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

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.

Contact Father Charles Banduku:
    • If you are new to the parish.  Father Charles is looking forward to welcoming you.
    • If you are a baptized Catholic and have not been to Mass in a while.
    • If you would like to schedule a home visit or home blessing.
    • If you or someone you know needs Holy Communion in the home. 
    • If you or a family member is hospitalized or sick at home, please let us know so that we can offer the Sacrament of the Sick and communion.

    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
    Fr. Charles' emergency phone number: 360.451.7040

    Parish Office Email Us
    501 W. Main Street                               
    P.O. Box 3027
    Elma, WA 98541
    Phone: 360.482.3190
    Fax: 360.861.8210
    Fr. Charles Banduku 
    Deacon Tom Hawkins
    Parish Office
    Important Upcoming Dates



    St. Joseph  

    St. John

    December 8

    Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 

    After 9:45 a.m.  


    December 9

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass

    (For this year, December 8 falls on Sunday.  

    For this reason, the Solemnity has been

    moved to Monday.)

    7 p.m.


    December 11

    Advent Reconciliation Service.  No evening

    Mass at St. Joseph

    6 p.m.

    December 12

    Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass in

    Spanish (No evening Mass at St. John)

    7 p.m.

    December 16-24  


    December 16-24  

    Simbang Gabi (Celebration at St. John on 

    December 21)

    December 24

    Christmas Eve Mass

    7 p.m.

    9 p.m.

    December 25

    Christmas Day Mass

    10 a.m.

    December 28-29  

    St. John's Saint Day Celebration at regular

    Mass times

    5 p.m. Sat.

    8 a.m. Sun.

    January 1, 2020

    Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of 

    God (Holy Day of Obligation)

    and New Year's Day Mass

    10 a.m.


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


    Worship Schedule


    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 



    Updated: 112/4/2019