Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church!

St. Joseph Catholic Church (located in Bradenton, Florida) is a vital, Christ-centered family where  members, as good stewards, are encouraged to participate in the  liturgical life and ministries of the parish according to their God-  given time, talents and treasure.
We are committed to promoting a deeper involvement and  understanding of our Catholic faith and to humbly serve in  God's  name. We invite everyone to share in this discipleship  mission in  the spirit of our Patron, St. Joseph.


Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday 4pm* - Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 11am, 5:30pm

(*December 25 - no 4pm Mass)

Daily Mass

Monday-Saturday 8am

Holy Day Mass Schedule

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (December 8)

8am, 11am, 7pm


Christmas Eve:  4pm, 7pm, 10:30pm

Christmas Day:  9am, 11am

Solemnity of Mary (January 1)


Penance Service

Penance Service

Wednesday, December 22 @ 5:30pm

Passion Play Tour 2022


Fr. Rafal Ligenza invites you to join him on an exciting trip to Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany, featuring the world-famous Passion Play in the Bavarian Village of Oberammergau.

During the 11-Day tour, scheduled to take place September 20-30, 2022, you will experience the capital cities of Budapest, Bratislava and Prague before moving to Germany for visits to Nurnberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Heidelberg and Oberammergau.  You’ll enjoy a cruise along one of the most scenic sections of the iconic Rhine River as well as a visit to the “Cinderella Castle” of Neuschwanstein.

A highlight of the tour will be the Passion Play in Oberammergau.  Performed every 10 years (with very few exceptions) since 1634, the play fulfills a promise made more than 380 years ago by leaders of this quaint Bavarian village:  If God would spare the village from the ravages of the Black Plague, the villagers took an oath to create and perform a play depicting Christ’s Passion.  From the moment the oath was sworn, not another person succumbed to the Plague.  Every 10 years, the villagers renew the vow and produce the Passion Play, which has grown from one performance in 1634 to over 100 performances planned for 2022.

An informational meeting has been scheduled for those who would like to learn more about this once-every-ten-years opportunity.  The meeting will take place on Sunday, December 19 at 1PM in the O’Donnell Room of the Parish Center.

If you have questions or would like to request a copy of the trip brochure, please contact Trans World Travel at 847-432-2400.

Tutti Fratelli

NALC Food Pantry Donor Drive

Prayer for Hurricane Safety

Click on the image  for a copy of the Diocese of Venice

Prayer for Safety in Hurricane Season.

Fr. Rafal's Gospel Reflecton

To read Fr. Rafal's weekly reflection on the Sunday Gospel, click here.

Year of the Family

Prayer Intentions with Bishop Dewane

On the first Friday of every month, you are invited to join Bishop Frank J. Dewane in prayer on the Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida’s Facebook page, where he will be praying for all intentions that were submitted during the previous month.  We also encourage you to visit the Foundation’s Facebook page throughout the month to submit your own personal prayer intentions in the comment section of the “First Friday Prayer Intentions with Bishop Dewane” video posts.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ccfdov

Website: https://ccfdioceseofvenice.org/first-friday-prayer-intentions/

Recorded Masses

To see Sunday’s Mass celebrated at St. Joe's on our YouTube channel, please click here.  

To see daily Mass celebrated at St. Joe's, please go to our Facebook page please click here.

To see Mass celebrated by the Diocese of Venice (Facebook), please click here.

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2021 Catholic Faith Appeal

For more information or to donate to the 2021 Catholic Faith Appeal, click here.

Catholic Community Foundation

Florida Catholic - Free

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Important Links

To register as a new member of the parish, click here to download/print a Parish Registration form.

Baptism Registration form:  Click here to download form

Catholic Declaration on Life and Death

Marriage Preparation

St. Joseph Food Pantry: www.stjoepantry.com

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Diocese of Venice: www.dioceseofvenice.org

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, www.usccb.org



William Healey

Friday, December 3, 2021 @ 11am

Bob Morris

Monday, December 6, 2021 @ 11am

Fawzy Makar

Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ 10am

Gilles Vinette

Saturday, January 29, 2022 @ 10am

Google Map

Abuse Reporting

All allegations of sexual abuse of a minor by anyone should be reported immediately to the Florida Department of Children and Families Child Abuse hotline (1-800-96ABUSE or visit https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us. For more information Diocese of Venice Safe Environment policies and procedures, click here.


Letter from Bishop Frank Dewane

Please click here to read the most recent communication from Bishop Dewane regarding the State of Florida’s report on its 2018 investigation of allegations of misconduct involving minors with clergy.

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