St. Joseph Catholic Church

306 South D. Salinas Boulevard Donna, TX . 78537 | Phone: (956) 464-3331 | Fax: (956) 464-6808

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Effective Sunday, March 20th Bishop Flores will withdraw the general dispensation from the obligation to attend mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. This means that the normal obligations for Catholics apply. He strongly urges Catholics to receive the available vaccines for their own safety and that of the wider community. He strongly encourages that we continue to use face covering at Mass, and that we practice the safety protocols to which we have all become accustomed. These include frequent disinfecting of hands, and maintaining a reasonable distance between family groups.

If the choice is between caring for a sick person at home or going to Mass, we should rightly choose to stay with the sick person.

If we are sick, even with mild symptoms, and it is possible the COVID virus, we should stay home so as not to endanger others. If you think you are vulnerable to infection due to a compromised overall health condition, limiting your exposure to public gatherings is not unreasonable.


A partir del domingo 20 de marzo el obispo Flores retirará la dispensa general de la obligación de asistir a misa los domingos y días de obligación. Esto significa que se aplican las obligaciones normales de los católicos. Insta encarecidamente a los católicos a recibir las vacunas disponibles para su propia seguridad y la de la comunidad en general. Él recomienda encarecidamente que sigamos usando cubiertas faciales en Misa y que practiquemos los protocolos de seguridad a los que todos nos hemos acostumbrado. Estos incluyen la desinfección frecuente de manos y el mantenimiento de una distancia razonable entre grupos familiares.

Si la elección es entre cuidar a una persona enferma en casa o ir a Misa, debemos elegir correctamente quedarnos con la persona enferma.

Si estamos enfermos, incluso con síntomas leves, y es posible el virus COVID, debemos quedarnos en casa para no poner en peligro a los demás. Si cree que es vulnerable a la infección debido a una condición de salud general comprometida, no es descabellado limitar su exposición a las reuniones públicas.


The Catholic Daughters of the Americas invite all graduating seniors who are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church to apply for a college scholarship. Please come by the Parish Office to pick up an application. Application must be submitted no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the Parish Office.


The Parish & Religious Education Offices will be closed the following days:

Holy Thursday, April 14th – Close at 3 PM
Good Friday, April 15th – Closed All Day
Easter Monday, April 18th– Closed All Day
The Parish Office will be open on Saturday, April 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Las Oficinas de Educación Religiosa y Parroquial estarán cerradas:
jueves Santo, 14 de abril - Cerrado a las 3 PM
viernes Santo, 15 de abril – Cerrado todo el día
lunes, 18 de abril - Cerrado todo el día

La oficina parroquial estará abierta sábado, 16 de abril de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.

Holy Thursday Candles

If you purchased candles, you may pick them up at the Parish Hall on April 20th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please remember to bring your pick up slip.

Veladoras de jueves Santo

Si compro veladoras del Jueves Santo, puede levantar su veladora en el Salon Parroquial el 20 de abril de 10:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m. No olvide traer su boleto.

Friday, April 15, 2022

2:00 pm - Stations of the Cross (Bilingual)

3:00 pm - Good Friday Service (Bilingual)

Condolences to Mother Mary at the Parish Hall immediately following Good Friday Service.

HOLY WEEK: NO funerals Wednesday, Thursday or Friday


Please pick up a booklet of 10 tickets after mass if you would like to help St. Joseph Church with the sale of the Spring Raffle Tickets. If you would like to purchase a ticket please stop by the Parish Office Monday through Saturday during office hours. Please help support your Parish!

Sorteo de Primavera

Si gusta ayudar a la iglesia de San José a vender boletos para la Rifa favor de levantar un librito de 10 boletos después de la misa. Si gusta comprar un boleto favor pase por la oficina parroquial durante el horario de oficina. ¡Por favor de ayudar a su Parroquia!

