St. Joseph Catholic Church Tacoma

Calendar of Events


January 1: New Year's Day - The Octave of the Nativity

The Sunday Mass schedule will be followed.

January 3: First Friday

January 4: First Saturday

Little Flowers

January 5: The Most Holy Name of Jesus

Solemn Blessing of Epiphany Water

Epiphany water will be blessed after the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Parishioners are invited to bring empty bottles to be filled.

The First Sunday potluck will take place after the 11:00 a.m. Mass.

January 6: The Epiphany of Our Lord

A Low Mass will be offered at 8:00 a.m., and a Sung Mass will be offered at 7:00 p.m.

The blessing of gold, frankincense, and myrrh will take place after each Mass. Epiphany chalk will be blessed before the 8:00 a.m. Mass in the sacristy and set out by the doors with prayers for the head of the house to say in blessing the home. All homes will be blessed by Father from the sanctuary after the 7:00 p.m. Mass, but the head of the house should still do this smaller blessing.

January 12: The Holy Family

January 19: Second Sunday after Epiphany

January 21: Washington State March for Life

January 25:

Altar Server Training 10:00 a.m.

Rosary Makers 10:00 a.m.

Youth Group 5:30 p.m.

January 26: Third Sunday after Epiphany

Holy Souls in Purgatory

January is dedicated to the Most Holy Name of Jesus.

Holy Souls in Purgatory

January is dedicated to the Most Holy Name of Jesus.


February 1: First Saturday

Little Flowers

Christmas decorations will be taken down by the men's group. The altar society will work on cleaning up.

February 2: Candlemas - The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The blessing of the candles and a procession will take place before the 11:00 a.m. Mass. As with the Epiphany water, you are welcome to bring your candles before Mass on Saturday, so they can be included in this blessing. Please mark them with your name and place them by the Pieta statue.

The First Sunday Potluck will take place after the 11:00 a.m. Mass.

February 3: The Feast of St. Blaise

The blessing of throats will take place after Mass.

February 9: Septuagesima Sunday

February 16: Sexagesima Sunday

February 22: Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, the Apostle

A plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions to the members of the Confraternity of St. Peter.

February 23: Quinquagesima Sunday

"Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you."

~ Saint Thomas Aquinas ~

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