.  Humble yourselves, therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you at the proper time…

YouCat: Question 67- What is sin?

Question: How many countries did St. John Paul the Great visit during his papacy?

Virtue: Humility

Saint: Pope John Paul the Great


Fall Trip to Corn Maze – October 24th

Fall International Retreat – October 24th-26th

Fall Kick Off—Sunday October 26th—ALL 7-12 Grade youth welcome…more details to come  

XLT – Adoration and Praise and Worship at Fr. Bernard Youth Center – October 29th

Andrew Dinner – November 4th

Archdiocesan Youth Conference – Seaside OR November 21-23

Faith Tid-Bit:

St. Pope John Paul the II instituted World Youth Day back in 1986.  There have been 13 World Youth Day celebrations in 11 countries.  The next World Youth Day is set for Krakow Poland 2016…plans are underway.

Hoping in Darkness Concert: Faure Requiem and Distler Totentanz

October 18, 2014 - News & Events

This beautiful choral-orchestral setting of the Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead is the best known of Faure’s large works, and reflects his hopeful interpretation of death. Faure himself said of his work, “It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death and someone has called it a lullaby of death. But it is thus that I see death: as a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than as a painful experience.”


Friday, November 21, 2014

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


St. Joseph Church


$5 – Students
$15 – Seniors (62 and up)
$20 – General

Available at the door, Travel Café (181 High Street NE, Salem) or online at