St. Joseph Catholic Church & School, Vancouver, WA

Our Parish for the Week of May 7:

St. Joseph Catholic Church & School in Vancouver, WA

About St. Joseph Catholic Church

  • St. Joseph Catholic Church is a vibrant and growing community of faith comprised of a diversity of people in terms of language, culture, age, and stage of life. They are blessed to have a large Spanish speaking community as a part of the parish! They welcome all those visiting, looking for a new parish home, or considering a return to the practice of their faith.
  • St. Joseph’s shares that their parish is “a community of believers and a spiritual family that is supportive and loving.” They value quality liturgical experiences, life-long faith formation, and being in service to each other and the broader community. They strive to “live out our mission to Love God, Love Our Neighbor, and Make Disciples.”


  • If you come to Mass at St. Joseph, you will notice that they have a Welcome Center in the narthex of the church. The Welcome Center is staffed before and after each Sunday Mass, so please feel free to stop by with any questions and to introduce yourself. Their staff and volunteers would very much like to welcome you personally!
  • Learn about the Parish History on their website!

About St. Joseph Catholic School

The Parish School, St. Joseph Catholic School, is dedicated to offering students a well-rounded, Christ-centered education in a caring school community, while affording them the opportunity to serve as Jesus did. Catholic doctrine, traditions, and values are taught in daily formal religion classes and are integrated into all subject areas, but most importantly, permeate the entire climate of the school.

Some of the incredible Social Ministries at St. Joseph’s:

  • Project Homeless Connect: Each January St. Joseph is blessed to host Project Homeless Connect. This event provides vital services, such as dental work, eye care, vaccinations, pet care, haircuts and much more!
  • Parish Garden: A dedicated group of parishioners works diligently to plan, plant, nurture and cultivate our parish garden with the goal of harvesting primarily vegetables, herbs and flowers. One recipient of this bounty includes St. Vincent de Paul, who in turn distributes to needy families in our local community!
  • Prepares: The PREPARES program offers support and activities for families at any time from pregnancy to a child’s fifth birthday! St. Joseph volunteers are providing loving and supportive friendship to parents with young children. PREPARES for Life holds regular free diaper distributions for families to help alleviate financial pressure.
  • Congregation to Compost: St. Joseph participates in Clark County’s Congregation to Compost Program which allows faith-based organizations to establish community composting centers to serve the organization, congregation members and neighborhood residents. By participating in this project, our parish helps turn kitchen food scraps into compost, a rich soil amendment, to be used by gardeners and farmers in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Parish Nurse Program: Our new parish nurse program aims to care for the members of our parish! This role involves integrating faith and healing to promote wellness within our community.

Liturgies and other general information:

  • Sunday Mass Times: 9:00 am (Livestreamed), 11:30 am in Spanish (Livestreamed), 5:00 pm.
  • Daily Mass Times: Monday – Thursday at 8:30 am.
  • Confession Times: Tuesday from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, and Thursday 7:30 am – 8:15 am, or by appointment by calling the parish office.
  • Adoration: Tuesday from 9:15 am – 7:00 pm.
  • Parish Office Hours: Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

Activities and Annual Special Events:

  • Living Stations of the Cross: Each year our youth group performs the “Living Stations of the Cross”
  • Lifelong Faith Formation, from children to adulthood!
  • Food & Fellowship after masses
  • Golden Fellowship lunch for parishioners 55+
  • Bible Studies
  • And much more!

Upcoming Events:

  • Corpus Christi Adoration: The Church celebrates the Solemnity of Corpus Christi Sunday on June 2nd, 2024, and we would like to invite you to be part of 40 consecutive hours of adoration of the most Blessed Sacrament, starting on Thursday, May 30 after 8:30 Mass and we will conclude on Saturday, June 1 at 1:00am!
  • Vacation Bible School: Our parishes Vacation Bible School will take place from July 8 -12. Vacation Bible School or VBS, is a week-long summer program for children entering preschool through the 6th grade! This faith and adventure filled week gives kids a chance to learn about Jesus and have fun doing it! Learn more here!

Find out more through their website!