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Our Parish

St. Joseph Catholic School is a parish school; it is one of the ministries of St. Joseph Church. Our pastor, Monsignor John Walsh, presides over the school and the parish. St. Joseph began as a mission of Sacred Heart in Atlanta, and was the first Catholic Church in Marietta. Members of the Marist community were the first priests to preside over the parish. The church was originally named St. James, but the name was later changed to St. Joseph as an Episcopal Church, St. James, was only a block away. The original church, seating 450, was built in 1957; it was built as a temporary church. After thirty years the present church, which seats 750, was built. Today, the church is served by priests of the Archdiocese.

St. Joseph Church has many enriching volunteer opportunities. For more information about the parish, please see below.

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