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Celebration of Founder's Day Old Mission San Jose


Live stream June 7, 2020 at 11:00am




June Celebrates the 223rd Anniversary of Old Mission San Jose

St, Joseph’s very own “La Mision del Gloriosisimo Patriarca San Jose” was founded on June 11, 1797, the 14th of 21 California Missions established by the Spanish from 1769 to 1823. And while an anniversary Mass and Reception is the norm, our shelter-in-place orders call for a more creative celebration of this important occasion

On June 7th at 11 a.m., a special celebration of Mass will be streamed from the Old Mission that includes ringing the 200-year-old Mission Bells and a special musical selection featuring the historic Rosales Opus 14 Spanish Organ played by Ronald McKean. All this will be streamed live via the St. Joseph Parish website at www.saintjosephmsj.org.

Newly added to Old Mission San Jose’s website at www.missionsanjose.org is an account of this day in 1797 from the book “The History of Mission San Jose” by Francis Florence McCarthy, quoting passages from our Founder, Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen. And while on the website, view amazing videos and photographs in the Gallery.









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