Name of Church St. Joseph
Address 602 South 34th Street, Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone number 253-472-2489
Mass times All Latin Tridentine. Sunday, 8 a.m. (low Mass), 10:30 a.m. (sung Mass). Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. Friday, 6:30 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament follows Mass. Saturday, 9 a.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament follows Mass on First Saturdays. Latin-English missals are available for visitors to use.
Confessions 30 minutes before Mass.
Names of priests Fr. Michael J. Stinson, pastor. Fr. Stinson is a member of the Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). All FSSP sacraments are celebrated in Latin using the 1962 Missal. FSSP operates with the blessing of Seattle Archbishop Peter Sartain. The FSSP priests are orthodox, formed in the traditional way, and are typically good homilists and confessors.
Devotional activities Rosary before all Masses. Litany to St. Joseph prayed after Wednesday morning Mass for the needs of the parish.
Music Men’s sacred music choir for sung Mass.
Fellow parishioners Some locals; many drawn to the traditional celebration of the Mass and sacraments.
Parking Park in the lot behind the church.
Additional observations St. Joseph’s was founded in 1911 as a Slovakian parish. It’s a beautiful historic church, with a traditional altar, colorful stained glass windows and traditional art. Seattle’s archbishop gave over care of the parish to the Fraternity, an extension of the Fraternity’s North American Martyrs community in Seattle. They are currently trying to grow the parish and establish a vibrant community.