St. Joseph Catholic Church is an apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.
- 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.
- 8:00 a.m.
- 6:30 p.m.
- 8:00 a.m. Low Mass
- 6:30 p.m. Sung Mass
- 9:00 a.m.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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!
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…Continue Reading >>
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,…Continue Reading >>
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…Continue Reading >>
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…Continue Reading >>
Double of the First Class White Vestments Instituting this feast, Pius XI pointed out in his encyclical letter of December 11, 1925, that people are instructed in truths of the faith, far more effectually by the annual celebration by our sacred mysteries than by any procurement, however weighty, of the teaching of the Church. This…Continue Reading >>
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 the parish office. Rehearsals take place in St. Joseph’s Hall (a.k.a. the basement).
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. The coffee hour schedule can be found here.
Fr. Timothy O'Brien, FSSP
Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri
Fr. Joseph Loftus, FSSP
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.