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.
THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
'Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master's joy.’
The readings this week speak of where we spend our time, how we use our talents and what we do with our treasure. They speak of stewardship, our call to “receive God's gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord. We are each entrusted with gifts from God, and are accountable for how we use them.” (U.S. Bishops Pastoral Letter on Stewardship.)
The first reading from Proverbs speaks of the worthy wife who works with loving hands, helping the poor. The most important gifts for each of us (man or woman) are faith and love. In our baptism, we received the gift of faith and became beloved children of God. The gospel reminds us that our gifts cannot be kept locked up or buried in the ground. We are called to share our God-given gifts and talents with our families, our community and our society. And, unexpectedly, contrary to the normal way of the world, the more we give, the more we receive. Click here for more info.
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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 Pennace
Saturday, from 3:30p.m or by appointment
First Fridays 8:30a.m-7:00p.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