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.

Blessed Mary

Blessed Mary our Mother, we turn to you. We thank the Lord whom you serve for the great gift of motherhood. Dear Mother, thank you for your "Yes" to the invitation of the angel which brought heaven to earth and changed human history. You opened yourself to God's word and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.

Dear Mother, intercede for all of our mothers. Ask your Divine Son to bless them and protect them and to give them the grace of surrendered love so that they could join with you in giving their own "Fiat." May they find daily strength to say yes to the call to sacrificial love - the very heart of motherhood. May their love and witness be a source of great inspiration for all of us called to follow your Son.

Please join us at Mass as we celebrate this holy season and find ways we can be inspired by Jesus's love.(95B/95)

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.


  • First Communion
    We would like to congratulate all those receiving the Body of Christ for the first time this weekend. The live-stream for this Mass can be found here.
  • Pentecost preparation
    After Jesus’ Ascension into heaven, the disciples prayed for nine days before receiving the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Beginning May 14 we invite you to pray this specially prepared Novena/retreat each day with our parish for the coming of the Holy Spirit.
  • Bishop's Appeal
    Thank you to the Parishioners of our Parish that have contributed to the Bishop’s Appeal so far. We are at 67 % of our overall goal of $72,000 with $48,240 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.
  • Month of Mary St. Joseph Community Block Rosary
    Please join us in celebrating the month of May to honor our Blessed Mother in our homes. We will pray the rosary as a community each night at 8:00pm via Zoom. We would like to have one home/family lead the holy rosary each evening. Please click here for more information on how to join or lead us in the rosary.
  • Business Manager needed for Old Mission San Jose
    We are searching for a part-time business manager for the Mission who will manage day to day operations of the museum, gift shop and Mission Church. Please click here for the full job description and submit resumes and letter of intent to Gina Mehta at gmehta@saintjosephmsj.org.



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