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Welcome to St. Joseph Parish, Holbrook

St. Joseph Parish is a welcoming Catholic community in the small South Shore town of Holbrook, Massachusetts, with a rich history of faith-filled worship of the Lord and a mission to bring Christ to the world through our worship, the sacraments, our school, and our families. All are welcome.

 

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2020 HOLBROOK SANTA GIVING TREE

     Due to the nature of our "new normal", we have implemented new, safe and creatives procedures to the program while still maintaining the goal of the program. 

     A Christmas Tree (the Giving Tree) will be located at Saint Joseph Parish.  If you would like to participate this year please take one of the "ornaments" off the tree.  On the back of the "ornament" will be the Christmas wish of a community member.  The Giving Tree will be set up beginning on Saturday, November 21st.  This year the giving tree will be placed outside of the church by the garage doors AFTER Mass on the following dates:

Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22

Saturday, November 28 & Sunday, November 29

Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6

     Once you have taken an ornament, please wrap the gift you purchased and use the "ornament" as the gift tag.  Please do not leave wrapped gifts by the tree or inside the church this year.  Wrapped gifts may be brought to Saint Joseph Parish BEFORE Mass begins on the following dates:

Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6

Saturday, December 12 & Sunday, December 13

     If you are unable to make it to Mass and would like to purchase a gift, please contact the parish office at 781-767-0605 or at sjpholbrookoffice@comcast.net.  Monetary donations are always accepted and can be made out to Holbrook Santa and mailed to Saint Joseph Parish at 153 South Franklin Street, Holbrook, MA 02343.  

Holbrook Santa has created an AMAZON WISH LIST.  Please click the link below and you will be able to shop & ship directly to Holbrook Santa. 

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/3HhM9c9?ref_=wl_share

     All gifts must be returned by Sunday, December 13 at 11:00AM.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to call the parish office at 781-767-0605 or at sjpholbrookoffice@comcast.net.

 

ATTENDING MASS - PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY

  • Only a limited number of people are permitted in both Saint Michael and Saint Joseph Parish per Mass.  Parishioners must schedule in advance to attend weekend and weekday Mass by signing up below.  Please RSVP for EVERY person who will attend.  
  • Those without computer access can call the parish office to sign up during office hours.  
    • Saint Michael Parish 508-586-7210  
      • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00AM - 3:00PM
    • Saint Joseph Parish 781-767-0605
      • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to Mass to allow time for check-in.

    PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR MASS

    Mass Directives

    As we begin to return to Mass, the archdiocese of Boston has provided guidelines to create a safe, comfortable and reverent environment.  We all have a role to play in keeping each other safe and healthy.  Sunday dispensation remains in place.

    How to Prepare for Mass

    To maintain social distancing during the Mass there will be a limit on the number of people who will be allowed in the church at one time.  Each parish will enforce these limitations differently.  Please refer to the website or call the Parish Office for further details.  To prepare for Mass bring with you a face covering, personal hand sanitizer, and your own means to access the Sunday readings. 

    When You Arrive

    As you arrive at the church please put your face covering on, maintain six feet physical distance from anyone not in your immediate household at all times, and use only the identified entrances.  Aisles and pews will be marked to help you maintain social distance in the church.  Face coverings are not required for children under 2 and persons with medical reasons.

    During the Mass

    There will be a few changes you will notice.  The opening procession, the use of hymnals, congregational singing and the sign of peace will be temporarily suspended.  These alterations have been made taking into account your spiritual and physical well-being.  The priest will not be wearing a face covering while he is in the sanctuary, but he will set the host for distribution to the side for the congregation’s safety. 

    Receiving Holy Communion

    At Holy Communion wait for your row to be invited up before leaving your pew.  Receive the host in your hand, step to the side, remove your face covering and consume the host.  Then put your face covering back on and you will be directed to the exit doors.

    At the Conclusion of Mass

    Do not congregate and gather in the church or outside after Mass, but simply begin to make your way home. 

    We are excited to celebrate public Masses again and want to create a safe and comfortable environment to do so.  Thank you for doing your part!  Welcome Back!

    VIDEO:  Archdiocese of Boston - Returning to Mass

    CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE VERSION OF MASS DIRECTIVES

     

    Saint Joseph Parish & the Holbrook Food Pantry

    Thank you for remembering our neighbors in need!

    Office Hours

    Office is open 8a to 2p, M-W-TH-F. Closed Tuesdays.

    Online Giving

    Our parish is now offering ONLINE GIVING. For additional information, or to sign up, visit the link here: Read more

     

     

Religious Ed

Our Faith

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Event Calendar

 

 

Mass Times:

Saturday:
4:00PM Vigil - Saint Joseph Parish 
4:00PM Vigil - Saint Michael Parish
Sunday: 
7:30AM - Saint Joseph Parish
9:00AM - Saint Michael Parish
11:00AM - Saint Joseph Parish 
Weekday:
Monday & Friday
9:00AM - Saint Michael Parish
Wednesday & Thursday
9:00AM - Saint Joseph Parish

 

There will be no Morning Mass on Tuesday and Saturday at either parish.

Confession:Welcome! By appointment only.  Please call the parish office to schedule. Click here for our staff directory.

 

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Upcoming Events

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR MASS

 

2020 Holbrook Santa Giving Tree

     A Christmas Tree (the Giving Tree) will be located at Saint Joseph Parish.  If you would like to participate this year please take one of the "ornaments" off the tree.  On the back of the "ornament" will be the Christmas wish of a community member.  The Giving Tree will be set up beginning on Saturday, November 21st.  This year the giving tree will be placed outside of the church by the garage doors AFTER Mass on the following dates:

Sat., Nov. 21 & Sun., Nov. 22

Sat., Nov. 28 & Sun., Nov. 29

Sat., Dec. 5 & Sun., Dec. 6

     Once you have taken an ornament, please wrap the gift you purchased and use the "ornament" as the gift tag.  Please do not leave wrapped gifts by the tree or inside the church this year.  Wrapped gifts may be brought to Saint Joseph Parish BEFORE Mass begins on the following dates:

Sat., Dec. 5 & Sun., Dec. 6

Sat., Dec. 12 & Sun., Dec. 13

 

 

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