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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 .

 

 

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Fr. John Gerth

The Ninevites heard the preaching of Jonah and prepented of their evil ways, thus experiencing the Lord’s compassion. Do we repent when we hear the preaching of Jesus? Do we invest our lives in the world rather than in God’s kingdom?

Greetings, my friends. Well, next Sunday will be "Super Bowl Sunday," but today we are presented with one of the greatest come backs in all of the Scriptures. In the first reading, taken from the Book of Jonah we have our hero having already counted himself out of the game. He had been told by the Lord to go to the great, pagan city of Nineveh and proclaim to the people there that due to their immorality, God's wrath was coming upon them. He didn't feel he was up to the call so since Nineveh was east... Jonah went west. He boarded a ship that was headed as far away as he could get from where the Lord wanted him to be. Why was he disobedient? It appears that he thought that it was too dangerous for him, a Hebrew, to be preaching repentance in a pagan city renown for its immorality. He hoped that if he ran away from the Lord, the Lord would look for someone else for this difficult mission. But that's not how the game is played, the real heroes always want the ball! Read Fr. 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