PARISH SURVEY: St. Joseph Pastoral Council asks your help to assess the ability of our church to meet your spiritual needs and your input on visioning the future. Everyone over the age of 13 is invited to complete a survey no later than October 27th, 2019. Link to Parish Survey here
Honoring Our Patron, St. Joseph
We are privileged to have St. Joseph as our Patron here in Basilica. St. Joseph is the Patron of the Universal Church! In our Basilica’s centennial year we are starting a special devotion to St. Joseph every Thursday, with consecration on the first Thursday of the month and on his feast days (May 1 and March 19). Please join in the prayers after the 8am Mass every Thursday to praise our Patron, lift our petitions to him and obtain blessings personally and as a community. St. Joseph, pray for us!
Confirmation for teens and adults starts this month
Adult Confirmation preparation classes will be offered on Thursday nights starting in October. Advance registration required. Forms and information here.
Youth Ministry offers Confirmation preparation for youth in 8th grade or high school, starting in October. Advance registration required. Forms and information here.
SJND High School Open House October 20.
Information and RSVP at https://www.sjnd.org/openhouse
St. Joseph Basilica Stained Glass Windows
The large colorful stained glass windows of St. Joseph Basilica are interesting examples of Christian iconography, as well as a kind of window into the art history of the early twentieth century in America. The original Gothic church in Alameda, that dated back to the latter half of the nineteenth century, burned to the ground in 1919. Back then the church primarily served Alameda’s Irish community and it would appear that they lost little time in rebuilding. The new church was built in California Mission style and the new windows reflected a mixture of traditional Catholic themes as well as a hint of the liturgical reform movement that had been launched by Pope Pius X a decade earlier. See a discussion of them here.
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St Joseph Notre Dame High School through their weekly SJND Flight Plan here.
Find the monthly newsletter for our Young Families Group here