St. Joseph Alexandria

Welcome to St. Joseph Parish

Greetings from historic Saint Joseph Parish in Alexandria, Virginia. With the help of Saint Katharine Drexel and her family, the land and the church was established and built in 1915 for African American Catholics of Northern Virginia. Although predominately African American, many races and cultures come here to worship every Sunday. We are the closest church in Virginia to Washington, D.C. and minutes from the Ronald Reagan National Airport. We hope to see you for Mass so we can meet you and personally welcome you to our parish.

Embracing our Future
Dear members of St. Joseph Parish,

I am very excited to announce the launch of the Embracing the Future: Engaging in this Parish initiative! My hope is to bring all of us back together in a fun and meaningful way. I am confident that these workshops will give us a chance to come together, grow in understanding of our fellow parishioners, and chart an exciting path for the parish while having fun together! Please sign up for a workshop using the link below. I have also included more information on this fun and important effort in a separate link on this page. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Rashad Badr at or by phone at (703) 328-0952. You can also always reach out to me as well.

Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Donald Fest, S.S.J.

For a description of the workshop, Click here
For the Embracing the Future Information packet, Click here
To sign up, please click below.
Sign Up!

Sunday Masses only at 10 a.m. (no weekday Masses until further notice)

Live streaming:

Open to the Public, however, because of limited seating, you must register the Fridays before Sunday by calling the rectory between 10 a.m. – Noon

THE YEAR OF SAINT JOSEPH. Click here for additional information, prayers and reflection.

Click here for a LETTER FROM Father Fest about “Embracing the Future”

Click here to visit the Diocese of Arlington website for opportunities to help get through this difficult time.

IMPORTANT: OUR FOOD PANTRY IS CLOSED, CLICK HERE for and updated list of food pantries in the area.

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