Name of Church St. Joseph Church

Address 150 St. Joseph Way, Cotati, CA 94931

Phone number (707) 795-4807


Mass times Saturday vigil, 5 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday, 8 & 10 a.m., noon (Spanish). Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. (with rosary at 8:30 a.m.) First Saturday, 9 a.m.

Confessions Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Names of priests Father Raul Lemus, pastor. Msgr. Daniel Whelton, in residence. Fr. Raul is originally from El Salvador, and grew up in tough neighborhoods in the San Francisco area. He left the Church for a time in his youth, but returned, entered the seminary and was ordained a priest a decade and a half ago. Besides serving as pastor, he is promoter of vocations for the diocese. He’s definitely on the conservative side, and recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

School No.

Special activities and ministries Adoration on First Fridays 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Men’s Club & Women’s Guild, Cursillo, Respect Life, Italian Catholic Federation

Fellow parishioners Anglo with a significant Hispanic community.

Parking Ample parking around the church.

Additional observations St. Joseph was established as a parish in 1913. It is a small parish south of Santa Rosa just off the 101 freeway. It’s a vibrant community, with many active families.