Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses
Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8AM, 10AM & 6PM

Weekday Masses
Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri: 9AM

Caleandar of Events
Fri - Mar 23
Stations of Cross at St. Maria Goretti
Sat - Mar 24
Weekend Mass
Sun - Mar 25
Sunday Mass

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St. Joseph Church
Father Ted J. Mauch
440 Joliet St.
Dyer, Indiana 46311
Phone: 219-865-2271
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Religious Education - Parent Bulletin

Stations of the Cross & Benediction

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 5:30 PM in lieu of Regular RE Classes

A Very Blessed Lent to all !

The church gives us this time to refocus our attention to a God who loves us so very much. Jesus went into the desert removing Himself from everyday life to be with His Father in a special way preparing for what was going to happen in Jerusalem namely; His crucifixion and death on the cross shedding His blood for the salvation of the world.

Very soon people were drawn to Jerusalem eager to retrace Jesus’ footsteps on His way to Calvary. But for those unable to make that journey the devotion of the “Stations of the Cross” helped people to meditate and pray about our Savior’s suffering and death through pictures or artwork displayed on the church wall. Today we have 14 stations or stops to recall something that took place on Jesus’ way of the cross … In Jerusalem today the street is named the “Via Dolorosa “ (the way of sorrow) and is still traveled by  many pilgrims.

We have the Way of the Cross (“Stations” posted on our church  walls too) and you will be privileged to pray the path that Jesus took on His way to Calvary  next Tuesday, at 5:30 pm here in St. Joseph Church. This prayer is being offered as an opportunity to lead us into the Easter Season through this beautiful devotion. So next Tuesday is not considered a “free day” but a prayerful way to celebrate a teaching of our Catholic Faith.

Immediately following Stations of the Cross we will celebrate Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. This too is a beautiful Catholic Devotion that gives honor to the Gift of the Body and Blood of Jesus truly present in the Eucharist. A large host is placed into a MONSTRANCE (a sacred vessel made so the Host is visible); songs are sung, incense is burned, prayers are said and then Father raises the Monstrance with the Host displayed and blesses the people. What a blessed time of grace – and it’s all a Gift from God.

This is for all to attend … students (attendance will be taken), parents, family members, guests (invite someone to come to church) … we should be finished within an hour at most …

Regular RE Classes are not in session on March 20 – no Kahler Care- come to church 5:30pm