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.

Seventeen Sunday in Ordinary Time


Who doesn’t enjoy a treasure hunt?  Finding a bargain, discovering something valuable.  The kingdom of God is a priceless treasure, not buried in a far off time or place, but here and now. It is found in our Christian values of compassion and caring, unity, fraternity, mutual support, an “understanding heart” like Solomon requested.  To continue the horticulture images of the last two week’s gospels, it is the seeds we are striving to plant and nurture here in our parish and our community.  It is the reign, the rule, of love.  This coming weekend we seek to foster that spirit of community in our Block Party, hosted by our parish community, including our two schools, and you!  All are welcome for a potluck celebration, with music, games for children, and great food.  (Hotdogs and beverages will be supplied, but all are invited to bring a dish or dessert to share.)  It’s an opportunity to meet staff and students of both schools (especially the new principal of the Elementary School, Marilyn March) and parishioners of all age.  I hope you will join me.  (Our Event Coordinator Julie would appreciate an RSVP or offers to help with set-up, clean-up or Kids’ Corner at jpond@sjbalameda.org or 995-9411.)  Discover “a pearl of great price” within our parish community.

Anne Marie Fourré
Director of Faith Formation




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 Penance
Saturday, 3:30-4:30p.m or by appointment

Eucharistic Adoration
First Fridays 8:30a.m-12p.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

Volunteer coverage:
Monday 4:30 to 7:00pm.
Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 1:00pm


Donatila Gonzales de Monterrosa: Memorial Mass Saturday July 26 at 11am at St. Joseph Basilica

July 25: Taize is CANCELLED

July 26: New Parishioner Breakfast

Aug 2: Ministry of Pastoral Care Meeting

Aug 2: St. Joseph Block Party: Celebrate the End of Summer

Aug 3: Pupusas Sale Resumes

Aug 22: Friday - Taize @ 8:00pm

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