St. Joseph Catholic Church
2101 22nd Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL, Phone 727-822-2153

Lenten Reading

Did you know that chapter and verse for every days' Mass readings are posted in our church bulletin? Look in the weekly calendar (usually on page 3) 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


St. Joseph Church frontFr. John Gerth On this day of days we offer a joyful sacrifice of praise to the Father who raised his Son from the dead. Let us be intent upon the life Christ offers us, Christ our Passover who has been sacrificed.
HE IS RISEN… ALLELUIA! It seems that the cycle of popularity for things ancient may be on the way back again and it made me think of a few years ago when the Florida International Museum had a “Splendors of Egypt” exhibit. People go to such events to get some insight into the ancient Egyptian concept of life after death. The Royalty of Egypt thought they could determine their own immortality. Bodies were mummified, and internal organs were kept in protected containers. If the rich noble person did not upset the gods, he would live forever. The poor person, who could not afford such things, had no hope for eternal life. . Read Fr. John Gerth's message in it's entirety in this week's bulletin.

Sunday, April 20th
The Celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection
Mass at 10am


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 will definitely remember your visit