St. Joseph's Upcoming Events 





Bible Study

The Bible Study group meets on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Please call Deacon Leo at the rectory for more information.



Prayer Shawl Ministry

The group continues to meet on Thursdays at 2pm in the church (weather permitting). If you know of someone who would benefit from one of our shawls, please speak to Jini Vickery after Mass.



Prayer Times

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Ann - Thursday 12 - 3 pm

Sacred Heart, Quincy - Tuesday 12-3


Eucharistic Adoration

St. Agatha, Milton, every Friday after 9AM Mass until 1pm (summer).

St. John the Baptist Fridays 8:30 am – 4pm and 1st Saturday; 8:30 – 9:45am.

Bethany Chapel at the Pastoral Center; after the 12:05pm Mass, until 2:45pm (summer).



Jesus in Boston

All Young Adults and College Students are invited to join us on Friday, August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, @7:30pm for our monthly Jesus in Boston event. We will be at St. Leonard’s Parish in the North End (320 Hanover St.) for Holy Mass and then a social gathering afterwards. Cardinal Seán O’Malley will be joining us as the main celebrant of the Mass. It’s a great way to meet new people and strengthen your interior life. For more information please go to and or email Fr. Daniel Hennessey at



Early Bird Men’s Group Session on August 16th

"Fasting makes the Impossible Possible" with Andy LaVallee,  Entrepreneur and Bread-Maker

Andy LaValle is a successful entrepreneur in bread-making, serving top restaurants and hotels in Boston. He has been giving presentations on fasting since a trip to Medjugorje.  He has been invited to be a guest lecturer at St. John’s Seminary.  Don’t miss this! Newcomers are especially welcome. This is the 89th gathering of a group of men from twenty (20) parishes, The Early Bird Special, from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM, meeting on the third Saturday of each month. The St. Mary of the Hills Parish Community in Milton is the host in the lower church, at 29 St. Mary’s Road, Milton. Call 617-822-1785 for more information.


Mass and Healing Service

The St. Thomas More Prayer Group is sponsoring a Mass and Healing Service on August 19, 2014.  It will take place at St. Thomas More Church, 8 Hawthorn Rd. Braintree, MA at 7 PM.  The Celebrant will be Fr Joseph McDermott.   All are welcomed! Please call Gloria at 781-848-4188.


St. Joseph Retreat Center

St. Joseph Retreat Center, 339 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset invites you to the following programs and retreat opportunities. Visit our website,, email or call 781-383-6024 for more programs and details.

Directed / Private Retreats:

Aug 20 – 28, Aug 29 – Sept 4, Sept 29 – Oct 2,

Oct 6 – 14, Oct 15 – 23, Oct 24 – 31


Arrival and light refreshments 9:00-9:30 A.M., reflective input 9:30 A.M. followed by private time for prayer, closing communal experience, departure by 12:15 P.M.


LIFT Ministries

Join LIFT Ministries for a special night celebrating 8 years of ministry on Friday, August 22nd at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, 1400 Washington Street in Boston for Mass @ 6pm followed by LIFT @ 7- 9pm. This special night will include Mass, uplifting music, the opportunity for confession and Eucharistic Adoration. The night is FREE to attend and open to ALL AGES. A downloadable flyer, along with more information about LIFT, can be found on their website at Come join in worship with hundreds of Catholics from around the Boston area!


Macy's Shop For A Cause

Macy's partners with non-profit organizations to raise money by selling shopping passes for $5.00. The Shopping Pass is good on Saturday August 23, 2014 when you can save 25% all day; exclusions are listed on the pass. We are selling passes after all the Masses. A Great Back to School deal.





Parish Baptisms

The Sacrament of Baptism will be celebrated on Sunday, September 7th at Noon. For information or to schedule a baptism, please contact the rectory.



Holy Name Archdiocesan Man of the Year Award

St. Joseph's Holy Name Society is pleased to announce that John Benson will be receiving the Archdiocesan Man of the Year award at the National Holy Name Awards Banquet to be held at Meadow Brook Restaurant, on Main St., Hanson, MA; on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

The tickets are $40 each with choice of Baked Scrod Nantucket or Yankee Pot Roast.

Tickets will be available after Sunday Masses.


Sodality Retreat

St Joseph's Sodality will start the season with a retreat at The Payton Center in Easton on Sunday September 7th from 12-4 PM. We will meet at 11:00 AM to car pool in the church parking lot on Shaw St next to the convent. All women of the parish are invited to attend the retreat. The cost is $30 which includes lunch and annual dues. Mail checks to Helen Priscella (120 Main St., Quincy, MA 02169)

Contact Helen 617-471-3082 or Celeste 617-773-6890 if you have any questions.



