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.


In this week's first reading Jesus reminds us to not just listen to him, but follow through and understand his words.

'Samuel answered to the Lord, "Speak, for your servant is listening." Samuel grew up and the Lord was with him, not permitting any word of his to be without effect.'

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.


  • Letter from Father Anthony
    Friends, we invite you to read a special letter from Father Anthony to our parish family.
    You can find it here.
  • NEW Mass Schedule!
    Friends, with a new year comes new opportunities to attend Mass. We are introducing additional Sunday Masses at 9AM, 11AM and 1PM, Saturday Vigil at 3:30PM and Daily Masses at 8:30AM, as well as a way to participate from your car. Live-stream has also been expanded. COVID restrictions are still in place, so please make a reservation and continue to wear your mask if you attend. Please see the complete Mass Schedule here.
  • Help us update our parish records
    Friends, we are updating our parish records and need your help to re-register if you haven't already. This will help you receive important communications. Thank you for your assistance.

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