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. Additional details can be found here with photographs here and here.

He is Risen!

The word 'Alleluia' will feature abundantly in the Church's liturgy for the Fifty Days of the Season of Easter. Saint Augustine, writing in the IV century, said: "We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song." The word comes from the Hebrew 'Hallelujah' and means 'Praise the Lord.'

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

Please also click below
and join us in song.

Song sheet

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.


  • Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service
    The public is invited to attend the annual Holocaust Remembrance Service. More information is here.
  • Additional 7:30 AM Mass
    Friends, we are happy to share that we will be adding a regular 7:30 AM Mass to our schedule starting from April 25. Please see this and other Masses in our Schedule here.
  • Joseph Faria Memorial Scholarship
    The St. Joseph Men's Club encourages all high school seniors to apply for this scholarship by April 30th. More details are at saintjosephmen.org.
  • Bishop's Appeal
    Friends please consider a donation to this year's Bishop's Appeal to help the important ministries within the Diocese. Click here for more information.




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