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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 .

 

 

 

The Ascension of the Lord Fr. John Gerth

Jesus, having completed the work of his Father, speaks of returning to him and of being glorified. As we share in his glory, so too do we share in Christ’s suffering. We have nothing to fear, however, since the Lord is our refuge. In his name do we gather, attentive to the Spirit.

Happy Feast of the Ascension my friends. The Gospel for this year’s celebration of the Solemnity of the Ascension is taken from the canonical ending of the Gospel of Mark, 16:9-20. Most scripture scholars agree that the earliest editions of the Gospel of Mark ended with 16:8. St. Mark has a simple, precise conclusion to his Gospel: Immediately after Jesus’ death, his body was placed in Joseph of Aramethea’s tomb. On Easter morning three women, St. Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome go to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body. But Jesus isn’t there. An angel sitting inside the tomb tells them that Jesus has been raised from the dead as He said He would. He instructs the women to tell St. Peter and the Disciples that Jesus will meet them in Galilee. The women leave bewildered. Read Fr. John Gerth's message in its entirety in this week's bulletin.

 


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Visiting the area?

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