Second Annual Grandparents Pilgrimage

The Second Annual Grandparents Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday, September 7, 2014, 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M..  It is sponsored by the Catholic Grandparents Association, at National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA. 01262. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be celebrated at 2:00 P.M., Most Reverend Mitchell T. Rozanski, Bishop-elect of Springfield, principal celebrant.


Grandparents, parents and families are invited to this event sponsored by the Catholic Grandparents Association. Increasingly, grandparents are called to fulfill an important role in passing on the Catholic faith to their grandchildren through their witness of prayer, reception of the Sacraments, a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, devotion to Mary and to the saints. At World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis acknowledged the family as the "privileged place for transmitting the faith . . ." and the importance of grandparents "for family life, for passing on the human and religious heritage which is so essential for each and every society!"

For more information and to register, go to, or call pilgrimage organizer, Alicia Belanger, at 413-568- 0123.


Pilgrimage with Family Rosary to Sainthood Candidate Father Patrick Peyton's Ireland

Sept. 13 22, 2014. Don’t just visit Ireland … go on Pilgrimage for an unforgettable journey. Join Father John Phalen, CSC, on a meaningful Pilgrimage through Ireland, including Mass and Rosary daily. Pilgrimage will visit Killarney, the Dingle Peninsula, Aran Islands, Achill Island Tour: visits to Cliffs of Moher, Galway highlights, Museum of Country Life, Passage on the Tarbert Ferry, Knock Shrine, and a special visit to the Father Peyton Centre. For complete details: or call/email Ann Melanson of Holy Cross Family Ministries at 508-238-4095 /



Healing Mass and Blessing with Saint André’s Relic and Anointing with St. Joseph Oil

There will be a Healing Mass and Blessing with Saint André’s Relic and Anointing with St. Joseph Oil at St Joseph Chapel at Holy Cross Family Ministries on Sunday, September 14 The Solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross with Rosary at 1:30 pm and Mass at 2 pm. Saint André’s relic will be available for blessings and veneration. Don’t miss this special opportunity to bring your family and friends for a blessing. Saint André was known as the "Miracle Man of Montréal" for healing thousands of the faithful at the St. Joseph Oratory in Montreal. More than two million people visit his shrine each year. For more information call Holy Cross Family Ministries at 508-238-4095 or logon The Father Peyton Center – St Joseph Chapel – 500 Washington St., Easton, MA 02356. The Family That Prays Together Stays Together.

Connected Catholics

If you are a Catholic man or woman, single, widowed, or divorced, over the age of forty and would like to meet new people who share your values, please join Connected Catholics of the South Shore. Our annual membership drive meeting will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014. The place is Holy Family School Hall, 6 Del Prete Ave., Rockland. It will begin at 2:00PM. Refreshments will be served. This is a "Meet and Greet" infomercial for a great group of special people. We always need one more…YOU!

Dues ($25) may be paid that day. Please call Susan Bailey at 781-878-8398, or John Meuleman at 781- 982-6097 for further information.



Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

In today’s Gospel, Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?" God wants so much for your marriage. Take time to reflect, renew and re-energize your marriage on the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Plan to enrich your marriage by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are on September 19 - 21, 2014 and October 17 - 19, 2014. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at



Coping with grief, educational series and support group

This grief educational series and support group is open to any adult who has lost a spouse, life partner, parent, sibling, family member or close friend. It will offer a safe and supportive place for you to receive education on the grief process, to share your experience of loss with others and move toward healing and hope in a confidential and supportive environment. Mondays, 1:00-2:30PM, beginning September 22, 2014 (six sessions). Kingston Senior Center, 30 Evergreen Street, Kingston. Pre-registration required. Call Beacon Hospice at 508-747-7222.


Meeting Christ in Prayer

MEETING CHRIST IN PRAYER is an 8 week guided prayer experience based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. It calls for a commitment of eight weeks of daily prayer and eight weekly meetings of faith sharing. The Office of Spiritual Life is offering this program at : The Pastoral Center 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree Wednesday Mornings, 10:30am -11:45am September 24 through November 12, 2014.


