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.


As we enter this Lenten season, we recall the 40 days of Jesus being tempted in the wilderness (Mt 4:1-11, Mk 1:12-13, Lk 4:1-13) The story of Jesus' time in the desert is always read on the first Sunday of Lent as a reminder that we are each called to explore our own temptations and the deserts within us that allow them to flourish.

The temptations that Jesus faces in the desert 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.

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

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.


  • Lenten Resources
    Please find numerous resources to help us on our Lenten journey by clicking here.
  • Revised Mass Schedule
    Friends, for those that are not yet comfortable joining us for Mass indoors, we will now hold the Saturday Vigil Mass at 4pm outdoors, including in-car participation. All Sunday Masses will be held indoors. In-car participation will also be available at the 11am Sunday Mass. Please see the complete Mass Schedule here. We look forward to have you join us.
  • Friday Stations (6:30pm) & Parish Lenten Series (7pm)
    We will have Stations of the Cross each Friday in Lent at 6:30PM. Please also join our Parish Lenten Series in the main church with our Pastor Fr. Anthony Huong Le starting Friday, Feb 19 to Mar 12 at 7PM.
    Attending in-person? Please make a reservation here.
    Attending online? Please click here to join from our Youtube channel.
  • Please re-register
    We are updating the parish database and asking all parishioners to re-register if you haven't already. Please re-register online here to help ensure you receive important communication. We thank you in advance for your help.

Daily Mass

Please click here to view the Daily Mass Live-Stream from Old Mission San Jose, and remember to press the "Subscribe" button. We offer daily Mass online and in person at 8:00 AM Monday through Saturday. We look forward to having you join us.


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