July 2, 2020, 14h Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass July 5, 8:45 am We are planning to resume Mass at Saint Joseph’s starting Sunday, July 5 at 8:45 am with social distancing and safety protocols in place. We are required to follow the strict health guidelines set by the State of New York and protocols given to us by the Diocese of Syracuse.
  • If you are sick, we ask that you please stay home.
  • The Sunday obligation to attend Mass has still been dispensed with until further notice.
  • If you are still uncomfortable with public gatherings, please take advantage of multi-media virtual Masses.
For those who will attend Mass, it’s important that you follow these guidelines to protect the well-being of all who attend.
  • First, every person who plans to attend Mass must pre-register with the office with name and telephone number. This follows the State requirement for contact tracing, if needed. St. Joseph’s Church capacity is 40 people. Please call: 607-843-7021.
  • Second, masks must be worn inside the church and social distancing be strictly observed. There are tape marks to indicate where to sit, and how to proceed to communion.
  • Third, hand sanitizer will be available. It should be used on entering church and prior to communion (please bring your own sanitizer if possible).
  • Fourth, ushers will seat parishioners, assist with Communion and on leaving church. When Mass is over, please continue to use social distancing inside and after exiting the church.
More details will be provided at Mass.
Welcome back to Mass. It will be a joyous occasion and it will be good to see each other again. May the Lord shine His love upon you and your families. Happy Independence Day!

Masses with Bishop Lucia's from Cathedral: Can be viewed later on Youtube.com/syrdio:
Weekday Daily Mass: 12:00 pm Sunday Masses at: Youtube.com/syrdio
Masses St. Thomas Aquinas, Binghamton, NY - Daily Mass 10am Monday—Saturday, Sunday Mass 11:30am, Stations of the Cross 11am Friday’s on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCktNnMGEHQqQEpHwdAOwfLQ.

Parish Council Meeting – Date to be determined.

2020 Scholarships
  • St. Joseph’s Society – William Kelsey
  • St. Joseph’s Society – Matthew Roach
  • Katherine J. Dunn Memorial – Paige Cirello
  • Stephen J. Scorza Memorial – Kathryn Hofmann
  • William & Evelyn Clark Memorial – Nickolas Cirello
  • Melissa Cassella Memorial – Sarah Camiel
Congratulations Class of 2020!
Recently, I was introduced to a song titled, “Way Maker” by the artist, Leeland. As I listened to the lyrics I was so struck how it spoke to me about what happens when we gather each Lord’s Day around the Lord’s Altar. It speaks about Jesus as the “Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in Darkness…moving in our midst…working in this place…touching hearts…healing hearts…turning lives around…mending hearts…even when I don’t see/feel it, you’re working…that is who you are!” After hearing it, I was struck that is what we are missing when we overlook the opportunity to gather for Sunday Eucharist.

So, just a very simple invitation, don’t miss out! This month make your way back to your parish community and discover He who is “the Way, the Truth and the Life”! Meet up with the “Way Maker” as we face uncertain times and discover His Real Presence among us.

Hope to see you in a church near you! Be assured of my continued prayers for your families.

Prayer Chain
St. Joseph's has a very active prayer chain with 14 current members. The requests come via phone call, emails, and texts and are confidential. If you have a prayer request please contact Julie at 607-226-3080, phone or text and my email address is:  jwinner314@gmail.com I also receive prayer requests from surrounding parishes that do not have a prayer chain in place. If you would like to become a member of the St. Joseph's Prayer chain please contact me.
Quoted quotes:
In the words of our beloved Father Patrick Isaac,
“Their is no such thing as unanswered prayers!”

Prayer in action is love, love in action is service. -St. Mother Teresa
Confessions – By appointment. Call the office to arrange. A mask is requested to be worn.
Baptisms – Will be a separate service (not at Mass). Call the office to arrange a meeting with Fr. Paul.
Funerals – Contact the office. This will be limited to 40 people. No luncheon available after service.
Weddings – Contact the office to arrange a meeting with Father Paul.

Temporary Change in Office Hours
The church remains open while Noel is in the office and on Sundays from 8:00 am until
3:00 pm. The office will be open Monday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Thursday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Thank you!
We appreciate parishioners who have dropped off or mailed in donations and church envelopes. We are grateful to so many of you who are helping to continue to pay our bills. Please help. Thank you for your generous support of our parish.

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