Letter from the Pastor

As we enter the homestretch of this academic year, I want to thank our teachers and support staff for another stellar year. On a personal note, this summer will mark my three-year anniversary as Pastor of St. Joseph Church and School. Having begun my tenure here at the same time Mr. Pipkin began his as Principal, I want to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Pipkin for his deep commitment to St. Joseph School.  

Our mission at St. Joseph Church is to strengthen marriage and the family: the engine that drives both the Church and society. As one who comes from a large family, it brings me great joy to see our school children growing as beloved sons and daughters of God the Father.  I believe a Catholic education and a parish in general, should help to form the future leaders of our Church and society not only academically, but spiritually and humanly as well. May St. Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer, help us to become a holy family right here at St. Joseph Church and School- as we celebrate the rich diversity of our community.
In Christ,

Rev. Jesse Bolger

Faith at St. Joseph School - Fullerton

At St. Joseph School, our Catholic faith is integrated in the daily lives of our students and infused into all curriculum areas. Each morning begins with video announcements and prayer. Grace is said before meals in every classroom. Non-Catholic students participate to the fullest extent possible.

The St. Joseph School community attends Mass weekly and each grade level will led a special monthly Mass. Religion class is part of the daily curriculum. We guide our students as they grow into young adults and form and cultivate their relationship with God. 

Service - Students of all ages participate in Service opportunities.  We feel a responsibility and consider it an obligation to serve others both in our community and our world. Food drives, clothing drives, and collections are taken throughout the year to help those in need. 

Liturgy & Sacraments –Weekly Mass, Mass on Holy Days of Obligation, and prayer services provide opportunities to strengthen our relationship with God throughout the school year.  We also prepare our students and celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist. Read more about our Liturgy & Sacraments.

Prayer & Retreats – Students and faculty participate in Prayer & Retreats. We thank and ask God’s help many times throughout our school day, including at the beginning of each day, prior to meals, and at the start of most classes.  We celebrate Mass together weekly and at Holy Days of Obligation and other special occasions.