Second Sunday of Advent
"Everything written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope."
These words written by St. Paul to the Romans are also intended for us today. We’re called to have hope. Advent, after all, is the season of hope, with Jesus Christ is the focus of hope. Christ gives hope in our struggle against hatred, sin and evil because He was victorious by His fidelity and obedience to the Father.
Imagine a world without hope; there would be no value to the struggles of our lives. But hope is demanding. Hope demands action. It’s not like wishing for a fantasy to come true. Hope is something more powerful, more profound than any wish could ever be. Hope calls for an adjustment of our lives so we can do something about the future. To read Fr. Gerth's message in it's entirety in this week's bulletin, click here.
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Come visit us!
Joseph Catholic Church is located in southern St. Petersburg,
Florida, on 22nd Avenue South, just east of the 22nd
Street traffic light. If you are visiting this area
on vacation, we are very convenient to the downtown
area and the beaches. See
the map for precise directions.
St. Joseph's is a happy, loving parish known for its hospitality and spirituality.
If you are local, you may have already had the opportunity to hear our Gospel
Choir during a visit to your home parish. We are also multicultural with a congregation
literally from around the world. Please join us...you will definitely remember