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Welcome to St. Joachim's Catholic Church

Father Jorge Arboleda , Administrator | Lance Velez, Deacon | Julie Velez, Coordinator of Religious Education

As of Tuesday, October 13, 2020, Stanislaus County was moved into the California COVID-19 red tier.  Therefore, indoor liturgical celebrations may resume at our Parish. Attendance is LIMITED to only 100 persons per Mass services.  As we return to indoor Mass services, all protocols are to be followed strictly until further notice.  Once again, your patience, understanding, and cooperation are deeply appreciated.  Please review the following as it contains Mass schedule information.

This weekend's Mass schedule will be as follows:
Saturday 5:30 PM English Mass (Inside)
Saturday 7:00 PM Spanish Mass (Inside)
Sunday 9:00 AM English Mass (Inside)
Sunday 11:00 AM Spanish Mass (Inside)

El horario de la misa de este fin de semana será el siguiente:
Sábado 5:30 PM Misa en Inglés (interior)
Sábado 7:00 PM Misa en Español (Interior)
Domingo 9:00 AM Misa en Inglés (Interior)
Domingo 11:00 AM Misa en Español (Interior)

2021 Lent Penance Services Due to COVID-19 penance services for lent has been cancelled. Our parish will continue to have regular confessions for our parishioners on Tuesday’s at 6:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday This year Ash Wednesday will be on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. This day initiates the start of Lent season.

Lent Season Reminder
Please remember that during lent, it is not permitted to decorate the
church with flowers.
Stations of the Cross 2021
Due to COVID-19 there will not be stations of the cross this year.
Soup-er Stations Canceled
Due to COVID-19 the parish will not be hosting soup-er stations for
lent this year.
Annual Collection Statement 2020
Please call the parish office to request a 2020 annual tax return statement.
Thank you!

1. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days will continue.
2. If people choose to attend Mass, they must know that they do so at their own risk. During this phase, we ask that those at-risk of serious illness from COVID-19 or Flu remain home. 
3. Anyone with slightest symptoms of the illness, including clergy, must not attend Mass.


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We are a welcoming Catholic community called by God to live out the message of Christ in love and service to all people.  We are pleased to share our Church with you today. Whether you are visiting, an active parishioner or are newly arrived to our Parish, please take a few moments to share your comments and tell use where you are from.

Somos una comunidad católica acogedora llamada por Dios para vivir el mensaje de Cristo en amor y servicio a todas las personas. Nos complace compartir nuestra Iglesia con ustedes hoy. Si usted está visitando, un parroquiano activo o está recién llegado a nuestra parroquia, por favor tome unos momentos para compartir sus comentarios y decirle el uso de donde usted es.


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Live Lent

Lent is a 40 day season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that begins on Ash Wednesday. Click below to view our 2021 calendar with daily reflections and quotes from Scripture, Pope Francis, the saints, and more to help you on your Lenten journey.

Live Lent at Home and Change the World



Mass Schedule

English, 5:30 P.M.
Spanish, 7:00 P.M.

English, 9:00 A.M.
Spanish, 11:00 A.M.

Mondays, Thursdays, 8:00 A.M.
Tuesdays, 5:30 P.M.
Wednesdays, Fridays 8:00 A.M.

Daily Readings


Tuesdays, 6:00 P.M.

Baptisms, First Eucharist, Confirmation & Marriage: 
Please contact the Parish Office:
Phone (209)862-3528
Fax (209)862-3512

Upcoming Events

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Bishop Cotta's Memorandum in English:

As we give thanks to God for being able to safely return to indoor Masses following the new guidelines, please be mindful that some parishes will need some time to prepare for indoor Masses. Bishop Cotta is encouraging parishes to conduct outdoor Masses when weather and circumstances allow, so that more of the faithful can participate in the Mass.

Memorando del obispo Cotta en 

Mientras damos gracias a Dios por poder regresar de manera segura a las Misas interiores siguiendo las nuevas reglas, tenga en cuenta que algunas parroquias necesitarán algo de tiempo para prepararse para las Misas interiores. El Obispo Cotta aconseja a las parroquias de continuar con celebraciones de Misa al aire libre cuando el clima y las circunstancias lo permitan, para que más feligreses puedan participar en la Misa.

Current Information from the office of the Bishop, Including Bishop Cotta's 2020 Monthly Reflections can be found at the link below:


Bishop's Ministry Appeal

Diocese of Stockton