St. Joseph's Parish What's New
The Rosary: Did You Know?
· The Rosary is one of the most cherished prayers of our Catholic Church!
· The opportunity for our parishioners to gather together to pray the rosary takes place every Sunday at 7 pm at St. Paul’s in Rock City Falls!
· ALL parishioners are invited and encouraged to join!
· Rosaries and prayer guides are available!
· There is always someone there to show you how to say the rosary, if you arrive a little early!
April and May 2022
Christian Outreach is collecting food in April and May for
SNACpack: Saratoga Nutrition Assistance for Children
This is a weekly backpack program that sends home food to students (in a backpack) in the Saratoga Springs School District year-round!
It is supported entirely by donations.
Currently they feed approximately 280 children throughout the Saratoga Springs School District (grades K-12) weekly, who do not have enough food to sustain them over the weekends.
Food Items Needed: juice boxes, single serving cereal boxes, oatmeal packets, snack bars, individual packets of cookies, popcorn, graham crackers, Spaghetti O’s, tuna, soup.
Place your donations in the labeled box at the church entrances.
Thank you for your support!
For more information visit: (www.snacpackprogram.org)
February 12th and 13th
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger for Visiting
our Parish Community!
Saturday, Feb. 12th & Sunday, Feb. 13th
February 11, 2022
COVID-19 Update: February 11, 2022
MASKS NOT REQUIRED
at all masses & indoor events until further notice.
As you may be aware, the Governor of New York has ended the mask mandate for all indoor gatherings. This took effect on February 10, 2022.
In keeping with this expiration of the mask mandate in New York State, the Diocese of Albany will no longer mandate that masks be worn in diocesan churches and offices,
effective February 10, 2022.
However, the diocese encourages Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion to continue to wear a mask during the distribution of Communion.
On that note too, any parishioner who feels like wearing a mask is encouraged to do so, either because of compromised immune system or any other medical condition.
We will continue to bring up the gifts at Mass after the collection. This will include just the ciborium, the book of prayer intentions, and the collection basket.
May God bless you all for your patience and understanding during this challenging times.
January 9, 2022
Announcement: Change in Mass Times Starting Sunday, 1-16-2022
Fr. Simon announced this at all masses on Saturday, January 8th and Sunday, January 9th.
Fr. Simon's Announement went out in an email to all Parishioners on Sunday, January 8th.
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Fr. Simon's Letter to the Parish
I want to begin by wishing you a Happy New Year and God’s choicest blessings in the coming months of the year.
As you are already aware, I have been appointed by the Bishop to oversee both our parish, St Joseph’s Greenfield Center, St Paul’s Rock City Falls, and also Holy Mother and Child parish Corinth/Lake Luzerne.
It is not going to be an easy pastoral task and will challenge all of us. I hope it will bring out the best in us as Catholics and followers of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Among the changes that will make it possible for this pastoral work to be achieved is changes in our current Mass schedule.
Beginning from next weekend January 16th, our 8:30am Mass at St Paul’s will now be at 8:00am every Sunday. Our 10:30am Mass at St Joseph’s will now be at 11:00am. The 4:00pm Mass on Saturday will remain as it is. Mass in Corinth will move from 9:00am to 9:30am every Sunday.
This means that every Saturday at 4:00pm there will be Mass at St Joseph’s Greenfield Center.
Every Sunday, there will be 8:00am Mass at St Paul’s Rock City Falls.
Every Sunday there will be 11:00am Mass at St Joseph’s Greenfield Center.
Every Sunday, there will be 9:30am Mass and 11:00am Mass at Holy Mother & Child Corinth.
I know it is challenging, but with God’s grace it is something we can do.
May God bless us all as we soldier on this journey to the Heavenly Jerusalem.