Saint Joseph

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Mass Schedule

(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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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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ST. Joseph Church Garage Sale

Saturday, June 1st from 9—noon. Start collecting your unwanted items. (No books or clothes, computers, or videos, please.) If you no longer need or use it, let us sell it for the church. Drop-off will be Tuesday 11—4, Wednesday and Thursday 9—4, and Friday 9—noon....

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First Holy Communion

FIRST COMMUNION will be celebrated Saturday May 18th at 10 a.m. If you are able, please attend this Mass to welcome these youngsters to the Table of Our Lord. Cake and punch will be served following Mass.

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