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Welcome to St. Joseph Basilica

Welcome to the web site of St. Joseph Basilica in Alameda, CA, a parish in the Diocese of Oakland, CA.
On this site there is information about our church and location, our schools and parish community.
You will also find our history, and the most important aspect of our life together, the celebration of the sacraments.

Holy Week Schedule
Schedule of Liturgical Celebrations

HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 18
8:00 am: Morning Prayer
7:00 pm: Mass of the Lord's Supper and Washing of Feet (incense will be used)
8:00 pm - 12:00 midnight: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Learning Center (incense will be used)


HOLY FRIDAY, APRIL 19
8:00 am: Morning Prayer
12:00 noon: Celebration of the Lord's Passion
(includes Liturgy of the the Word, Veneration of the Cross and Communion)
2:00 pm: Stations of the Cross
7:00 pm: Celebration of the Lord's Passion repeated


HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 20
8:00 am: Morning Prayer
10:00 am: Blessing of Food
3:30 PM: NO RECONCILIATION
5:00 pm: NO MASS 
8:00 PM: Easter Vigil (incense will be used)
Reception follows immediately after Vigil in Notre Dame Hall to celebrate our newly Baptized

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 21
Masses: 7:30 am (incense),  9:30 am Family Mass (no incense), 11:30 am  (incense)   NO 7:00 pm Mass

       



View upcoming events here


Staying in touch:

View the current issue of the electronic Basilica Weekly here.   To receive each week's via email as soon as it's published, sign up here.

Want to what's happening at St Joseph Elementary School?  Read their weekly newsletter here

Learn the latest from St Joseph Notre Dame High School through their weekly SJND Flight Plan here

Read the current newsletter for our Catholic Young Adult Group here.  Or sign up to receive the weekly newsletter directly by registering here.

Find the monthly newsletter for our Young Families Group here

2017 Parish Report available here.


A gift for you!  Grow in your faith with FORMED at home, in groups or on your smart device.  Register at www.sjbalameda.formed.org for access to videos, e-books, audio talks and more, in English and Spanish, for adults, teens and children.  Subscription provided by St. Joseph for your enjoyment and spiritual enrichment.  


Letter from Bishop Michael Barber on priests, deacons and religious brothers credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. Read here




Contact Info.

1109 Chestnut St. Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-0181
Parish Office Hours:
Weekdays:
           8:30 am to 5pm (closed noon to 1) 
       Saturdays:
           8:30 am to 12:30pm (volunteer staffing) 
      Sundays:
           8:30am to 1:00pm. (volunteer staffing)