2023 Annual Catholic Appeal

“Give, and it will be given to you.”

- Luke 6:23 -

Please Make Your 2023 ACA Gift Today!

The Annual Catholic Appeal funds ministries and services for our local Catholic community across Western Washington. This combined effort of parishes and missions ensures the availability of outreach ministries, education, faith formation, administration services for parishes, and much more.

This year, our parish's ACA goal is $29,306.

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 parking lot and office building. 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 Parish (144) - Tacoma" as your parish.

Giving Online is Quick and Easy!

It is safe, secure, cost effective, and timesaving for parish staff.

Simply click the button below to donate to the Annual Catholic Appeal.


Amount Collected to Date: $28,800.91

# of households participating to date: 68

% participation: 14%

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!

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

Mass Times


  • 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.


  • 8:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m.


  • 8:00 a.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.

First Friday

  • 8:00 a.m. Low Mass
  • 6:30 p.m. Sung Mass


  • 9:00 a.m.

First Saturday

  • 7:00 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 follows the Wednesday morning Mass
  • Adoration with Benediction takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 6:20 p.m. each First Friday
  • Exposition with Benediction follow the evening Mass every Friday, excluding First Fridays
  • 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.

Church Hours

The church is open one hour before each Mass and closes shortly after Mass.

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

Liturgical Calendar


May 28, 2023

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 Vigil of Pentecost

May 27, 2023

Station at St. John Lateran (Indulgence of 10 years and 10 quarantines) Privileged Vigil of the First Class Violet and Red Vestments The catechumens whom it had not been possible to baptize at Easter received this sacrament at Pentecost, which explains the similarities between the whole service of this nightly vigil and that of Holy…

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The Third Mystery of Paschaltide: Pentecost

May 24, 2023

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 21, 2023

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 18, 2023

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.


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 the Sung 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 coffee hour schedule can be found here.

Our Priests

Fr. Timothy O'Brien, FSSP


Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri



Fr. Joseph Loftus, FSSP

Parochial Vicar

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.




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