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    The process of becoming Catholic is formally known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) or for children 7-17, Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC.) It is a gradual process of spiritual formation that includes prayer, sharing, and study and occurs in the context of the parish community. Take the first step and CALL: 843-7021 or Kathy Anderson, Director of RCIA 316-1717.

    Open for Prayer
    During regular office hours the front door of the church is open for prayer and adoration of Jesus present in the tabernacle. Come and adore Him.
    “My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations”. - Mark 11:17

    Choir Practice
    Choir practice is at 2:30 pm each Friday. New choir members are welcome.

    Holy Communion to the Homebound
    Do you have a family member who is not able to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion?
    St. Joseph's has Eucharistic Ministers that go to the homebound. They can read scripture, pray and distribute Holy Communion to your loved one. Please call Noel at the parish office at 843-7021 and he will arrange this for you.

    Gluten Free Hosts for Holy Communion
    If you have a gluten intolerance and would like to receive gluten free Hosts at Mass (or as a homebound person), please call the parish office at: 843-7021

    Roma’s of Oxford Give Back to the Community Program Cook’s Night Off - Tues. Sept. 24, 6pm A treat for the cook! Join the St. Joseph Cemetery Board, SJ and ICC community residents for dinner at Oxford Roma’s, corner of Rt. 12 and Main St. at 6pm or do take out all day. 10% of sales will be donated to St. Joseph Cemetery Maintenance.

    New this year- 2 gift baskets
    and 50/50 raffles.

    Drawings will be during the dinner. Raffle tickets can be purchased that evening or at Roma’s for two weeks prior to the event.

    Wine Event
    October 6th – light lunch at 12;30 pm – Wine Event is from 1:00 -3:00 pm. Advance sale tickets are $10 or $12 at the door. To benefit the St. Joseph’s Cemetery Improvement Fund. Call 843-7021 or
    stop by the parish office during business hours to get your ticket.

    Will start serving dinners Tuesday, September 10th, at 5:30 pm At St. Bartholomew Parish Center, East
    Main St., Norwich. Call JoAnn Testani at 336-3513 for more information regarding volunteering and donating.

    East Main St., Norwich FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27-9 AM to 6 PM
    BAG SALE, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28-9 AM TO NOON Sponsored by Ave Maria/Rosary Society

    Coffee Hour
    Our monthly coffee hours have been a lot of fun and very well attended a great way to connect with parishioners. Thank you to John and Nina Todaro for hosting the upcoming September 15th coffee hour.
    Thank you to Frank and Ann Marie Markovich for hosting our upcoming October coffee hour. Please consider hosting a coffee hour. I currently have November and December available. The 3rd Sunday of the month after the 8:45 a.m. Mass. Sammy has already asked for her class to host the February 2020 coffee hour with a theme of “love”. Thank you, Sammy and class!! Please contact me at 607 226 3080 or email at
    jwinner314@gmail.com. Nelson is always there to be the barista, and MarianTaranto calls a few people to ask for baked goods. One thing that has become a big hit with the children is container of yogurts and also a fruit platter is well received as well. Please let me know if you can host. Thank you in advance!!

    God always knocks at the door of hearts. He likes to do this. It comes from His heart. But, do you know what He likes best? To knock on the doors of families and find families that are united, to find families that love each other, to find the families that bring up their children and educate them and help them to keep going forward and that create a society of goodness, of truth, and of beauty.” -Pope Francis


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    Pam Menard, Jenny Knee, Trevor Comeau, Keith Price, Carolyn Marvin, Rossi family, Ann Marie Cunnane, Jacob S., Chris Turner & family, Harper Schultz, Kim S., Sue Menard, Thomas Grgurich, Arlene Bieliski, Bernadette McBride, Rachel Coaker & Arlene Cheselka



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    September 8- Sun. 8:45 am - For the Parishioners of St. Joseph’s
    September 14, Sat. 5:45 pm - Parishioners of St. Joseph
    September 15, Sun. 8:45 am - Joseph Cincotta by Mary Hardendorf

    Sanctuary Candles - September 7 & 8
    -Candle to the Blessed Mother for in memory of Rita Wilson by Marie Christian

    If the Mass is scheduled for your family member and you would like to take up the gifts, please let the ushers know before Mass. Thank you.

  • Liturgical Ministry Schedule >

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    Liturgical Ministry Schedule

    Saturday, September 14, 5:45 pm
    Lector: Matt Franklin
    Ushers: Isaac Fahey & Noel Fahey
    Altar Servers: Emilie Philippone
    Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Matt Franklin & Noel Fahey

    Sunday, September 15, 8:45 am

    Lector: John Franco
    Ushers: Gene Strobel & Noel Fahey
    Altar Server: Ava Benjamin & Madison Long
    Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Nelson Lucier, Katie Turner, & Marion Godfrey

    Altar Care for September 15 (Green)

    Sammy Diamond & Lorry Rice

    Collection Counters for September 15

    Marian Rosengren & Marie Hofmann

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    September 15- Coffee Hour after 8:45 Mass- hosted by Nina and John T. in the parish hall

    September 18 – Parish council meeting in the parish hall at 6:00 pm

    September 22 – Religious education classes begin

    September 24- Roma’s all day give back 10% donated to St. Joseph’s Cemetery Improvement Fund

    October 4 -Fish dinner 5:00-7:00 pm, eat in or take out (volunteers needed)

    October 6 – Wine Event in the parish hall at 12:30 pm

Ministry Schedules:

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