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. During the coronavirus outbreak, please join us for Mass online.