St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
of the Panther Valley
Serving the faith community of the Panther Valley
for 150 years in the Diocese of Allentown
The Bulletin
Parish Ministry
Services Schedule
View the parish publication of events and community activities throughout the Panther Valley.
View the schedule for Parish Ministry and visit the Center for Catholic Studies to obtain pertinent contemplation to the Liturgy of the Word.
View the scheduled times for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Ordinary Time

  
Deacon Skip & Doris LaPolice •
Deacon Joe Cannon
Parish Office:
118 N. Market St., Summit Hill, PA 18250
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 9am—2pm

Closed on Wednesday

Phone: 570-645-2664
Fax: 570-645-3037

Email address: stjs@ptd.net website : www.stjscatholicchurch.org
  
  
Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator: 
Ms. Wendy S. Krisak, M.A., NCC, LPC
DIRECT TELEPHONE: 800-791-9209
Diocesan Safe Environment Coordinator:  Sister Meg Cole, S.S.J.
610-332-0442 ext. 19
  

​XXVI and XXVII Sundays

“‘Put on your apron and wait on me while I eatand drink.
You may eat and drink when I am
finished.” 

  Celebrate and Praise 

Giving Honor and Praise to our God 
for the Love and Mercy bestowed upon us through His Word and Sacrifice!

It is asked that when entering the sanctuary of the Church, with respect for God and others, that you are attired properly, and in consideration for the sacred rite, electronic devices are muted or turned off.
Remembering always that you are in the presence of the most Sacred and Everlasting God . 
Welcome!

    In Baptism all of us belong to the one Body of Christ, the universal church. I hope that you will join us as we build the Kingdom of God in our community and world. Our Mission Statement speaks of the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 where Jesus tells us: “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”

    St. Joseph Parish has numerous ministries filled with people serving the Lord. Everyone is encouraged to seek a deeper understanding of what it means to use our time, talents, and treasure by serving in these ministries. We strongly believe every new member brings a new gift to the parish, offering distinct talents to the body. Your own presence enriches us and builds up the life of the Church. Prayerfully consider what unique gifts you and the members of your household might bring to our parish, and how you might best share them with us to build up the Body of Christ. Working together, we find great joy in doing God’s work here on earth. I invite and encourage you to join us as we pray, work and participate together.

    If there is anything I can do to help you in your journey to grow closer to God, please do not hesitate to contact me. I invite you to visit our website for further information. Our parish is proud to offer many opportunities for parishioners to come together in faith. However, if there is a personal or family need that requires individual attention, know that our parish staff is always here to assist you. I pray that you may find warmth and happiness in our parish and I look forward to getting to know you personally in the weeks and months ahead. God bless you and your family. I look forward to seeing you at our celebration of faith!

Sincerely,
 Fr. Jim Burdess    

Holy Father Francis

Rt. Rev. John  Barres
Bishop

Rev. Fr  James Burdess​​
Pastor​

Community Events
Our Catholic Faith

Do you have questions about the Catholic faith and
are new to the Catholic faith?

Are you a Christian who wants to learn more about Catholicism?
Has God been calling you to consider the Catholic Christian faith?
Are you an adult Catholic who has never received

First Holy Communion?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions...
please JOIN US!

Contact us and we will be happy to meet with you, or if needed you may call the Parish Office at 570-645-2664.
Please note that you need not have decided to become Catholic to begin your initial inquiry and RCIA Classes.


This link offers the Events and Community activities from other organizations who wish to reach out to our parish members.