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.
Address: 68 William Cardinal O'Connell Way || Boston, MA, 02115
ADVENT/CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
All dates not noted here will follow our regular Mass schedule, found to the right of this message.
Dec 24: Christmas Eve
St Joseph Parish - 5:00 PM Children's Proclamation
5:30 PM Christmas Eve Vigil Mass
Midnight Masses are offered at the following locations:
Our Lady of Good Voyage Shrine
St. Anthony Shrine
Cathedral of the Holy Cross
Dec 25: Christmas Day
St. Joseph Parish: 10:00 AM
10 AM - 12PM, 1PM-3PM, or by appointment.
- Advent Daily Reflection - Daily meditations and thoughts on the previous week's Gospel reading, provided from the Blue Book, will be posted on the website to assist in the spiritual work of preparation this advent. Navigate to "Daily Reflection" from the menu at the top of the home page or click here.
- A Faith that does Justice presents: The weekly word Each week, the group publishes a teaching by a faith leader on issues of spirituality and social justice to help readers live their faiths more fully. This week's word: The Spiritual exercises of Ignatius Loyola, Second Week - Jesus' Return to Galilee. If you'd like to sign up to automatically receive the next "Weekly Word" in your email inbox, you can do so at their website by following this link.
-Friday, Dec 20th: Noon interfaith memorial service for all homeless who have died in this year. Located at Church on the Hill, 140 Bowdoin St, Boston
Local Happenings/Historical Sites/Attractions
- Stroll over to 24 School St, across from Old City Hall. The site of the first Catholic Church building and first legislatively sanctioned public Catholic Mass, celebrated by Abbe' dela Poterie (a former French naval chaplain).
- Boston Public Library - Copley Square, free guided tours M 2:30, Tues and Thurs 6 PM. Wed, Fri and Sat 11 AM , Sun at 2 PM. Located at 700 Boylston St. (departs at Dartmouth St Lobby). For more info, call 617-536-5400.
Regular Weekend Mass
Saturday Vigil 4:00PM
Sunday at 9:00AM and 11:30AM and 5:00 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
20 minutes prior to all Masses, or any time by appointment
December is the month of the Immaculate Conception. During Advent, as we prepare for the birth of Christ at Christmas, we also celebrate one of the great feasts of the Catholic Church. The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (December 8) is not only a celebration of the blessed Virgin Mary, but also a foretaste of our own redemption. [-From Anastpaul.com]
Our Lady of Boston, Pray for us!