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.
Sign Up to Assist at Mass
Masses are being offered at St. Joseph once again. Parishioners will need to sign up to assist at Sunday, First Friday, and First Saturday Masses, as each Mass is limited to 85 people in the church, with 50 more in the overflow area (St. Joseph Hall). For more information and to sign up, please click the button below.
Temporary Mass & Confession Schedule and Church Hours
Monday - Friday Mass
First Friday Mass
8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
First Saturday Mass
9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Confessions are heard 30 minutes prior to each Mass and by appointment.
We have returned to normal church hours. The church will be open one hour before each Mass and close shortly after Mass.
Thank you to those of you who have generously given to the Annual Catholic Appeal. We have reached our goal and are now raising money for the renovation of the interior of the church.
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 can make a donation 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: $31,000
# of households participating to date: 64
% participation: 21%
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!
Every day at noon, across the Archdiocese of Seattle, churches will ring their bells calling the faithful to prayer. In your homes, or wherever you may be, please pray the Angelus.
V. Ángelus Dómini nuntiávit Maríae.
R. Et concépit de Spíritu Sáncto.
Áve María, grátia pléna, Dóminus técum; benedícta tu in muliéribus, et benedíctus frúctus véntris túi, Jésus.
Sáncta María, Máter Déi, óra pro nóbis peccatóribus, nunc et in hóra mórtis nóstræ. Ámen.
V. Ecce ancílla Dómini.
R. Fiat mihi secúndum vérbum tuum.
Áve María ...
V. Et Vérbum cáro fáctum est.
R. Et habitávit in nóbis.
Áve María ...
V. Ora pro nóbis Sáncta Dei Génitrix.
R. Ut dígni efficiáur promissiónibus Christi.
Oremus: Grátiam túam quaésumus, Dómine, méntibus nóstris infúnde: ut qui, Ángelo nuntiánte, Chrísti Fílii tui Incarnatiónem cognóvimus; per Passiónem Ejus et Crucem, ad resurrectiónis glóriam perducámur. Per eundem Chrís¬tum Dóminum nóstrum. Ámen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to Thy word.
Hail Mary ...
V. And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary ...
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. 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 the parish office. 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.