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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.

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday October 4 th at 1pm.

Please bring your pets for a blessing; we will meet in front of the St Francis Statue in the rear of Saint Michael Church in Avon.  Rain or Shine!


Parish News - WELCOME BACK!



  • 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.


    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 return to your seat.

    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



    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

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Event Calendar



Mass Times:

4:00PM Vigil - Saint Joseph Parish 
4:00PM Vigil - Saint Michael Parish
7:30AM - Saint Joseph Parish
9:00AM - Saint Michael Parish
11:00AM - Saint Joseph Parish 
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.



Upcoming Events

Part Time Position Available

St. Michael Cemetery Superintendent and

St. Michael Parish Maintenance Position,

Avon, MA





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News from the Pilot and Archdiocese

Cardinal O'Malley issues statement on ROE Act Legislation

The following statement was issued by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, Sept. 25, 2020 regarding efforts to advance a bill being considered by the state legislature known as the ROE Act, which would greatly expand abortion in Massachusetts. [Read More]

Milford parish restores historic windows

MILFORD -- Despite a delay due to COVID-19, this month, St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Milford was finally able to reinstall several of their historic stained-glass windows restored to their original colorful beauty. [Read More]

MCFL virtual gala highlights battles against abortion, assisted suicide

BRAINTREE -- In lieu of its annual fundraising banquet, on Sept. 17, Massachusetts Citizens for Life held a virtual fundraiser that featured messages from two prominent pro-life speakers and several testimonies about the importance of the organization's work, especially its efforts to fight legislation promoting abortion and physician-assisted suicide. [Read More]

Mass. Knights of Columbus install new state officers

Another year of Charity-Unity-Fraternity-Patriotism began in earnest for the Massachusetts State Council of the Knights of Columbus with the installation of the new state officers. [Read More]

Parishes work to adapt faith formation as programs resume

BRAINTREE -- With the arrival of fall and the scheduled resumption of faith-formation programs, parishes are working hard to adapt their instruction methods to conform to state and archdiocesan requirements. [Read More]


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