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 Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary TimeFr. John Gerth
Through observance of the Lord’s commands, we shall experience the fullness of life. We are called to welcome God’s word and to let it tke root in our hearts.

My good friends in our Lord Jesus Christ.
In today’s Gospel Jesus confronts a group of people who have chosen to deny the reality of sin. That it has less to do with appearance and more to do with substance. We see these people criticize others for things like not washing hands before eating and improper care of utensils, and elevate those to a degree far beyond the importance they should have. They had a way of passing over their own faults just to point out the minor faults of others around them. Jesus gives them an examination of conscience, a means of looking at the deeper issues they should be dealing with in their own lives, such as, any evil thoughts they have had, their moments of unchastity, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, and the folly of thinking they should stand as judges of the people they were sent to serve.
Read Fr. John Gerth's message in its entirety in this week's bulletin.



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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 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