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

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

5th & W. Waldrip
Elma, Washington

414 E. Broadway St.
Montesano, Washington

Parish Office

Open: Tuesday-Friday

9 a.m. to 1 p.m

Mass Schedule
     Sunday 9 a.m.
     Wednesday 6 p.m.
     Friday Noon

     Sunday 8:15 a.m.

Mass Schedule
    Sunday      11 a.m.
    Tuesday     6 p.m.
    Thursday    Noon 
    Saturday    5 p.m.  

    Saturday    4:15 p.m.

Important:  From April 13 to May 7, there will be no weekday Masses as Fr. David will be on vacation. 
Fr. Dwight Lewis and Fr. Rob Evenson have graciously offered to celebrate weekend Masses for us during Fr. David's absence.
The regular Confession schedule has resumed:  Saturdays at 4:15 p.m. at St. John, and Sundays, at 8:15 a.m. at St. Joseph.

(Text from the Archbishop's letter is included for readability
until a clear copy is available for posting.)

   Saturday at 4:15 pm at St. Johns
   Sunday at 9:15 am at St. Joseph
Fr. David will hear confessions by appointment. 

Please call the parish office at 360.482.3190 or contact
Fr. David at directly at 307-723-0004 or   fr.arulanandud5@gmail.com  to make an appointment.

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


Fr. David's Phone:


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, Eucharistic 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.

Consider Cemetery Ministry

Read more about this important ministry.  The burial of the dead has always been recognized by the Church as a religious rite and a corporal work of mercy. Dennis McPhee has served our parish in this role for over 40 years and we thank him for his dedication.  Please prayerfully consider sharing your talents in this wonderful and essential ministry.


May 1-2, 2021

April 24-25, 2021

April 17-18, 2021

April 10-11, 2021

April 3-4, 2021
March 27-28, 2021

March 20-21, 2021

March 13-14, 2021

March 6-7, 2021


You can attend St. Joseph's or St. John's virtually every weekend for live streamed Mass.  We are alternating weekends. 

Visit Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CatholicChurchesofEastGraysHarbor and check the schedule of the upcoming Sunday.  

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.

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Distribución de Comida
Los Servicios Católicos Comunitarios están 
coordinando distribución de comida junto con la companía Pacific Coast Fruit.
Son cajas de comida fresca que desean proveer a las personas que la necesiten debido a la emergencia causada por el COVID-19.
Son tres cajas de comida diferentes: 
1. – lácteos. 
2. - frutas y vegetales.
3. – lácteos, jamón y vegetales.
Iglesia San José, 501 W Main St. Elma, WA
Sábado 1 de Agosto 2020
9:00am – 11:00am

Updated: 5/2/2021