Saint 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.
On the 5th Sunday of Lent we recall the raising of Lazarus. The raising of Lazarus is the sign of a new revelation that death is not final. Life is. Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die." (Jn 11:1-45)
The temptations that Jesus faces are those that many of us struggle with every day: materialism, ego, and power. Click here for resources to help us on our Lenten Journey.
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Mass online as we celebrate this holy season and find ways we can be inspired by Jesus's love.(88A/88)
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.