Logo for St. Joseph Parish, a Catholic Church in Port St. Joe

 Note: We are in the Eastern Time Zone  

Mass & Confession Times

Jesus on the Cross silhouette

Weekend Masses:
 » Saturday - 5:00pm
 » Sunday - 9:00am & 11:00am

Weekday Masses:
 » Monday 12:00pm, at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital Chapel
 » Tuesday - no scheduled Masses
 » Wednesday - 5:30pm
 » Thursday - 8:00am
 » Friday - 8:00am

Sacrament of Reconciliation

 » Saturday: 4:30pm - 4:45pm
 » Sunday: 10:15am - 10:45am
 » Friday: 8:30am - 9:30am, first Friday of the Month

 - or contact us for appointment office@stjosephpsj.org


Whether you are local, a seasonal visitor, or someone enjoying a weekend on the Gulf Coast, St. Joseph Parish is a place to encounter Jesus. Join us for Mass, Adoration, Bible Study, social events, or simply stop by to offer a prayer.

If you are new to the area, a returning Catholic, or if you wish to become Catholic you are welcome to attend Mass and to become involved in parish activities. If you require more information We encourage you to speak with the Parish Secretary or the Pastor. Please Call 850-227-1417.

If you wish to donate On-Line  Click HERE! 

A front view of St. Joseph Catholic Church


Mass cancelled on Monday, June 24.

Altar Society Kayak Sale A glass-bottomed kayak has been donated to the Altar Society. It is for sale and proceeds will go to the Altar Society for church needs. The following is their ad: FOR SALE, AS IS: $1000 or best offer. THE CARIBE , Caribbean Kayaks by Kiwi. Clear Bottom. Weight: 63 lbs. Max. Capacity: 450 lbs.; Length: 12’; Width 30”. Includes 2 paddles; 2 Kiwi Kayak cushioned seats; Bonnlo cart, and Malone car carrier. Proceeds benefit St. Joseph’s Altar Society. Please contact Shannon Wilson with the Altar Society smoc623@gmail.com

Volunteers Needed Maybe you have noticed the same people every week serving at Mass. Our volunteers need help. With snowbirds gone back north and three people relocating, we are in need now more than ever. We need lectors, altar servers, Eucharistic ministers and counters. Please, prayerfully, consider volunteering. It takes very little of your time but contributes a great amount to your church. We work around your schedule and how much you want to contribute. For more information or to sign up, please call Dona in the office at 850-227-1417.

Second Collection Today is the Peter's Pence Collection, a worldwide collection that supports the work of the Universal Church, including the work of the Holy See and the charitable works of Pope Francis. Take this opportunity to join with Pope Francis and be a sign of mercy to our suffering brothers and sisters. Please be generous today.

Finance Committee Member Needed We are looking for a finance committee member. If you have a background in any kind of finance or business please let us know.

Franciscan At Home We are a partnering diocese so all of our parishes and school are already registered and all parishioners can take courses for free. There are a variety of courses for your convenience:
 » 1. FREE unlimited access
 » 2. Lifelong learners, Parents, Mentors, Facilitators, Leaders, Pastoral Care Workers, Social Outreach, Lay Ministers, and Mentors
 » 2. Diocesan Certification Process for Catechists, Parish Catechetical Leaders, Youth Ministers and RCIA Ministers.

Register Today! Follow these steps:
 » 1. Click Here:
 » 2. Click on the bottom blue button.
 » 3. The Sign Up for Free Through Your Institution page will appear.
 » 4. Choose Country — United States, Diocese — Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee and Institution — Your Parish/School.  » 5. Click the Sign-Up box at the bottom.
 » 6. Complete your personal information (look for choice of receiving emails).
 » 7. Start your first workshop!
For more information, contact: Sister Margaret Kuntz at 850-435-3523 or kuntzm@ptdiocese.org

Can We Help? If you or someone you know needs help with meals, a visit, or anything else, let us help! Contact the church office.

Communion to the Homebound Sacraments are available to all Catholics who would like to receive, but are unable to attend Sunday Mass due to injury, illness or advanced age. If you are in need of a visit, please call the office and request Communion at home, in the hospital, nursing home, or assisted living facility.

Rosary Please take time and join us as we say the Rosary every Tuesday at 11:00. The group Rosary is powerful and the benefits are endless. Let the simple and repeated prayers of the Rosary allow us to really focus on what Jesus did and said as we receive peace of mind, an increased love for Jesus, unity with our church and understand better the will of God in our lives. There is no better time than during Lent to embrace these mysteries and, with Mary's help, let them transform our lives.

Church Registration We are delighted that you have chosen to become a member of our church family. Please register by stopping in or calling our office 850-227-1417.

Food Donations Don't forget our food basket at the entrance of the church which is open daily. It is there all year for dropping off nonperishable Food. If you're visiting the area, and have nonperishable food that you didn't use, consider donating these items before you make your trip back home. Thank you for thinking of those in need.  No open parcels please! 

Altar Flowers If you would like to donate altar flowers for a special occasion or in memory of a loved one, please contact the office at least 2 weeks in advance. Call: 850-227-1417

Gospel Reflection

The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion. They woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Quiet! Be still!” The wind ceased and there was great calm. - Mark 4:38–39

Reflect, today, upon this Gospel scene. Try to find time to slowly read today’s Gospel from beginning to end. Read a sentence and then close your eyes and try to imagine it. See Jesus entering the boat. Ponder the boat being an image of the Cross. See the sea as the many evils within this world. Consider the fear the disciples encountered during the storm. See yourself in that boat, waking our Lord. Listen to Him silence the waves and restore peace. Hear Him say to you about your own struggles in life: “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” As you prayerfully meditate upon this and other Gospel passages, know that God will speak to you and reveal to you the meaning that He wishes to communicate to you today.

My sleeping Lord, as I endure the many storms of life, may I always have faith in the saving power of Your Cross and Resurrection. May I always call upon You to calm the storms and hear You speak to me the many truths I need to hear. Jesus, I trust in You.  - My Catholic Life

Jesus teaching his disciples
Cover Art: Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee by Rembrandt

 St. Joseph Catholic Church 
2001 Monument Ave.
Port Saint Joe, FL 32456