Name of Church St. Joseph Church

Address 721 Chemeketa St. NE, Salem, OR 97301

Phone number 503-581-1623


Mass times Saturday vigil, 4:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Spanish). Sundays, 6:45 a.m. (Latin Tridentine), 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. (and a second 10 a.m. Mass in Spanish at the East Salem Community Center), noon, 1:30 p.m. (Spanish), 3:45 p.m. (Vietnamese), 5:30 p.m. (Spanish) and 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7:05 a.m. & 12:05 p.m. Saturday, 7:05 a.m.

Confessions Saturday, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – noon, Sunday, 8 – 8:20 a.m., 9:30 – 9:50 a.m. and 7 – 7:20 p.m.

Names of priests/homilies Msgr. Richard Huneger, pastor. Fr. Paolo Dayto, parochial vicar. Msgr. Huneger is a traditional priest who celebrates reverent liturgies.

School Yes, St. Joseph School for pre-K through 8.

Music Choirs, including a Gregorian Schola, St. Joseph’s Ensemble, St. Joseph’s Choir, Men’s and Women’s Scholas and a Children’s Choir, as well as cantors, organists and instrumentalists. (Listen to St. Joseph’s choir rehearsal here:

Parish groups and activities Bible studies, pro-life ministry/40 Days for Life, grief support group, 24-7 adoration chapel, youth and young adult ministries, Trail Life Troop for boys and young men, Knights of Columbus.

Fellow parishioners There is an Anglo community, a Hispanic community, a smaller Vietnamese community and a Latin Mass community.

Parking There is ample parking on the street and in lots by the church.

Additional observations St. Joseph Parish is located in the Archdiocese of Portland. It is the oldest Catholic parish in Salem, dating to the 1850s. The first church was built in 1864; the present church was built in 1953. It is a traditional church with representational art, high ceilings, large building and the tabernacle in the center of the church behind the altar. (Here is Portland Archbishop celebrating Mass at St. Joseph’s: