St. Joseph Catholic Church Tacoma

Per the directive of Archbishop Etienne, all Public Masses are cancelled until further notice.


Please join parishioners in praying this prayer for an end to the coronavirus:

Prayer in Time of Pestilence and Death


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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.

During this time, the Tridentine Rite Mass can be watched on

Sermon for the Solemnity of the Annunciation

The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, March 25, 2020, Fr. Brodsky, FSSP

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Below is a PDF of the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary that Fr. Brodsky, FSSP, mentioned in his sermon on Laetare Sunday.

Letter from the Most Reverend Paul D. Etienne, DD, STL, Archbishop of Seattle

Please take the time to read Archbishop Etienne's letter to the faithful in the Archdiocese of Seattle.

The Angelus
"The Angelus" by Jean-François Millet

The Angelus

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.

Holy Week Schedule

The Holy Week liturgies and evening of recollection will be private, but livestreamed.

Palm Sunday
(April 5)

11:00 a.m. Solemn High Mass with the blessing of palms and a procession


Spy Wednesday (April 8)

7:00 p.m. Evening of Recollection


Holy Thursday (April 9)

7:00 p.m. Solemn High Mass


Good Friday (April 10)

3:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross

The Good Friday service will begin after the Stations of the Cross.


Easter Vigil (April 11)

10:00 p.m. Solemn High Mass

The Easter Vigil will begin with the blessing of the Easter fire outside the front of the church.


Easter (April 12)

11:00 a.m. Low Mass

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 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).

Coffee Hour

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.

Our Priests

Fr. Timothy O'Brien, FSSP


Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri



Fr. Edward Brodsky, FSSP

Parochial Vicar

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.




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