Church’s Guidelines on Fasting and Abstinence

Fasting means eating a lesser amount of food-Only one full meal a day is allowed-Two other small meals are allowed with the total amount of food not exceeding the full meal. No food may be eaten between meals-Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 must fast. The days on which we must fast are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday Days of abstinence are days on which we do not eat any meat at all. Dairy products, fish and seafood are allowed. All Catholics over the age of 14 must abstain. The days of obligatory abstinence are Ash Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent. On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday both the laws of fasting and abstinence apply and no meat may be taken at any meal.


Beginning November 7, 2021 / A partir del dia 7 de noviembre 2021

Saturdays / sabados 5:00 p.m. (English)

Sundays / domingos

8:00 a.m. (English)
10:00 a.m. (Español)
12:00 p.m. (Bilingual)

6:00 p.m. (Español)

Cristo Rey: 8:30 a.m. (Español)


The collection envelopes for the year 2022 are now available and can be picked up at the Parish Office. Please come by during office hours. Envelopes will not be mailed.

Los sobres de colecta para el año 2022 están disponibles en la Oficina Parroquial. Por favor, venga a la Oficina Parroquial durante el horario de oficina. Los sobres no se van a mandar por correo.


Traveling and not sure what Catholic Churches are in your area and what time they have masses at?

Click on the following link to find them: Catholic Church Near Me Now

Mass Schedule on Facebook Live

11:00 am - All Sunday's during the month


Horario de misas en vivo por Facebook

11:00 am - Todos los domingos durante el mes

Mass Guidelines!

My dear Brothers and Sisters:

It has finally happened! We may now resume public masses. It is, however, not the same as before the Corona Virus pandemic. While we can resume the public celebration, it is not without restrictions. We must, as a result, ask of our parishioners to make some adjustments. It has been a long time since we have celebrated together so I am sure that these requirements will not be a significant sacrifice.

As we restart our celebrations we must present, for your information, these requirements. They are as follows:

  • All attendees are highly encouraged to wear face masks.

  • All must use hand sanitizer upon entrance to church.

  • Social distancing must be adhered to. That is three (3) feet between family groups and the next person, or between single individuals. (Only families living in the same household may sit together.)

  • There will be ushers at the entrance to direct you to seating. Please comply with their instructions.

  • If you are sick, stay home. It is wrong to expose others to unnecessary risks. If you appear sick or show signs of illness you will not be allowed to enter.

  • We are limited to occupancy based on social distancing, so it is possible that you may not be allowed in if we have already reached capacity. If this is the case, please consider attending a weekday mass instead. The Sunday mass dispensation remains in effect.

  • At the end of mass you will be asked to remain in your pew and an usher will direct you as to when you may leave.

I know that it will be difficult at first, but please bear with us as we work to resume a degree of normalcy. It is our hope and prayer that all shall soon return to an enhanced state of community worship. We must, however, remember that the pandemic is not over yet; there is still the risk and danger of further activity of this deadly virus. We place our hope in the mercy of God that He will see us through these terrible times.

We continue to keep all in our prayers and ask for yours. May God richly bless you all and we shall “See you in church!”.

¡Guias para asistir a misa!

Mis queridos hermanos y hermanas:

¡Por fin ha sucedido! Ahora podemos reanudar las masas públicas. Sin embargo, no es lo mismo que antes de la pandemia del virus Corona. Si bien podemos reanudar la celebración pública, no está exenta de restricciones. Como resultado, debemos pedir a nuestros feligreses que hagan algunos ajustes. Ha pasado mucho tiempo desde que celebramos juntos, así que estoy seguro de que estos requisitos no serán un sacrificio significativo.

Al reiniciar nuestras celebraciones debemos presentar, para su información, estos requisitos. Son los siguientes:

    • Todos los presentes deben usar máscaras.

    • Todos deben usar desinfectante de manos al entrar a la iglesia.

