MASSES

The most important thing we do as Catholics is gather for the celebration of Sunday Mass. We come together on Sunday.
Sunday was the first day of creation, the day on which God created the light that broke the darkness.
Easter Sunday was the day when Jesus, the Light of the World, shattered the darkness of the tomb and rose to life.
Pentecost Sunday was the day the Spirit rushed upon the Apostles and drove them beyond their fears to proclaim the Good News.
Each Sunday that same Spirit assembles us as God’s Church to hear the Word and to share the Bread and Cup of Life.
That same Spirit sends us out from Mass to continue the mission of Jesus Christ by loving and serving the Lord and our neighbor.
We invite you to join us as we come together for Sunday Mass.
By doing so, you will grow in your relationship with Christ and His Church and we will benefit by having you with us!

Weekend Masses:  (Sat.) 5pm; (Sun.) 7:30 am, 9am, 10:30 am, 12pm
Daily Masses:  Monday through Friday 7am, 8:30 am; Saturday 8:30 am only
Monthly Teen Mass:  4pm Sunday (once a month); contact ellen@solinas.net for information.

OTHER DEVOTIONS

Confession:  Saturdays from 4pm – 5pm
Miraculous Medal Novena: Mondays at 7pm in Mary’s Chapel (lower)
Eucharistic Adoration: First Wednesday of the month 9 am – 5 pm in MC


The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The church has always held to the belief that Mary was assumed, body and soul, into a heavenly state, even
though the belief was not declared as dogmatic until 1950. The early church had a robust tradition of revering
relics from the saints of the day, and their complete lack of relics from the Mother of Jesus was seen as evidence
of this Marian belief. The celebration of the event as a feast dates back to the fourth century in the East and the 7th century in the West.

Since Mary was untouched by the stain of sin, she was unable to experience the “wages of sin,” which is death.
But her Assumption also says something about humanity as well. Sin only has power over us if we allow it. Mary was freed from this power in her Immaculate Conception, and when she responded “yes” to God. We were freed from that power when Jesus died and rose, conquering death. Now, we must respond “yes” to claim the victory that was already won for us. On this feast, we should not only celebrate the great works God has done for us through Our Lady, but also celebrate the truth that we have the opportunity to one day spend eternity with her and her Son, Jesus.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR 2023

Mass intention form:


VIRTUAL MASS

The celebration of Sunday Mass at Saint Joseph can be viewed online

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Prayer of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.


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