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.


This week Jesus reminds us to not just listen to him, but follow through and understand his words.

The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word, but then worldly anxiety and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit.

But the seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.

Please join us at Mass as we celebrate this holy season and find ways we can be inspired by Jesus's love.(29B/29)

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.


  • Job openings
    The parish and school and Mission have a variety of jobs available. Please see the full list here and share it with a friend.
  • Family of Faith Ministry
    Please consider Family of Faith which is now open for registration. This Ministry replaces our current Faith Formation Ministry. Please click here for additional details.
  • Bishop's Appeal
    Thank you to the Parishioners of our Parish that have contributed to the Bishop’s Appeal so far. We are at 85% of our overall goal of $72,000 with $61,255 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.
  • Mask reminder
    Friends, please remember masks are required if you are unvaccinated and not required if you are fully vaccinated (although strongly recommended as a Precaution Against Increased Circulation of COVID-19). Everyone, please stay safe and healthy.
  • Enrich your faith
    You are invited to join the adult spirituality group to discuss the readings as well as other resources. They are held on zoom each week. More information can be found here.
  • Ordination of Ramon Urbina
    You are invited to join the Ordination Mass for Ramon Urbina in the Old Mission on Saturday, August 14 at 10AM. The celebrant will be Bishop Barber. Click here for more information or watch the live-stream here.



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