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.

       Re-opening of St. Joseph

The dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass remains in effect.  No one is required to attend Church during this time of pandemic.  The most vulnerable are encouraged to remain home.  Our Mass schedule is as follows:  Monday - Friday 8:00 am, Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm, Sunday 8:30 am, 11:00 am.  The Church office has resumed hours, Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.  At this time, telephone and email remain the preferred way of contact, rather than coming to the office in person.  You may call the Church office at 281-420-3588 or send an email to  Please click here to view our Pandemic Response Procedures for attending Mass.

Please see the statement from Daniel Cardinal Dinardo for additional information




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CCE Registration                                                                                                                      Online registration has begun!  Please click here if you would like to register for CCE, Edge or Life Teen.  Early registration pricing will be until August 15, 2020.  If you would like to register for RCIA or Adult Confirmation, please check back or email Kristina Sommer at

Honoring Sisters of the Incarnate Word - Sr. Virginia O'Donnell

St. Joseph Class of 1971 has begun a scholarship fund to honor the Sisters of the Incarnate Word in the name of Sr. Virginia O'Donnell, former school principal. The class of 1971 gathered recently for a reunion and honored former teachers and principals -- among those were Sr. Virginia, Sr. Dorothea Maroul, and Sr. Carmel O'Malley. The scholarship will enable others to have the experience of a Catholic Education that the Class of 1971 enjoyed. Graduates of St. Joseph are encouraged to donate to the fund by sending a check to St. Joseph Regional Catholic School, 1811 Carolina, Baytown, TX 77520 with "Sr. Virginia O'Donnell Scholarship Fund" in the memo and indicate your class graduation year.

Monthly Men’s Breakfast at St. Joseph’s — Every 2nd Saturday
All men are invited to the Monthly Men’s Breakfast in the Family Life Center on the second Saturday of every month. All men are invited to join in faith, fellowship, food, and fun! For more information about the Men’s Breakfast, contact Joe Atkins at

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. The groups meets on Saturday Mornings from 9 to 10: 30 a.m. in the Family Life Center (across from the church). 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 or call the parish office at (281) 420-3588.

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 Evelyn and Jerry Ruffino, Ambassadors of the Traveling Lady of Fatima for more information (630) 201-9914 or (630) 201-3291 or email:

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


Diocesan Services Fund
Bring your Greatest Gifts to the Lord

DSF 2020 Summary Report
Parish Goal - $24,000
Amount Paid - $21,000
Total Pledged - $23,341
Total Participants - 89
Total Number of Households - 357
Average Participant Pledge - $170

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