St. Joseph Catholic Church

Regular Schedule

Weekday Mass at 8 AM (no weekday Mass Tuesdays)

Vigil Mass (Traditional Choir) 5:00 PM Saturdays

Sunday Mass (Gospel Choir) 10:00 AM.

Confessions on Saturdays 4:15-4:45 pm and First Saturdays after 8:30 am
or by appointment .



St. Joseph Catholic Church

Fr. John Gerth

The Second Sunday of Lent

Abraham offers the ultimate sacrifice of thanksgiving, the gift of his very son. This sacrifice prefigures the sacrifice of Jesus who died for us all. In his transfiguration, Jesus discloses a suffering messiahship.

Lenten blessings to you all! Today's readings present us with three famous mountain climbers: Moses, Elijah, and Jesus. Moses climbed Mount Sinai and was given a gift for the people--he received the Ten Commandments, the Law. This was God's Word for Israel. The people treasured the Law as a personal guide from God on how to serve him. Elijah climbed Mount Carmel and was given a gift for the people--the power to conquer the evil that was in the land, the evil prophets of the pagan god Baal. Elijah restored God's gifts to a land that had listened to the wicked Queen Jezabel. Jesus climbed the mountain of the Transfiguration with his most trusted disciples and was given a gift for the people--the gift was an understanding of how God was going to accomplish the salvation of His people. Moses, representing the Word of God in the Law and Elijah representing the Prophetic Word meet with Jesus the Word Made Flesh. Together they discussed the fulfillment of God's plan. Read Fr. Gerth's message in its entirety in this week's bulletin.

St. Joseph's Facebook Page

St. Joseph's is on Facebook!  This will give us the opportunity to share with each other and our friends the exciting events that happen in our parish.  If you would like to share any special moments or events or places you visit, please submit your photos to Shelley Morefield.  Her email is shelley_morefield@dell.com - The link to our page is https://www.facebook.com/StJosephstpete

Come and visit us.
St. Joseph Catholic Church is located in southern St. Petersburg, Florida, on 22nd Avenue South, just east of the 22nd Street traffic light. If you are visiting this area on vacation, we are very convenient to the downtown area and the beaches. See the map for precise directions.
St. Joseph's is a happy, loving parish known for its hospitality and spirituality. If you are local, you may have already had the opportunity to hear our Gospel Choir during a visit to your home parish. We are also multicultural with a congregation literally from around the world. Please join us...you will definitely remember your visit!

Did you know that chapter and verse for all days' Mass readings are posted in our church bulletin? Look in the weekly calendar (usually on page 3 of your bulletin) and follow along with your own Bible. The USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops )website also posts the complete daily readings in both written and audio form