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

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

Enthronement to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

During the month of June, everyone is encouraged to renew the home enthronement to the Sacred Heart, using the prayers linked below. If you have never had your home enthroned to the Sacred Heart, but would like to do so, it is recommended that you make a novena to the Sacred Heart (i.e., praying the litany of the Sacred Heart for 9 days) prior to the enthronement.

Parishioners are also encouraged to pray the Litany to the Sacred Heart each day.

Please give to the 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal. All contributions received in excess of our goal will come directly back to St. Joseph as a rebate. This year’s rebate will go towards repairing the entrance of the church, and any excess will be applied to the maintenance of the church. It is our hope that ALL of our parish families will participate. You can make a donation in one of three ways:

  1. Give by phone. Call your donation into the Annual Catholic Appeal Office at 800-809-4921.
  2. Give by mail. Send a check or money order payable to “Annual Catholic Appeal” to:
    Annual Catholic Appeal
    PO Box 14964
    Seattle, WA 98114-0964
  3. Give online. Click the button below.

Regardless of which option you choose, please be sure to specify "St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tacoma" as your parish.

Our 2022 Annual Catholic Appeal Goal: $28,194

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Amount Collected to Date: $26,488

# of households participating to date: 79

% participation: 19.75%

Give a Matching Gift

Matching gifts can double or even triple your personal gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Under a corporate matching gift program, your contribution to the Appeal is matched with your company's or corporate foundation's funds. Many companies also match gifts made by spouses of employees and those retired from the company. You might want to ask your employer about its specific requirements and ways to use its program.

The Annual Catholic Appeal, Archdiocese of Seattle, is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID # 91-0778147. Please call Maggie Stiles at the Archdiocese of Seattle at 800-809-4921 if you have any questions.

May God reward you for your generosity!

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, Thursday

  • 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday

  • 8:00 a.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.

Friday

  • 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

  • 9:00 a.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 9:00 a.m. Mass
  • Rosary prior to every Mass

Confession


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.

Liturgical Calendar

The External Solemnity of the Ascension

May 29, 2022

The Epistle and Gospel recall several teachings and warnings of Jesus, which will prove useful to the apostles and to us all after the reception of the Holy Ghost.

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The Ascension of Our Lord

May 26, 2022

The Epistle and Gospel are a summary of our Lord’s teachings with regard to the Church He had founded. The Collect teaches us our duty to raise our hearts up to God. Every day, we offer Holy Mass “in remembrance of the glorious Ascension of our Lord” for it is the same Body and Blood…

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The Second Mystery of Paschaltide: The Ascension

May 25, 2022

Doctrinal Note for the Ascension The ascension crowns the whole of our Lord’s life. Christ was now to take possession of the kingdom of heaven which He had won by His sufferings, and to open to us His Father’s house, “setting our frail nature at the right hand of God’s glory”, that there, as God’s…

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Fifth Sunday after Easter

May 22, 2022

The liturgy continues to sing of the risen Christ and exhorts us, in this Rogation week, to unite with her in prayer. Delivered from sin by the efficacy of His blood, we must look into the perfect law of liberty and put it into practice. Let us ask of God, from whom all good things…

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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 each 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 first Sunday of each month is a potluck.

Our Priests

Fr. Joseph Loftus, FSSP

Parochial Vicar

Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri

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FSSP

Fr. Timothy O'Brien, FSSP

Pastor

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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