Coronavirus Parish Response Page & Updates

This Page will be frequently updated – please check back often

(last updated 4/3/20 at 2:30pm)

Message from Fr. Paul

Dear Parishioners,

In light of the ongoing challenges with the COVID-19/Coronavirus we are all facing, I wanted to give you an update of what is happening here at Saint Joseph Community.

First and foremost, know that you and your loved ones are in the thoughts and prayers of myself and our entire staff. Second, we will provide updates as soon as possible as information is changing rapidly, and some of our direction comes from the Archdiocese.

Below you will find a summary of where we are currently at as well as some useful links and resources. Public Masses are cancelled until further notice, as directed by Archbishop Hebda (view St. Joseph Mass at The church building & parish office will be closed until Tuesday, April 14. Staff can be connected via phone and email. The mail will also continue to be collected, so you can still mail in giving envelopes. See additional information below.

Lastly, at this time we’d also ask you to prayerfully consider electronic giving (or mail in your donation envelope) and to continue to support our parish financially. Your generosity helps us to continue to provide ministries and to function as a parish.

May God bless you and your loved ones,
Fr. Paul

Church Building & Parish Office Closed Until Tuesday, April 14.

**Fr. Paul will still hear Confessions on Saturday at 3pm in the Church**

Viewing Mass Online

St. Joseph Weekend Mass with Fr. Paul –
(LIVE on Saturdays at 5pm; Viewable afterwards at anytime)
Daily & Sunday Mass Online Viewing (through Relevant Radio)

St. Joseph Music for Palm Sunday (April 4/5)

Gather: All Glory Laud and Honor
Psalm: My God My God
Communion: Were You There
Closing: Jesus Remember Me

Blessed Palms available this Sunday, April 5 from 10am to 1pm
Fr. Paul and several staff members will be distributing blessed Palms this Sunday, April 5th from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the front entrance of the Church building.  Please know we pray daily for your well-being and look forward to the day we can again worship together.
Act of Spiritual Communion Prayer

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.

St. Joseph will LIVE Stream Triduum – Times TBD

First Communion Mass Weekend (May 2/3) – Postponed

We have decided to postpone the First Communion weekend at this time. A date has not been determined yet as we wait to get more information before setting another date (potentially it will be postponed until the fall).

Confirmation Mass (May 4)

At this time we have not received notification about our Confirmation Mass on May 4 as to if it will be postponed. As soon as we know – families involved will be notified right away.

St. Joseph School

CLICK HERE to go to the St. Joseph School Coronavirus Update Page

Messages from Archbishop Hebda

Statement from Archbishop Hebda 3.25.20 Regarding Stay-at-home
Mass Suspension Letter from Archbishop Hebda 3-19-20
Archbishop Hebda’s Mass Dispensation Letter PDF
Letter to Parishioners about Litany in Time of Need

Litany in Time of Need

Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens are urging us to join them in praying daily the “Litany in Time of Need.” In the face of all uncertainty, struggle and fear, this Litany is a real spiritual tool. It teaches us that through prayer we can remain in relationship with God and each other. We remember that God—the only one who can truly help and save us—remains close. Our lives belong to him and we depend on him for all things.

This litany will be carried daily on Relevant Radio around 11:05am each day. Please tune-in to Relevant Radio via: 1330AM, online at, or through the Relevant Radio App. You can also pray this Litany at any time of the day.

Litany in Time of Need Handout (PDF)
Letter to Parishioners about Litany in Time of Need

Uplifting Messages & Posts

If you’re on Facebook, be sure to like our page, “St. Joseph Catholic Church Rosemount Minnesota” ( We’re posting something new everyday to help keep you connected and your spirits lifted. Messages from staff, lip sync singing, fun photos, etc.

Beginning March 30, the Church Building & Parish Office will be Closed until Tuesday, April 14. Staff available via phone or email.Click here to see our Coronavirus Response Page for more information.
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