May 30 - Ascension Thursday
8:00 a.m. low Mass
7:00 p.m. sung Mass
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 Exposition 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
Annual Catholic Appeal
The Annual Catholic Appeal provides financial resources for more than 60 ministries and services throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle. Our goal this year is $18,804. Contributions that exceed St. Joseph's goal will be returned to our parish as a rebate. This year's rebate will go to the renovation of the inside of the church. Donations can be made online via this link or by clicking on the graphic. Please be sure to select "St. Joseph - Tacoma" as your parish. Let's aim for 100% participation.
Thank you to those of you who have already made a donation. May God reward you for your generosity!
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, 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.