The history of Saint Joseph's and Catholicism in Westphalia are forever linked as the parish and town were established together in 1835. Today our parish is the spiritual home to over 450 families who gather & grow in faith. The current pastor of St. Joseph's is Fr. Anthony Viviano.
The original church was built in 1848 and has had several renovations over the years, but as we look at the state of this wondrous building around us, it is apparent she is in need of repairs. From the steeple, attic and roof, to the plaster, paint and pews, the list of repairs has grown and we have come upon a time where we have started looking at possibilities for the future. Our church is more than a foundation with walls and a roof. It is a legacy of faith to those that built it. It is in this spirit that we embark upon the “Restoring our Roots” Capital Campaign. For an update on the progress of the renovation or to find out how to donate, click on the RENNOVATION tab which can be found under CHURCH.
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Make 2019 the year you discover the power of EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
St. Joseph currently offers 24 hour Eucharistic Adoration every first Friday of the month. There have been requests for Adoration to be made available more than once a month. Currently less than 5% of parishioners at St. Josephs participate. Those that do participate report on the numerous insights, blessings and spiritual growth this devotion has brought into their lives. The quote above from St. Pope John Paul The Great, seems to be possibly manifesting here at St. Joseph's. "Where the Eucharistic life flourishes, THERE THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH WILL BLOSSOM." As Father Viviano reported in his end of 2018 remarks after Mass on New Years, "Many people are reporting new spiritual growth and really great things are happening. The Spirit is definitely on the move here at St. Josephs!"