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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.

~Parish News~ 


The Mass is nothing short of amazing. Through it, we encounter God in the most intimate way possible as we hear him speak to us in the Liturgy of the Word and as we receive him Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Holy Eucharist. In his video-based study A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, Dr. Edward Sri explores the roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. This fascinating tour of the Mass will renew your faith and deepen your love for and devotion to the Holy Eucharist.

     Join us for A Biblical Walk Through the Mass at Saint Joseph Parish in Holbrook beginning Thursday, October 12th from 7:00-8:30PM and continuing every Thursday for five weeks (NO meeting on 10/19). For more information or to register for the study, please call    Barbara Gorman at 781-856-7246 and Mary Nihill at 781-767-0584 or via email:

DECEMBER 2-3, 2023

      This year St. Joseph Parish will be hosting its 4th annual holiday basket raffle to raise funds for to help cover the rising costs of running the parish.
     The raffle is completely volunteer-based and we need your help to make it a success!  Laura Bardon will be organizing the event and the volunteers again this year.
     We are seeking volunteers from the Parish community to help in the following categories:

  • Donation of complete gift basket (wrapped or unwrapped)
  • Donation of themed items to put in a basket (see theme list below)
  • Donation of wrapping supplies
  • Assistance with assembling, labeling and wrapping baskets leading up to the event
  • Room set up before the event
  • Working the event (selling tickets, answering questions, greeting parishioners, etc.)
  • Clean up after the event

     This is a great way to get involved in supporting St. Joseph’s, meet other people in town, and connect with other caregivers of children. Last year we had a LOT of fun, and kids can help too! We hope that you choose to volunteer some of your time to support this annual event.
     Interested in helping, or want to learn more about the event? Please reach out to Jennifer in the Parish Office at or call 781-767-0605
     Suggested themes, but feel free to be creative!

  • Coffee/Tea Lovers
  • Cozy Afternoon
  • Game Day (any sport)
  • Snow Day
  • Board Games
  • Raffle Tickets
  • Local Company gift card/swag
  • Book Lovers
  • Outdoorsy
  • Sweet Tooth/Chocolate Lovers




Rosary, Mass, Adoration and Confession (RMAC)

SAINT MICHAEL CHURCH is open EVERY Friday MORNING from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.  

Please join us for…

8:30 AM - recitation of the Holy Rosary

9:00 AM - Mass

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM - Adoration and Confession

Join us and experience the peace of Christ in the sacraments and hear His voice in quiet prayer.  He is here and He is waiting for you!



Rosary, Mass, Adoration and Confession (RMAC)

Saint Joseph church is open EVERY Friday evening from 6PM to 9 PM.  

Please join us for…

6:00PM - recitation of the Holy Rosary

6:30PM - Mass

7:00PM – 9:00PM - Adoration and Confession

Join us and experience the peace of Christ in the sacraments and hear His voice in quiet prayer.  He is here and He is waiting for you!

Office Hours

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

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Mass Times:

4:00PM Vigil - Saint Michael Parish 
5:30PM Vigil - Saint Joseph Parish
7:30AM -   Saint Joseph Parish
9:00AM -   Saint Michael Parish
11:00AM - Saint Joseph Parish 
Monday and Tuesday
9:00AM - Saint Michael Parish
Wednesday and Thursday

9:00AM - Saint Joseph Parish
Friday Morning
9:00AM - Saint Michael Parish
Friday Evening
6:30PM - Saint Joseph Parish
Please note - There will be NO MORNING Mass on Saturday at either parish.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
St. Joseph Church, Holbrook       
Fridays 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Sacrament of Reconciliation
St. Michael Church                       

Fridays 9:30am - 10:30am

Sacrament of Baptism
Third Sunday of the Month - immediately following the 11:00AM Mass.  Please call the rectory to make arrangments.

Sacrament of Matrimony
Please call the rectory for more information at least six months in advance.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
St. Joseph Church, Holbrook
Fridays 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
St. Michael Church, Avon
Fridays 9:30am - 10:30am                            




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Click HERE for St. Michael Cemetery Superintendent and St. Michael Parish Maintenance Position, Avon, MA 






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News from the Pilot and Archdiocese

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