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.



Pastor's NoteS

Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth. 

On that first Pentecost, the disciples were hiding in fear for their lives until the arrival of
the Holy Spirit. "There appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest
on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in
different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim." From that spark came a
conflagration; they were set on fire, no longer fearful and hidden but empowered and inspired to transform the world.

I see evidence of that fire burning here at St. Joseph. The words of those who were baptized at Easter speak of the power of the Spirit working in their lives. The teens who were confirmed earlier this month and the adults confirmed in January feel God's presence in a new way. The faces of families at the First Eucharist celebrations reflect the joyful recognition of God's love. Our cultural celebrations: Simbang Gabi, and the Feast of the Vietnamese Martyrs, and Our Lady of Guadalupe, remind me of the richness in our diversity.
Let us permit ourselves to be consumed by the fire of the Holy Spirit so that we may set the world on fire in love and service to God. Happy Birthday, Church!

Fr. George Alengadan





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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


Please pray for repose of the soul of Maxine Johnson and Jeanette Lane who returned home to God. As a community of faith we offer our prayers and support to their family and friends.

May 22: Taize

May 23: New Altar Servers Training @ 11am in the Basilica

May 17: Tamales after morning Masses.

May 29: Ordination to Priesthood at the Cathedral @7:00pm

May 31: Family Mass (Note change in date)

May 30-31: Blessing of Graduates at 9:30am, 11:30am and 7pm Masses

June 28: Farewell Potluck for Deacon Jimmy after 11:30am Mass

July 12-15: Vocations retreat- Young men ages 13-15 are invited. See more details here

Aug 1: Block Party - BBQ @6pm. For more information, click here

Aug 15: Group Convalidation Mass (Note change in date)

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