Third Sunday after Easter (April 30, 2023)

Monthly Potluck Social

Madonna and Child

Our next monthly potluck social will be held after the Pontifical Mass with Bishop Ronald Gainer on Sunday, May 14. 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.







400 Subscribers!

Since our newsletter  began six years ago in 2017, we have now reached 400 subscribers! If you know someone who might like to subscribe to our newsletters, please invite them to subscribe HERE. Also, if you are in a family where only one spouse gets the newsletter, please consider adding the other to ensure everyone get the latest news!  Adult children living at home are also encouraged to independently subscribe!

Altar Server Training

The Knights of the Altar are calling all boys and young men who desire to serve our Lord on the altar. There will be a altar server training on Saturday, May 6th, from 10am to 12 noon, at St. Joseph’s. All teens and boys are invited who have at least received First Holy Communion or who are going to receive First Holy Communion this year. For more information, please contact Ben Ostrowski at [email protected].


The Sacrament of Confirmation in the Traditional Latin Rite will be administered before the Latin Mass on Holy Trinity Sunday, June 4, 2023. Parents, if your children are twelve years old and older and are properly catechized and prepared to receive this Sacrament, then please make sure to contact Deacon Thomas Owsinski, the Parish Director of Faith Formation, to insure that the required registration has been received. Deacon’s email is [email protected]. Confirmation interviews will be scheduled with the Confirmandi during the month of May.

We are also happy to announce that Sheldon Altschuler, a member of our community, will also be baptized, confirmed, and receive his First Holy Communion at this Holy Mass on Trinity Sunday alongside his daughter, who will also be confirmed. Please keep Sheldon and all of our Confirmandi in your prayers.

Three Weeks Away!

There will be a Pontifical Mass with His Excellency, Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, on Sunday, May 14th (Mother’s Day). This will mark the 15th Anniversary of our Lancaster Latin Mass Community.

Adorers Needed

St. Joseph’s Church currently has ongoing Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament both during the day and throughout the night on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There are still open hours in need of a second adorer.

Currently there is no Adoration on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Hopefully, with your help, we can expand to these days in the future. Please, kindly consider committing to a time slot to spend this special time with Christ in prayer. Consider taking an hour yourself, as a family or as a group of friends, etc. Take an open hour or any hour that works for you.  It’s fine if there is extra coverage!

For Security purposes the chapel doors are locked. Access to the chapel is only available via use of a chapel key fob. Those desiring time in the Adoration Chapel who do not have a key fob, please call the rectory at 717-397-6921 ext. 213.

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Discalced Hermit Survey

The Discalced Hermits of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Fairfield are seeking your thoughts and input to help chart their future. This year they will be having 15 more young men enter their community and others are already scheduled to enter in 2024, bringing the whole community beyond 40 Hermits in number and exceeding the normal capacity of two full monasteries. To complete their survey, please CLICK HERE.

Parish Registration

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