Our Parish History

ST JOSEPHSt. Joseph Parish was established in May 1992 to serve the growing population of Catholic families in the City of Vacaville. The parish encompasses the portion of the city and surrounding area that lies south of Interstate 80. When the parish was established there were 600 families. It shares a site with Notre Dame Parochial School on Marshall Road.
stjosephinsideIn 1996, a Parish Center was constructed. The first Mass celebrated in the new Center was on Christmas Eve, 1996. The Center contains a large multi-purpose room that was used for weekend Masses and a chapel that was used for weekday Mass.  The Parish offices were located on the side of the building. During the week, the multi-purpose room was used for Notre Dame’s sports activities.
Sunday, December 12, 2004 was a historic day in the spiritual life of our Church. On that day, his Excellency, Bishop William Weigand, Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento, dedicated our new home.
Our family has grown since 1992 when it began with less than 500 families in the beginning, to over 2,000 families in the year 2013.  It is our prayer that everyone coming to our parish will experience the welcoming arms of Jesus in a through the members of the St. Joseph family.