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.

THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

A message from our Pastor: SYNOD ON THE FAMILY 

The Extraordinary Synod on the family that ended last week was only the third time that a special meeting was called since the Synod was created almost 50 years ago. It caught the attention of the world, and Time Magazine reported:
“It can be easy to fixate on the idea that the Extraordinary Synod on the Family ... is purely about Catholic Church politics. The world clamors for the latest Catholic hubbub about divorce and remarriage policies, annulment reform, and which Cardinal holds which position on what agenda or controversial marital issue. But something more is happening as bishops gather for the first major doctrinal and pastoral summit of the Francis papacy; something quieter, deeper, and less immediately obvious: a spiritual renewal that Pope Francis hopes to foster between church leaders and their people.” (Oct 5, 2014). Read more here


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Parish Galleries

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



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Weekdays
8:00a.m (Monday through Friday)

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

Sundays
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

Rosary
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



Nov 1: Solemnity of All Saints: Mass at 8:00am

Nov 2:  Family Mass: 9:30am

Nov 8: Covenant of Love Date Night

Nov 16: Beginnings Married @ 4:30

Nov 16: Tamales at all Masses

Nov 21: Middle School Ministry

Nov 21: Taize @ 8pm

Nov 17: Grief Support Group @7pm in the Parish Center

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

Dec 7: Family Mass @ 9:30am

Dec 12: Celebration of Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 16: Simbang Gabi begins

 

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Readings
Podcast of the Reading
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New American Bible
Saint of the Day
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