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.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT- YEAR B

MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR: BE NOT AFRAID

 

Today’s gospel offers the dramatic story of the young Virgin Mary, perplexed and anxious by the words of the Angel Gabriel. Gabriel’s reassurance “Do not be afraid” is a powerful message we can all take to heart. We have nothing to fear. “The Lord is with you.” Emmanuel. God with us. This is the Christmas message. God has pitched his tent amongus. (This more literal translation is far more vivid than “dwelt among us,” don’t you think?) From the Old Testament onward, God has been ever present in the lives of his people, pitching his tent alongside of ours. Scripture abounds in stories of God’s providence, of protecting his people from enemies. In the desert of Exodus, he was present in a cloud by day and in fire by night. In Nazareth, he was conceived of a virgin. Bethlehem reveals the Incarnation: God with us. Read more HERE.


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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



SPECIAL EVENTS DURING ADVENT

CHRISMAS & NEW YEAR MASS SCHEDULE

Rest in Peace

Marjorie Johnson: Memorial Mass, December 20 @ 2pm in the Basilica

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

Dec 16: Simbang Gabi begins

Jan 10: Covenant of love Date Night 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Learning Center. Child care available. Free will donation. RSVP here

January 18: Beginnings Married @ 4:30

January 24: Grief Workshop from 9am-3pm @St. Albert the Great

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Readings
Podcast of the Reading
Video of Reflections on Readings
New American Bible
Saint of the Day
Prayer of the Hours