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Old Mission San Jose
Founded 1797

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History

At the Ohlone Indian village of Oroysom, Padre Fermin Francisco de Lasuen founded this fourteenth of twenty-one Franciscan missions June 11, 1797. Taught by Padre Narciso Duran, the Ohlone orchestra and choir became famous. By 1830 almost 2,000 Indians were living at the mission. The 1868 earthquake destroyed the adobe church and most other mission buildings. The church was rebuilt in 1985. Further details about our history can be found here and additional photographs here.

The last

Our Gospel this week raises the question of who is first and who is last in the kingdom of heaven. Mt 20:1-16A

In the parable, the laborers who worked the longest grumble about the amount of wages others are receiving. However Jesus reminds us, simply being called to the privilege of sharing in Jesus' work is its own recompense. The kingdom of heaven is revealed by those who choose this work. Do we choose it?

Please join us at Mass as we celebrate this holy season and find ways we can be inspired by Jesus's love.

Today, Saint Joseph Catholic Community Old Mission San Jose is an active and faith filled parish with many ministries to participate in. See the vision we share in our parish family. Please join us for Mass or visit the Mission Museum open daily 10am-5pm (510-657-1797).

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