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Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church


"To be friends with God means to pray with simplicity, like children talking to their parents." - Pope Francis' tweet @pontifex
Today we honor the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ ( #CorpusChristi ). This photo is one of many Eucharistic Miracles worldwide. In the 8th century AD, a monk in Lanciano, Italy doubted that in the consecrated Host there was truly the Body of Our Lord and in the chalice, His Blood. He celebrated the Mass and after pronouncing the words of consecration, he saw the Host change into flesh and the wine into blood. Laboratory tests, done several times and by different experts in recent years, confirm that this is human flesh and human blood, which are preserved incorrupt.

"Jesus said to them, ‘Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day." John 6:53-54

1) We will honor the Ascension of our Lord (not Thursday).

2) Please donate non-perishable food for those in need in the donation baskets. The baskets are located near the back pews of the church. Please donate every first Sunday of each month to help our brothers and sisters in need.
Today we commemorate the men and women who died while in the military service. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Photo: Military members from the United States in procession during a military pilgrimage at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in southwestern France. (Catholic News Service/Paul Haring) #memorialday  
Prayer for Catholics from the whole world to prepare for and to accompany the Pope during his May 24 - 26 visit to Jordan, Palestine and Israel:

Heavenly Father,
you never tire of being compassionate and loving,
the successor of St. Peter, His Holiness Pope Francis,
plans to visit the Holy Land sanctified by your Son’s birth,
baptism, teaching, death and resurrection,
be with him, sanctify and bless him,
spread the mantle of your kindness over every stage of his pilgrimage among us,
that one may we see in him a believing pilgrim, a wise teacher, and a humble leader

Lord Jesus Christ,
as you prayed for the unity of your Church, saying, “may they all be one”,
make the meeting in Jerusalem between the Holy Father and the Ecumenical Patriarch an incentive to increase our efforts for the unity of your children,
Make the encounter of the Pope with the political authorities fruitful for justice and peace,
protect all the residents of this land and the adherents of the religions of the Middle East,
so that they may be in harmony, dialogue and cooperation for the achievement of full citizenship

Good Shepherd,
whose image Pope Francis carries on his pectoral cross,
walking in the spirit of humility with which you have graced him:
deepen within us the awareness of our Christian identity,
that as true disciples,
we may bear witness to your Good News and your resurrection
in our churches, our society, and all the world,
especially by serving the sick, the poor and the refugees.

Bless, Lord Most Holy, this fourth papal visit to our Holy Land,
through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph,
all the saints of the Holy Land,
and the two new saints, John Paul II and John XXIII, Amen.

This prayer was written by Fr. Rifat Bader, director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Amman, Jordan, responsible for the pontiff’s visit to the country as part of his Holy Land pilgrimage. Fr. Bader voiced his hopes that the prayer would will be an act of personal and communitarian devotion, asking that the pilgrimage would help the Christians of the world to live in peace, particularly in the Middle East. 

During his time in the Holy Land, the Roman Pontiff is slated to meet with the Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I. Along with representatives of “all the Christian churches of Jerusalem,” the two leaders will celebrate an ecumenical meeting at the site of the Holy Sepulchre, which Christians revere as the place of Jesus’ burial prior to the Resurrection.

Also entrusting to the Lord a strong ecumenical intention, the prayer implores that the meetings between Pope Francis and local authorities will improve justice and peace in the zone, and strengthen the faith of the sons of the Church.

With this in mind, Fr. Bader invited all to recite the prayer during the month of May along with praying of the Rosary, and to share the prayer in parishes and at religious events.

#SaintBernadette , Catholic mystic and nun
Love like Christ. "There is so much indifference in the face of suffering. May we overcome indifference with concrete acts of charity." #PopeFrancis
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#ToFollowChrist "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also." John 15:18-20
Events for the upcoming week below. Don't forget to join us for Fr. Bob's 50th Anniversary of Ordination on Friday, June 13 and Fr. Bob's Mass on Saturday, June 14!


May the Holy Spirit of grace bestow upon us His sevenfold gifts: wisdom, understanding, prudence, courage, knowledge, reverence, and respect for the Lord. #pentecost #holyspirit  


"Building a Great Place to Work: Using Catholic Values as a Business' Foundation" presented by Mike Blach, President and CEO, Blach Construction Company on Thursday, June 12 at the Three Flames Restaurant, 1547 Meridian Ave, San Jose. Mass starts at 7 AM and speaker presentation starts at 7:30 AM. $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Visit


All are invited to this joyous celebration on Friday June 13th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM. The Pot Luck Dinner will be at Saint Joseph School Auditorium, 1120 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View. Please sign up outside church on the weekend of June 7-8 to bring a dish for 10-12 people. All are also invited to Father Bob’s Mass on Saturday June 14th, at 11 AM at St. Joseph Church.


Summer of Fun Kick-off BBQ on Saturday June 14, 11 AM - 3 PM at Mitchell Park, 600 E Meadow Dr., Palo Alto. Summer of Fun is an annual series of events to bring together Catholic Young Adults for fellowship. For the BBQ, please bring a drink, or side dish and a small donation to cover the cost of the meat entree. Please confirm your attendance on the Facebook page "Young Adult Circle" or email Visit
“So that they may be one”

The motto for Pope Francis' pilgrimage to the Holy Land is “So that they may be one”. The Holy Father has insisted that at the center of his pilgrimage will be the meeting with Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and the heads of the Churches in Jerusalem. This is to commemorate and renew the commitment to unity expressed by Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras of Constantinople 50 years ago in Jerusalem.

This gives expression to the desire of the Lord at the Last Supper: “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” (John 17:20-23). 

The unity of Christians is a message of unity for all humanity, called to overcome the divisions of the past and march forward together towards a future of justice, peace, reconciliation, pardon and fraternal love.

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St. Joseph Parish is a community of faith living the Gospel of Jesus Christ uniting people of many cultures in loving service to our sisters and brothers.

Mass times (Mountain View, CA):

Saturday: 8am, 5:30pm, 6:45pm Tamil Mass (2nd Saturday of month)

Sunday: 7am, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 1pm Misa en Español

Weekdays: 8am (Mon. - Sat.)

Holy Day of Obligation: 8am, 12:10pm, 7pm

Confessions: Saturdays 4pm-5pm