The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ (December 25, 2022)

Monthly Potluck Social

Madonna and Child

Our next monthly potluck social will be held on Sunday, February 5. Please bring a dish to share! Crockpots welcome! A good rule of thumb is to bring twice as much food as is typically required to feed your own family.







Epiphany Blessing of Water and Chalk

On the eve of the Feast of Epiphany, January 5, 2023, at 6:00 pm, there will be a special blessing in the Traditional Latin Rite for Epiphany Water and Epiphany Chalk. Father blesses enough Epiphany Water to last the rest of the year. The blessed chalk is given to those who wish to inscribe the Epiphany Blessing over the lintels of their house doors. All are invited to attend this special ritual of blessing and to bring your own water and salt for the blessing of the Epiphany Water, to then take back home with you. If you wish to participate, please bring fresh, clean water in secure vessels and place them in front of the Altar rail on the Blessed Mother side when you arrive for the blessing.

Sign Up to Host the Pilgrim Virgin Statue

The Lancaster Latin Mass Community invites you to welcome into your home our own Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. You may sign up to have the statue in your home for a period of approximately one month. During this time of visitation, families are encouraged to: practice daily prayer of the rosary; invite guests to join your family in praying with Our Lady; and make a Home Enthronement to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary: 

The month of March is still open at this time. Details can be found on the Sign-Up Genius page:

Anyone who has not hosted the statue within the last 6 months is eligible to sign up. Especially if you haven’t before, sign up now to welcome Our Lady into YOUR home!

For questions or more information, contact Mrs. Kathy Haddon, 717-397-7221.

Confessions in the Traditional Rite

Going forward, on Saturdays from 4:00-4:45 pm at St Joseph’s, if you go to Confession behind the screen in either confessional, the traditional form will automatically be used.

This is in addition to Confessions that are heard every Sunday from 12:15-12:45 pm before the Traditional Latin Mass.

Parish Registration

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