Saint Joseph Church Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph Church     Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

NOTICE

We regret to inform you that the Suspension of Public Masses will continue to be in place for the entirety of Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum.

 

Although we will be physically apart, we are trying to stay in touch digitally. Special issues of our Parish Newsletter will be released throughout Holy Week. The Newsletters will include readings, inspirational images, homilies where applicable, and photos from previous years' celebrations.

 

Additional information and/or resources have also been included below, as well as updates from the Diocese of Allentown. You may also wish to visit the Spiritual Growth Resources page for even more resources.

Links to the Holy Week Parish Newsletters

 

Holy Week Masses to be Celebrated

by Bishop Schlert at Cathedral

The Masses can be seen live at www.ad-today.com and on the Diocese’s YouTube channel. They also will be available for later viewing on YouTube. 

 

Here is the livestream schedule for Holy Week:

  • Palm Sunday, April 5, at 10 a.m., from the Cathedral.
  • Monday through Wednesday, April 6-8, 8 a.m. livestream Mass from the Bishop’s private chapel.
  • Holy Thursday, April 9, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, at 7 p.m., from the Cathedral.
  • Good Friday, April 10, Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at noon, Bishop’s private chapel; Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, at 3 p.m., from the Cathedral.
  • Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 11, 8 p.m., from the Cathedral.
  • Easter Sunday, April 12, at 10 a.m., from the Cathedral.
  • Monday, April 13, normal Mass schedule from Bishop’s private chapel resumes: 8 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m. Sundays.

Catholictothemax.com is offering blessed palms for free,  plus the cost of shipping.

Each package comes with a bundle of 5. They are limiting quantities to 2 bundles (10 palms) per person to make sure as many people as possible may have access to them this year.

Follow this link for more information: https://www.catholictothemax.com/resources-for-covid-19/free-blessed-palms/

The Blessing of Easter Baskets will not be taking place in person at our Parish this year. From the Diocese of Allentown: Mindful that many of the faithful have strong ethnic ties and devotion to the Blessing of Easter Baskets, the Office for Divine Worship has prepared the Order for the Blessing of Food for the First Meal of Easter for the laity(see below). The Rite has been adapted to this for any of the faithful who desire to do this as a family.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020, would have been our Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the children of our Parish Family. Please enjoy some photos from past years' Egg Hunt celebrations!

NOTICE

All Parish events are currently CANCELLED OR POSTPONED to a future date, to be determined.

Please note that we cannot allow anyone in the School or Parish Center until further notice. 

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Diocese of Allentown - Coronavirus: Latest Updates can be found by visiting  www.ad-today.com

We invite you to check back to that website often. The situation is changing rapidly and we will update the site as new information becomes available. Bishop Schlert has released a pastoral letter on the pandemic, which can also be accessed at the link above.

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