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Weather
Crescent City, California

Fog, 60 F

Friday
     Cloudy. High: 64 Low: 55
Saturday
     AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 63 Low: 55
Sunday
     AM Fog/PM Clouds. High: 63 Low: 54
Monday
     AM Fog/PM Sun. High: 62 Low: 54
Tuesday
     AM Fog/PM Sun. High: 64 Low: 54
  • 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

 


 

“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."

 


“…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
Map  •   Directions
Phone 707-465-1762
Fax 707-465-1763
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
Affiliations  
Announcements
First Communion & Confirmation Pictures

First Communion and Confirmation photos are in the parish office and are available for pick up.    

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Book Club

Every 3rd Thursday at 5pm in the Knights Hall.

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

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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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First Friday Adoration

First Friday Adoration 

Aug 7th, 4 PM

Followed by Benediction and Holy Mass

On Eucharistic Adoration

12 Promises of Jesus Christ for receiving Holy Communion on 9 Consecutive First Fridays

St. Margaret Mary and the Sacred Heart Of Jesus

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