The Spirituality of the Cross
Fr. Joseph Tuscan, OFM Cap.
February 25-27, 2019
St. Joseph Catholic Church is an apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.
St. Joseph, Patron Saint of the Universal Church, ora pro nobis!
- 8:00 a.m. Low Mass
- 10:30 a.m. Sung Mass
Monday - Thursday
- 8:00 a.m.
- 6:30 p.m.
- 9:00 a.m.
- The Angelus or Regina Caeli is prayed after Mass each Sunday
- The Leonine prayers are prayed after Low Masses
- Exposition with Benediction follows the evening Mass every Friday
- The Dolors Rosary will be prayed on Friday during Exposition
- First Saturday Expostion with the Litany of Loreto follows the 9:00 a.m. Mass
- Litany to St. Joseph is prayed after the Wednesday morning Mass for the needs of the parish
- Rosary prior to every Mass
Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, the Apostle
In 2007, the Confraternity of St. Peter was founded on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, the Apostle. This Friday, February 22, is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. A plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions to the members of the Confraternity of St. Peter.
The usual conditions are sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion, and praying for the intentions of the Holy Father.
For information on how to become a member of the Confraternity, please visit
You are invited to join us for a Parish Mission, given by Fr. Joseph Tuscan, OFM Cap., on "The Spirituality of the Cross." Fr. Tuscan will preach the sermon at both Masses on Sunday, February 24. The mission will be held Monday, February 25, through Wednesday, February 27. Each evening will start with 6:30 p.m. Mass; the talks will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Fr. Joseph was born in Columbus, OH, in 1967 and was raised in Canton, OH. He entered Borromeo College Seminary in 1986 where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences in 1989. In 1990, he professed his first vows as a Capuchin Franciscan friar. Making his Perpetual vows in 1993, he went on to earn his Master's degree in Theology at the Washington Theological Union in 1995 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1997.
Fr. Joseph's first assignment after ordination was on the Pacific island of Papua New Guinea where he served for four years with the Capuchin friars of the Custody there. Returning to the US in 2001, he has served in various capacities as Parochial Vicar, Military and Hospital Chaplain and as Pastor.
Most recently, Fr. Joseph worked with the friars in the Custody of Puerto Rico and currently serves as a full-time Minister of the Word and Evangelization for the Capuchin Province, offering retreats and reflection days for parishes, Religious and Priests.
For additional information, please visit Capuchin Franciscan Friars.
Fr. Insco, FSSP, will be giving a silent retreat at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades in Federal Way, April 15-17. If you would like more information or to register for the retreat, please visit http://palisadesretreatcenter.org/retreat-details/?retreat=1429.
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.
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 Matthew Ley (please be sure to write “Choir” in the subject line). Rehearsals are currently on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 in St. Joseph’s Hall (a.k.a. the basement).
If you are attending the 10:30 a.m. Mass, please bring doughnuts, cakes, cookies, vegetables, fruit, sandwiches, other finger food goodies, or drinks and join us for the coffee hour after Mass.
What are Your Skills and Talents?
We are compiling a list of different skills and talents of our parish family to use as a source for all the different needs and projects in the parish. Are you good at sewing, or maybe plumbing, gardening or carpentry, or computer work? The list is endless. We all have gifts to share. Please click the button below and fill out the questionnaire.
Fr. Thomas Longua, FSSP
Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri
Fr. Edward Brodsky, FSSP
Please remember to keep Fr. Longua, FSSP, Fr. Brodsky, FSSP, and Fr. Stinson, FSSP (our district superior) 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.