St. Joseph Baytown Catholic Church - Welcome!

One Family of God in Christ - We Grow in Faith Through Love

Mission Statement

We, the Parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church, centered on God and the Eucharist, commit to renew our hearts that we might grow in faith. We welcome all with open arms and hearts so that we may become one Family of God in Christ. We grow in faith through love.

General Dispensation from Sunday and Holy Day Mass Obligation

This dispensation is removed for all Catholics within the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, effective January 2, 2022.  The faithful should fulfill their Sunday and Holy Day obligations joyfully and conscientiously.  However, the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday or a Day of Precept is not morally binding for those who find it impossible to attend Mass, e.g., due to illness, advanced age, caring for a sick person, or being at high risk for contracting COVID-19.  These persons should fulfill their obligations through some act of prayer or meditation upon the sacred scriptures for the Mass of the day.




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Pray for our Seminarians

The Office of Vocations invites all to pray for the seminarians in our archdiocese. Each day of the month, dedicate a moment to pray for the names that appear in the calendar boxes. When the month has less than 31 days, all names that follow the last day will be included. Click here for the prayer calendar that includes the seminarians’ photos, vocations stories, and prayers. For more information on vocations to the priesthood and religious life, visit or St. Joseph's Serra and Vocations pages.


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Grief Share - Life After Loss Support Group

Grief Share — Life After Loss Support Group is a 10-week program offered to adults grieving the loss of a loved one.  Spring and fall sessions are offered.  All who are grieving the loss of a loved one are welcome to join the Life After Loss Team. Life After Loss is an ecumenical bereavement support group for adults who are mourning the loss of a loved one through death or permanent separation.  Reservations are not required. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Wolff at (713) 542-8951

Rosary Garden Group's Monthly Rosary

Every month the Rosary Garden Group gathers to pray the Rosary in the Rosary Garden. All are invited to join in praying the living Rosary every Sunday following the 13th of the month. Why the 13th?  Because in 1917 in Fatima, Portugal, our Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three young children on the 13th day of each month for six months.  Our Lady’s message to all – a call for conversion, reparation for sins, and prayer. Fatima is a Church-approved, Private Revelation.

Traveling Statue of Our Lady of Fatima

St. Joseph parishioners are invited to host the traveling statue of Our Lady of Fatima in their homes. Contact Jerry Ruffino, Ambassador of the Traveling Lady of Fatima for more information (630) 201-3291.

Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima
World Apostolate of Fatima

Pope Francis' Prayer Intention for August

Families, Schools of Human Growth

That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly "schools of true human growth." Click here for the Apostleship of Prayer Monthly Reflections.

Columbia Magazine

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the Knights of Columbus monthly magazine.

Columbia Magazine

Vision Vocation Guide

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VISION Vocation Guide.

Vision Vocation Guide



Mass Times

Sunday Mass
8:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
Saturday Vigil Mass
4:30 p.m.

Weekday Mass
Monday - Friday - 8 a.m.
Saturday Morning - No Mass
3 - 4 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment

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Diocesan Services Fund
God is the Strength of my Heart

DSF 2023 Summary Report
Parish Goal - $27,000
Amount Paid - $23,545
Total Participants - 69
Total Number of Households - 319

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