SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS with your fellow parishioners about the two different proposals to adjust the Sunday morning and midday Mass times slightly. Post a comment on "The Pastor's Blog" page.
Read more

Almost there!

Help push our Capital Campaign the last 2%
to reach our goal!

Make a One-Time
Contribution Online
to St. Joseph Parish


  • General Parish Fund (Sunday Offertory)
  • Capital Campaign (Church and Hall Renovation Project)
  • St. Joseph's Box (for parishoners in need)
  • Guardian Angels (tuition assistance for deserving students at St. Joseph School)
    (Type in the "Comments" field which fund you wish to contribute to)


Regular Mass Schedule



4 and 5:30 pm


7:30, 9, 10:30 am,
12:15 (Pastore Church Hall) and 5 pm;
12 noon (Spanish)



7 am

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

12:05 pm



Saturday, 3 to 4 pm


Sundays at 2 pm by appointment. Please call the Parish Office to set up a meeting with Sr. Rita Petrarca. 


Please call Sr. Rita in the Parish Office at least six months prior to the wedding in order to allow sufficient time to prepare for the sacrament. 

Anointing of the Sick:

For a parishioner in the hospital, a nursing or convalescent facility, or confined to their home, please call the Parish Office to arrange for a pastoral visit, a communion call, or for the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.



Eucharistic Adoration:

Tuesdays and Fridays:

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Carlson Chapel of the Sacred Heart (enter by side door of convent).

Rosary Novena:


7 p.m. in the Church.

Daily Rosary:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

11:30 a.m. in the Church before the midday Mass.

Spanish Devotions:


Spanish Intercessory Prayer Group at 7 p.m. in the "Upper Room" (above the garage)


Spanish Charismatic Prayer Group at 7 p.m. in the "Upper Room" (above the garage)

Saint Joseph Parish embarks on a process of Christian Outreach and Renewal called "P.E.A.R.L. in Christ":

Parish Evangelization And Renewal of our Life in Christ


Visit Our School
Learn about our Religious Education
Learn about our Sacrament

Learn more about our Faith


Diocese of Bridgeport

The Holy See

U.S. Catholic
Bishops Conference


Connecticut Catholic Conference

CNS - Catholic
News Service


Eternal Word Television Network





















Register for High School Retreat
November 7-9, 2014

Our third Parish High School Retreat will take place at the Seton-Neumann Center in Danbury on the weekend of Nov. 7-9. All teens from 9th-12th grades are invited. Organized by Linda and Jim Gorel and Ricardo Erazo and Isleny Baez, the leaders of our Senior Youth Group and Grupo LaTeeno Youth Group, respectively, it will also include Father Rolando, the chaplain for both groups, plus the other clergy and lay youth ministers in the parish.  Register now!  Contact Linda Gorel at (203) 814-0307 or Ricardo Erazo at (561) 543-9241 to register.

"Come Home Again" -- 1940's Graduates Attend Reunion Celebration Mass & Reception on Rectory Porch


Graduates of St. Joseph School from the 1940s attended a reunion celebration at the 9:00 AM Mass on September 28, 2014.  Following the Mass, there was a reception on the Rectory porch.  Below are some pictures from the Mass and Reception.  Memories that shine bright!

1st row-L to R  Ralph "Buddy" Boland 46' -Bob Walsh 47' -Alice Bablonka Weir 47' - Mary Rosen Stevens 47' - 2nd row- L to R Regina Ellsworth Denice 42' -Gene Davis 47' -Rose Baccash Zeghibe 45' - 3rd row- L to R  Fran Yoia Poeta 42' -Charlie Zeghibe 47' -Charlotte Lachowksi Szabo 42' - 4th row-L to R Betty Pagano, rep., husband Frank 47' & Fred 47' -Jean Far 45' -Johh Hollo 48' -Jane McGrath Gaynor 43' -Dan Brandon 45' -last row L to R  Alyce Cremin Block 45' -Eddy Manion 45' -Ginny Brennan 43' -Claire Skelly Fisher 45' -Jo-Ann DiPaolo Severine 49' -Suzanne Caccillo 49' -Moe Martin 48'

Left to right At class mass -Lou & Charlotte Szabo 42'     Charlie 47' Amelia & Rose 45' Zeghibe, Bob 47' & Joan Walsh, Moe Martin 48'     

Alumni Executive Cmte. L to R  Ronnie Sabo 68' -Mary Ann Reilly Miller 67' -Marion Fisher Prete 68' -Laurie Casalveri 74' - Sue Evans -74'  2nd pic L to R Giny Brennan, Sue Evans & Eddy Manion

1940's grads enjoying time together with Exec. Alumni Committee chair, Sue Evans

Teens & Pre-Teens Have Four Youth Groups to Choose from this Fall!


RICARDO ERAZO, in the center of the circle, founder of the  “Grupo LaTEENo” Spanish Youth Group, addresses members during a recent "Open Gym" night in St. Joseph School. The group draws 15-25 youth ages 10-19 for meetings in the Upper Room most Friday evenings, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

"CAN-DO COMPANY" (Jr. Youth Group) -- 5th to 8th grades;
SENIOR YOUTH GROUP -- All high school students;
"GRUPO LaTEENo" (Hispanic Youth Group) -- Ages 10-19;
YOUNG ADULT GROUP -- Ages 18-30.
(For info on dates and times, please click on name of group to visit their home page on this website.)

St. Joseph's Welcomes Two New Faces
to the Parish and School

(ABOVE LEFT) Father Rolando Torres stands on the Rectory steps.  Father Rolando comes to us from St. Mary's Parish in Stamford.  Father Rolando was born in Bridgeport and grew up in Puerto Rico.  (ABOVE RIGHT) Mr. Stephen Anderson stands in front of St. Joseph's School.  Mr. Anderson is the new Principal of St. Joseph's School. He has worked as an educational administrator for over 30 years.  He was a 2006 Connecticut Principal of the Year.  Mr. Anderson comes to us from Central High School in Bridgeport, where he was principal.  (BELOW) Msgr. Chris welcomes Mr. Anderson to the school.




Quick Links


Translate / Traducir / Traduire