Join Pope Francis in prayer and receive his extraordinary “Urbi et orbi” blessing and plenary indulgence on Friday at 1:00pm

Pope announces extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing. He will preside over a moment of prayer on the Sagrado of St Peter’s Basilica, the platform at the top of the steps immediately in front of the façade of the Church. “I invite everyone to participate spiritually through the means of communication”, he said.

The ceremony will consist of readings from the Scriptures, prayers of supplication, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; and will conclude with Pope Francis giving the Urbi et orbi Blessing, with the possibility of gaining a plenary indulgence for all those who listen to it live through the various forms of communication. The Director of the Holy See Press Office confirmed that the moment of prayer on Friday will be broadcast live from the Vatican, beginning at 6 pm Rome time. (or 1:00pm Eastern Time).

Here are ways to watch:
CatholicTV (CTV)
www.vaticannews.va
Vatican News’ Facebook page

Updated Hours beginning 3/26/20

Per the City of Charleston Ordinance passed at midnight St. Joseph Church Office will be closed for 2 weeks.

Here are the updated hours for Prayer in the Church
We ask that there be no more than 3 people at a time and to maintain social distancing.
Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Update Contact Information

Please consider updating your contact information with our office.

Please use the following email info@saintjosephchas.com
to update your information for your head of household or any other family member that wishes to receive information via text or email

We need the following information:
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Thank you for your continued support of our Parish

Diocese Bicentennial Campaign

Planning continues for the Diocese Bicentennial Campaign at St. Joseph! To
get a really good understanding of this important effort, please view the
video available here.

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions from the Town Hall Meetings.
St. Joseph Town Hall Meetings FAQ

We also need additional committee members to support this effort at St. Joseph. More information about the Campaign will be available over the next few weeks.  Please pray for full parish support and success of this campaign.

Adoration

Adoration is offered in the church Monday thru Friday from 7:30 to 8:20 a.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to stay for morning Mass at 8:30 a.m.

Online Giving

LEFT YOUR CHECKBOOK AT HOME?   No problem!

You can give right from our website!

Online giving is an easy and safe way to support St. Joseph Church.  It allows for greater consistency, efficiency, confidentiality, and security.  Online giving is listed on the homepage in the maroon menu bar to the left.  (Or click HERE).  This link will take you directly to the site.  There is a one-time secure setup that will allow you to give one-time gifts, recurring gifts and access your giving records.

Access the online giving link from the website:

    • If this is your first time logging in, click Sign up.
    • Enter the requested information including a password and click Register.
    • Provide your contact and bank information.
    • Indicate the amount, frequency (one-time or recurring) and designation for your gift.
    • You can log back in at any time using your email address and password.

Our site accepts MasterCard, Discover and Visa cards.

Thank you for your continued support!

FYI

From time to time our church bulletin provides links to suggested resources we think you might find useful.  Recently, for example, we provided a link to a weekly newsletter published by The Miscellany, our diocesan newspaper. By signing up, you can receive news, special features, and updates from your diocesan newspaper straight to your email inbox every two weeks!

Nothing, however, comes without strings attached.  While the diocese explicitly states that they will never share or sell your personal information such as your email address, the company that distributes the newsletter makes no such promises.  In fact, in their privacy policy statement they acknowledge that any information they collect about you is provided to their customers to advertise and market their products and services.

Now, there is nothing wrong with a company’s selling your personal information.  After all, they are in the business of making money, and personal data is quite valuable.  However, you must give your consent.

When you sign up for the newsletter, the small print says that by signing up, you consent to receiving marketing emails.  If you’re okay with that, by all means sign up.  However, make sure you understand what you’re agreeing to—not only in this case, but whenever you give someone your personal information online.  Read the privacy statements and disclosures. You may be surprised at what you’re allowing companies to do with your personal information.