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.
- 7:00 a.m. Low Mass
- 8:30 a.m. Low Mass
- 10:00 a.m. Low Mass
- 11:30 a.m. Sung Mass
Monday - Thursday
- 8:00 a.m.
- 6:30 p.m.
- 8:00 a.m. Low Mass
- 6:30 p.m. Sung Mass
- 9:00 a.m.
- 9:00 a.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 follow the Wednesday morning Mass
- Exposition with Benediction follows 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
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.
Implementing the Motu Proprio, Traditionis Custodes, in the Archdiocese of Seattle
Assisting at Mass
It is no longer necessary to sign up for Mass; however, it is still necessary to self assess your health before coming to the church. Please see the screening questions below for more information.
Before coming to Mass, please self-assess yourself and your children. If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes", kindly stay home.
- Traveled internationally?
- Been exposed to a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 without the correct PPE?
- Had a temperature of at least 100.4°F?
- Had new or increased shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
- Had a new cough?
- Had at least two of the following symptoms together:
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Runny nose/congestion
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 each Mass, we have a Sunday social at Holy Rosary convent, 502 S 30th St. Families are needed to volunteer to run the coffee hour/potluck. In addition, if you plan on participating in the social, please consider bringing donuts, other pastries, or finger foods to share. The first Sunday of each month will be a potluck. For more information and to sign up, please visit https://saintjosephtacoma.org/coffeehour/
Fr. Joseph Loftus, FSSP
Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri
Fr. Timothy O'Brien, 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.