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.

54-Day Rosary Novena

Rosary Novenas to Our Lady

August 9 - October 1, 2022

You are invited to join parishioners in a 54-Day Rosary Novena to Our Lady.

The first twenty-seven days (3 novenas) will be in petition. The following twenty-seven days (3 novenas) will be in thanksgiving, regardless of whether or not prayers have been answered.

On the 2nd of October, the External Feast of the Holy Rosary, we will have a Sung Mass of Thanksgiving with consecrations to Our Lady.

DAILY

  • 5 decades of the Rosary
  • Prayer to St. Joseph
  • Novena prayer to St. Thérèse of Lisieux
  • Holy Communion (or a Spiritual Communion)

INTENTIONS

  1. For the continual blessings on St. Joseph Parish
  2. For the preservation of the Latin Mass
  3. For the personal intentions of all those participating in this Novena

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

Pentecost

June 5, 2022

The Feast of Pentecost is the commemoration of the first manifestation of the Holy Spirit in the disciples of Jesus Christ, and consequently that of the foundation of the Church. It was for this reason that the basilica dedicated to St. Peter, the Head of the Church, was chosen for the Station held today. Jesus,…

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The Third Mystery of Paschaltide: Pentecost

June 4, 2022

Doctrinal Note for Pentecost Easter and Pentecost, with the forty-eight days between them, used to be regarded as a single feast of fifty days, on which was kept, first the triumph of Christ, then His entry into His glory, and finally, on the fiftieth day, the anniversary of the Church’s birth. The Resurrection, the Ascension…

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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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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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