Weekday Mass at 8 AM (no weekday Mass Tuesdays)
5:00 PM Saturdays
Sunday Mass (Gospel Choir) 10:00 AM.
Confessions on Saturdays 4:15-4:45 pm and First Saturdays
after 8:30 am
or by appointment .
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
No one is to be excluded from the kingdom for all peoples are called to proclaim the praises of the Lord and confess his holy name. No ethinic or religious group possesses exclusive right to the kingdom. Suffering and pain are part of the human condition.
Greetings to you all.
In today’s Gospel Jesus speaks about the narrow gate. It’s the answer to the question: “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” Those who enter the narrow gate will enjoy the Father’s eternal banquet, but those who don’t have the determination and courage to live their faith will remain outside the Master’s House. You get the sense that the people left outside are lukewarm Christians. They had known the Master. They ate and drank with him. They had been witnesses to his teaching. But now they were outside. They thought it was their right to receive his beneficence, but they were shut out. This was their choice. They no longer had a relationship with the Master.
We’re not outside. We’re inside. We’re with the Lord. That’s the goal of our lives “to be with Jesus, at all times and for all eternity.” Click here to read Fr. John Gerth's message in its entirety in today's bulletin!
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Joseph Catholic Church is located in southern St. Petersburg,
Florida, on 22nd Avenue South, just east of the 22nd
Street traffic light. If you are visiting this area
on vacation, we are very convenient to the downtown
area and the beaches. See
the map for precise directions.
St. Joseph's is a happy, loving parish known for its hospitality and spirituality.
If you are local, you may have already had the opportunity to hear our Gospel
Choir during a visit to your home parish. We are also multicultural with a congregation
literally from around the world. Please join us...you will definitely remember
Did you know that chapter and verse for all days' Mass readings
are posted in our church
bulletin? Look in the weekly calendar (usually on page
3 of your bulletin) and follow along with your own Bible.
The USCCB (United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops )website also posts
the complete daily readings in both written and audio form