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  • Important Updates

    All In-Person Pastorate Masses, Meetings, and Fundraisers are cancelled until further notice.
    Offices are closed with Staff working remotely.


    Please click HERE for a
    NEW 4/03/20 update from Fr. John


    As of March 30, Confessions at Riggie Hall are cancelled until further notice.

    Thre will be no distribution of Holy Palm on Palm Sunday.

  • Holy Week Livestream 

    At the direction of Vatican, parishes may livestream Holy Week, but not record those services.  This means that Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil services will be shown as they are celebrated live but will not be saved for later viewing.

    Our Pastorate Holy Week services will be livestreamed on  facebook.com/mystjoseph EXCEPT for Holy Saturday. Please read below:

    Passion Sunday weekend: 
    Saturday, April 4:

    4:30 pm- English mass
    5:30 pm- Spanish mass 
    Please note: Due to the most recent Archdiocese guidelines, blessed palm WILL NOT be distributed at churches.

    Holy Thursday, April 9: 
    5:00 pm– Bilingual- Mass of the Lord’s Supper

    Good Friday, April 10: 
    3:00 pm– English- Service of the Lord’s Passion
    5:45 pm– Spanish– Stations of the Cross & Service of the Lord’s Passion

    Holy Saturday, April, 11: 
    These Masses will be streamed simultaneously on different sites:

    7:30 pm– English– The Easter Vigil
    For this Mass only, go to:
    www.facebook.com/staugustinemd 
    7:30 pm– Spanish– The Easter Vigil
    for this mass go to:
    www.facebook.com/mystjoseph 

    Easter Sunday, April 12:
    10:15 am- English- Easter Sunday Mass
    4:00 pm– Spanish-Easter Sunday Mass 

  • Welcome to our Pastorate

    The Catholic Parishes of South Washington County (CPSWC) joins together our three vibrant parishes to be a beacon of Christ's Light in our communities and beyond. Entrusted with this light at baptism, we go forth celebrating the sacraments, proclaiming the gospel, and serving the people of God. CPSWC offers both daily and weekend masses across our three parishes of St. Augustine, St. James, and St. Joseph's. 

  • Act of Spiritual Communion

    Below is a traditional Prayer of Spiritual Communion. It can be prayed if you fjavascript:void('Bold')ind yourself unable to receive the Eucharist, or even in the midst of your daily work, lifting up your thoughts to God. We are called to live our lives in communion with God. An act of spiritual communion can help draw us closer to that goal each and every day.
    May the Holy Spirit bless us as we pray:

    My Jesus,
    I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
    I love You above all things, and I desire
    to receive You into my soul.
    Since I cannot at this moment 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.