Calendar of Events

 1   March      Ash Wednesday Mass (Noon)
 5   March      Pro-life Breakfast at St. James
                        Monthly Potluck Social 
 8   March      Sung Mass at St. Rose of Lima
10 March       LACHE Family Rosary/Potluck 
10-12 March   Lenten Recollection at Mater Dei
22 March       Wednesday Low Mass
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Stations of the Cross
during Lent
Tuesdays 1:30 p.m.
Fridays 7:00 p.m.
The Traditional Latin Mass
at St. Joseph Catholic Church

living the traditional Roman spirituality
with the Missal of 1962

in the Diocese of Harrisburg
Announcements for February 26th 2017
Quinquagesima Sunday

Within the past two weeks we have hosted a weekday Low Mass offered by Fr. Daniel Richards, which will reoccur monthly (see below), as well as the Traditional Latin Mass Men's Advisory Panel, which met for the second time with our pastor, Fr. Wolfe.   

Lent begins on Wednesday, March 1st and there will be a Traditional Latin Mass at St. Joseph's at Noon.  Information about Stations of the Cross is also included below.  

Upcoming, there are two events on March 5th, our next Monthly Potluck Social and a Pro-Life Breakfast at St. James Church in Lititz, where the Sisters of Life will speak.  On March 8th, Fr. Daniel Richards will be offering a Sung Mass for Ember Wednesday at his parish, St. Rose of Lima in York.  On March 10th, there will be a Family Rosary and Potluck at St. Joseph's.  Also, March 10th-12th Mater Dei will be offering a Lenten Recollection given by Fr. Gerard Saguto, District Superior of the FSSP.  Please see below for more details!  

May is also around the corner and opportunities are available to assist with May Devotions. Please prayerfully consider whether you might be able to serve our community in some way.  May God bless you!

Wednesday, March 1st

Stations of the Cross
during Lent

Tuesdays 1:30 p.m.
in the Chapel, beginning March 7th 

Fridays 7:00 p.m.

in the Church, beginning March 3rd

Monthly Potluck Social
this coming Sunday!


in Msgr. Thomas H. Smith Social Hall
immediately following 1:30 p.m. Mass.
Confession Line
Altar servers vested for Mass have "front of line" privileges for confession every Sunday.  Please allow them to go first so that they can help prepare for Mass.  Thank you.
Many thanks to Fr. Daniel Richards for offering a Low Mass on February 15th for the Lancaster Area Catholic Home Educators.  We are excited about being able to offer this as a monthly event.  

Our next Low Mass will be on Wednesday, March 22nd at 10:30 a.m. (Note: 1 hour earlier time).

Confessions: 9:45 a.m.
Rosary: 10:00 a.m.
Mass: 10:30 a.m.
LACHE potluck to follow.

Photo credit:
Michele Quigley 
Chant Class for Homeschoolers
Classes will be held 1 p.m. Fridays at the home of Bob and Mary Wert in Sinking Spring, PA. Child must be old enough to pay attention seriously. Classes will be taught by Joe Mullen, director of the Berks County Latin Mass Schola and instructor for the Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts. We are hoping to do this every other week, or at LEAST once a month depending on the interest.  He is charging 70 dollars per hour no matter the number of kids, so the more the merrier and the cheaper! For more information, please contact Mary Wert: 610-780-5062.
This is the first time a Traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated at St. Rose of Lima Church in many years! Please spread the word! 

6th Annual Pro-life Prayer Breakfast

St. James Catholic Church in Lititz, PA 
Sunday, March 5th, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
The Prayer Breakfast will immediately follow 9 a.m. Mass at 10:15 in the St. James Hall. The Sisters of Life from New York City, NY will be our guest speakers. Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast, uplifting music, and a Pro-life presentation from the Sisters.

A freewill offering will be taken to benefit several pro-life charities, including A Woman’s Concern and the Sisters of Life.

For reservations, please contact Kara Garman at or 717-575-7072.
All are invited to a monthly family rosary and potluck sponsored by the Lancaster Area Catholic Home Educators.  We meet the second Friday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Msgr. Smith Hall.  Our next gathering is Friday, March 10th.  The meal begins promptly at 6:15.  Following dinner and time for conversation, we will pray together the Family Rosary!  For details and to sign up, go to (coordinator: Haddon; password: LACHE).  Questions?  Call Kathy Haddon, 397-7221.  Hope to see YOU there!
Wednesday Low Mass

Wednesday, March 22nd

10:30 a.m.

