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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.

Fifth Sunday of Easter


A woman of influence knows that God has her best interest at heart and that anything less than God’s best is unacceptable. Without our mothers we would not be here today, she made the most selfless choice. God created our mothers to be women of power, love and influence to guide each of us in this life. Our mothers are the greatest gift of our life. She is the light of your creation and the strongest bond of love interwoven with the tapestry of life.

Our Abba Father gave us a gift — the Blessed Mary — the holy Mother of God, the loveliest of women. She is the mother of the Word made flesh who with the spirit gives life. Intimate union and great love with the Holy Mother of God will keep your hearts alive and open to her voice. She cares for us and wants to help us in our daily needs. Mary brings us closer to Jesus. Her soul is filled with great graces for us.

The love for our mother is a natural fruit. Love and hug your mother now, tomorrow may be too late. Celebrate your mother with a beautiful meal today. Don’t let hugs come too late. God reveals himself through the wealth of love, the love of a mother and a father for the family in order to grow into a healthy loving relationship. Love is patient, Love is kind, it is not angered and it keeps no record of wrong. Love your family. Love begins at home. Love is as strong as death; many waters cannot quench love.

Thank God each day for your wonderful mother, shower her with extravagant love. Focus today on all the good things you have done with her. Today take time to give thanks to our beloved Blessed Mother Mary. The ultimate mother of Heaven and Earth who opens up the fullness of life and protects us! We are never done, our Blessed Mother intercedes for us and she is ever present to us wanting to help us, from Mary flow streams of Grace.

A mother’s Love is matched by no other. May an abundant harvest of Love and Joy fill your heart today.

Dr. Teresita Dean, 
Legion of Mary 

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:
           8:30 am to 5pm (closed noon to 1) 
           8:30 am to 12:30pm (volunteer staffing) 
           8:30am to 1:00pm. (volunteer staffing)