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

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 Church frontMay our hearts not be hardened, but may we turn from our sin. In our love for one another, we may be called to confront our brother and sister for the wrong they may be doing.

Greetings to you all! Beginning back when I was first Ordained and continuing to this very day, many of my friends have sent me over the years notes and e-mail messages on how to be a better Pastor. Little "helpful hints" they think I should be learning. Some of them have been very good ideas, like making sure I smile and try to get to know as many names as a I can (I'm still working on that one... names are not my forte) and trying not to talk about money all that much (which is okay with me, since I don't know that much about money to begin with). One of these messages came in this past week and I just want to share it with you. If you've already heard the story, I apologize, but it made me laugh... so here it is:
.Read Fr. Gerth's message in its entirety in this week's bulletin.

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 the 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