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.

Holy Week & Easter Schedule


HOLY THURSDAY: 8:00am - Morning Prayer
7:00pm - Mass of the Lord's Supper and
Washing of the Feet in the basilica, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Learning Center until midnight

GOOD FRIDAY:: 8:00am - Morning Prayer
Noon - Taizé
2:00pm - Stations of the Cross
3:00pm - Passion of the Lord (Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion)
7:00pm - Passion of the Lord (Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion)

HOLY SATURDAY: 8:00am - Morning Prayer
10:00am - Blessing of Food
8:00pm - Easter Vigil, followed by reception in Notre Dame Hall celebrating the newly baptized

7:30am - Morning Mass
9:30am - Family Mass
11:30am - Youth Mass
1:00pm - Mass with Spirit Ensemble

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

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


image April 25:  Vigil Mass for Canonizations at Cathedral of Christ the Light  

image April 25: Taizé

image April 27: Lamb of God Oratorio, Flyer

image April 27: Divine Mercy Sunday: Confessions at 2pm; Mass at 3pm

image April 27-28 - Bundle Sunday

image April 28: Grief Support Group

image April 30: Beginnings Married


image May 2:  Middle School Ministry 

image May 4: Family Mass 

image May 4: Golden Gate Boys Choir Concert at 2pm

image May 10: Covenant of Love Date Night

image May 18: Gardens Galore

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Podcast of the Reading
Video of Reflections on Readings
Las Lectura En Español
New American Bible
Saint of the Day
Prayer of the Hours
Online Bible Sunday Group