His Holiness, Pope Francis declares "Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020, through December 8, 2021

Click here for details on the Year of St. Joseph

Mass Schedule & Events

The Shrine celebrates Mass every Sunday at 11:00am, First Fridays and most Holy Days of Obligation at 12:00pm (Noon), as well as other special times during the year. Click the icon above to see the latest Mass & Event schedules.


The Shrine of St. Joseph has been selected as the site by many Catholic couples to receive the Sacrament of Marriage. Click the icon above to read more details.

Shrine Tours

This sacred and historical shrine is the site of the only Vatican authenticated miracle in a Midwestern church. Arrange a private group tour by clicking the link: Shrine of St Joseph - You can book online! or by calling (314) 231-9407; Or see our virtual tour of the Shrine. 


Help restore and preserve the Shrine as a landmark and monument for future generations. Click to see the many ways you can help.

Shrine of St. Joseph Calendar (click link below)

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Download Lenten Easter Calendar

See Christmas Traditions at the Shrine

Click here to learn about the Shrine's Historic Nativity Set

Click here to see Highlights of St. Nick's Annual Visit and Open House 2019/2020

Mass Times & Events

The Shrine of St. Joseph has resumed the Celebration of Public Masses. For more details on Occupancy Limits and Health Precautions in place at this time click the Mass Times link.

Regular Sunday Mass time: 11:00 a.m. Mass (Currently also via Facebook Livestream)
Monthly: 1st Friday Noon Mass. Below is a list of some of the up coming special Masses or events at the Shrine:

Notice regarding Public Masses at the Shrine:

The Shrine has resumed Public Masses. 

Out of an abundance of caution and concern live streaming of masses will continue at The Shrine of St. Joseph for those most at risk who may not be able to attend Mass. We invite you to continue to join us via Facebook livestream at 11am on Sundays and Noon on First Fridays for the Celebration of the Eucharist. 

Those who are not at risk are invited to join us in person for the Celebration of the Eucharist, following all Archdiocesan, State and Local Guidelines.

We continue to pray for your health and safety and an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

St. Joseph, patron of the church universal,

Pray for us.

Shrine of St. Joseph

The Shrine was founded as a parish church in 1843 by the Jesuit who immediately began to build a church. Learn the history of this beautiful church as well as take a virtual tour.

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History of the Shrine

This beautiful old church, at the corner of 11th Street and Biddle in St. Louis, Missouri has a vast and interesting history beginning in 1844.

Read about parishioner, Ignatius Strecker who was miraculously healed in 1864 through the intercession of Peter Claver, SJ. This miracle become one of two miracles needed for the canonization of Saint Peter Claver.

Then in 1866, learn how a solemn vow to Saint Joseph saved the lives of parishioners during a cholera outbreak in St. Louis, which claimed the lives of 20 people a day from the parish.

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