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 moved to 9:30am during summer months Chapel - Emmaus Community
  • 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 | 9:30am Mass: Emmaus Community Please click here for more information!

Emmaus Christian Community is an open and welcoming Intentional Eucharistic Community in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council and modeled on Pope John XXIII’s spirit of acceptance and inquiry. By intentional we mean that people attend because they choose to do so, rather than because they live nearby.

We are also an inclusive Eucharistic centered community where all are welcome at our table.

We are lay-run with members assuming responsibility for planning our Sunday worship service, managing our own finances and implementing our social action agenda. We believe working together allows us to put our faith into action and forms bonds of genuine caring and concern for each other. Our activities are coordinated by a Guiding Council elected from the membership.

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.