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Crescent City, CA

Cloudy, 53 F

     Mostly Cloudy. High: 57 Low: 50
     AM Fog/PM Sun. High: 55 Low: 51
     Showers. High: 56 Low: 51
     AM Fog/PM Sun. High: 57 Low: 50
     Mostly Cloudy. High: 57 Low: 50
  • A stormy morning on our coast.
  • St. Joseph Parish hall - with seating for 300 people - is available for your party rental - call 707-465-1762 for more information
  • Crescent City coast
  • The Redwoods
  • Castle Rock breeding island for our sea lions.
  • Evening View from the outside of the church
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery
  • Our Battery Point Lighthouse
  • Our clean and beautiful Smith River


St. Joseph Parish

319 E Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Phone: (707) 465-1762

Fax: (707) 465-1763


Office Hours:  M-F 10AM - 4PM          



Welcome ! 

There are no coincidences in life - only God incidences. It is no coincidence you are visiting our website, God in His love and care for you has led you here. 

We are overjoyed you have stopped by our website. 
Our church family is very diverse reminding us that in the kingdom of God there is no division but all are one as brothers and sisters with one Father of all. 
If you are looking for a church to call your home, please know that you are not only welcome but necessary at St. Joseph’s. Each of us is needed to build God's reign on earth with our compassion, kindness, love, forgiveness, and faith.

Life is beautiful when it is lived with God at its center. So, fear not, for the Lord is with us!

God bless you and your loves ones.





“This church with which we should be thinking is the home of all, not a small chapel that can hold only a small group of selected people.  We must not reduce the bosom of the universal church to a nest protecting our mediocrity.”__Pope Francis



"I have a dogmatic certainty: God is in every person’s life. God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else—God is in this person’s life. You can, you must try to seek God in every human life. Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God." __Pope Francis

“Celebrating the Eucharist also should make a difference in the way a parish community lives.   At Mass, Christ gathers people around him to nourish us with his word and his life. This means that the mission and identity of the church begin and take form there.   A celebration could be perfect from an aesthetic point of view -- it can be beautiful -- but if it does not lead us to an encounter with Jesus Christ, it risks not giving any nourishment to our hearts and lives.     There must be coherence between our Eucharist and our lives.”  ___Pope Francis


“How do we receive the Word of God?    As one receives Jesus Christ. The Church tells us that Jesus is present in the Scripture, in His Word.  I have advised you many times to always carry a small Gospel with you — moreover, it costs little to buy it, to keep it in your purse, in your pocket, and read a passage from the Gospel during the day. Some practical advice,  not so much to learn something, but mostly to find Jesus, because Jesus actually is in His Word, in His Gospel.  Every time I read the Gospel, I find Jesus”. __Pope Francis



"The Lord never tires of forgiving: never! 

It is we who tire of asking his forgiveness. 
Let us ask for the grace not to tire of asking forgiveness, 
because he never tires of forgiving."_______Pope Francis



“I can clearly see that what the Church needs today is the ability to heal wounds and warm the hearts of faithful, it needs to be by their side.  I see the Church as a field hospital after a battle.  It’s pointless to ask a seriously injured patient whether his cholesterol or blood sugar levels are high! It’s his wounds that need to be healed.  The rest we can talk about later.  Now we must think about treating those wounds.  And we need to start from the bottom.” ____Pope Francis 



“And in the tablets of the law, there’s the law towards God and the law towards our neighbour and both of these go together.  I can’t say: ‘But no, I follow the three commandments first and the others more or less.’ No, if you don’t follow one, you can’t follow the other and if you follow one you must follow the other.  They are united: Love of God and love of our neighbour is one and the same thing and if you want to show genuine and not just formal penance, you must show it before God and also towards your brothers and towards your neighbour.”___Pope Francis


"Sin is not a stain that I must wash out. What I need to do is ask forgiveness and reconcile myself, not go to the drycleaners.... I have to go encounter Jesus who gave his life for me."


"Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven."___Pope Francis


“…the Church’s going forth is the work of the Holy Spirit. It is he who is at work.”__Pope Francis


Contact Us  
St. Joseph Catholic Church
319 E. St.
Crescent City, California 95531
Phone: 707-465-1762
Fax: 707-465-1763
Email Us

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Regular Schedule  
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM - 4 PM
  • Weekday Masses: Tues 6:30 PM (Spanish), Wed 12:10PM (English), Thurs & Fri 5:15 PM (English)
  • Sunday English Mass 10AM (Confessions 9:15 AM-9:45 AM)
  • Saturday Vigil English Mass 5PM (Confessions 4PM - 4:45PM)
  • Sunday Mass (Spanish) 12 PM (Confessions 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM)
  • First Friday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 4PM - 5PM, followed by Benediction at 5PM
Vacation Bible School

Holy Heroes Vacation Bible School
July 21st thru July 24th
9AM to 12 PM

Grades: Kindergarten thru 7th grade. Please return registration by July 1st.  For info call the parish office at 465-1762, or Christie Runnion at 465-5918.

Click here for flyer & application 

Click here for spanish


Farewell Party

Sunday, June 7th,


All are welcome to join us in the parish hall to celebrate  with Fr. Adam his move to St. Joseph, Husband of Mary, Roman Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NV.   Food will be provided.   Father will be greatly missed!



Total Consecration To Mary


You are invited to participate in your Total Consecration to Mary as formulated by St. Louis Marie de Montfort.  The prayer will take place in the Church on Sunday, May 31stst right after the 10:00 morning Mass.  _______________________________



Book Club

  If anyone has any questions please call Catherine at 465-8375.



Rosary For World Peace

Rosary For World Peace

First Wednesday of the month at 11:30 AM.  Please come and join us.

How to Pray the Rosary 

Como Rezar El Santo Rosario


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