This is a special invitation to all the Filipino Parishioners and Friends of St. Joseph Parish in Maplewood to come to our Filipino Community Mass and Paskuhan (Christmas Party) on sunday, Decemebr 7, 2008 at St. Joseph Church, 767 Prospect St. Maplewood, NJ. Filipino food and Beverages will be available. Food Donations will be very much appreciated.
The Filipino Community is a fast growing ethnic group at St. Joseph Parish. We also attract a lot of our friends and relatives from our nearby parishes and sometimes from all over the state. Everyone who had the chance to worship and socialize with us simply find themselves to be among friends.
Being here for over six years, I have seen for myself how the parish has evolved. I belileve it is now time for us to be familiar with each other and since you all attend different Mass times.
Result of our Parish Survey is now available in our parish website ( http://stjosephmaplewood.org/ ) and it is quite amazing that parishioners rated the parish as a whole in a very positive way. One notable fact is the high ratings coming from the Asians/Pacific Islanders (majority the Filipino community).
Thank you very much and I hope to see you there.
ST. JOSEPH PARISH offers MIDNIGHT MASS on Christmas Eve. During my younger days in the province where i gew up, I always look forward for the Midnight Mass because I know, for kids lilke me, the better portion of that follows after mass, which is the Media Noche. (Media Noche – “Midnight” for Christmas and Noceh Buena – New Night for New Year).
For Filipinos living near St. Joseph Church in Maplewood who still want to relive the Midnight Mass Filipino Tradition, you are most celebrate Christmas Eve Mass with us at Midnight of December 24. (What time? of course, 12:00 Midnight. funny, right?) Invite your friends and families. Last Year, Midnight Mass of 2007, there is quite a good number of Filipinos who came to our Midnight Mass. Let’s continue the tradition.