Welcome to
St. Joseph Catholic Community

Parochial Administrator

Fr. Jeremiah Payne is a native of Western New York and moved to Central Florida in the mid-1980s.  Finding a relationship with Christ as a teenager, he worshiped and evangelized with the Assemblies of God; but, through the writings and witness of the early Church Fathers, converted to Catholicism in 1998.  He attended both Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH and Ave Maria College in Ypsilanti, MI.  Discerning a call to the priesthood, he studied at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL and was ordained a priest for service to the Diocese of Orlando in 2007.  Immediately thereafter, he served as parochial vicar at St. Margaret Mary in Winter Park, FL and chaplain at Bishop Moore Catholic High School. In 2009, Bishop Wenski sent him to Rome for further studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum), after which he served as a professor of sacramental theology at his alma mater.  Most recently, he has served as parochial vicar at Holy Name of Jesus in Indialantic.  His hobbies include aviation, traveling, skydiving, reading, and cinema.

Please note that registration for the following ministries will open on the weekends of August 20/21 and August 27/28 after all Masses.  We will be in the School Building, #200 (near the parish center).  Birth certificates for children and adults seeking baptism are required and baptismal certificates for children and adults seeking confirmation and/or Eucharist are also required.

  •          Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults [begins Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m]
  •          PREP [Parish Religious Education Program] for children in Pre-K 3/4 to 12th Grade [begins Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. & Sunday, September 25 at 9:45 a.m. for Pre-K]
  •         Senior High Youth Ministry for students in 9th to 12th Grade [begins Sunday, August 21 at 6:00 p.m.]


Please call Lin or Colleen at the Parish Office for more information [321.727.1565] or see the Religious Education Ministry web pages

Bishop Noonan Calls Us to Pray
All life is sacred as each one of us is made in the image and likeness of God.  We cherish each person as a child of God.  We pray for victims of violence and acts of terror...for their families and friends...and all those affected by such acts against God's love. We pray for the people of the city of Orlando that God's mercy and love will be upon us as we seek healing and consolation.  Every time we look at the Cross, we see how God has forgiven us in Christ – with a love that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things; love never fails. We dry the tears of those who weep and mourn as gently as Veronica wiped the Lord’s bleeding face on the Via Dolorosa. May the Peace of Christ dwell within our heart.


Year of Mercy Prayer


Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee

Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal, and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the 

Samaritan woman:
"If you knew the gift of God!"

You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.

Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed, and restore sight to the blind.

We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy; you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.


Read the full text of the Bishops’ 1994 Pastoral Letter, “Confronting a Culture of Violence: A Catholic Framework for Action” at: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/culture-of-violence.cfm.