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 .



Readings for October 22 & October 23, 2016 Fr. John Gerth

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Humility is the recognition that no matter what our accomplishments, we still stand in need of the Lord. God hears the cry of the poor and of the oppressed, especially those who acknowledge their dependency upon him. Having heard Paul’s cries for help, the Lord crowned him with eternal salvation.

Happy Fall, everyone!

This week we have a Gospel passage from Luke that Jesus addressed “to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.” It is of course, the story of two men at prayer – one a Pharisee, one a tax collector; and I would suggest in keeping with the coming events of this week that, one is perhaps wearing a mask and the other one on the road to sainthood, living in the truth of who he is before God, a sinner in need of redemption... Click here to 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