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Mass Times for Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous year’s Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants. Please join us on February 22nd for: 7:00am Mass 9:00am Service 11:00am Service 12:00pm Mass  4:00pm Service  6:00pm Service (Spanish) As Jesus fasted 40 days in the desert,… Read more »

We invite you to Get Involved

At St. Joseph Cathedral we offer near 20 different Ministries and Groups that you can participate in. Some are liturgical, some are social, and some help to support the outreach in our community. Sometimes people can think that because our parish has been around so long that “there are already people to do every job within… Read more »

2017 Annual Catholic Appeal

The Annual Catholic Appeal funds many essential programs of our local church here in San Diego, including Catholic Charities, Priestly and Religious Vocations, development of poor parishes, and other critical support ministries. YOUR SUPPORT IS ESSENTIAL TO THESE PROGRAMS. Our parish assessment for this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal is $46,000. Your participation, regardless of gift… Read more »

Prayers & Patience

I will be away for the next few weeks while having a surgical procedure and then time for recovery. It shouldn’t be more than a few weeks. We ask for your patience and understanding in any issues with priest availability during this time. We are grateful to the priests who will be covering the masses… Read more »

2017 National Catholic Schools Week January 29 – February 4

Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service During this special week, we salute Catholic education and the positive difference it makes in forming new generations of students to connect their academic successes with their Catholic values. This is a week to celebrate and consider the wonderful Catholic schools throughout our diocese. Please check out… Read more »

The GOD Days of Summer

Opening day at Del Mar State Fair, a Padres game, the beach, an open air concert… Summer is short even for us San Diegans and there is so much to cram in before Summer is over! We love our Summers! We need the sun! Now stand back and look around, the Jacaranda tree is still… Read more »

Quicksand Rose

For a moment let us reflect on, not the beautiful rose just yet, but on the effects of quicksand itself. Life, like quicksand will pull us in until we are trapped and drowning.  Drowning in worry and anxiousness just like Martha in today’s reading.  We are quick to play the “woe is me” card.  We… Read more »


Carousel Rose:  To me, the carousel rose is beautiful, unique and metaphorical.  Much like our lives the carousel of life is constantly moving up and down and round and round.  We must remember to hold on tight to our faith in order to continue the journey before us.  Like the carousel rose, our lives are… Read more »