Welcome to heaven!

1920 - 2020

There may be many reasons for which your spiritual journey has led you to Saint Joseph. However, whether you are new or have been coming to the Parish for years, we want you to know that you are welcomed, accepted, and cared for here at Saint Joseph…welcome to Heaven!

 

We hope that within the Parish Community you can feel welcomed and feel the desire to make us your spiritual home. The Parish is filled with riches that even we are constantly discovering ourselves. We created this website in hopes that it can help share some of those gifts and assist you in your spiritual journey

What time is Mass?

  • We have 22 scheduled Masses each week.

  • Monday through Saturday: 8:00 a.m. Bilingual Mass

  • Monday through Friday: 5:00 p.m. Spanish Mass

  • Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. - English • 7:00 p.m. - Spanish

  • Sunday Mass

    • English Masses: 6:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Youth Mass)

    • Spanish Masses: 9:00 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.

    • Bilingual Mass: 7:15 a.m.

 

When are confessions available?

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available seven times a week.

  • Monday through Friday from 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday's from 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

  • Saturday's from 2:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

 

You are always welcome to make an appointment with one of our Priests to discuss matters privately and in a different setting.

Father Greg

Pastor of St. Joseph since 2011

Bilingual Priest

Father Antonio

Associate Pastor since 2018

Spanish Only

Father Nahum

Associate pastor since 2019

Bilingual Priest

Sacraments

We invite you to click here to access our Sacramental and Rite page, which has detailed information on each sacrament.

Where is the office and what time is it open?

The Parish Office is across the street from the Church if you lead from the front of the main Church doors. The Parish Office Is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. To 8:15 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Campus Map

I have children, what Mass do you recommend?

The Religious Education program sponsors Liturgy of the Word for children at the 12:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. Mass. The children progress out of the Church after the Gloria to experience their Liturgy of the Word and reflection in the Madonna Plaza, and they return during the Offertory.

 

The 12:30 p.m. Mass is sponsored by the youth. Therefore, the choir, the lectors, the ushers, the altar servers, and the extraordinary ministers of the holy communion are all positions fulfilled by the youth.

 

Where are the missals inside the Church?

To be environmentally conscious, we do our best to reduce our use of paper. Instead, we project all the hymns, readings, and responses during Mass. This also enables the choirs to choose from hymns from different publishers to enhance the liturgy with a wide range of hymns.

 

Last Sunday I saw images projected on the walls, how and why did you do that?

The Church building is very tall, and aside from the stain glass windows, there was minimal art. With the Centennial Project funding, we were able to add arches that cover the bottom half of the side walls. Above each chandelier, we have installed a projector and is displayed on Sunday's. With images being projected, we have more opportunities to change the artwork based on the Liturgical season.

 

Why is the chapel curtains down during the week?

We want the Adoration Chapel to be independent of the rest of the Church. To achieve this, we turn off the two speakers inside the chapel, lower the curtains, and give everyone the privacy of praying without distractions. The curtains are raised, and the speakers are turned on for the 5:00 p.m. Saturday Mass and lowered again after the 8:00 p.m. Mass on Sunday.

 

Why is there always a second collection at every Sunday Mass?

In 2011, the Parish found itself with over a million dollar debt. The community approved to start a second collection with all its funding going to pay off this debt. In 2015, the deficit was completely paid off. That same year, 84% of Parishioners voted to continue the second collection to generate funds to begin our Centennial Project. Since then, the second collection has been the source of income for all the new projects that have taken place.

 

Why do you say, welcome to Heaven? Am I dead?

We believe that our Parish Community is filled with treasures! The community is very active, and we are encountered with new gifts that the community keeps discovering through God's wonders every day. 

 

Does registering mean I am now committed to give an offering?

No! Signing up to receive envelopes is completely optional and not required when you register as a parishioner. We leave the decision to receive quarterly envelopes for your donation up to you.

11901 Acacia Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250

Phone: (310) 679 - 1139 Fax: (310) 679-3034

Parish Center Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:15 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

 

A Roman Catholic Parish of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

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