We are a community of Catholics and in our own imperfection are attempting to follow the way of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you are seeking a perfect church with the perfect congregation you will not find it here. If you are seeking to become perfect as our Heavenly Father is perfect then you are welcome to join us. Ours is a road of repentance, we follow in discipleship and by Grace live in Joy, Hope and Love.
During the week of March 7-12 St. Joseph the Worker will be hosting a Lenten Eucharistic Mission. Fr. Joseph Aytona of the Fathers of Mercy will be speaking at our local parishes during Sunday Masses and then present a Eucharistic Mission for four nights, March 9 – 12.
The theme of a “Eucharistic” Mission was chosen to promote Eucharistic Adoration. Our local Catholic community is in the process of establishing Perpetual Adoration in the Communion of Saints Adoration Chapel located in St. Joseph the Worker Church. The Chapel is open to of all people of the upper Ohio Valley who wish to participate either as a Guardian or visitor. Adoration is currently open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 AM – 8 PM.
This week long event will also be used as recruitment for Guardians. Guardians are people from various local parishes who commit to a specific hour of Adoration each week in the Chapel. Their role is to ensure that the Blessed Sacrament is never left alone. By their generosity, the chapel can remain open for others to come and visit Our Lord. We are now registering Guardians for Tuesday Adoration 8 AM – 8 PM. When at least two Guardians have signed up for each hour, the Chapel will open for another twelve hour day of Adoration. Our goal is to establish Perpetual Adoration which would make Our Lord, present in the Blessed Sacrament available in the Chapel day or night, 24/7.
Presented by the Fathers of Mercy, Fr. Joseph Aytona,
The topics for the Eucharistic Mission Monday – Thursday are as follows:
1) The Holy Eucharist: Source of Miracles
2) Being a Living Tabernacle (through Holy Communion)
3) Eucharistic Adoration: Conversion & Transformation
4) Mary, Mother of the Blessed Sacrament
Confession will be available from 6 – 7 PM and resume after the 7 – 8 PM Mission talk
Childcare will be provided
Refreshments, Eucharistic display and the opportunity register as a Guardian will be available in the Church vestibule.
Prayer to Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament
(Please pray daily for the establishment of Perpetual Adoration)
Most Blessed Mother, it was from you that Our Lord took flesh and blood and became man. It is the same Sacred Body and Precious Blood that now nourishes His Church in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Help us, O Blessed Mother to approach Him with reverence and respect that we might receive Him worthily in the Holy Eucharist. Assist us in making reparation for the many profanations and sacrileges to which Our Lord is subject. Aid us, then, in offering to your Son our love and adoration with the grace to establish Perpetual Adoration in the Communion of Saints Adoration Chapel. Amen
Pray for one another.
Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint [him] with oil in the name of the Lord and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.
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The Windows of St Joseph the Worker Parish
The stained glass windows adorning the north and south walls of the church were created and placed by Pittsburgh Stained Glass Studios of Pittsburgh PA. The artist was Peter Brahm, and his craftsmen. The installation of the windows began in 1969.The twelve windows follow the theme of Salvation History, starting with the Creation window. This window is on your left as you enter the church, above Station of the Cross #6 (Veronica wipes the face of Jesus). The Creation window is somewhat dark with subdued colors, but with each window progressing toward the Sanctuary, the windows begin to brighten until the Sanctuary windows glow with a golden light.
The Rose Window, the Symbols of the Apostles
The Rose window, which faces the setting sun, was installed during the construction of the church in 1961 and 1962. The church was dedicated on May 1st, 1962 by Archbishop John Joseph Swint. The panels, although there are no names or human images on the windows portray the twelve apostles. Each window depicts the symbols of one of the apostles. The windows depict the eleven faithful apostles (Judas Iscariot is left out of the group and St Paul was put in his place to complete the number 12) The Rose window as created by Poremba Stained Glass Studios from Warrensville Heights, OH. The windows were donated by the Christian Mothers.