Fortnight for Freedom Mass at St. Joseph
Thursday, June 29, 6:30pm
The Diocese of Raleigh invites all to attend a Celebration of Freedom Mass on Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 pm at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2817 Poole Road, Raleigh. A picnic sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will follow the Mass.
This event is part of the sixth annual Fortnight for Freedom, a 14-day celebration of our religious freedom from June 21 to July 4, 2017. The theme this year is “Freedom for Mission” and will celebrate the values of our faith with respect to the gift of life, marriage, conscience rights, and many humanitarian concerns.
During the Fortnight, the faithful are encouraged to pray for the intention of preserving and promoting religious freedom and to dedicate any of their regularly scheduled devotions such as Holy Hours or the Holy Rosary to this intention.
The Four Levels of Happiness
A Lecture by Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.d
Father Spitzer has created a system called “The Four Levels of Happiness” to teach high school and college students (as well as adults) the different kinds of happiness – from their sources to their effects. Read more about Fr. Spitzer's lecture.
EARLY BIRD FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION
Msgr. Ingham's homilies are available in audio format through the podcast link or iTunes.
These audio files are offered to parishioners and visitors to this site as a spiritual resource so that one’s faith life may be enhanced and strengthened by closer observation and reflection. Please share the homilies with anyone whom you believe would benefit from hearing them.
Please join us for:
Adoration and Confessions 5:30 - 7:00pm
Rosary and Latin Novena to Mary 7:00pm
For more information on our Wednesday Evening Schedule
Community Room During Mass
The use of the Community Room during the celebration of Sunday Mass is intended above all for parents of infants and very small children who are having trouble in church: a parent will take a son or daughter out for a while – or if necessary the duration of Mass – but take part in the service by way of the television.
The room is not a place for children to run wild, or for grown-ups to chat as if they weren’t at Mass. It is not in the tradition of St. Joseph’s to have a “nursery” or “cry room” or to segregate parents with small children. St. Joseph’s people rejoice in the presence of families together, but understand that even the most precious infants and correct children will have their moments. That’s why we have the Community Room set up for an “exit” strategy.
Also at times the church unfortunately just won’t hold everybody. Every Catholic Church in the Raleigh area – every one – has that problem. Those in the Community Room should be able to participate in Mass as best they can, and in moral union with the congregation inside, and not be subjected to behavior which is either irreverent or permitted to be out of control.