Reverent, traditional, inviting and full of ministries; guided by the Augustinians we offer a beautiful backdrop for all of the sacraments to be received. Residing on a tree covered, and quiet avenue in the Lansingburgh Community of Troy, N.Y. we are a heritage parish that invites you to attend Mass with us. We welcome you.
Devotion to St. Joseph
It greatly behooves Christians, while honoring the Virgin Mother of God, constantly to invoke with deep piety and confidence her most chaste spouse, Saint Joseph. We have a well grounded conviction that such is the special desire of the Blessed Virgin herself.
–Pope Leo XIIII
FOR OUR WORK
Glorious Saint Joseph, pattern of all who are devoted to toil, obtain for me the grace to toil in the spirit of penance, in order thereby to atone for my many sins; to toil conscientiously, putting devotion to duty before my own inclinations; to labor with thankfulness and joy, deeming it an honor to employ and to develop, by my labor, the gifts I have received from Almighty God; to work with order, peace, moderation, and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties; to work above all with a pure intention and with detachment from self, having always before my eyes the hour of death and the accounting which I must then render of time ill-spent, of talents unemployed, of good undone, and of my empty pride in success, which is so fatal to the work of God. All for Jesus, all through Mary, all in imitation of thee, 0 Patriarch Joseph! This shall be my motto in life and in death. Amen.
OFFERING TO SAINT JOSEPH
O great Saint Joseph, thou generous depositary and dispenser of immortal riches, behold us prostrate at thy feet, imploring thee to receive us as thy servants and as thy children. Next to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, of which thou art the faithful copy, we acknowledge that there is no heart more tender, more compassionate than thine.
What, then, have we to fear, or, rather, for what should we not hope, if thou dost deign to be our benefactor, our master, our model, our father and our mediator? Refuse not, then, this favor, O powerful protector! We ask it of thee by the love thou hast for Jesus and Mary. Into thy hands, we commit our souls and bodies, but above all the last moments of our lives.
May we, after having honored, imitated, and served thee on earth, eternally sing with thee the mercies of Jesus and Mary. Amen.
FOR THE INTERCESSION OF SAINT JOSEPH
O Joseph, virgin-father of Jesus, most pure spouse of the Virgin Mary, pray every day for us to the same Jesus, the Son of God, that we, being defended by the power of His grace and striving dutifully in life, may be crowned by Him at the hour of death.
Prayer Source: Prayer Book, The by Reverend John P. O’Connell, M.A., S.T.D. and Jex Martin, M.A., The Catholic Press, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 1954
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STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Every Friday in Lent we will be participating in Stations of the Cross and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Starting February 16th until March 23rd at 7:00 pm. A beautiful Lenten devotion!
CANDLELIT STATIONS OF THE CROSS
On Friday, March 9th and 23rd, please join Sacred Heart Sodality as they present the Stations of the Cross, Through the Eyes of Mary. To learn more about Sacred Heart Sodality.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS CELEBRATION
Please join us on Sunday, March 18th at the 10:30 am Mass to honor St. Patrick and our Irish heritage. Celebrate the Faith of our Fathers with bagpipes, Irish songs and hymns and Irish step dancers. Hospitality to follow in St. Rita’s Room.
SODALITY BAKE SALE
Bake Sale with raffles after all Palm Sunday Masses on Saturday and Sunday, March 24th and 25th, sponsored by the Sacred Heart Sodality. Proceeds are used for parish and community needs. All are welcome! Coffee will be provided in St. Rita’s Room.