Jesus gave us 7 Sacraments so that we could receive the gift of Divine Life in our souls.
He merited all grace for us when he died on the cross, and while he gives many graces through the ordinary courses of our day, there are certain graces he fixed to visible signs, the Sacraments. We want to help you prepare for the sacraments to receive them well! Mass times are one the homepage.
Receiving Sacraments at St. Joseph
“I think more of the place where I was baptized than of the Cathedral where I was crowned,” St. Louis IX said. Baptism pours into the soul an incredible gift from God: the eternal life of grace. Whether you are seeking it yourself or for your child, please contact us. We’ll prepare you for the sacrament and schedule this great grace.
Please come to make a visit to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. We encourage you to commit to make an hourly visit every week, but please visit anytime whether you have a committed slot or not. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the Church on Thursdays, 6am–12midnight.
Confirmation is a Sacrament through which we receive the Holy Spirit to make us strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ. Middle school students receive it through our Parish School of Religion program. Contact Mickey Flieg: firstname.lastname@example.org. Adults, contact the parish office to prepare.
Congratulations on your engagement! We emphasize preparation for living the Sacrament of Marriage along with helping you prepare a beautiful wedding ceremony. There is quite a bit to do to prepare for this sacrament, so please make arrangements with a priest as soon as possible after your engagement.
Young men, Fr. Purcell would love to speak with you in your path of discernment. Please call him at the rectory: 883-3481. You can also call the Vocation Office of the diocese at 314-792-6460.
Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick is the Sacrament which, through the anointing and prayer of the priest, gives health and strength to the soul, and sometimes to the body, when we are in danger of death from sickness. Please call Fr. Purcell as soon as such a serious illness begins to schedule this sacrament.