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Crescent City, CA

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  • St. Joseph Parish hall - with seating for 300 people - is available for your party rental - call 707-465-1762 for more information
  • Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • A stormy morning on our coast.
  • Crescent City coast
  • The Redwoods
  • Castle Rock breeding island for our sea lions.
  • Evening View from the outside of the church
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery
  • Our Battery Point Lighthouse
  • Our clean and beautiful Smith River



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


Facebook: PadreAdam 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





"In all the things of life we need to think like a Christian; to feel like a Christian, and to act like a Christian. Consistency in the Christian life means that in one's acting, feeling and thinking, one acknowledges the presence of the Lord.  When one of these characteristics is missing … one is not a Christian. One might say, 'I am a Christian!' but if you do not live like a Christian, if you do not act like a Christian, if you do not think like a Christian and feel like a Christian, something is amiss. There is a certain inconsistency!. All Christians are called to give testimony to Jesus Christ. And Christians who ordinarily and commonly live inconsistently do great harm”.  _______Pope Francis


“It is the tragedy of observing the Commandments without faith: ‘I save myself because I go to the Synagogue every Saturday, I try to obey the Commandments, I do not want to hear that the leper or the widow is better than me!’ They are outcasts! And Jesus tells us: ‘if you do not put yourself on the margins, if you don’t feel what it is to be an outcast, you will not obtain salvation’. This is humility, the path of humility: to feel so marginalized that we need the Salvation of the Lord. He alone saves us, not our observance of the law. And they did not like this; they were angry and wanted to kill him”.___Pope Francis



“Christianity is not a philosophical doctrine, it’s not a programme for life survival or education, or for peacemaking. These are consequences. Christianity is a person, a person raised on the Cross, a person who annihilated himself to save us, who became sin. Just as sin was raised up in the desert, here God who was made man and made sin for us was raised up. All our sins were there. You cannot understand Christianity without understanding this profound humiliation of the Son of God who humbled himself and became a servant unto death, even death on a cross, in order to serve us.”__Pope Francis



“The Cross is not an ornament that we must always put in the churches, there on the altar. It is not a symbol that distinguishes us from others. The Cross is mystery, the mystery of God who humbles himself, he becomes ‘nothing.’ He becomes sin. Where is your sin? ‘I don’t know, I have so many here.’ No, your sin is there, in the Cross. Go and find it there, in the wounds of the Lord and your sins will be healed, your wounds will be healed, your sins will be forgiven. The forgiveness that God gives us is not the same as cancelling a debt that we have with Him, the forgiveness that God gives us are the wounds of his Son on the Cross, raised up on the Cross. May he draw us towards Him and may we allow ourselves to be healed by him.”  __Pope Francis




 “Maybe some of you might say: ‘But Father, how old fashioned you are to speak about the Devil in the 21st century!’ But look out because the devil is present! The devil is here, even in the 21st century! And we mustn’t be naïve, right? We must learn from the Gospel how to fight against Satan.”  __Pope Francis



Contact Us  
St. Joseph Catholic Church
440 3rd. St.
Crescent City, California 95531
Telephone: 707-465-1762
Fax: 707-465-1763
Regular Schedule  
Donations Needed:

The parish office is in need of donation of copy paper and Forever US postage stamps.      Please drop off at parish office.Thank you.


Fr. Adam's Anniversary

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).

Children's Choir

Mondays at 4:30 in the church. All children grades k thru 12 are welcome.   For information call Angela Mansfield at 951-8630.


Teen Night

St. Joseph Youth Group

Every Friday 5:30-8:30pm. All youth, grades 6th-12th, are welcome! 

This Friday, April 25th, Youth Group will

host a Spring Fling for grades 6th-12th.

There will be games, prizes, food, music,

and lots of fun! 5:30-9:30pm, in the parish




Traditional Latin Mass

Traditional Latin Mass Wednesdays @ 12:10 PM

Click here if you would like more information about the Traditional Latin Mass &/or Una Voce at St. Joseph Church.


First Friday Adoration
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