Mount St. Joseph is a seminary and novitiate of the Oblates of St. Joseph located in Loomis, CA. We are home to priests, brothers, and seminarians of the Oblates of St. Joseph. Our primary mission is the formation of young men who are being called to be part of our religious family, but we also proudly support St. Joseph Marello parish in Granite Bay, CA, as well as operate Marello Youth Retreat Center, one of the most active youth retreat facilities in the Diocese of Sacramento.

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March 28, 2013
by Fr. Matthew Spencer

Many thanks to all of the people who worked to put together the Spring 2013 SLJM newsletter. Click here to read it now!

We are happy to feature messages and news about Fr. Paul McDonnel, Fr. James Catalano, and of course about Mount St. Joseph the Oblates and laity collaborating together. Many blessings to you, and enjoy the newsletter!

December 16, 2012
by Fr. Matthew Spencer

It’s hard to believe that we have arrived yet again at the first day of the Christmas Novena. As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, the Oblates share with our friends and families a special tradition that we have observed from the beginning of our Congregation: a sung Christmas novena in preparation for Christmas. Enjoy!

February 22, 2012
by Fr. Matthew Spencer

All of us Oblates at Mount St. Joseph would like to wish our friends and benefactors a very blessed Lent. May these forty days in preparation for Easter be a time of fruitful renewal in your spiritual and moral life!

December 16, 2011
by Fr. Matthew Spencer

Although we will not be hosting the Christmas Novena at Mount St. Joseph this year, we still invite you to join us spiritually in this preparation for Christmas. We have posted the full novena on our Resources page for you to download and print if you are interested.

December 4, 2011
by Fr. Matthew Spencer

We have added a page with audio files for helping learn the new settings of the Mass in English. Check out our Liturgy Resources page to listen, download, and practice!