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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.

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Keep Your Focus on Jesus

InMatthew14-27 today's gospel we see Peter the apostle follows in faith the Lord's call to walk on water. But when his faith falters, Peter begins to sink. In desperation hecries out to the Lord to save him. Jesus stretches His hand to save him. As long as Peter kept his focus on the Lord, all went well. As soon as he forgot about Jesus and worried about the wind, he began to sink. Perhaps that is what faith means: keeping our focus on the Lord, regardless of the turmoil around us; trusting that he is always near to support us, regardless of the waves of trouble that engulf us. Faith is a leap into the dark, but a darkness full of certainty because the Lord is with us. We do not know what the future holds but we know who holds the future.

Many Blessings,
Father George Alengadan

Feast of the Assumption of Mary - Tuesday August 15.  
Masses at 8am, noon and 7pm.

Registration is now open for Children's Faith Formation; information here.

Pictures from St Joseph Family Day, March 19, 2017  

View Mass here and International Food Faire here

Pictures from the Marriage Convalidation Mass, July 30, 2016 


Stay in touch with parish news!  Sign up for weekly "Basilica E-News" here.

Faith Direct- Online Giving. 

I’d like to remind you about the value of the new eGiving option through Faith Direct. It offers some important advantages over the current Sunday envelopes: It’s green. Less paper. Less postage. No need to mail envelopes every two months. It’s labor saving. Less work for those who count and deposit the collection each week; less effort for you with no need to write a check. It helps parish finances. Vacation time can cause a big drop in the Sunday offering, even though the parish expenses continue. The predictable and steady income provided by eGiving allows us to better support our ongoing parish ministries. 

You can fill out the form available at church or mailed to your home and return it to the Parish Office or drop it in the collection basket, or register online  HERE and use our parish code CA702. They also offer personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes so you can continue to participate in the physical act of giving during Mass. Please give eGiving your prayerful consideration, and give envelopes a permanent vacation this summer. 

Fr. George Alengadan

Contact Info.

1109 Chestnut St. Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-0181
(510) 522-2864
Parish Office Hours:
           8:30 am to 5pm (closed noon to 1) 
           8:30 am to 12:30pm (volunteer staffing) 
           8:30am to 1:00pm. (volunteer staffing)