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 321
    Elma, WA 98541
    Phone: 360.482.3190
    Fax: 360.861.8210
    Fr. Charles Banduku 
    Deacon Tom Hawkins
    Parish Office
    Lent is a time to ask questions.
    What is the mission of Jesus?
    Why did He come?
    What did He do for us?  

     Triduum Schedule


      March 29, Holy Thursday
         - St. Joseph: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m.

      March 30, Good Friday
         - St. John: Liturgy of the Hours at 10 a.m. and Adoration of the Cross at 7 p.m.
    - St. Joseph: Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m.

      March 31, Holy Saturday
         - St. Joseph: Liturgy of the Hours at 10 a.m.

      March 31, Easter Vigil - 8 p.m. at St. Joseph

      April 1, Easter Sunday Mass 10 a.m. at St. John
                 (No Mass at St. Joseph on Easter Sunday)

    Worship Schedule


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

       9:45 am - Mass
       11 am - Faith Formation
       Noon - Communion
         Service with Deacon Tom
       6:00 pm - Mass
       5 pm-5:45 pm - Adoration
       5 pm-5:45 pm - Confession
       6 pm - Mass

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

     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
    Weekday Mass on a National holiday is celebrated at 9 am.  Mass on Holy Days of Obligation are celebrated at 6 pm on the regular Mass schedule.

    Updated:  3/18/2018