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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.

Friday, December 7, 5:00 pm Vigil
Saturday, December 8, 8:00 am

Advent is here!  

Download a Family Advent Calendar here.  Find a handout about the Seasons of Advent and Christmas and ideas for honoring the Season of Advent here

Honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe:  Novena (in Spanish) in the Parish Center 7pm December 3 through 11Bilingual Mass at 11:30 on December 9, followed by fiesta in SJND quad.  Las Mañanitas at 6am on December 12, followed by tamales and champurrado in Parish Center. Also on December 12, Rosary in Basilica at 7pm.  Flyer available here.

Simbang Gabi: Daily Mass at 5:30am followed by reception in Notre Dame Hall, December 15 through 23.

View other upcoming events 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.  

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.

Contact Info.

1109 Chestnut St. Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-0181
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)