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. Further details about our history can be found here and additional photographs here.


In this week's Gospel, Jesus tells of two sons who had a change of heart. The first refused to work in the fields, but later decided to go. The second said he would help but never showed up.

Like it was in Jesus's time, the story is a reminder that we can be like the first son and change for the good. It's not enough to simply stay we will follow Jesus but not follow though.

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.


Outdoor Mass

Friends, we have started to offer outdoor Mass! We appreciate everyone's patience as we work through the logistics. Please carefully read and follow the instructions to attend and note the new Mass schedule here.

Live-stream Sunday Mass at 11AM and Holy Communion at Noon

We will continue live-stream Mass and communion each Sunday. Please join us online for Mass at 11am from Saint Joseph Parish. Communion will be distributed outside the Church from noon to 1pm. Click here to read instructions for participation.

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

We will continue to offer online daily Mass from the CatholicTV Network. Please click below to join.


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