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Can-Do Company sees Sound Tigers Hockey
Members of the St. Joseph Junior Youth Group, a/k/a “Can-Do Company,” watched the Sound Tigers defeat the Lehigh Valley Panthers at a recent hockey game at the Webster Arena in Bridgeport. Accompanied by leaders Jacques and Sarah Cayer and chaperone Msgr. Chris, the pre-teens braved a snowy night to catch a dramatic, 6-3 comeback win. Open to all parish youth from 5th-8th grades, the Junior Youth Group meets Sunday nights from 6-8 p.m. in the Pastoral Center Meeting Room.
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Successful Open House Held at St. Joseph School
See what makes St. Joseph's the 'hidden gem' of
elementary schools in the Valley!
Sunday, January 31, St. Joseph School hosted its most successful “Open House” ever from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to kick off “Catholic Schools Week.” More new registrations were taken than ever before, with one family signing up their children to begin at St. Joseph School the very next week! Parishoners were invited to take a tour of the school and visit classrooms. Faculty were present in classrooms to answer questions, students gave guided tours of the school, and Principal Steve Anderson was available to speak individually with parents.
Find out also about exciting new financial aid opportunities: the successful “Bishop’s Scholarship Fund,” and our parish-based “Guardian Angels” aid! Register your child now for PreK through 8th grade for the 2016-17 school year. Call Angela Mantero, our new Enrollment and Marketing Director, to learn more or schedule a tour at 203-331-6834 or email@example.com!
Bishop's Scholarship Fund Taking Applications
NOW for 2016-17
St. Joseph School has never been so affordable!
The mission of the Bishop's Scholarship Fund is to help middle-class, working Catholic families, too, afford a Catholic education. In this past year, the BSF awarded over $2,000,000 in aid to families at the Diocesan elementary schools in Fairfield County. Don't think your income is too high to qualify, if you are active Catholic parishioners and may have two or more children! Please carefully read through all of the sections below to learn how you can apply. Application deadline is March 15, 2016. Award notifications begin on April 1, 2016.
In addition, St. Joseph Parish is pleased to support the mission of our 88-year-old St. Joseph School by providing additional financial aid to deserving parishioner families through our Guardian Angels' Fund. This may be received in conjunction with or separate from the Bishop's Scholarship Fund grants. Beginning this year, a special, confidential "Tuition Assistance Committee" will be set up in St. Joseph School, to determine all grants from the Guardian Angels' Fund, as well as other personal financial needs for assistance by parents who wish to send their children to St. Joseph School for 2016-17.
For more information on the Bishop's Scholarship Fund visit http://www.bridgeportdiocese.org/bsf or call 203-416-1629
St. Joseph Parish International Food Festival
St. Joseph Parish hosted it's International Food Festival on Saturday, November 7, celebrating the multi-cultural flavor of our parish with homemade dishes from 7 countries, including Colombia, French Africa, India, Italy, Lebanon, Poland & Thailand.
Welcome to our new Parochial Vicar, Father Mariusz Olbrys!
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
- 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)
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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)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
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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.
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).
7 p.m. in the Church.
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)