Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church: Whether you are local, a seasonal visitor, or someone enjoying a weekend on the Gulf Coast, St. Joseph Parish is a place to encounter Jesus. Join us for Mass, Adoration, Bible Study, social events, or simply stop by to offer a prayer.
If you are new to the area, a returning Catholic, or if you wish to become Catholic you are welcome to attend Mass and to become involved in parish activities. If you require more information We encourage you to speak with the Parish Secretary or the Pastor. Please Call 850-227-1417.
- Refreshments Please join us for coffee,
refreshments and wonderful
fellowship after the 9:00am Mass
on Sundays. if anyone would like
to donate something to have with
coffee, please bring it to the hall
before or after the 9:00am Mass.
Starting October 2, our high
school youth group will be
serving coffee and refreshments
after both the 9:00am and
11:00am Masses on the first
Sunday of each month. This is a
fundraiser for their trip to the
Stuberville youth conference in
- Religious Education Welcome to all of our religious
education students who started
this past Wednesday. We are
looking forward to an exciting
year of learning and growth in
our faith. If you missed signing
up, it is not too late. Classes are
on Wednesdays from 6:30pm to
To sign up call the office at 850-227-1417 or see below to register for the next RE session online.
- Click HERE for 2022-2023 Religious Education OnLine Registration
- Second Collection Thank you to all who donated to
the Catholic Education
Collection last weekend. With
your help our church was able to
collect $663.86. Your support
will help boys and girls enjoy the
benefit of a good Catholic
education and will help pass on
the light of faith to future
- Rosary Catholics have never hidden the
fact that the Rosary is a weapon in
the fight against the forces of evil.
For seven centuries, the Rosary
has been a powerful weapon
against the world, flesh and the
devil. The present era is no
exception to the rule. Indeed, it is
needed now more than ever.
Please join us on Tuesdays at
11:00am as we say the Rosary.
- Communion to the
Homebound Sacraments are available to all
Catholics who would like to
receive, but are unable to
attend Sunday Mass due to
injury, illness or advanced age.
If you are in need of a visit,
please call the office and
request Communion at home,
in the hospital, nursing home,
or assisted living facility.
- Food Donations Don't forget our food basket at the entrance of
the church which is open daily. It is there all year
for dropping off nonperishables. If you're
visiting the area, and have nonperishables that
you didn't use, consider donating them before
you make your trip back home. Thank you for
thinking of those in need. No open parcels please!
- Can We Help? If you or someone you know needs help with meals, a visit, or anything else, let us help! Contact the church office.
- Altar Flowers If you would like to donate altar flowers for a special occasion or in memory of a loved one, please contact the office at least 2 weeks in advance. Call: 850-227-1417
The Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reflect, today, upon how you would deal with living like Lazarus. Reflect upon
what your own “sores” are in life. They may be varied in type, degree and
number from those of other people’s sufferings, but they will be encountered in
your life. As you identify your suffering, turn your eyes from it to the presence of
God in your soul, and allow His presence to fill you with the riches of His grace.
Lord of all, help me to keep You as the one and only Master of my life. Give me the grace I need to
detach from all that is of this world, so as to live for You and in accord with Your will alone. I love You,
dear Lord. Help me to love You above all else. Jesus, I trust in You. - My Catholic Life
Artwork: Parable of the Rich Man and Poor Lazarus: Pieter Cornelisz van Rijck.
Today’s gospel provides us all with an opportunity to look at what is most
important in life. The rich man had all he wanted in this life but clearly lacked
charity on account of the fact that he ignored the physical needs of Lazarus. For
that reason, the rich man was spiritually impoverished, whereas Lazarus was
When you can keep your eyes on what is most important in life, spiritual wealth, it
will make the many other hardships you endure less burdensome. Perhaps you will
never be in the same physical condition as Lazarus, but you may encounter other
great pains and hardships in life. When this happens, the tendency may be to
become fixated upon those sufferings and to take your eyes off your interior union
with God. - My Catholic Life