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.

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time -Year B


Pastor's message: NO Place for the Stingy

“God is good - all the time! All the time - God is good!” The children enjoy shouting out this refrain. Today’s scriptures speak to this joyous truth. The responsorial psalm proclaims with confidence: The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.” Indeed, he answers all our needs in every circumstance.
In the First Reading, Elisha fed one hundred people with twelve barley loaves, and there was food left over. In John’s gospel, Jesus fed five thousand men with five barley loaves and two fish, and there were twelve baskets filled with the left-over fragments. The generous gifts from the man from Baal-shalishah and from the boy at Galilee were multiplied through God, not only satisfying the immediate hunger but with seemingly impossible super-abundance. The Lord is never stingy and cannot be outdone in generosity.
The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs. God’s forgiveness is boundless. When our hearts are sickened by our sinfulness, we know the Lord welcomes our return. His grace is overflowing. Read more here

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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

Memorial Mass for Domenica Valle will be offered Tuesday July 28 at 7pm at St. Joseph Basilica.

As a community of faith we pray for the repose of their souls and offer our support to their families and friends. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.


July 24: Taize @ 8:00pm

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

Aug 9: Bring One Buy One Bake Sale

Aug 14: Raiders games- Faith and Family

Aug 15: Group Convalidation Mass - Feast of the Assumption

Aug 16: Consecrated Life Celebration

Aug 16: Tamales sales

Aug 17: Grieft Support: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Aug 22: New Parishoner breakfast

Sept 12: Justfaith information session

Sept 13: Family Mass and First Day of Children Faith Formation


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