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TFCSJ Mission Statement

We enrich the community through liturgical and social activities that celebrate the Filipino culture.

Fun Filled Events - 2014 with TFCSJ


  • VIVA SANTO NINO 2014 Saturday, January 25, 2014
  • SANTACRUZAN 2014 Saturday, May 17, 2014
  • SAN LORENZO RUIZ 2014 Sunday, September 28, 2014
  • SIMBANG GABI 2014 Saturday, December 20, 2014

Every 2 years, St. Joseph Parish community holds a "Ministry Fair" in the Church hall. This one-day event enables our ministry to recruit new members with different talents and gifts. Stop by our table or volunteer to proudly carry our ministry flag as we procession at the beginning of each Mass.

As we prepare for the coming of Christmas and our TFCSJ "Simbang Gabi" event on Saturday, December 20, we are excited to invite you and your families to some meaningful and fun-filled activities as part of our fund raising program. In light of the spirit of giving this holiday season, TFCSJ will donate a portion of the following fund raising activities to Sr. John Marie's Pantry and share the holiday spirit to children from the less-fortunate families of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Tala, Caloocan, Philippines.

Star for a Christmas Meal: TFCSJ will set up a table (or you can purchase from us via email) to sell Christmas stars for a donation of $3 (Blue), $5 (Red) or $10 (Gold). Each star will have your name on it and will be hung on the Christmas Tree by the choir area. Each star donation will represent a Christmas meal ticket for a child from our adopted parish. Help us fill the tree with the stars!

We need volunteers before & after each of the masses. Your children are welcome to participate! Please let us know asap if you are interested. With the generous support of people like you, our families can help make a difference and share the spirit of Christmas with these children. At the same time, our children will experience a part of the Filipino culture and tradition, and celebrate the joy of giving this Christmas season.

Thank you again, and we look forward to your continued support.

SANTACRUZAN 2013

Saturday, May 18 The Filipino Community of St. Joseph hosted our children at the Santacruzan event held on Saturday, May 18 at St. Joseph parish. Ages 4-18 participated. Santacruzan (Holy Cross) is one of the most celebrated religious Filipino catholic tradition in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and to commemorate the finding of the Holy cross by Queen Helena and her son emperor Constantine.

Viva Santo Niño 2013!


Saturday, January 26th

The Filipino Community of St. Joseph / Old Mission San José (TFCSJ) celebrated the Feast of Santo Niño (Feast of the Child Jesus) on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the St. Joseph Church. Novena was at 4:30 pm followed by the mass at 5:30 pm. A simple reception followed immediately at the church hall. Many people brought their image of the Santo Niño for blessing.


Saturday, December 22th, 2012 ~ Simbang Gabi Celebration


At 6am The Filipino Community of St. Joseph / Old Mission San José (TFCSJ) hosted our annual Simbang Gabi celebration on Saturday, December 22, 2012 with our traditional dawn Mass at 6:00 a.m at the Old Mission Church. A reception followed immediately after. We thank the volunteers who helped us with fundraising, decorating, event set-up, food servers, clean-up, etc.

Thank you very much for your time and generosity. We look forward to seeing you and your families at next year's Simbang Gabi!


September 30, 2012 - Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz Mass Celebration

The Filipino Community of St. Joseph invited everyone to celebrate the feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino Saint, on Sunday, September 30, at the 12:30pm Mass.

A simple reception at the parish Hall immediately followed. We thank the many people that sang in the choir and participated in the preparations and donations for this event.




September Event: DINNER AND DANCE !!

The Filipino Community of St. Joseph held its 1st Fund Raising Dinner & Dance on Saturday, September 1, 2012 in the St. Joseph Church Hall. DJ Music was by Nolly Yamzon. Attire was Elegantly casual. Proceeds have benefited the Sound System For TFCSJ Annual Events and Parish wide Events.

MAY 2012 Event!!

May 19 ~ Santacruzan: Procession, Mass and Reception

Thank you for your support in TFCSJ's Santacruzan Event this past year! There were many participants and supporters and we hope that you and your children enjoyed the wonderful experience of celebrating our devotion in honor of our Blessed Mother. We are excited about this year's celebration which was held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Old Mission San Jose. It started with a procession at 10:00 a.m., mass at 11:00 at Old Mission San Jose and then we had a reception at noon.

We had many sagalas, angels and escorts for this year's event. Our children participated once again.

In Line of our Marian celebration, TFCSJ also sponsored a Prayer and Flower offerings to Mama Mary that was held each Sunday at the12:30 pm mass from May 6 thru May 27. If you have any question please contact Mike Roy at 510 303-6280 or email Mikeroy608@comcast.net

JANUARY 2012 Event!!

January 28 ~ San Niño Novena, Mass, and Reception
The Filipino community of St. Joseph celebrated the feast of the Santo Niño beginning with a novena prayer at 4pm then Mass at 5:30pm on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at St. Joseph church. This was to commemorate our continuous devotion to the child Jesus. We also brought images of the Santo Niño for blessing. A simple reception at the church hall followed immediately after the Mass. Many people brought food donations which were welcome and we thank them for their support. If there are any questions, please contact Mike Roy at 510-303-6280 for details.

