2017 Centennial Events

Please join us as we celebrate our parish milestone

Parish Lenten Mission

March 12 - 15, 2017
Led by Father Hugh Burns, O.P.

March 12 at 7:00 PM; March 13, 14, 15 at 9:00 AM (includes Mass)
and 7:00 PM. Each mission session is approximately one hour

Needham Community Farm Project

April 2017 through September 2017
Takes place at Needham Community Farm

Adults and families spend a few hours assisting at the farm 
where food is harvested for the Needham Community Council. 

Mass with Cardinal Sean O'Malley

April 30, 2017
Upper Church at 11:00 AM

Click to read Needham Times article on the event

Click to listen to the Cardinal's homily

Our Lady of Fatima May Crowning

May 10, 2017
Upper Church

The Our Lady of Fatima statue will be visiting St. Joseph Parish in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Our Lady's visitations to the children of Fatima in 1917. 

Centennial Dinner Gala Celebration

October 21, 2017
Sheraton Hotel, Needham

Join other parishioners in celebrating 100 years of parish history.

Christmas Express

December 3, 2017
Elementary School

Advent crafts, food, train ride and other surprises! 


Dear Parishioners,

With anticipation and joy, we have crossed the threshold into the Centennial year of our Parish! What a blessing these decades of faith have been for so many. The blessings we have received go far beyond the bounds of our buildings and deeply into the lives of thousands.

In that spirit, let's make this anniversary what it can, and should, be - a special time of grace; a time of God's spirit alive in our parish; a time to look back with gratitude and praise for what God has done; a time to take stock of where we are; a time for renewal in the things of the Lord; and a time to look forward in faith and hope to the challenges of the years to come.

As you can see, this year will be marked by many opportunities to celebrate our Centennial. Let us enter together into this year of grace. Let us pray for all that is good and worthy of our future, and let us rejoice in what we have received from the generations of the past.


Rev. David C. Michael, Pastor 


Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston


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