Your help is needed

I rarely bring legislative information to the parish family. The current political culture is so divisive and I seek to draw parishioners more deeply into how our Faith unites our community. That being said, I was made aware of this pending legislation this week and it directly impacts a parishioner and current parent in the school. Below is a description of the legislation and will allow patients (who have no other treatment options) to receive experimental medications that have yet to receive FDA approval. For a member of our parish family, this legislation may be his only opportunity to receive a treatment that already has evidence of efficacy. If you would be so kind to reach out to our federal senators and representatives, I hope our advocacy will place this important bill on their radar for this coming week.

God bless,

Father Stowe

Important Action Needed- to pass the Promising Pathways Act S.1644/HR3761

This act will directly affect a parishioner who is battling a rare malignant brain tumor for which there is no cure nor effective treatment that is FDA approved.  Next week The Promising Pathways Act S.1644/HR3761 is scheduled to go to the floor of Congress. It provides an FDA provisional approval pathway for medications that treat diseases that progress rapidly and have few to no treatment options. This pathway will deliver medication into the hands of patients who desperately need them.

We are hoping that parishioners and friends will take a few moments to either email their representatives THIS WEEKEND or call on MONDAY using the talking points above.

Email:  Scroll down and enter your address and click on Group (Other). The form support letter populates with your Representatives’ names and their emails. 

  • At the end of the email where it states “As a constituent,   I ask that you sign on in support of this legislation” and add, “IN SUPPORT OF A FRIEND AND PARISHIONER WHO HAS NO VIABLE ACCESS TO TREATMENT WITHOUT THIS LEGISLATION.”

THIS TAKES UNDER A MINUTE TO DO. If you prefer to call, phone numbers are listed below.


Congressman Magaziner  (202) 225-2735

Senator Reed  (202) 224-4642

Senator Whitehouse (202) 224-2921

Lastly, If you could please share with friends and family. If out of state, here are the links to the phone numbers for all Congressional Representatives.

Holy Week Schedule

HOLY THURSDAY – Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7PM

Church will remain open until 11PM for personal Prayer

GOOD FRIDAY – Stations of the Cross at 3PM; Good Friday Service at 7PM

EASTER VIGIL – Mass begins at 7PM

EASTER SUNDAY – Masses begin at 8:30AM and 11AM

HOLY THURSDAY – Mass will begin at 7PM

Church will remain open until 11PM for personal prayer

GOOD FRIDAY – Stations at 3PM; Good Friday Service at 7PM

EASTER VIGIL – Saturday Mass begins at 7PM

EASTER SUNDAY – Masses begin at 8:30AM & 11AM

Holy Week 2022

Monday, April 11th :

7PM Stations with Exposition and Benediction

Holy Thursday, April 14th:

No 7AM Mass

7PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, April 15th:

No 7AM Mass

3:00PM Stations of the Cross

7PM Good Friday Service

Holy Saturday, April 15th:

No 8AM Mass, No 4PM Mass

7PM Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday, April 16th:

8:30AM Easter Mass

11AM Easter Mass

Lenten Schedule

Weekday Mass Monday – Friday 7AM

Saturday Morning Mass – 8AM

Saturday Vigil Mass 4PM

Sunday Masses 8:30 & 11AM

Stations of the Cross with Benediction – Mondays in Lent 7PM

Stations of the Cross – Friday 1:15PM


St. Joseph Church has many wonderful opportunities for it’s parishioners to get involved.

Music Ministry

The Music Ministry includes an Adult Choir and a Childrern’s Choir. The Director is Amanda Santo and the Organist is Claudette Archambault.

Money Collectors

Money Collectors are needed at all Masses. A couple of members of the community are needed at each weekend Mass to take charge of making sure there are enough people to collect, especially when there are two collections, and to make sure the bags are sealed. Please see Father Stowe on the weekend.

Religious Education Teachers

Religious Education Teachers are needed. Parents of children in the program are encouraged to participate as teachers and helpers, but all are welcome!

St. Joseph the Carpenter

St. Joseph the Carpenter is an informal group of parents and parishioners who volunteer to help with odd jobs around the school. The last odd job completed was the painting of curbs with yellow paint.

There is no formal sign-up for volunteers; just an open invitation to anyone willing to share their time and talent..

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Interested volunteers can browse the list of available odd jobs and  and contact Nancy Breault at to arrange the time or other particulars.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul – St. Joseph Conference

“A network of friends, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need.”

Eucharistic Ministers


Altar Servers