Saint Joseph Parish
8 Robinson Avenue
Danbury, Connecticut 06810-5517
Telephone Number: (203) 748-8177
Reverend Samuel V. Scott, Pastor
Reverend David W. Franklin, Parochial Vicar
Reverend Remigius O. Nwabichi, In Residence
Reverend Raymond K. Petrucci, In Residence
Deacon Louis F. Howe
Deacon Donald J. Naiman
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
On Tuesday nights during Lent at 7:30 p.m. we will have a
Novena to the Miraculous Medal, Benediction of the Most
Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
All are encouraged to attend.
Stations of the Cross
During Lent, Stations of the Cross will be prayed every
Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Church.
Our Lenten Sacrifice
Days of Abstinence – Ash Wednesday, all Fridays in Lent, and Good Friday for all who have reached their 14th birthday, no meat can be taken.
Days of Fast – Ash Wednesday and Good Friday for all who have reached their 18th birthday and not yet reached their 60th birthday, limit of one meatless meal.
Weekdays of Lent – No obligation to fast; however, voluntary acts of self-denial are recommended.
Easter Duty Obligation – Must be made from the First Sunday in Lent, March 8th, through Trinity Sunday, June 15th.
Self-Denial – Is encouraged on a voluntary basis. Acts may include daily Mass, spiritual study, Lenten Devotions, the Rosary, Stations of the Cross and deeds of mercy and kindness.
Abstinence – No meat
Fast and Abstinence – 1 full meal (18 through 59 years old), no meat over 14 years old
Eucharistic Fast – 1 hour from foods and liquids
Water and medicine never break a fast