"P.E.A.R.L. - Parish Evangelization and Renewal of our Life in Christ"

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Welcome Father Mariusz!

Welcome, Father Mariusz!  We are very pleased to welcome to St. Joseph Parish our new, full-time parochial vicar, Father Mariusz Olbrys! A 38-year-old native of Poland, he immigrated to this country with his family in 1998, settling in Stamford. Entering St. John Fisher Seminary, he received his B.A. from Sacred Heart University and then went on to Theological College in Washington, D.C., earning his Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree at Catholic University. Ordained by Bishop William Lori in 2007, he has served at St. Mary Parish in Ridgefield and, most recently, at St. Stephen Parish in Trumbull. Father Mariusz is fluent in Polish and English, and is also learning some Spanish and German. Welcome, Father Mariusz!


Parishioners of St. Joseph Church join over 8000 others from The Diocese of Bridgeport For the Closing Synod Mass


St. Joseph Teens Join Hundreds at
“Fan the Fire” Youth Rally

Members of the St. Joseph Senior Youth Group, the Grupo LaTEENo, and the Junior Youth Group and their chaperones pose at the 2015 Fan The Fire Rally at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown, CT on Saturday, August 15, 2015. Check out the pages for these active parish youth groups by clicking on the name of each above!


Parish Youth Attend St. Joseph's All Youth Picnic at Indian Well

A nice picnic day with games, cookout and swimming with some of the youth from St. Joseph Parish at Indian Well State Park. Nice that some things about summer fun have not changed since we were kids!


A Farewell Concert for Sister Rita Petrarca
at Carnegie Hall

"A wonderful evening at Carnegie Hall in New York with Sr Rita Petrarca, our faithful Pastoral Associate at St. Joseph Parish in Shelton for the last nine years, on the night before she moved out of our Convent to return to Mount Sacred Heart in Hamden. We heard an amazing concert with various international choirs, a symphony orchestra, and several conductors, all sponsored by the St. Thomas More Center at Yale University and its new Institute for Catholic liturgical music." -- From Monsignor Chris' Facebook Page


Supreme Court Decision on Marriage “A Tragic Error” Says President of Catholic Bishops' Conference

On Friday, June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution guaranteed the right for same-sex couples to marry and forcing all states to recognize such unions. The President of the United States Catholic Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, issued a statement immediately, calling the decision “a tragic error that harms the common good and the most vulnerable among us, especially children.” For the full text of the Archbishop’s statement, click here.



New $1.5 million Bishop's Scholarship Fund 'made to order' for Saint Joseph Parish Families

A new, multi-million dollar Bishop's Scholarship Fund will offer scholarships to many more Catholic families who presently find themselves "squeezed out" of being able to afford a Catholic education for two, three or more children. As Monsignor Chris explained it at a recent meeting of the St. Joseph Home School Association, this Fund is "made to order for many parents of St. Joseph School. It will target middle-class, Catholic parents with multiple children who do not otherwise have the financial means" to afford to send their children to St. Joseph School.

“This is a significant, perhaps historic moment in the life of our schools,” he said, as he rolled out the plan to ensure the long-term sustainability of Catholic education in the diocese. “This is a time to look at structural reform to move forward.”

The diocese educates more than 9,000 students in its 35 (five high schools, 29 elementary schools, and one center for early childhood excellence) Catholic schools in grades Pre-K-12 throughout Fairfield County.

Read more about the Bishop's Scholarship Fund on the Diocese of Bridgeport website: click here.

For FAQs on the Bishop's new scholarship fund, visit the Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic Schools website: click here.


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Regular Mass Schedule



4 and 5:30 pm


7:30, 9, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm (Pastore Church Hall) and 5 pm;
12:30 pm (Spanish)



7 am

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:

12:05 pm

Se Habla Español

Si quiera comunicarse por cualquiera razón con la Oficina Parroquial en español, por favor enviar un correo electrónico a stjoseph.rectory@sbcglobal.com.



Saturday, 3 to 4 pm


Sundays at 2:30 pm by appointment. Please call the Parish Office to set up a meeting.


Please call 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:

12:45 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.

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)

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