Information During COVID-19

During this difficult period, the Bishop encourages the faithful to pray often with their family members, and to pray the Rosary as a family, both for those affected by this pandemic and for all those who care for the ill at home, as first responders, and in hospitals and other institutions. More info at .

St. Joseph Church, Jim Thorpe will be open daily for private prayer.


THOSE WHO ARE FULLY VACINATED are not required to wear masks while on Church property, or attending Mass.  Those who have not been vaccinated MUST WEAR A MASK, covering both nose & mouth at all times.

SANITATION: Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrances.

CAPACITY:  Attendance will not be limited beginning Saturday, May 22, 2021. 

VOTIVE CANDLES: Votive candles can  be lit by those attending Mass. Please use the sanitizer provided before lighting matches & candles and do not re-use matches.

BULLETINS: Will be available in Church and on the Rectory porch for those who will not be attending Mass but would like a bulletin. Please do not leave them in the pew, take them home with you. You can also sign up to have the bulletin emailed to you. Please contact the Rectory office if you would like to have the bulletin electronically delivered.

OFFERTORY COLLECTIONS: There is a collection box in front of the Baptismal font where you can deposit your envelope as you enter/exit. You may also continue to drop them through the mail slot/send through the Post Office, use the E-offering page on our Website or the Diocesan Website. Also, consider contacting your bank to do an electronic transfer. Thank you to everyone who continued to support the Parish during this time!



Please check  our Links page for neighbor Parish Websites for updates on their offerings.
Visit the Diocese Website for a list of online resources

Please use social distance rules when visiting the church, and use the hand sanitizer provided when entering and leaving. St. Joseph Church is open daily 8am until dark.


“Join” Bishop Schlert every Sunday, 10:00 a.m.  live online Mass from his private chapel. 

 The Diocese of Allentown will livestream Bishop Alfred Schlert’s daily Mass from his private Chapel, as well as some other events, while public Masses are cancelled.

You can view previous recordings of the Bishop's Masses on YouTube. 
Recordings of previous Bishop Schlert YouTube Daily Masses

A full listing of other parish livestream offerings is available here.

St Joseph Parish of the Panther Valley will stream Mass live at 8 a.m.
Monday through Friday and Sunday on the parish’s Facebook page .

SS. Peter & Paul, Lehighton, Rev. Christopher M. Zelonis YouTube Daily Mass

Daily Mass from St. John XXIII Tamaqua will broadcast Mass  at  9:00 a.m. 
Website or Facebook

   EWTN, the network with Catholic-themed programming,
televises two live Masses each Sunday at  8 a.m. and 12 noon. Below are the channel numbers for EWTN on cable services in the Diocese:
 Blue Ridge Cable in Carbon County: Channel 42; Service Electric in Schuylkill County: Channel 21

Catholic TV also live streams Mass on Saturdays at 7 p.m. and
Sundays at 10 a.m., 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

The Bishop will pray the Rosary live, online, in his private chapel at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
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