Dear Parishioners and friends of St. Joseph,
Bishop Michael Barber supports my desire and that of our parishioners to restore the sense of transcendence to our experience of the Sacred Liturgy at St. Joseph the Worker Church. Our Goal is to make St. Joseph a place where parishioners and visitors alike can truly experience beautiful, sacred encounters with the Lord through our Holy Sacrifices of the Mass being offered with great dignity, love, reverence and beauty.
Choirs and Sacred Music is an extremely important component of Sacred Liturgy, and so it is with this, I am very pleased to announce that we are blessed to have a new organist and music consultant at St. Joseph the Worker. Mr. Samuel Dorlaque comes to us with an impressive background and is highly regarded within the Catholic sacred music community.
If you are interested in joining a choir at St. Joseph the Worker church, please contact Sam Dorlaque at (510) 709 – 9036 or by email at email@example.com. Sam is excited to be with us as together we will pray and face the Lord with sounds of praise and gratitude.
Fr. Kenneth Nobrega
I am pleased to announce that Gloria Maldonado, our new office secretary is ready to welcome and assist our parishioners and visitors. Gloria is perfectly bilingual both in English and Spanish. Among her accomplishments, Gloria works with the Diocese of Oakland's important "Rachel's Vineyard" ministry which cares for women and men with post-abortion healing. St. Joseph the Worker Parish Office Hours are from Tuesday thru Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm (closed noon to 1:00pm for lunch) and Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm..
Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him. Show us your face and we will be saved. Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money; the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things; made Peter weep after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief. Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman: "If you knew the gift of God!"
You are the visible face of the invisible Father, of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy: let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified. You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error: let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy, you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.