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 Jesus, humbling himself out of love for us, did not shield his face from buffets and spitting, but offered his life on the cross. He relied on his Father’s love.

Greetings you everyone at the beginning of this most holy of weeks! He could have listened to his conscience that told him that this Jesus was innocent. He could have listened to his wife who told him that she had a dream about this Jesus. But Pilate did not have the courage it takes to be a Christian. He washed his hands of the affair and will forever be remembered as a coward who let the Lord of Life be crucified. . Read Fr. John Gerth's message in it's entirety in this week's bulletin.

Holy Week Schedule

Sunday, April 13th
Palm/Passion Sunday

Tuesday, April 15th
The Chrism Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Lynch at
The Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle at 11am

Thursday, April 17th
NO 8am Mass
Holy Thrusday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7pm

Friday, April 18th
NO 8am Mass
Veneration of the Cross at 3pm

Saturday, April 19th
NO 8am or 5pm MASS
The Easter Vigil Begins at 7:00 pm

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