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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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THANK YOU!

A word of thanks to all who served during the Scared Triduum Liturgies. We are truly blessed at St. Michael Parish and Saint Joseph Parish with outstanding Lectors, Eucharistic Minsters, Ushers and Members of the Music Ministry. A special thanks to those who decorated the Church for Easter.

 

 

2021 Catholic Appeal

Each year, the Catholic Appeal provides the faithful with a way to help support the ministries that support our parishes, our schools, and our communities. This is our Church, and every gift makes a difference. Please consider making your gift today by visiting bostoncatholicappeal.org or by scanning the QR code below. Your gift has an immediate impact on our parish and the work of our Church. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

 

WELCOME TO SAINT JOSEPH PARISH IN HOLBROOK - 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.

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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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

JOB POSTING

Are you or someone you know looking for a part time position (10-15 hours per week)? Saint Michael Parish is looking to hire a cemetery superintendent and maintenance person.  Click HERE to read the full job description.  Interested applicants should submit a resume to Robert Kelley at finance.saintjosephparish@gmail.com  

Register for Mass

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR MASS

 

 

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