Spiritual Life


Bible Study - Fr. Peter holds a bible study class on the second Tuesday of each month at 6.30 pm.  The class                 rotates between St. Joseph’s Church in Chester and Our Lady of Sorrows in Essex.  All are welcome.

Legion of Mary - The Legion of Mary is open to both men and women. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. Every legionary is required to carry out weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith and in union with Mary.  We meet ten times a year for spiritual enrichment and to support one another. For more information contact Deacon Larry Moneypenny at (860) 526-9977.

Adoration - The Holy Eucharist is exposed for adoration on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00 - 9:30am.

Respect Life Committee- St. Joseph's supports the Catholic Pro Life causes and participates in events such as the Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center (New London) annual "Walk for Life" and the "National March for Life" in Washington D.C. If you are interested in participating in the Respect Life committee please contact the Carol Burdick at (860) 322-4151.

Knights of Columbus - Council 3037 meets the first Tuesday of each month.  This group of men has a regular program of events including parish dinners, breakfasts, and donates member time, talent to benefit St. Joseph's Parish.  See www.kofc.org for additional information or contact Grand Knight Bill Burdick at (860) 322-4151.