St. Joseph Catholic Church

Easter Season Schedule

Sunday, March 29th
Palm/Passion Sunday

Monday, March 30th
8am Mass

Tuesday, March 31st
The Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. Jude at 11:30am

Wednesday, April 1st
8am Mass
Stations of the Cross
at 7 pm

Thursday, April 2nd
Legion of Mary prayer
at 6:30pm
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
at 7 pm

Friday, April 3rd
No 8am Mass
Veneration of the Cross
at 3pm
Living Stations of the Cross
at 6 pm

Saturday, April 4th
The Easter Vigil Begins
at 7pm

Sunday, April 5th
The Celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection
Easter Sunday Mass
at 10 am


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 .



Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Fr. John Gerth

And so it begins. It begins with shouts of praise. It moves into a meal. It continues with abandonment. And it concludes with the Lord crying out the first words of Psalm 22: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

The Passion in the Gospel of Mark teaches us that following Christ means following the One who was abandoned by all who could not accept his cross.  But it all begins with a meal. During this meal that we call the "Last Supper," Jesus presents bread and wine and transforms them into the Body and Blood of the New Covenant.  We have heard a lot about covenants this Lent.  There was the covenant with Noah, stating that God would not give up on his people.  There was the covenant with Abraham, the covenant of faith, stating that God supports us through our struggles in faith.  There was the covenant with Moses, the covenant of the Ten Commandments, telling us that God would give us the way to live his life. There was the covenant prophesied by Jeremiah, the new covenant of a new law that would be written in the hearts of the people.  Now, at the "Last Supper" and at every Mass, we receive the New Covenant of the Body and Blood of the Lord.  By receiving this covenant, we accept our sharing in the sacrificial love of the Lord.  By receiving communion we agree to join the Lord in giving ourselves over to the eternal love of his Father. Read Fr. John 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