St. Joseph Catholic Church at 114 West Fay, Edinburg, TX 78539 US - History


St. Joseph Church was formally dedicated on Palm Sunday in 1948. The parish has grown with the area, and now has a membership that exceeds 3000 families. The need for new and expanded facilities has prompted the parish to purchase 10 acres of land nearby and develop a plan to renew the present church, expand the facilities for St. Joseph Catholic School, and construct a new and larger church and parish facilities on the new ground. With these goals in mind we are more committed than ever to our baptismal call to service and evangelization.

Mission Statement

The mission of St. Joseph Catholic Church is none other than the mission of God's incarnate Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, who was anointed by the Holy Spirit to bring glad tidings to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, recovery of sight to the blind, and release to prisoners. We are the Body of Christ, his eyes and ears and mouth, his arms and legs, his back, shoulders and hands.

Our mission, therefore, is to bring the person and message of Jesus Christ to others. Our mission is to be the way to Christ, who is the way to the Father; the truth of Christ which sets people free; the life of Christ, in and through whom alone fullness of life is to be found. Our mission is to be the light of Christ to others, a holy sign of God's presence in our midst, a messenger of the good news of salvation, and the humble servant of all, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted. Our mission is to call for a conversion of minds and hearts, as he did, and to go about doing good, as he did. We believe each of us must teach others to keep God's commandments, and call them to new life in Christ through Baptism.

We believe each of us has been given gifts by the Holy Spirit to accomplish our mission, and that we must therefore work together so as to enable all of the Spirit's gifts to be exercised. We believe we each have a full share in the mission of the Church, and that each of us has been entrusted with a part of it that has been entrusted to no other. We believe it is therefore indispensable that each of us fulfill our calling and our duties.

We believe that because the Church's mission is universal, so is ours. We must therefore exclude no one from the circle of our concern and missionary activity. We believe that our personal holiness will greatly determine the outcome of our missionary endeavors, and therefore that prayer, penance, and renunciation of sin are part of our mission. Our mission includes ourselves: we must become perfected, as our heavenly Father is perfect.

General Parish Information
Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 9AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 9AM - 1PM
Sunday: Closed
FAX: 383-8630, 24 hoursParish email:



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