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.

Twenty-Seventh Sunday - Year B

“May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives” (Ps 128). 

Today we celebrate the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. It is also the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, a patron saint of Animals, Ecology and Merchants. St. Francis had a special love for Mother Nature. He recognized it as another manifestation of the beauty of God. It is also the feast day of our beloved Holy Father Francis who just had a great successful visit to our country. He has touched the hearts of so many people with his humility, simplicity and joy. Cont....


Photos for

El Rancho, Family Mass Blessing of Animals.... are here.







Parish Galleries

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


8:00am (Monday through Friday)
8:00am; 5:00pm (Vigil Mass)
7:30am; 9:30am; 11:30am; 7:00pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:30pm-4:30pm or by appointment
Eucharistic Adoration
First Fridays after 8:30am Mass -6:00pm with Vespers and Benediction at 5:30pm
Monday – Saturday: 7:30am
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotion
Wednesdays: 8:30am (after 8:00am Mass)
Monday – Friday: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Office Closed for Lunch
Noon to 1:00pm


Monday: 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am to 12:30pm


Clara Salvino, longtime parishioner at St. Joe's has gone to her eternal rest on Oct. 4th. May God welcome Clara into his Kingdom and confort her family in this time of sorrows and loss.

Oct 9: Blue Mass
Oct.9: JustFaith (advance registration required). JustFaith retreat begins
Oct. 10: Altar Servers Training at 11:00am. Click Here for the Registration Form
Oct 10: Chautauqua
Oct 11: St Barnabas 90th anniversary celebration
Oct 13: Usher/Greeter Meeting
Oct 18: Tamales
Oct 23: Taize
Oct 24: Hopes & Dreams Concert

Adult Confirmation schedule and application form
Laudato Sí Study Groups


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


Statement by our Bishop Michael Barber