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

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

Members of the St. Joseph Senior 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


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

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


Monsignor Chris Walsh and Sister Rita Petrarca Attend Religious Concert 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. We even were invited to join some of the special guests at a rooftop reception following the concert. And we found relatively inexpensive parking in a garage right across the street. When you travel with sisters, things turn out right!" -- 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 hablar por cualquiera razón con la Oficina Parroquial en español, por favor llamar los miercoles entre 9 am - 5 pm a 203-924-8611. Hará una recepcionista bilingüe que responderá al teléfono. 



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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