    • El distanciamiento social debe cumplirse. Eso es tres(3) pies entre grupos de familia y el siguiente grupo o persona sola. (Solo las familias que viven en el mismo hogar pueden sentarse juntas).

    • Habrá asistentes en la entrada para dirigirlo a los asientos. Por favor, cumpla con sus instrucciones.

    • Si estás enfermo, quédate en casa. Es erróneo exponer a otros a riesgos innecesarios. Si aparanta estar enfermo o muestra señales de enfermedad, no se le permitirá entrar.

    • Estamos limitados de capacidad por lo que es posible que no se le permita entrar si ya hemos alcanzado este. Si este es el caso, por favor considere asistir a una misa entre semana en su lugar. La dispensación masiva dominical sigue en vigor.

    • Al final de la misa, se le pedirá que permanezca en su banca y un asistente le indicará cuándo puede partir.

Sé que será difícil al principio, pero por favor tenga paciencia con nosotros mientras trabajamos para reanudar un grado de normalidad. Es nuestra hope y oración que todos pronto volverán a un estado mejorado de adoración comunitaria. Sin embargo, debemos recordar que la pandemia aún no ha terminado; todavía existe el riesgo y el peligro de que se siga actividad por este virus mortal. Ponemos nuestra esperanza en la misericordia de Dios de que nos vea a través de estos tiempos terribles.

Seguimos manteniendo todo en nuestras oraciones y pidiendo las suyas. ¡Que Dios os bendiga ricamente a todos y nosotros osee haremos en la iglesia!”.

Protecting God's People / Protegiendo el Pueblo de Dios

In order for St. Joseph Catholic Church to remain in compliance with Diocesan Policies for "Ethical and Responsible Conduct in Ministry," we are posting our Quarterly Announcement.

Thank you to all who serve in our ministries geared towards our youth! We appreciate you!


Para que la Iglesia Católica de San Jose cumpla con las Políticas Diocesanas de "Conducta Etica y Responsable en el Ministerio", publicamos nuestros Anuncio Trimestral .

¡Gracias a todos los que sirven en nuestros ministerios orientados hacia nuestra juventud! ¡Te apreciamos!


Magnifat is honored to provide complimentary access to our online version to help people pray from home.

Para ayudar a la gente a rezar desde la casa, Magnificat se complace en ofrecer el acceso gratuito a nuestra version online.

You may continue to WATCH the Sunday Mass live on at 11:00 am on KRGV Somos el Valle 5.2 or cable 1240.

Pueden continuar MIRANDO la misa de domingo en vivo el domingo a las 11:00 a.m. en KRGV Somos el Valle 5.2 o cable 1240.

Traveling Holy Family Statute

The Traveling Holy Family Statue continues its journey throughout our Parish Community. If you are interested in having the Holy Family Statute visit with your family, please contact the Parish officer during regular office hours (956-464-3331).

“La Estatua Sagrada Familia en Jornada” continua su caminata a través de nuestra comunidad parroquial. Si usted está interesado en que La Estatua de la Sagrada Familia visita con su familia, por favor póngase en contacto con la oficina parroquial al (956) 464-3331.

Friends of the Missionaries of the Holy Family

We are a parish family. This is a prayer opportunity to pray daily for us and our families, the Missionaries of the Holy Family who minister to us, and religious vocations. If you as an individual or as a couple or family at meal time would like to pray in this special way, please contact Tina Lukaszek, 464-4898, for more information.

Amigos de los Misioneros de la Sagrada Familia

San Pablo, en una de sus cartas nos dice que recemos sin cesar. Una manera excelente de vivir el amor hacia nuestros hermanos es orando por ellos. Si usted se interesa en orar por los Misioneros de la Sagrada Familia, por vocaciones, y por nuestras familias, favor de llamar a Tina Lukaszek @ (956) 464-4898 para mas información.

Missionaries of the Holy Family

3014 Oregon Avenue V Saint Louis, MO 63118-1412

888-484-9945 (office)