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Crescent City, CA

Light Rain, 57 F

Monday
     AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 58 Low: 52
Tuesday
     Partly Cloudy. High: 56 Low: 51
Wednesday
     Heavy Rain/Wind. High: 54 Low: 45
Thursday
     Mostly Sunny. High: 54 Low: 45
Friday
     Mostly Sunny. High: 57 Low: 48
  • 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 Catholic Church                                                      

319 E Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Phone: (707) 465-1762

 
Fax: (707) 465-1763

Email:  sjccc707@yahoo.com

Office Hours:  M-F 10AM - 4PM

Welcome to our parish website!  I am so very happy that you are visiting our online home! We are a Bible believing community of faith! Our family strives to be a welcoming, embracing and loving community of believers announcing the Good News of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with a passion!
 
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. We come together for the central celebration of our faith, the Holy Eucharist, to feast on the Word of God in the first part of our celebration and in the second part we feast on the body and blood of Jesus as we share Jesus’ body and blood which He left us as memorial of His passion, death and resurrection.
 
If you are looking for a church to call your home, please know that you are welcome at St. Joseph’s. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to serve you! 

Life is beautiful when it is lived with faith. So, fear not, just believe, for the Lord is with us!
 
With an assurance of my prayers for you and your loved ones, I am your servant and brother in the Lord Jesus,
 
Father Adam Kotas
Pastor

email: fr.adam@hotmail.com
 

Facebook: PadreAdam Kotas

 

 

 

 

 HOMILIES 
 FROM POPE FRANCIS  

 

2014 Daily Meditations

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    Quotes   

 

“Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason.” __Pope Francis


 

“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
 

 
 

"We have observed that, in society and the world in which we live, selfishness has increased more than love for others, and that men of good will must work, each with his own strengths and expertise, to ensure that love for others increases until it is equal and possibly exceeds love for oneself."_______Pope Francis

 


 

 

 
"Let us think of when slavery was accepted or the death penalty was allowed without any problem. So we grow in the understanding of the truth. Exegetes and theologians help the church to mature in her own judgment. Even the other sciences and their development help the church in its growth in understanding. There are ecclesiastical rules and precepts that were once effective, but now they have lost value or meaning. The view of the church’s teaching as a monolith to defend without nuance or different understandings is wrong."  __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
Telephone: 707-465-1762
Fax: 707-465-1763
Email Us

Email Our Web Admin
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
Announcements  
Christmas Schedule

December 24th - Christmas Eve

 
5pm - Children's Mass with Children's choir
9pm - Midnight Mass in Spanish / Misa de Gallo en Espanol
11pm - Christmas Carols 
12am - Traditional Midnight Mass in English 
 
December 25th - Christmas Day
 
10am - Mass for Christmas Day in English
 
Each of these Masses has there own set of readings, that is the Mass for Christmas Eve, Midnight, and Christmas Day each has a different set of readings. 
 
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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Holy Day of Obligation Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.    December 31st  we will have the  Vigil of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.   Masses at 5 PM in English and 6:30 PM in Spanish.   The following day January 1st we will have Mass at 9 AM in English.  There is only one Mass January 1st in English. 

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Children's Choir

 

Children's Choir

Mondays 4:30 - 5pm. Meetings are at the Church.

For more information please contact

Angela Mansfield at (707) 951-8630

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Women's Book Club

St.  Joseph Catholic Church – Women’s Book Club

Meeting dates (meetings are held 3rd Tuesday of the month in the old church office at 5:00)

 

 

 For more information contact Catherine Balck at 465-8375.  

St. Joseph Parish Women's Book Club Meeting Calendar 2014

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First Friday Adoration
Rosary For World Peace

Rosary For World Peace

A special rosary for world peace will be held every first Wednesday of the month at 11:30 AM.  Please come and join us.

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