Originally a mission of parishes in Roxbury, Newton Upper Falls and Natick in the 1800s, St. Joseph Parish has grown…More into its own as a highly attended church on Highland Avenue. The Rev. Michael Lawlor leads a 4 p.m. vigil on Saturdays, as well as services on Sunday at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Services are also conducted Monday through Friday at both 6:50 a.m. and 9 a.m.
The church sponsors several special events and fundraisers throughout the year. Among them are St. Joseph's Christmas Bazaar, the Golf Tournament, apple picking in September and a spring auction.
Women are invited to the church to take part in the WINGS (Women in God's Spirit) group as well as the Women's Guild. Men, meanwhile, can join the local Knights of Columbus, while teens will find a basketball league, Relay for Life, Youth Circle and Youth Teaming with Justice and Peace Committee. For children, the church offers a grades 5 to 8 basketball league, Boy Scout and Girl Scout meetings, and a toddler's playgroup.