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St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, founded in 1891, is a humble, devout and obedient, faith community modeled after St. Joseph, the spouse of Mary, foster father of Jesus and our patron. Our parish strives to do the will of God through vibrant evangelization, sound catechesis, life-long faith formation, sacramental practice, responsible stewardship and Eucharistic living. Through the grace of our Baptism we strive to serve God and neighbor in love and sacrifice. Enflamed by the Spirit, we are a Church Alive.

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Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm
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Wednesdays 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Benediction - 6:45 pm
Novena after 7:00 pm Mass

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Pope’s solidarity with the jobless ‎

(Vatican) Without job there is no dignity - the dignity to bring bread home, which enables one to plan the ‎future ‎and decide to form a family. Pope Francis made the observation in a message to Italy’s national ‎convention ‎on the theme, “Hope amidst Precariousness,” organized by the Italian ‎bishops’ conference ‎in Salerno, Oct. 24-26.   The Holy Father noted that in his ‎meeting with person during his Italian visits he has come ‎to touch with ‎his hands the situation of many jobless youth, those on layoff scheme ‎or casual workers.  ‎‎“This is not just an economic problem, but ‎also the problem of dignity,” the Pope said, describing ‎Italy’s economic crisis as ‘the ‎passion of youth”. The culture of waste discards all that is ‎unprofitable, ‎and young people, he said,  are discarded because they are without a job.  ‎However, the ‎Pope said in this ‘quicksand of precariousness’, the Gospel ‎prevents us from being robbed of hope, ‎because this hope comes from God who ‎became one of us in solidarity with all our precariousness.  ‎Pope Francis thus urged Italy’s ‎youth to empower the Gospel in the social and cultural situation in ‎order to foster a culture of encounter and solidarity. ‎

(from Vatican Radio)

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Pope Francis to Schoenstatt movement: Marriage never been attacked so much as now

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis said the institution of Christian marriage has never been attacked so much as nowadays where a temporary or throw-away culture has become widespread. He said marriage should not be seen just a social rite and urged priests to stay close to couples and especially children experiencing the trauma of a family break-up. The Pope was replying to questions put to him on a range of topics during an audience with more than 7000 pilgrims belonging to the Schoenstatt movement, an international Marian and apostolic organization that is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding in Germany.  The movement now embraces members, both lay and clerics, from dozens of nations around the world.

Listen to this report by Susy Hodges:

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Card. Parolin on Human Dignity and Human Development

(Vatican Radio) The Vatican Secretary of State has addressed a Conference on Human Dignity and Human Development that took place this week at the University of Notre Dame Global Gateway in Rome, telling participants that under current economic and development models the very understanding of man and our nature as social beings is at stake.

The Cardinal noted: “Our present way of thinking, on the other hand, tends to see economics as a science whose method is phenomenological, charged with the task of finding the best means of directing human activity towards the goal of a maximum exploitation of resources”.

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News and Announcements

CHRISTIAN MOTHERS PIE SALE
The second annual Pie Sale fundraiser is underway. For an order form, click here.
 
4TH ANNUAL LUMINARIA SALE
Join us on Saturday, December 13 for the St. Lucy Festival of Lights when we throw the switch to light up the tree and Memorial Luminaria! For the luminaria order form, please click here.
 
JUBILEE COOKBOOK
St. Joseph Parish will be celebrating our 125th Anniversary on March 16, 2016. Part of the celebration will be the publication of a Jubilee Cookbook which will be available in 2015. For more information, please click here.

 

CATHOLIC GIFT SHOP
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