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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.

Today's liturgy began with these words: “Dear friends in Christ, for five weeks of Lent we
have been preparing, by our Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, for the celebration of our Lord's Paschal mystery. Today we come together to begin the solemn celebration of Holy Week in union with the whole Church throughout the World.” Today's celebration has been known by several names through its long history. It has been called "Palm Sunday," and it has been called "Passion Sunday." Today, it is called "Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion," a title which reflects the dual nature of this day, the great be- ginning of Holy Week. Our liturgy begins with the joyful waving of palm branches, proclaiming Jesus the Mes- siah as he rides humbly into Jerusalem. It continues with the reading of the Passion according to Mark, when the same crowds who welcomed Jesus with joy assent to his torture and crucifixion. Our joyful entrance into Jerusalem becomes the way of the cross. 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
8:00am (Monday through Friday)
Saturdays
8:00am; 5:00pm (Vigil Mass)
Sundays
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 -7:00pm with Vespers and Benediction at 6:30pm
Rosary
Monday – Saturday: 7:30am
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotion
Wednesdays: 8:30am (after 8:00am Mass)
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Office Closed for Lunch
Noon to 1:00pm

VOLUNTEER COVERAGE

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



Rest in Peace

Memorial Mass for Marie Beebe will be at 6:45pm, Saturday, March 28 in the Basilica

Mar 27: Taize @8:00pm
March 28: Middle School Ministry & "The Wedding Singer"
Mar 30: Parish Lenten Reconliciation Service @ 7:00pm

April 2: Holy Thursday
April 3: Good Friday
April 4: Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil
April 5: Easter
April 11: Covenant of Love
April 18: Convalidation Preparation
April 22: Middle School Ministry
April 26: Altar Server Appreciation/Picnic
May 2: New Parishioners Breakfast
May 3: Family Mass

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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

 

 


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