St. Joseph Catholic Church is an apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.

Mass Times


Sunday

  • 7:30 a.m. Low Mass
  • 9:00 a.m. Low Mass
  • 10:30 a.m. Sung Mass
  • 1:00 p.m. Low Mass

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

  • 8:00 a.m.

Friday

  • 8:00 a.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.

First Friday

  • 8:00 a.m. Low Mass
  • 6:30 p.m. Sung Mass

Saturday

  • 9:00 a.m.

First Saturday

  • 7:00 a.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.

Holy Days of Obligation

Please check the bulletin one week in advance. Typical schedule if a day other than Sunday or Saturday:

  • 8:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.

Devotions


  • The Angelus or Regina Caeli is prayed after Mass each Sunday
  • The Leonine prayers are prayed after Low Masses
  • Holy Face devotions follow the 8:00 a.m. Mass each Tuesday
  • Holy Hour with Exposition & Benediction and devotions to St. Joseph follows the Wednesday morning Mass
  • Exposition with Benediction follow the evening Mass every Friday
  • The Dolors Rosary will be prayed on Friday during Exposition
  • First Saturday Exposition with the Litany of Loreto follows the 7:00 a.m. Mass
  • Rosary prior to every Mass

Confession Schedule


Confessions are heard 30 minutes prior to each Mass and as needed after Mass.

If you need to go to confession after Mass, please wait in the last pew or along the wall.

Church Hours


The church is open one hour before each Mass and closes shortly after Mass.

St. Joseph, Patron Saint of the Universal Church, ora pro nobis!

Liturgical Calendar

First Sunday of Advent – Sunday, December 3

November 29, 2023

This First Sunday of Advent or the Fourth before Christmas, is the first day of the Liturgical Year. The Mass prepares us this day for the double coming(advéntus) of mercy and justice. That is why St. Paul tells us, in the Epistle, to cast off sin in order that, being ready for the coming of…

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24th and Last Sunday after Pentecost – Sunday, November 26

November 22, 2023

As we have seen this year, the number of the Sundays after Pentecost may exceed twenty-four, and go as far as twenty-eight, according as Easter is each year more or less near to the vernal equinox. But the Mass here given is always reserved for the last; and the intervening ones, be their number what…

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Resumed 6th Sunday after Epiphany – Sunday, November 19, 2023

November 14, 2023

Second class, Green vestments The Gospel brings out again the divinity of Christ. Jesus is God, for He reveals to us “things hidden from the foundation of the world” (Gospel). His word, compared by Him to a small seed cast into the field of the world, and to a little leaven put in the lump,…

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Resumed 5th Sunday after Epiphany – Sunday, November 12, 2023

November 8, 2023

Semi-double Green vestments God has sown the good seed generously in His field, the world; He has sown grace and love, and the desire for total oblation, the ideals of an apostolic, religious, saintly life. But, in the midst of all this good, the enemy comes to sow evil. Why does God permit this? To…

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The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost – Sunday, November 5, 2023

November 1, 2023

Semi-double Green vestments The season after Pentecost is a symbol of the long pilgrimage of the Church towards heaven; that is why the last Sundays describe to us prophetically its last stages. At the end of the world, the Lord foretold on one occasion, there will be such a recrudescence of evil that the charity of…

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Parish Information

New Parishioners

If you would like to register as a parishioner at St. Joseph, please fill out the online registration form, the printable form, or a blue registration form from the vestibule.

Visitors

If you are a visitor to St. Joseph Catholic Church, we are happy to have you join us. All Masses at Saint Joseph are offered in the Tridentine Rite, in accordance with the liturgical books of 1962. Blue missalettes are available in the pews to help you follow along with the Latin Mass. The readings can be found in the bulletin available in the vestibule. Please visit "New to the Latin Mass" for some helpful tips.

Convert Instruction

RCIA is a specific catechetical program. The priests at St. Joseph offer individual convert instruction, instead of RCIA. In order to learn more about the Catholic Faith, please see the books below. For more information, please contact the parish office, 253-472-2489.

Choir Members Wanted

Sacred music has a very important place in the worship of the Church. Having beautiful sacred music can only be achieved through much dedication on the part of the choir. New members are always welcome. If interested or if you would like more information, please contact the parish office. Rehearsals take place in St. Joseph’s Hall (a.k.a. the basement).

Coffee Hour

Each week, following the Sung Mass, we have a Sunday social. If you plan on participating in the social, please consider bringing donuts, other pastries, finger foods, or drinks to share.

Our Priests

Fr. Timothy O'Brien, FSSP

Pastor

Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri

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FSSP

Fr. Joseph Loftus, FSSP

Parochial Vicar

Please remember to keep Fr. O'Brien, FSSP, and Fr. Loftus, FSSP, in your daily prayers.

A Prayer for Priests

O Jesus, Eternal Priest, keep Thy priests within the shelter of Thy Sacred Heart, where none may touch them. Keep unstained their anointed hands, which daily touch Thy Sacred Body. Keep unsullied their lips, daily purpled with Thy Precious Blood. Keep pure and unworldly their hearts, sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood. Let Thy Holy Love surround and shield them from the world's contagion. Bless their labors with abundant fruit, and may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation here and their everlasting crown hereafter.

O Mary, Queen of the Clergy, pray for us; obtain for us many holy priests.

Amen.

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