In addition to Daily Masses and many opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Shrine is home to the following Sunday worship communities:
- 8am Mass (Chapel)
- 10am Mass (Auditorium)
- 11:30am Mass (Chapel/Spanish)
About the 8am Mass: St. Joseph’s Sunday 8 am Liturgy
“We come together as a supportive and apostolic community to worship God in the Roman Catholic tradition. We welcome all to the Shrine to experience our faith, join our journey, and learn about faith in your everyday life.”
Some of Our Ministries and Activities:
Music Ministry – Our choir sings every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. Mass and on Holidays. If you have an interest, please contact Gen Webber, the Choir Director, or see a choir member after 8:00 o’clock Mass.
New Year’s Day Brunch – All are welcome! Feel free to bring a friend or relative who would otherwise be alone on that day so they can share in our Shrine fellowship. The brunch is free.
Ministry to the Sick – Whether it’s a ride to Church or bringing communion to shut-ins, the Community stands ready to help.
Monthly Devotions – On the first Monday of every month throughout most of the year. Devotions to God the Father, St. Joseph, Mary, the Mother of God, the Trinity and the Sacred Heart are offered to the entire community. Check calendar for dates and times.
Hospitality Sunday – On the first Sunday of each month, All are welcome to spend some time in fellowship following Mass.
About the 10am Mass: Emmaus Community Please click here for more information!
The Emmaus Christian Community is a spiritual grounding place where experiencing and celebrating the mysteries of living and dying build and challenge our Catholic faith. Believing in the uniqueness of the individual, the community is a people whose freedom flows from a sense of family and belonging, and whose relationships foster deeper spirituality. Community members seek God by discovering the Christ within and in others—through liturgy, sacramental life, education, hospitality and mutual support. Modeled on John XXIII's spirit of inquiry and acceptance, the community is both challenging to itself as well as tolerant of change, failure and ambiguity.
The community offers an alternative to the geographically bounded parish. It is circular rather than vertical in structure, encouraging dialogue and listening, and shared responsibility, as well as support of individually initiated ministries. We encourage people to contribute their time and talent, giving of themselves in whatever way they can. Reaching out beyond serving its own needs, the community tries to balance the personal and social gospel messages.
The Emmaus Christian Community is an "intentional" Catholic community, which means that people come here because they choose to do so, rather than just because they live nearby or because they fall within a geographically defined boundary. We are a lay-run community, with members assuming responsibility for our own governance. This means that our members share in carrying out the many different activities that define us and give our time together form and meaning. Whether it's the planning of our Sunday worship service, the managing of our finances, or the implementing of our social action agenda, we each try to do our part. We feel that working together on any of these ministries allows us to put into action our Christian faith. It also gives us the opportunity to form the bonds with each other that make our Community a place where genuine caring and concern between members flourishes.
About the 11:30am Mass: San Jose Community
The San Jose Community was born following the steps of Fr. Judge and his work with the Italian immigrants in the early 1900’s. In the year 2000, several priests created the “Latino Family Evening” where typical dishes were served and cultural and educational presentations were made representing the various peoples from Mexico and Latin America. Today, the Community welcomes our brothers and sisters migrating from Latin America offering spiritual, moral and physical support to encourage personal growth and greater integration into their new life. The San Jose Community gathers each Sunday for Liturgy at 11:30 am and offers throughout the year sacramental preparation, spiritual direction as well as retreats and other programs in Spanish.
En los años 1900 el p. Judge le dio la bienvenida a la communidad italiana migrante; en el 2000 siguiendo los pasos de nuestro fundador, varios sacerdotes en el Santuario crearon “La Jornada Familiar Latina” en donde se servían platos típicos de México y Latinoamérica, se tenían presentaciones culturales y educacionales. Hoy la comunidad continúa dándole la bienvenida a todos nuestros hermanos y hermanas migrantes de Latinoamérica ofreciéndoles apoyo espiritual, moral y físico para un crecimiento personal y una mejor integración en su nueva jornada en este país. La comunidad de San José se congrega todos los domingos a las 11:30am, ofrecemos preparación sacramental, dirección espiritual, así como también retiros y otros programas en español.