(please note: 1 hour earlier time than last month)

This Mass will reoccur each month.
Please spread the word!
Volunteers Needed for May Devotions
Are you looking for a way to serve our community? Volunteers are needed to assist May Devotions Coordinator, Brenda Asso, with Marian celebrations in May (procession, crowning, and rosary rally, etc.).  If you are able to volunteer, please contact Brenda Asso at   
Traditional Latin Mass
Men's Advisory Panel
The Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) Men's Advisory Panel (MAP) meets with our pastor, Fr. Wolfe, approximately ever six weeks to discuss our community and our goals.  We are beginning to develop a strategic plan for the TLM community to promote greater stability and vitality, to provide opportunities for our community's unique charism to enrich parish life, and to facilitate greater interaction between the TLM community and the wider parish. All men of our community are invited to participate. For more information, please contact Mark O'Neill at
Parish Registration
Interested in joining the Lancaster Latin Mass Community at St. Joseph's?  If you are already registered at another parish, you may retain that membership and sign up for a "dual membership" with your current parish and St. Joseph's.  To register, please contact Joanne Bauer at the
St. Joseph's Rectory: 717-397-6921
The choir rehearses Wednesday evenings,
7 p.m. at St. Joseph's.  If you are interested in joining the choir, please contact Philip Crnkovich at

Become a Perpetual Adorer
Sign up for 1 hour a week in our Holy Family Chapel.  
St. Joseph's Adoration Chapel, located below the main church, is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week, except while Mass is celebrated.

Open Hours: 
Friday 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00-8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight

Call 717-397-6921 to schedule your hour of adoration!
Young Adult
Traditional Latin Mass
Pentecost Pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres
June 2-6 2017
Over 8,000 pilgrims take part in this annual pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres. All are united in prayer to Our Lady during a three-day walk of 70 miles, making this the largest pilgrimage of its kind in Western Europe, both in the distance covered and in the number of pilgrims. Each day, the Traditional Latin Mass is celebrated. To view pictures from the 2016 Chartres Pilgrimage, click here.
Members of our Latin Mass Community have participated in this once in a lifetime event and received many graces.  Our community hopes to send at least one member to the pilgrimage to pray for the intentions, growth and success of the Latin Mass Community at St. Joseph's Church. 

Sponsorships are available to help defray costs.  Applications for sponsorships and sponsorship donations may be sent to: The Remnant Tour Youth Fund, P.O. Box 1117, Forest Lake, MN 55025. Please send an additional copy of the application essay to  For more information, please call (651) 204-0145.
Information for New Attendees
Welcome!  We are glad you are here!  
The information below and this handy information card have all you need to get started.

Parking is available in the lot directly across from St. Joseph's Church, in the school parking lot located on the corner of Vine & Mulberry Streets, and in the loop around the church.  If you park in the loop around the church, kindly leave promptly after Holy Mass, so as not to block anyone in.

Materials for the Traditional Latin Mass are available in the Communications Center located in the left rear of the church by the image of the Pietá. There you will find hymnals, red missalettes, bulletins with the readings for Holy Mass, and chapel veils.
Altar Servers
Fr. Pang Tcheou -
Joseph Cunningham -

Carina DeBakey -
St. Joseph's Bulletin (Deadline Monday 10:00 a.m.)
Becky Langan -
TLM Bulletin
Chris Clavin -
Website and Facebook
Paula Luther -

Kelly O'Neill  -
(LACHE Latin Mass Liaison)

Liturgical Music - Choir & Schola
Philip Crnkovich -

Men's Advisory Panel (MAP)
Mark O'Neill -

James Barbour -

Sally Morgan -

Erick Wittemann -

Please contact any of these people for more information or to volunteer.

St. Joseph
Catholic Church

440 St. Joseph Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Rev. Allan F. Wolfe

Rev. Pang J.S. Tcheou



Sunday 1:30 p.m.

Holy Days 12:00 noon

12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
before Holy Mass



Prayed every Sunday
12:45 p.m.


Monthly Potluck Social

Typically held on the 1st
Sunday of the month in
Msgr. Thomas H. Smith Social Hall

Everyone is invited.

Please join us for fellowship
and potluck meal.

Please bring something to share if you are able. Crock pots welcome!  Consider bringing an appetizer, main dish, side dish, dessert or beverage.  We do want you to come even if you didn't bring anything. There is always plenty of food to share.


This newsletter is brought to you by the Lancaster Latin Mass Newsletter Committee

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