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.
Jesus said, "Because the loaf of bread is one, we, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf."
Sunday Mass and Holy Communion is not an obligation to be fulfilled but a privilege to perform. An honest look into our hearts and minds would do each one of us a lot of spiritual good, and many of us may find an urgent need to go to Confession, accept the forgiveness found there through Christ, and then, at Mass, to receive Him fully - Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Most Holy Sacrament of Communion, thus preparing ourselves truly for the Kingdom of God.
Please join us at
Mass online as we celebrate this holy season and find ways we can be inspired by Jesus's love.(28A/28)
Please note, per CA state order, all singing by the congregation is discontinued
until further notice for in-person Masses. The rules have been clarified and only
a cantor may sing in-person. Please click the worship aid below to follow along,
and if you attend the on-line Mass please join us in song.
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.
Chinese Mass resumes:
We will resume in-person Chinese Mass at 4PM on Sunday July 12.
We look forward to have you join us.
Future Chinese Masses will be held at St. Joseph on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.
Please see the Mass Schedule for more details and remember to
make a reservation.