For further information and to register call: Sister Anne D’Arcy 617-779- 3648, or e-mail:



Celebration of the Priesthood

On Wednesday, September 24, parishioners across the Archdiocese of Boston are joining to honor and thank our priests at the sixth annual dinner in Celebration of the Priesthood. This annual event at the Seaport World Trade Center benefits the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust, which helps to ensure the highest level of care and quality of life for our 630 active and senior diocesan priests. Join us on September 24 as we celebrate the priests who have been there when we needed them. Visit to purchase your ticket today. Thank you for your generous and prayerful support of Boston’s priests



Envoy Institute Catholic Apologetics Academy

Have you ever been at work or a family gathering when someone challenged you on the Catholic faith? You knew what they were saying wasn’t right, but you didn’t have the knowledge or courage to respond. Well, those days can be over for good. The Envoy Institute Catholic Apologetics Academy is coming to New England! Don’t miss this phenomenal opportunity to receive high-level apologetics training from some of the best and brightest minds in the Church, including Dr. Peter Kreeft, Patrick Madrid, and Kenneth Hensley. This is not a video presentation; these great apologists will be here in the flesh. This is definitely an opportunity you will not want to miss! The Catholic Apologetics Academy is cosponsored by the Archdiocesan Office for Lifelong Faith Formation and Parish Support, as well as Catholic Quest. When: Sept 25, 2014 at 6 pm through Sept 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm Where: St. William Parish, 1351 Main St., Tewksbury, MA Cost: $295 for all three days, prior to July 25, 2014 (save $60 off the full tuition) Sign up soon. Space is limited. For more information about this event, go to http:// To register for the New England event, go to






A Trip to the Holy Land

SAVE THE DATE: October 6 - 17, 2014

A Trip to the Holy Land with Fr. Joe Raeke as our Spiritual Director.  Join us for 2 nights in Bethlehem, 4 nights in Tiberius, and 4 nights in Jerusalem.  The cost is $2,799 per person, based on double occupancy.  Single Room Supplement:$450. (Limited # available)


Please join us for one of the Informational Meetings:

Wednesday, January 8th, 7:00PM  Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Dr., Braintree

Thursday, January 9th, 7:00PM  St. Edith Stein Parish. 71 East Main St., Brockton

Sunday, January 19th, 6:00PM, St. Kateri, 126 So. Meadow Rd., Plymouth


For Additional Information Please Contact: Terri Greer, 508-830-6750 or



Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

In today’s Gospel, Jesus said, "Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?" God wants so much for your marriage. Take time to reflect, renew and re-energize your marriage on the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Plan to enrich your marriage by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is on October 17 - 19, 2014. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at



LaSalette Women's Retreat

Women’s Retreat, "No Song Like Your Own" will be held at La Salette Retreat Center, Attleboro, MA from Tuesday, October 21 to Thursday, October 23, 2014 and will be facilitated by Peggy Patenaude of Taking Time Out. For more information, contact Peggy at

508-548-9149 or



Bible Study

Our next Bible Study will examine the oft misunderstood Book of Revelation. "This study invites the modern reader to revisit a volatile period of history through apocalyptic, symbolic writing. Enter into the struggle between good and evil, hear the call to conversion and experience God's ultimate triumph. Revelation's apocalyptic imagery, symbolic colors and numbers are explored. The evils of the Roman Empire during a specific time of persecution are behind much of the apocalyptic imagery. It contains letters to seven churches of Asia Minor (modern Turkey), which urge faithfulness to Christ. Powerful visions of God and the victorious lamb in heaven are unveiled as God and the lamb achieves the ultimate and absolute victory over evil, culminating in a new heaven and a new earth with a new Jerusalem as home to God's holy people." Little Rock Scripture Study.

8 sessions beginning on October 23 and finishing on December 18, 2014.: Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 AM (except Thanksgiving of course). Site to be determined.





Adult Confirmation

We welcome adults from all of the South Region parishes, who have received Baptism and First Communion but not Confirmation, to join us for a six week confirmation program leading to the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation at Saint Jerome Parish on December 6 at 1pm. Classes will begin at Saint Jerome Parish with 5pm Mass on Sunday, November 2, followed by class until about 7:30pm. For further information please contact Saint Jerome Parish 781-335-2038. The instructor for the program will be Mrs. Mary Ellen Cassani.






Sacred Heart High School, Weymouth Class of 1965 Reunion

A 50th reunion is being planned for the Sacred Heart High School, Weymouth class of 1965. Please contact the organizing committee (Ralph Gillis, David Consalvi and Paul Grant) at if you are – or know how to contact – one of our classmates. The reunion is tentatively being planned for late Spring 2015.






World Youth Day / Krakow Poland / 2016

The Archdiocese of Boston will once again be leading Boston Pilgrims to be with Pope Francis and hundreds of thousands of others for World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland (Summer of 2016). Due to the tremendous feedback we have received we will be offering 3 tracks for Youth, Young Adults and Families. Come to one of our informational gatherings or contact us to learn more: www.ONE4Boston or email Kathy Stebbins at