General Parish Fund
(Church and Hall
Renovation Project, incl.
"St. Joseph's Box"
(For Parishioners in Need)
(Tuition assistance for deserving students at St. Joseph School)
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 and 12:05 pm
(No 12:05 Mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August)
Saturday, 3 to 4 pm
Sundays at 2 pm by appointment (Spanish-language baptisms at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays). 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.
Tuesdays and Fridays:
1 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.
Mondays to Fridays:
11:30 a.m. in the Church before the midday Mass..
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)
Welcome to Saint Joseph Church
Serving Catholics in Shelton and the Valley since 1906
First Penance Received by 2nd-Graders in November
Mrs. Pat Heller (right), Director of Religious Education, reads the story of "The Little Lost Sheep" to 28 children gathered around her on the steps in front of the altar, preparing them to make their First Penance on Tues., Nov.19. A second group of students celebrated this sacrament for the first time the following night.
Religious education and sacramental classes are just some of the scores of programs and activities at St. Joseph Parish made possible by parishioners' generous Offertory contributions. RECOMMITMENT SUNDAY, taking place on Nov. 24, invites all registered parishioners to assess the share of their income for the next 12 months that they will commit to give back to the Lord. READ MORE
Fall Youth Retreat takes place at Neumann Center in Danbury
Fifteen teen members of both the Senior Youth Group and the "Grupo LaTEENo" Hispanic Youth Group joined together on the weekend of Nov. 1-3 for the Second St. Joseph Parish Youth Retreat. Led by Linda Gorel and a team of adult and young adult youth ministers, all three priests and both deacons took part over the course of the weekend as well. Pictured above, the tired but happy group returned Sunday evening to the parish for the regular 5 p.m. Youth Mass, and then posed in front of the altar with Msgr. Chris who offered the Mass.
Bishop Caggiano Celebrates
Centenary of St. Joseph Church,
Blesses Renovated Hall & Elevator
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 -- 100 YEARS TO THE DAY OF ITS ORIGINAL DEDICATION ON 10/13/1913 -- ST. JOSEPH CHURCH HAD A CELEBRATION AT THE 10:30 a.m. MASS TO LAST FOR THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS!
Bishop Frank Caggiano was the main celebrant, while the principal concelebrant was native son Archbishop Peter Gerety, retired archbishop of Newark, who was the first priestly vocation from the St. Joseph Parish and now at 101 is the oldest archbishop in the Catholic Church! Click here for press coverage of the event .
Also concelebrating were all the clergy of the parish, plus Msgr. Bob Weiss of St. Rose in Newtown and Rev. Peter Lenox of the Cathedral Parish in Bridgeport, and retired priests Rev. John Pikulski and Rev. Nello Barachini. With the Knights of Columbus, three parish choirs, six altar servers, two lectors, Sr. Rita as commentator, the Mayor of Shelton Mark Lauretti, our state representative Jason Perillo and state senator Kevin Kelly, and other invited guests -- not to mention a packed church with parishioners young and old -- it was a celebration to remember! Read More
St. Joseph Parish hosts Diocesan 'Respect Life' Mass at St. Joseph's Oct. 6
(RIGHT) St. Joseph School Children warmly greet Bishop Frank Caggiano after the Mass in front of the church. They are wearing their uniforms because they were also collecting sponsors after all Masses that weekend for the St. Joseph School Walk-a-thon held ton October 19.
A Mass for Life, officially inaugurating "Respect Life" month throughout the Diocese of Bridgeport was celebrated on Sunday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m. here at St. Joseph Parish, with Bishop Frank Caggiano as the principal celebrant and homilist. A reception followed in the St. Joseph School gym.
The event was sponsored by the Diocesan "Respect Life" Office, headed by Maureen Ciardiello, and organized with the assistance of the St. Joseph Parish Pro-Life Committee, headed by Rev. Augustine Nguyen. READ MORE