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 GerthSixth Sunday of Easter

By listening attentively to the Spirit promised by Jesus, the early Church resolves the question whether Gentile converts need to observe certain Jewish ritual practices. All are called to dwell in the heavenly Jerusalem, founded on the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Easter greeting to you all!

In today’s first reading we see the first serious difficulty that faced the early Church, what does it mean to be a Christian? This led to a debate on whether or not Gentiles should first become Jewish before becoming Christian. Paul and Barnabas, were opposed to this and took their opposition to the Apostles gathered in Jerusalem. The conclusion of today’s reading relates the decision of the Church: that Gentiles were to be welcomed into the faith. They did not have to be circumcised or follow any of the Jewish practices, but did have to abstain from meat sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals, and from immorality...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