Mission San JoseSaint Joseph Parish
Old Mission San Jose
Founded 1797

We Welcome You to Join Us in Our Mission.


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 Spirit

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

Please join us at Mass online as we celebrate this holy season and find ways we can be inspired by Jesus's love.(97A/97)

Today, Saint Joseph Parish/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. During the coronavirus outbreak, please join us for Mass online.

We are grateful for the hundreds of people that joined us for Pentecost Sunday. Please join us here for Mass from St. Joseph Parish, live-streamed each Sunday at 11AM.

For the first time in months we are offering you the opportunity to receive Holy Eucharist after our livestream Mass on Sunday, June 14, 2020. We will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. Details of this milestone in the return to our spiritual lives to be revealed in the next week. Please continue to watch this website for precise instructions on how to receive Holy Communion on that day.

Friends, in an effort to continue the practice of our faith during the coronavirus outbreak, we invite you to join us online for daily Mass from the CatholicTV Network.


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