Serving Boston's West End, Beacon Hill and North Station Communities

St. Joseph Parish


Welcome to the web pages of Saint Joseph Parish serving the historic West End and Beacon Hill neighborhoods of the great city of Boston. Saint Joseph Parish provides so much to so many, all by the grace and life of God our Father and in the name of His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Our beautiful and reverent celebration of the Mass is made more so by the faithful and active participation of all present. Both the daily and Sunday celebration of the Mass provides an oasis of grace and faith for not only parishioners but for those who work in the city and for those tourists who may be traveling from other parts of the world.  It is through the Eucharist that we can accomplish the other works of service and mercy that so define our Catholic tradition. Each day, through the grace of Christ we try to build this holy place of Saint Joseph into a monument of what it means to be prayerfully and generously worthy of the promises of Christ- all in the middle of a public square often alive with voices calling folks elsewhere. As you navigate through these pages, please know that all at Saint Joseph Parish welcome you and pray for you daily.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
10 AM - 12PM, 1PM-3PM, or by appointment.

Upcoming Events

With many folks away on weekends - or with the good weather begin to attend early mass - and with a void in music and other liturgical ministries, we will not have a 5:00 pm mass beginning next Sunday, Mothers'Day May 12 thru Labor Day. Thank you to all who regularly minister at the 5:00 pm and some who will reschedule for another mass.

 - Ongoing Daily Reflection 
Our "Lenten" Daily Reflection continues on through the Easter Season.
Visit our website daily as we offer a daily reflection to assist with living your walk in faith. Navigate to "Daily Reflection" from the menu at the top of the home page or click here.   

- Current renovation work by reconciliation room, behind Sacred Heart Statue Created through the generosity of Joseph V. Nemensky & Mr. & Mrs. Francis J. Nemensky, in memory of Amelia Bernicoska Nemensky.
Moisture and years of wall plaster corrosion have caused destruction. Having now repainted the exterior brick, this is the current "project" underway. Please excuse the inconvenience while repairs are restoration are underway.

- Fr Alfred Minja 
Fr Alfred will graduate Boston College on Sun May 19. Let us celebrate with him Sat May 18 at the 4:00 pm Mass and a reception following mass! Fr Alfred has been a pioneer of sorts as the first priest from Moshi Diocese of Tanzania to come and study in Boston. He has been a joyful and pastoral presence here, at B.C. and at Mass General Hospital. He/we have prayed for and he has been granted a visa extension, and we look forward to his presence these next several months before he returns to ministry in Moshi. Our prayers continue that another priest from Moshi will be accepted at the B.C Theology and Ministry program and join us during those studies. The transition to our climate and culture can be extreme and St. Joseph's has been a warm and comforting community - thank you. 

-April 28- May 19 Acts of the Apostles Life Recovery Bible Study will follow 5:00pm mass
All are welcome to gather in shared experience, strength & fellowship.
Scripture, commentaries and reflection, tea/coffee provided. Food, Sweets/goodies always welcome!
We are grateful to Jeffery Malone who will facilitate most Sunday’s reflections.

-Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM at Courtyard Marriott, Downtown Boston 
You are welcome to attend a lecture presented by A Faith that does Justice entitled “Poverty and Inequality in Boston: A Tale of Two Cities?” You can participate in person or stream the event live from their website at Register for this event at: You can also call (857)-990-3670 to enquire about admission.


Mass Times

Summer Schedule:
Daily Mass
Monday-Friday 12:10PM

Regular Weekend Mass
Saturday Vigil 4:00PM
Sunday at 9:00AM and 11:30AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation
20 minutes prior to all Masses, or any time by appointment

April is Alcohol Awareness Month.

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