Welcome to St. Joseph's Parish and St. John's Mission

Public Masses have resumed at St. Joseph and St. John.   
Pre-registration is required in order to attend Mass in person. Register each week for the upcoming weekend's Mass by Thursday at 6 pm.  

WELCOME Fr. David!  Fr. David is the new priest administrator at St. Joseph's Parish and St. John's Mission effective July 1, 2020.  Please take a minute to read his introduction letter. 

We strive as a Christian community in the Catholic tradition to serve God and our neighbors. We commit to grow through collaboration in service, stewardship, and education within and beyond our community.

    The Sacrament for Anointing of the Sick is for anyone facing serious illness or surgery; failing health; or the need for any physical, mental or emotional healing. You don't have to be dying to receive this sacrament.  It is an expression of God's presence and healing power and care. The Sacrament of the Sick can be received more than once.

    Call the parish office at 360-482-3190. 

    Parish Office Email Us

    501 W. Main Street                               
    P.O. Box 3027
    Elma, WA 98541
    Phone: 360.482.3190
    Fax: 360.861.8210
    Priest Administrator

     Fr. Arulanandu David


    Deacon Tom Hawkins


    Parish Office

    Parish Mission Statement: To love God and our neighbor through worship in our Catholic tradition, committed witness, and good works.

    Additional Information about Masses at St. Joseph and St. John

    We are approved for Phase 3 parish operations, however, the the only change is in the number persons who may attend Mass.  Under Phase 3, Ushers, Lectors, Eucharistics Ministers are counted in the total. It is clear that neither St. Joseph's nor St.John's can have 50% of occupancy and still maintain the six foot Safe Distancing that is required. 

    There could be some misunderstanding about the pew situation. A family unit can all sit in a pew, but if another family or individuals are seated in the pew they must maintain six foot safe distancing from the others to their side. The COVID-19 Supervisor and Ushers will need to carefully insure that the requirements are met at all times. 

    Also, remember that effective Friday, June 25th, face coverings are not only required at Mass but also when you leave your car to enter the church.

    Important Information

    ANNOUNCING . . . Our New Priest 

    Fr. Arulanandu David arrived on July 1

    Read Archbishop Etienne's Letter


    Public Worship Schedule 

    Saturday, 5 pm-St. John

    Sunday, 9 am-St. Joseph

    Sunday, 11 am-St. John

    List of Parishes with Livestreamed Masses


    St. Joseph's Parish
    5th & Waldrip, Elma

       9:45 am - Mass
       11 am - Faith Formation
       Noon - Communion
         Service with Deacon Tom
       6 pm - Mass
       5 - 5:45 pm - Adoration
       5 - 5:45 pm - Confession
       6 pm - Mass

    1st Saturday of each Month
      3 - 9 pm - Adoration

     St. John's Mission
    414 E. Broadway, Montesano

       8 am - Mass
       6 pm - Mass
       6 pm - Mass
       4 - 4:45 pm - Confession
       4 - 4:45 pm - Adoration

       5 pm - Mass 



    Peter's Pence Collection 
    It's not too late to contribute!

    This is a worldwide collection that supports the charitable works of Pope Francis. Funds from this collection help victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters. Take this opportunity to join with Pope Francis and become a witness of charity to our suffering brothers and sisters. Please be generous. Your donation can be made through the Seattle Archdiocese's Peter's Pence web page.

    Updated: 7/5/2020