St. Joseph Catholic Church
319 E Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
Parish Office Location:
440 3rd Street
Crescent City, California 95531
Phone: (707) 465-1762
Fax: (707) 465-1763
Office Hours: M-F 10AM - 4PM
Welcome to our parish website!
I am so very happy that you are visiting our online home! We are a Bible believing community of faith! Our family strives to be a welcoming, embracing and loving community of believers announcing the Good News of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with a passion!
Our church family is very diverse reminding us that in the kingdom of God there is no division but all are one as brothers and sisters with one Father of all. We come together for the central celebration of our faith, the Holy Eucharist, to feast on the Word of God in the first part of our celebration and in the second part we feast on the body and blood of Jesus as we share Jesus’ body and blood which He left us as memorial of His passion, death and resurrection.
If you are looking for a church to call your home, please know that you are welcome at St. Joseph’s. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to serve you!
Life is beautiful when it is lived with faith. So, fear not, just believe, for the Lord is with us!
With an assurance of my prayers for you and your loved ones, I am your servant and brother in the Lord Jesus,
Father Adam Kotas
"A Christian life starts with accepting God's gift of faith with "wonder and gratitude;" but it is a journey that continues as God seeks "to transform us" to become more like Christ and share his love with others. Only then does our faith become truly 'active through love;' only then does he abide in us" ___ Pope Benedict XVI
"Faith, if it is true, if it is real, becomes love, becomes charity, is expressed in charity. A faith without charity, without this fruit, would not be a true faith. It would be a dead faith."_____Pope Benedict XVI
"By professing the same faith, we stand firm on the same rock, we are transformed by the same Spirit of love, we radiate one light and we have a single insight into reality. Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity. Precisely because all the articles of faith are interconnected, to deny one of them, even of those that seem least important, is tantamount to distorting the whole." _____Pope Francis (Lumen fidei)
“This church with which we should be thinking is the home of all, not a small chapel that can hold only a small group of selected people. We must not reduce the bosom of the universal church to a nest protecting our mediocrity.”__Pope Francis
“And that is the temptation of falling into a state of 'spiritual well being'. We've got everything: the Church, Jesus Christ, the Sacraments, the Virgin Mary: everything. A good job from the Kingdom of Heaven. We are good, all of us. At least we must believe this, otherwise it would be a sin! But 'spiritual well being' isn't enough. Like the parable of the young rich man: he wanted to follow Jesus, but only up to a certain point. To be a real Christian you must receive the last anointment: the cross anointment, the anointment of true humiliation. He humiliated himself to the point of death. Even death on a cross. That is the cornerstone, the proof of our Christian reality: Am I a 'well being' Christian or am I a Christian that walks with Jesus towards the cross? It consists on being able to endure every single humiliation.” ___Pope Francis
"Let's ask ourselves: are we open to the Holy Spirit, do I pray to him to enlighten me, to make me more sensitive to the things of God? And this is a prayer we need to pray every day, every day: Holy Spirit may my heart be open to the Word of God, may my heart be open to good, may my heart be open to the beauty of God, every day. But I would like to ask a question to all of you: How many of you pray every day to the Holy Spirit? Eh, a few of you I bet, eh! Well, a few, few, a few, but we realise this wish of Jesus, pray every day for the Holy Spirit to open our hearts to Jesus."___Pope Francis
“Maybe some of you might say: ‘But Father, how old fashioned you are to speak about the Devil in the 21 century!’ But look out because the devil is present! The devil is here, even in the 21 century! And we mustn’t be naïve, right? We must learn from the Gospel how to fight against Satan.” __Pope Francis
The parish office is in need of donation of copy paper and Forever US postage stamps. Please drop off at parish office.Thank you.
Easter Vigil Sat 8PM Bilingual with blessing of fire, water, Easter candle, adult baptisms & confirmations.
Easter Sunday Service 10 AM English
12 PM Spanish
Saturday May 31st join us in celebration of Fr. Adam's Priesthood Anniversary. 6 PM- 8 PM Dinner 8 PM -1 PM live music. Tickets are $15/person (kids under 12 are free). Marinated chicken with rice, beans, and salad. (beverages not included).
Mondays at 4:30 in the church. All children grades k thru 12 are welcome. For information call Angela Mansfield at 951-8630.
St. Joseph Youth Group
Every Friday 5:30-8:30pm. All youth, grades 6th-12th, are welcome!
Traditional Latin Mass Wednesdays @ 12:10 PM
First Friday Adoration
May 2nd 4PM
Mass at 5:15 PM