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Welcome to St. Joseph Parish, Holbrook

St. Joseph Parish is a welcoming Catholic community in the small South Shore town of Holbrook, Massachusetts, with a rich history of faith-filled worship of the Lord and a mission to bring Christ to the world through our worship, the sacraments, our school, and our families. All are welcome.

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Eucharistic Ministers Needed

There is a need for additional Eucharistic Ministers at all of the Masses. Read more

Adoration - 9:30a to 11:30a St. Joseph's

Adoration at St. Joseph's Church, every Thursday, from 9:30am to 11:30am. "Could you not keep watch with me for one hour?" "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation." Matthew 26: 40-41

Adoration- 12p to 3p - St. Michael, Avon

Every Friday, Noon to 3pm at St. Michael Church, Avon. "Could you not keep watch with me for one hour?" "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation." Matthew 26: 40-41

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Mass Times:

Saturday: 4:00pm Vigil (Both Parishes)
Sunday: 7:30am (St. Joseph), 9:00 (St. Michael), 11:00am (St. Joseph)

Weekdays: Monday and Friday - 9:00am St. Michael & Wednesday and Thursday - 9am St. Joseph.  There will be no Morning Mass on Tuesday and Saturday at either parish.

Confession:Welcome! Saturday 3:00-3:45pm or by contacting a priest. Click here for our staff directory

Eucharistic Adoration: 9:30-11:30am, Thursdays (Sept-May)

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News from the Pilot and Archdiocese

Not so fast

I probably shouldn't admit this in front of my grandchildren, but I am a fan of McDonald's fish sandwiches. When I was a young lawyer in San Francisco, my firm's office was right across Market Street from a McDonald's, and every day for a year, I had two fish sandwiches and a chocolate shake for lunch. I am ashamed. But I still like them. [Read More]

A tale of two Georges

When a pope is elected, the cardinals who have just chosen him make their way to the Hall of Benedictions atop the narthex of St. Peter's Basilica. It's a challenging journey for some: In 2005, the frail, 79-year-old Cardinal William Baum was carried out of the Sistine Chapel, through the basilica, and up to the Hall of Benedictions by his conclavist-secretary, Msgr. Bart Smith, doing a fair imitation of Aeneas toting Anchises out of Troy as sculpted by Gianlorenzo Bernini. [Read More]

Join us on the journey through Lent

Lent reminds us that we are pilgrims on the path of discipleship, living out the paschal mystery in our lives, each according to our own vocation. [Read More]

Our struggle for proper celebration

We don't know how to celebrate things as they're meant to be celebrated. We want to, but mostly we don't know how. Generally we celebrate badly. How do we normally celebrate? By overdoing things; by taking a lot of the things we ordinarily do, drinking, eating, talking, singing, and humoring, and bringing them to excess. For most of us, celebration means eating too much, drinking too much, singing too loudly, telling one joke too many, and hoping that somewhere in all that excess we will find the secret to make this occasion extraordinary. [Read More]

One world religion?

Q. Recently, Pope Francis signed a document with Muslim leaders about there being one world religion. How can that be? Some of my non-Catholic friends are accusing the pope of being out of line. What really happened? (Batesville, Arkansas) [Read More]

 


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