Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kennewick, WA

We, the members of St. Joseph's Parish, a Catholic Faith Community, are committed to reaching out to all of God's people, making them feel they are truly a part of the Body of Christ. Our worship is centered around the Eucharist. Encountering Christ in the Sacraments enriches our unity.






Our community is particularly active, and we are sure to have opportunities for ministry and outreach for virtually anyone who wishes to be a member of our parish. See the Parish Ministries page or stop by the parish office for more information and to see how you can get involved.






520 S Garfield St. | Kennewick, WA 99336 | 509.586.3820| fax 509.586.3558
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MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR

We just celebrated Trinity Sunday. This is a time we reflect upon the God question. Who is the God we worship? Who is the God that created the universe and other universes if they are to be discovered?

Our faith reveals to us that the ultimate reality we call God is best understood as Father, Son, and Spirit.

The word Father is a male term; but God in his Tabernacle is neither male nor female but spirit. Beyond words to describe the word "Father" is meant to teach us "relationship" --relationship with God, one another and all creation. Calling God "Father" also implies family. When we are baptized into Christ Jesus we become brother and sister in Christ.

One of the goals of our faith is to make the whole human race into one family. This will eventually be accomplished through the Eucharist or Communion. We celebrate this mystery on the Feast of Corpus Christi – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.

Jesus is God made visible. He is the incarnate word of God made visible for us and our salvation.

The Holy Spirit makes God present to us in our daily lives. The Holy Spirit is what makes the relationship possible now in our personal lives and world. The Trinity is the fundamental mystery of the Catholic Faith. All other mysteries of our Faith spring from this mystery. Like the Gospel says God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world but that it might be saved through him.

What a wonderful God, I'd put my faith and trust in him if I were you.