About Us

St. Joseph Catholic Church is a welcoming, dynamic and diverse community of believers, representative of the Kingdom of God, with one heart and many faces. We welcome all those who seek to grow in Christ through our worship, educational and social ministries. We serve those who feel marginalized,  forgotten and  unloved, in the name of … Continue reading About Us

A Year of Jubilee, Celebrating 100 Years 1922-2022

"We've Come This Far by Faith" This weekend we gather to celebrate on this most auspicious occasion the opening of our 100th year as Saint Joseph Catholic Church in the Diocese of Saint Petersburg. It is with great jubilation and enthusiasm that we gather with our Bishop, The Most Reverend Gregory Parkes to open this … Continue reading A Year of Jubilee, Celebrating 100 Years 1922-2022

Baptized for Power, through prayer, speaking God’s Word, and Christian Leadership and Witness.

The Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist is an opportunity to reflect more deeply on each of our own Baptism. We see in this week's a reminder that we have a call a vocation to live the baptized life. Women and men of faith given power to live a life of witness to the … Continue reading Baptized for Power, through prayer, speaking God’s Word, and Christian Leadership and Witness.

“Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people”

A Few years ago, when I was a seminarian, I used to visit a nursing home and brought communionwith me to Catholic residents. One day during my visit, I met a lady in her seventies with whom I had a small conversation before giving her communion. I still remember that it was around Christmas, and … Continue reading “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people”

Church of the Poor, A Call to Identify and Seek Justice for the Poor

As we continue our reflection on the “Pact of the Catacombs” we look at the signs of the times, today I believe it is when we seek to see life, injustice, day to day struggles through the eyes of those who suffer, it is then that we can not only confront the social evils of … Continue reading Church of the Poor, A Call to Identify and Seek Justice for the Poor