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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.

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

FeastCorpusChristi

You are invited

I want to invite everyone to the Corpus Christi procession that will take place this Sunday, June 18 at 8 pm. The Eucharistic procession will begin in church and then go around the block stopping four times for benediction (blessing four corners of the world). The procession will conclude in church with a solemn Benediction.

The Feast of Corpus Christi is one time when our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is exposed not just to faithful Catholics but to all the world. This is a time when Catholics can show their love for Christ in the Real Presence by honoring Him in a very public way. It is also a wonderful way in which we can show our love for our neighbors by bringing Our Lord and Savior closer to them.

The Feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord and the procession with the Blessed Sacrament celebrates God’s presence in our world and in our lives. It reminds us of our common pilgrimage to Heaven. Let us pray that the Eucharistic Lord will bless all our fathers and father figures in a very special way that they may walk the walk and be a role model of faith love and love to their children. 

Praise be Jesus Christ,
Fr George Alengadan

Pictures from St Joseph Family Day, March 19, 2017  

View Mass here and International Food Faire here

Pictures from the Marriage Convalidation Mass, July 30, 2016 

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Faith Direct- Online Giving. 

I’d like to remind you about the value of the new eGiving option through Faith Direct. It offers some important advantages over the current Sunday envelopes: It’s green. Less paper. Less postage. No need to mail envelopes every two months. It’s labor saving. Less work for those who count and deposit the collection each week; less effort for you with no need to write a check. It helps parish finances. Vacation time can cause a big drop in the Sunday offering, even though the parish expenses continue. The predictable and steady income provided by eGiving allows us to better support our ongoing parish ministries. 

You can fill out the form available at church or mailed to your home and return it to the Parish Office or drop it in the collection basket, or register online  HERE and use our parish code CA702. They also offer personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes so you can continue to participate in the physical act of giving during Mass. Please give eGiving your prayerful consideration, and give envelopes a permanent vacation this summer. 

Fr. George Alengadan

Contact Info.

1109 Chestnut St. Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-0181
(510) 522-2864
Parish Office Hours:
Weekdays:
           8:30 am to 5pm (closed noon to 1) 
       Saturdays:
           8:30 am to 12:30pm (volunteer staffing) 
      Sundays:
           8:30am to 1:00pm. (volunteer staffing)