About Us

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Founded in 1911 as a Slovakian parish, Saint Joseph is a historical Catholic church in Tacoma, WA, served by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). The FSSP is a society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right instituted by Pope St. John Paul II in 1988. All Masses and Sacraments are performed in the Latin Usus Antiquior of the Roman Rite, in accordance with the liturgical books of 1962, as expressed in the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. We are thankful to the long-time parishioners of Saint Joseph for graciously opening their doors to the South Sound Latin Mass community, to Archbishop Sartain for making it possible, and to Archbishop Etienne for his continued support. May we all grow in faith and charity, bringing greater glory to God.


Fr. Timothy O’Brien, F.S.S.P.


Parochial Vicar

Fr. Joseph Loftus, F.S.S.P.


Parish Staff

Bookkeeper: Marty Whelan

Communications Manager: Christine Boyle

Organists: Sarah Duffy and Joseph Melanson

Safe Environment: Christine Boyle

Secretary: Sandra Gascoyne

Website: Christine Boyle


Group Leaders

Altar Society: Kathy May

Confraternity of Christian Mothers: Amber Goldade

Food Bank: Joan Faranda

Little Flowers: Jessica Bittle

Little Women Hospitality Program: Kelli Sanders

Little Sodality of Mary: Heather Shea

Men’s League: Ron Whelan

Pro-life Coordinator: Debbie Weber

Rosary Makers: Kathleen Barlow

Young Adult Group: Eric Jackson

Youth Group: Matt Bittle and Andre Zante


602 S. 34th St.

Tacoma, WA 98418

St. Joseph Catholic Church

"Nothing seems tiresome or painful when you are working for a Master who pays well; who rewards even a cup of cold water given for love of Him."

~ St. Dominic Savio ~

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