Prayer & Devotions
In March 2004, Eucharistic Adoration was initiated on each Thursday in the lower Church here at Saint Joseph Parish. In September of 2004, Adoration was extended to include Wednesdays and in December of 2010, Adoration increased to every Wednesday thru Friday from 8:30 AM until 8:30 PM, with Benediction at 8:30 when a priest is available.
Volunteer attendees for the hours of Adoration come from all parishes in Medford and surrounding areas, uniting all of us in our love of our Catholic Faith and for the Eucharist.
Volunteers are asked to sign up for one hour, in order to assure that someone is always present when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.
A monthly Mass is offered for the members of the Adoration team, living and deceased
For information or notices please call Mary Ann Harold (her information is listed below). To leave a prayer request for the Adoration Chapel or to report a report a problem or notice of your inability to keep your scheduled Holy Hour, please call 617-755-7549.
Contact: Mary Ann Harold, 781-391-1396
For more information on Eucharistic Adoration, please visit www.therealpresence.org
*Please note that when school is closed in Medford due to bad weather, we do not have Adoration
Each weekday, immediately after the 8:00 AM Mass the Rosary is prayed. Anyone is welcome to attend! In addition, a group of parishioners meets on the first Tuesday of each month to pray the Rosary with residents at the Courtyard Nursing Home starting at 1:30 PM. Rosaries are prayed in the C, D and A/B units. Volunteers are welcome!
For information on the Rosary go to: www.how-to-pray-the-rosary.com
Contact: Barbara Dwyer, 781-395-7838
Sodality of Our Lady
The Sodality is an organization of parish women who meet on the first Monday of the months of October, November, December, April and May.
Activities vary, but include such events as rosary & benediction, Mass for deceased members, a Christmas party, and a Crowning of Mary by a child in First Communion class.
Spiritual Director: Father John Swencki
Eleanor Meskell, 781- 396-3906
Louise Beucler, 781-395-4751
Rose Marie Pelusi, 781-942-4477
Anna Del Torto (Sunshine Lady), 781- 395-2629
The Legion of Mary
St. Pope John Paul II stated to a group of Italian legionaries on October 30 1982: “You are a movement of lay people who propose to make faith the aspiration of your life up to the achievement of personal sanctity… Yours is an eminently Marian spirituality… In other words, you intend to render your service to every person, who is the image of Christ, with the spirit and solicitude of Mary.”
Our Lady of the Most Holy Eucharist Praesidium meets weekly in the lower church meeting room. The meeting is composed of the Legionary prayers, the rosary and reading from the Handbook “Legio Mariae” written in the spirit of Founder Frank Duff, of Dublin, Ireland. The meeting includes the report by active legionaries of the work done in the previous week.
Auxillary membership is another form of becoming a member of Mary’s Legion. We welcome you to pray and work, evangelize and reach out to those in need. Click here to visit the Legion of Mary’s website or call 617-955-0184.
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Francis Weekly Prayer Group
The St. Francis of Assisi Prayer Group meets every Monday evening at 7:30 in the upper church to pray the Rosary. All are welcome.
"When two or more are gathered in my name, I am with them." Matthew 18:20
Contact: Susan Campbell, 781-396-0423
Saint Francis is home to the local fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (Formerly Third Order). This prayer group, with a special devotion to our patron saint, meets on the fourth Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Conference Room. All are welcome. Please join us and find out what we're all about!
Contact: Jerri DiClemente, 781-396-0423