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2016-2017 Liturgical Schedule

In an effort to detail the regular and special liturgical celebrations of our parochial community, the following information is the liturgical schedule of Saint Joseph Church for the 2017 Liturgical Year. This schedule has been prepared in accordance with the Universal Norms on the Liturgical Year and the General Roman Calendar as approved by Pope Paul VI.

In addition, please find the liturgies to be held on various federal holidays and special celebrations of popular piety integral to the spiritual life of the parochial community. The 2017 Liturgical Year begins with the First Sunday of Advent, Sunday, November 27, 2016.

1. Regular Mass Schedule.

     a. Weekend Masses. Sunday Mass will be at 8:15am and 11:15am. Each Saturday at 5:00pm, there will be a Mass in anticipation of Sunday

     b. Weekday Masses. Masses typically will be celebrated Monday-Friday at 7:00am, and Saturday at 8:00am.

2. Special Mass/Service Schedule (to include Holy Days which are marked with and asterisk).

     a. Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception –Thursday, December 08, 2016 at 7:00am, 9:00am, and 7:00pm

     b. Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord* – December 25, 2016

          (1) Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 5:00pm and Midnight

          (2) Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 9:00am

     c. Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God* – January 01, 2017

          (1) Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 5:00pm
          (2)Sunday, January 01, 2017 at 8:15am and 11:15am

     d. Ash Wednesday – March 01, 2017 at 7:00am, 9:00am, and 7:00pm

     e. Holy Thursday – April 13, 2017 at 7:00pm (No Earlier Mass)

     f. Good Friday – April 14, 2017 at 7:00pm (No Earlier Service)

     g. Holy Saturday* – April 15, 2017 at 8:00pm (No Earlier Mass)

        (If there are candidates/catechumens coming into the Church we will use only 3 readings/if there are no candidates/catechumens coming into the church we  will use all the readings) 

      g-2. Easter Sunday (Easter Sunrise Service on Monte Sano @ 6:00am/ Masses at the parish @ 8:15am and 11:15am) (Eucharistic Ministers for Sunrise         Service 5 - host only / 8:15am 3 host & 4 cups/11:15am  4 hosts & 4 cups)

     h. Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord* – Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 8:00am.

     i. Solemnity of the Assumption –Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 8:00am

     j. Solemnity of All Saints – Wednesday, November 01, 2017 at 7:00am, 9:00am and 7:00pm

3. Mass Changes for Various Federal Holidays.

     a. Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 16, 2017 at 8:00am

     b. Memorial Day – Monday, May 29, 2017 at 8:00am

     c. Independence Day – Tuesday, July 04, 2017 at 8:00am

     d. Labor Day – Monday, September 04, 2017 at 8:00am

     e. Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 9:00am

4. Communal Reconciliation Services.

     a. Advent – Monday, December 12, 2016 at 6:00pm

     b. Lent – Monday, March 27, 2017 at 6:00pm

5. Extraordinary Devotions Missions, and Liturgies.

     a. Stations of the Cross – Each Friday during Lent at 12:00pm; Good Friday at 12:00pm

     b. Parish Mission – TBD

     c. Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary – Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00am.