Saint Joseph Parish
Old Mission San Jose
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
with photographs here
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. We look forward to have you join us.
Family of Faith Ministry
Please consider Family of Faith which is now open for registration. This Ministry replaces our current Faith Formation Ministry. Please click here
for additional details.
Thank you to the Parishioners of our Parish that have contributed to the Bishop’s Appeal so far. We are at 85% of our overall goal of $72,000 with $61,255 of funds raised. Thank you again and if you have not already done so please consider supporting this worthwhile endeavor. Click here for more information.
Friends, please remember masks are required if you are unvaccinated and not required if you are fully vaccinated (although strongly recommended as a Precaution Against Increased Circulation of COVID-19). Everyone, please stay safe and healthy.
Enrich your faith
You are invited to join the adult spirituality group to discuss the readings as well as other resources. They are held on zoom each week. More information can be found here.
Ordination of Ramon Urbina
You are invited to join the Ordination Mass for Ramon Urbina in the Old Mission on Saturday, August 14 at 10AM. The celebrant will be Bishop Barber. Click here
for more information or watch the live-stream here.