St. Joseph Catholic Church



Regular Schedule

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 .



Fr. John GerthTwenty-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.”
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St. 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 will definitely remember your visit!

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