Saint Joseph

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(Anticipated Sunday Mass)
5:30 p.m.

8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m.


7:30 a.m.

4-4:30 p.m.



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Catholic Church History

The original St. Joseph Church was known as the “Church of the Irish.” When it was dedicated, it became the fourth Catholic Church in the city of Charleston.

The original building was built in 1852 and was used by the Zion Presbyterian Congregation. The building was bought at auction by the Diocese of Charleston. The church was dedicated by Bishop Patrick N. Lynch on May 5, 1861. The Reverend Patrick Ryan, an assistant at St. Mary’s Church, is given credit for urging the establishment of the church, realizing the need for a church for the poor Irish immigrants of the “borough” in 1860. The Reverend Leon Fillion was the first rector.


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Fall, 2024 Bible Study and Faith Sharing

Facilitator: Kathy Adamski, OSF, former Director of Spirituality and the Synod on Synodality of the Diocese of Charleston. Book: He Leadeth Me by Fr. Walter Cieslak, SJ. (classic text on Faith and Spirituality.) Venue: Villas of West Ashley Dates: Wednesdays from...

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Annual Collection for Seminarians

The Annual Collection for Seminarians to help in the support of the men who are studying to be priests for the Diocese of Charleston will be taken up next weekend. We are excited to announce 28 seminarians will be in formation during the 2024-2025 year, and the number...

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Mass Followed by Workshop, Saturday June 8 at 10 am

My Dear Friends, this weekend we celebrate the memorial of the two hearts. Friday is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, while Saturday is the is the memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin. To conclude our Lenten and Easter spirituality we...

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