St. Joseph Catholic Church



Regular Schedule

Weekday Mass at 8 AM (no weekday Mass Tuesdays)

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 .



Fr. John GerthTwelveth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By being baptized in his death, we are called to take up his cross and follow in his steps, and to seek the God for whom we long.

Happy Father's Day!!
Today’s first reading comes from the Book of the Prophet Zechariah. It tells of the coming of the Messiah. It says that the people shall look on him whom they have pierced and mourn for him as one mourns for an only son. “On that day,” the reading says, “the mourning in Jerusalem shall be as great as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo.” Obviously, the Church sees in this passage as a prophecy of the passion and death of the Lord. The Gospel of John says that the Prophet is predicting the moment when the soldier thrust into Jesus’ heart and blood and water poured forth. You remember, "They will look upon him whom they have pierced."

Still, what was this mourning of Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo that Zechariah was speaking about? Read Fr. John Gerth's message in its entirety in today'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