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.

Fifth Sunday of Easter


We have lots of news to share this week: ordinations to announce, new people to welcome, and a dear member to bid farewell.
With mixed emotions I share that Bishop Barber has reassigned Fr. Thi to St. John the Baptist in San Lorenzo effective July 1, since serving at different parishes is an important part of a young priest’s formation. We thank Fr. Thi for the generous, joyful sharing of his many gifts over the past three years. We will miss him greatly but rejoice in his past service and that he goes forward into the future no longer a “baby priest.” He will preach at all the Masses his last weekend here (June 25 and 26) and we will celebrate his farewell with a potluck reception after the 11:30 Mass on Sunday June 26. Mark your calendars!

Our Bishop does not leave us orphans. We will be joined in early July by a new Associate Pastor, soon-to-be-Father John Carillo. He will be ordained a priest at the Cathedral of Christ the Light on Friday May 13 at 7pm and all are invited to attend. He’ll visit home in the Philippines before starting his service at St. Joseph; stay tuned for dates.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of the new principal for St. Joseph Elementary School effective July 1. Dr. John Rizzo comes to us with his wife, Anne Marie, from Hawaii (and Massachusetts, Missouri and Vermont); parishioners can meet him at the 9:30 Mass on June 5. CONTINUED

Easter Blessings,

Fr. George

Pictures from the Mass of Confirmation, April 15 2016.


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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

Rest in Peace

We are sad to share that Jovita Giron, Recardo Salindong and William Murray (Br. Matthew's grand father) have returned home to God. As a community of faith we pray for the repose of their souls and offer our prayers and support to their family and friends.

May 1: RCIA Rite of Acceptance, 9:30 am Mass
May 1: Concert: Notes for Nourishment, 2pm, Basilica
May 1: May Crowing
May 8: Family Mass
May 8: Mother's Day
May 13: Ordination to the Priesthood
May 14: New Parishioner Breakfast, 9-10:30am, Parish Office
May 14: Date Night
May 15: Pentecost
May 16: Grief Support Group
May 27: Taize
May 29: Corpus Christi Procession after 7 pm Mass
May 29: First Sunday - St Vincent de Paul collection
June 26: Fr. Thi's farewell potluck

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