Palm Sunday (April 10, 2022)

Pontifical Mass with Bishop Ronald W. Gainer

Madonna and Child

Bishop Ronald W. Gainer of the Harrisburg Diocese will be joining us for a Pontifical Mass on Sunday, May 1. A potluck reception will follow.






Holy Week Schedule

Mass in Commemoration of the Lord’s Supper will be held on April 14 at 4:30 pm. Solemn Liturgy in Commemoration of the Passion and Death of the Lord will be held on April 15 at 3 pm. Mass for Easter Sunday will be held on April 17 at 1 pm.

Adorers Needed

Currently, Adoration is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 7AM until Mass the following day.  The parish is beginning to schedule for Tuesday and Thursday and once enough adorers are obtained, Adoration will begin on those days.
Those interested can sign up at the following link:
The parish is scheduling 2 Adorers for every hour so that 1) people will not be alone as often; 2) there is  a built-in substitute for each hour.  Please note that the Adoration Chapel is locked all the time, so a key fob is needed to enter, even during daytime hours.  A key fob can be obtained via our Parish Manager, Donna D’Agostino, [email protected].

Please Join in Singing

Going forward, we will be using both the Adoremus and Credo hymnals.  Please refer to the hymn boards for which hymnal we will be using on a given week: AD is for the Adoremus Hymnal and CR is for the Credo Hymnal.  The black Credo hymnals are in the pews and the red Adoremus hymnals are located on the bookshelf in the Communications Center located in the left rear of the church just to the left of the statue of the Pietá.  Pick one up as you enter the church and join in singing!

Parish Registration

Interested in joining St. Joseph Parish? To register, please contact Joanne Bauer at the St. Joseph’s Rectory: 717-397-6921

Helpers Needed to Clean Church

The parish is in need of two crews of 5 people to clean the church once every other month for 2 1/2 hours. If you are able to help, please contact Donna D’Agostino at [email protected].

Mass Intentions Available

If you would like to schedule a Traditional Latin Mass intention for someone, living or deceased, please drop your intention along with a stipend of $10.00 per Mass in the collection box at Mass or mail to St. Joseph Church, 440 St. Joseph St., Lancaster, PA 17603.  Please mark the envelope Mass Intentions c/o Donna. Or email requests to [email protected]. This is a wonderful way to remember family members or others at birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.