Welcome to St. Joseph Basilica

Welcome to the web site of St. Joseph Basilica in Alameda, CA, a parish in the Diocese of Oakland, CA.
On this site there is information about our church and location, our schools and parish community. You will also find our history, and the most important aspect of our life together, the celebration of the sacraments.



'Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master's joy.’
The readings this week speak of where we spend our time, how we use our talents and what we do with our treasure. They speak of stewardship, our call to “receive God's gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord. We are each entrusted with gifts from God, and are accountable for how we use them.” (U.S. Bishops Pastoral Letter on Stewardship.)
The first reading from Proverbs speaks of the worthy wife who works with loving hands, helping the poor. The most important gifts for each of us (man or woman) are faith and love. In our baptism, we received the gift of faith and became beloved children of God. The gospel reminds us that our gifts cannot be kept locked up or buried in the ground. We are called to share our God-given gifts and talents with our families, our community and our society. And, unexpectedly, contrary to the normal way of the world, the more we give, the more we receive. Click here for more info.


Photos for Family Mass: All Souls' Day. Click Here: 

Parish Galleries

PHOTOS! Whether you missed a celebration or want to relive the experience, enjoy a slideshow by clicking on that particular album.


8:00a.m (Monday through Friday)

Saturday Vigil Mass
8:00a.m (Mass), 5:00p.m (Vigil)

7:30a.m, 9:30a.m, 11:30a.m, 7:00p.m

Sacrament of Pennace
Saturday, from 3:30p.m or by appointment

Eucharistic Adoration
First Fridays 8:30a.m-7:00p.m

Monday - Saturday, 7:30a.m

Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Wednesdays, 8:30a.m. (after 8a.m. Mass)

9:00a.m to 4:30p.m
Monday through Friday

Office Closed for Lunch
Noon to 1:00p.m

Rest in Peace

Ruben Tuazon: Viewing at 10am and Funeral Mass at 11am on Monday, Nov 24, 2014 in the Basilica

Michael Rombs: Memorial Mass on Saturday, Nov 29 @ 9:30am in the Basilica

Clara Peralta: Memorial Mass at 12:30pm- Dec 6 @ St. Joseph Basilica.

If you are suffering the loss of a loved one, you are encouraged to attend a grief workshop. Click here for more information.

Nov 20: Guadalupe Mass Planning Meeting @ 6pm in Parish Center

Nov 21: Middle School Ministry

Nov 21: Taize @ 8pm

Nov 23: Craft Sale after all the Masses. Click here for infor

Nov 29: Celebration of Feast of Vietnamese Martyrs 11:00am

Dec 7: Family Mass @ 9:30am

Dec 13 - New Altar Server Training, Saturday @10am in the Basilica

Dec 12: Celebration of Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 15: Grief Support Group @7pm in the Parish Center

Dec 16: Simbang Gabi begins

January 18: Beginnings Married @ 4:30

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