Per the directive of Archbishop Etienne, all Public Masses are canceled until further notice.
Please join parishioners in praying this prayer for an end to the coronavirus:
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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.
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tacoma is open during the following hours for those who need to pray.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m to 10:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
If you are sick or considered part of the vulnerable population, please stay home.
Throughout the month of May, we have Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament with the 15 decades of the Rosary. The Rosary is followed by a prayer to St. Joseph which can be downloaded and printed by clicking the button below. Devotions begin at 7:00 p.m. PST with a short sermon on Our Lady. Tonight's sermon will focus on "Our Lady of Knock." Please note, the devotions will be private due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Two parish families may assist each night. You are invited to sign up to do so via this link: https://saintjosephtacoma.org/maydevotions
Please visit our parish’s YouTube channel to subscribe.
Sunday after the Ascension Mass
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 11:00 a.m. Mass for the Sunday after the Ascension will be live streamed. The video is viewable above, on your tv, or on YouTube.
Please subscribe to our parish’s YouTube channel.
Letter from the Bishops of Seattle
Please take the time to read the May 22, 2020 "Statement on the Reopening of Churches" from the Bishops of the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Please give to the 2020 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 the renovation of the inside of our church. It is our hope that ALL of our parish families will participate. You may do so in one of three ways:
- Give by phone. Call your donation into the Annual Catholic Appeal Office at 800-809-4921.
- Give by mail. Send a check or money order payable to “Annual Catholic Appeal” to:
Annual Catholic Appeal
710 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
- 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 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal Goal: $21,648
Amount Collected to Date: $7549.77
# of households participating to date: 21
% participation: 7%
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!
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
For He, whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
Has risen as He said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
For the Lord is truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray: O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Regina cæli, lætare, alleluia:
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia,
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia,
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
Gaude et lætare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.
Oremus: Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Jesu Christi, mundum lætificare dignatus es: præsta, quæsumus, ut per eius Genitricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuæ capiamus gaudia vitæ.
Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.
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 Joseph Melanson (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.
Fr. Edward Brodsky, FSSP
Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri
Fr. Timothy O'Brien, FSSP
Please remember to keep Fr. O'Brien, FSSP, and Fr. Brodsky, 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.