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David the King & Prophet

Zachariah the Prophet

Welcome Newcomers

Thank you for your interest in our parish. We have parishioners in all phases of life. Work opportunities and transfers, uniting with family, retirement, or better weather and you want to join our parish. Or you may want to learn more about our Catholic faith.

Whatever brings you to St. Joseph, we welcome you to our community and hope you will meet new friends and enjoy renewal and spiritual growth in the worship of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

We welcome you to join us in the celebration of the Eucharist, the “source and summit” of our faith. From this Eucharist flows our parish life with its many activities, organizations, and parish school.  They are yours to enjoy!

I want to register as a new parishioner.

I’m a returning Catholic.

I’m interested in learning more about the Catholic Church.

I want to become Catholic.

Catholics Come Home

Since the Church is a family, we miss those Catholics who may have left the Church or who have stopped participating in its vibrant liturgy and sacramental life. Perhaps you or someone you know are in this situation and do not know how to come back or how to become active again.

The first thing you need to know is that you are always welcome back. The Church misses you and hopes that you will choose to come home as an active member.

Catholics Come Home is a non-profit, independent charity whose purpose is to invite inactive Catholics, and others searching for a faith home, to the Catholic faith. Their informative and interactive website helps to answer questions about Church teachings and gives an overview of the Catholic faith.

Some of its founders and supporters returned to the Catholic faith and want to share their positive experiences with others. Many never left the Church, but recently grew to understand and appreciate their Catholic faith more deeply. All feel part of a big Catholic family, who sincerely hope others will also find more peace, real answers, and true happiness through the gift of faith.

St Joseph Catholic ChurchThe beliefs of the Catholic Church and her teachings have been consistent for over 2,000 years.

  • Catholics believe that human beings were created by God in love and that everything God creates is good and created out of love.
  • We see the world and its beauty, renewed by the Incarnation, as Jesus came to live among us.
  • We believe in stewardship. Everything is given to us by God and our responsibility is to share our time, talent, and treasure with those around us.
  • We believe in the Holy Trinity, and that God has revealed himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit – a communion of love – and created us to share in that life.
  • We believe in community and a living Church – believers are a part of the Mystical Body of Christ.
  • We believe in the communion of the saints – models of faith who help us and guide us in our daily lives.
  • We believe in the Paschal Mystery, Jesus’ crucifixion, death, and resurrection, and we hope that one day we will rise to new life with him.

Becoming Catholic today means joining an ancient faith, deeply rooted in the teachings and traditions of Christ, that is filled with hope and vibrancy as we continue to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to all the ends of the earth.

What is RCIA?

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults – preparation of adult candidates for Catholic sacraments. All interested in participating in the next class please contact us at 864-225-5341.

Our Catholic faith comprises what we believe and how we live that belief. For 2,000 years, this Catholic faith has been handed down from one generation to next, starting with Jesus Christ passing the faith to the Twelve Apostles. In our own lives, we may receive that faith from our parents, from friends, or even a stranger we meet.

Living as a Catholic includes many wonderful beliefs, practices, and devotions; too many to catalog here. But we hope to provide you with a brief overview of what we believe and how we live that belief.

We hope this resource will be valuable to both interested non-Catholics as well as to those already Catholic who might be looking to deepen the practice of their faith.

If you want to know more about discovering our Catholic faith as a newcomer to the Church or re-discovering the Catholic faith you received at baptism, you may want to start by exploring our Newcomers section.

To learn about what we believe as Catholics, click here. If you want to learn more about the seven sacraments specifically, click here.




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