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Crescent City, CA

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  • St. Joseph Parish hall - with seating for 300 people - is available for your party rental - call 707-465-1762 for more information
  • A stormy morning on our coast.
  • 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          


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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

“We need to pray in order to live a consistent Christian life, for Christian consistency is a gift of God”. It is a gift we should strive to ask for, saying: “Lord, may I be consistent! Lord, may I never give scandal! May I be a person who thinks like a Christian, who feels like a Christian, who acts like a Christian!”. And “this is a prayer for all of us today, for we need to be consistent!”.  ___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


"Without faith you cannot live without scandal and always forgiving. Only the light of faith, the faith that we have received: the faith of a merciful Father, a Son who gave His life for us, a Spirit that is within us and helps us grow, faith in the Church, faith in the people of God, baptized and holy. And this is a gift, faith is a gift. No one with books, going to conferences, can have faith. Faith is a gift of God that comes to you and this why the Apostles asked Jesus, 'Increase our faith!' ". ___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




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

First Holy Communion

May 3rd 10 AM


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


Total Consecration To Mary



All are invited to join in making a total consecration to Mary for the first time or as a renewal.  In order to do so, you will need the book, Manual for Total Consecration to Mary according to St. Louis Marie de Montfort.  A few copies of this book are currently available in the Parish Center for $13.00 each.   It is necessary to read a chapter of the manual each day before one makes the consecration.

The date to begin reading the book is April 28th.  You are welcome to come to a briefing about the total consecration right after the 3:00p.m. St. Joseph Prayer Group session on April 27th in the church.   The actual date of the consecration is projected to be on May 31st after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.  If you have any questions about the consecration to Mary, please call the parish office at 465-1762.

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