We thank those who already give during this time through EFT and mail in donations and especially to all of those that keep us in their prayers and help carry on the Gospel message with their friends, family, and neighbors. Our Diocese has set up a page to assist Parishes with online donations. Please consider supporting our Parish during this difficult time.
Please choose "St. Joseph, Fremont" if you would like to donate electronically.
Your donations go to help assist our Parish, parishioners, clergy and staff during these uncertain times and we thank you so much for your assistance. In addition, we do still receive mail throughout the week, so if you would like to mail your donation via check please make them payable to St. Joseph Parish and send to: St. Joseph Parish P.O. Box 3276 Fremont, CA 94539
Thank you so much for your thoughtful assistance. God bless you and your family.
Fr. Manny asked that we share these prayers with you during this time:
A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION IN TIME OF PANDEMIC
O Mary, you always brighten our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith. O loving Mother, you know what we need, and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee. Intercede for us with your Son Jesus, the Divine Physician, for those who have fallen ill, for those who are vulnerable, and for those who have died. Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure. Help us, O Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who took upon himself our suﬀerings and carried our sorrows, so as to lead us, through the Cross, to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.
Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God. In our needs, despise not our petitions, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
- Adapted from the prayer of Pope Francis
A Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there, and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.
Prayer to St. Joseph for a Special Intention
Glorious Saint Joseph, protector of Jesus Christ,
to you I raise my heart and my hands to implore your powerful intercession.
Please obtain for me from the kind Heart of Jesus
the help and the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare.
I ask particularly for a special favor I now implore. (Make your petition here...)
Guardian of the Word Incarnate,
I ask with confidence that your prayers on my behalf
will be graciously heard before the throne of God.
O glorious Saint Joseph, through the love you bear to Jesus Christ,
and for the glory of His name, hear our prayers.
From Fr. Manny
Fr. Manny has requested we share the following with you:
Reflections On Our Times by: Armenak Hermez
As we shelter in place this Easter Season,
troubled as the disciples might have been in the “upper room,” let us hear echoes of
our Lord’s command for us “not to be afraid,” but find comfort in the hope of the Resurrection.
Let us at this dire juncture count our blessings, especially those we often neglect or are too busy or distracted to recognize.
Let us consider this unusual time as a journey through the desert of the soul—
an opportunity, (a gift from God)—
in which to reflect on what really matters;
to pause and ponder the meaning and purpose of life.
Let us rise above the fray of our ordinary, petty preoccupations,
and recall instead the cherished sweetness of the many occasions we shared with our families and friends—
the sacred moments we broke together with them—
and truly honor those memories by vowing never to forget them, nor take any loved one for granted.
And, finally, let us silently, quietly, in the inner sanctum of our hearts,
pay tribute to those who daily dare to enter the eye of the storm,
sacrificing their lives so others may live, for indeed, “No one has greater love than this” (John 15:13);
let us pray for them and their families that
they may come out of this awful ordeal unscathed.
Retreat Offerings from Sister Marcia
Sister Marcia has three retreat offerings for our At Home time. Please see below.
Although all public Masses were cancelled as of March 17th, St. Joseph Parish / Old Mission San Jose offers a place of prayer by having St. Joseph Church open during the day from 7:30am to 7:00pm. Please observe all procedures and cleanliness recommendations by national, state, and local authorities and health departments if you decide to visit the Church during this time. Please also continue to pray for our Parish, our Fremont community, our country, and our world.