SEPTEMBER 2011 Event

September 25 ~ San Lorenzo Ruiz

We celebrated the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila on Sunday, September 25, 2011 during the 12:30pm Sunday Mass at the St. Joseph Church.

The TFCSJ choir sang at the mass and a simple reception at the parish hall immediately followed. If you have any questions about the event, please call Mike Roy at 510-303-6280 or e-mail mikeroy608@comcast.net

MAY 2011 Event

May 2011 ~ Flores de Mayo - The TFCSJ hosted the "Flores de Mayo", the Marian flower festival celebrated in honor of our Blessed Virgin Mary in the month of May. We offered flowers at every 12:30 Sunday mass beginning May 1, 2011 and invited everyone to offer their prayer intentions to Our Lady. Children aged 5 - 12 participated as angels to offer flowers to the Blessed Virgin Mary during these Masses.



Santa Cruzan - Saturday, May 21, 2011 – Eucharistic Celebration, Procession and Lunch - On Saturday, May 21, 2011, the TFCSJ (The Filipino Community of St. Joseph/Old Mission San Jose) held it's annual Santa Cruzan event. This is the culmination of our Marian celebration in the month of May. It is also a beautiful festivity to commemorate Queen Helena’s finding of the Holy Cross of Jesus. There was a procession of biblical and historic personalities (queens, angels, etc). We started this beautiful Marian celebration with a procession at 10:00 am., mass at 11:00 am and lunch at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Madie Ramos at (510) 650 796-1078 / madie428@gmail.com or Greta Lazaro at (510) 304 3900 / gretalaz@gmail.com.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17



Simbang Gabi 2010

Simbang Gabi at St. Joseph / Mission San Jose church was held on Saturday December 18, 2010 at 6AM. Reception followed after Mass. Everyone enjoyed performances by TFCSJ carolers and Hiyas Philippine Fold Dance Co.


Christmas Star fundraising

We also want to thank all our volunteers and supporters for the success of Christmas Star fundraising . There’s never a lack of compassion for the less fortunate in the heart of our Community. Maraming Salamat!


Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz

September 26, 2010 - Please click here to see photos from this event. On this day we commemorated the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz during the 12:30 pm Mass at St. Joseph Parish. A simple reception at the Church Hall immediately followed. The Mass was presided by Fr. Jun Manalo.

“The life and example of a lay person like Lorenzo Ruiz shows us that the work of the Church, the work of sharing good works, the task of sharing the good news does not belong only to the priest but it belongs also and very especially to the lay people”, Manila Cardinal Archbishop Gaudencio Rosales.

TFCSJ Summer Picnic at Quarry Lake


August 21, 2010 - Please click here to enjoy the photos taken during our picnic last weekend at Quarry Lakes. Thank you everyone for participating and congratulations to TEAM JAMES for a convincing win against TEAM JJ in the volleyball game. We’ll be back next year!!!

...and thanks JJ for taking the photos!

Santacruzan 2010


May 2010 - Here are the photographs one of our members took during the Santacruzan event. They're stored in Shutterfly. Please click on the link below for the entire collection:
http://share.shutterfly.com/share/received/welcome.sfly?fid=485a2317f53feb79&sid=0IbOWblmxZM2Ec

NOTE: If anyone is interested in a particular photograph(s), please take note of the filename so it can be emailed to you. If you want to, you can also order prints directly from Shutterfly.



Fun Filled Events - Christmas 2008 with TFCSJ

As we prepare for the coming of Christmas and our TFCSJ "Simbang Gabi" event on Saturday, December 20, 2008, we are excited to invite you and your families to some meaningful and fun-filled activities as part of our fund raising program. In light of the spirit of giving this holiday season, TFCSJ will donate a portion of the following fund raising activities to our parish and share the holiday spirit to children from the less-fortunate families of St. Joseph's Parish in Tala - Caloocan, Philippines:

Star for a Christmas Meal:
TFCSJ will set up a booth (or you can purchase from us via email) to sell Christmas stars for a donation of $1(Red), $5 (Silver) or $10 (Gold). Each star will have your name on it and will be hung on the Christmas Tree by the choir area. Each star donation will represent a Christmas party meal/ticket for a child from our adopted parish. Help us fill the tree with the stars!

We need volunteers to watch the booth before & after each of the masses. Your children are welcome to participate! Please let us know asap if you are interested.

Family Parol Making Event
December 13 (Saturday) at 9:00am – 11:00
at the St. Joseph Church Hall
43148 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539

The parol signifies the guiding light that brings the joy, hope and love to the hearts of the Filipinos during Christmas. We need volunteers from TFCSJ & their children to help create Christmas parols with us. This will be a fun and meaningful family activity! Please sign up now!

These parols will be sold for $20 - which will cover a child's meal, cost of the materials & other expenses. The Christmas lanterns will be used to decorate our event on December 20, and will be brought home by the sponsor families after the event. We have limited parols to sell, so please reserve your parol now!

With the generous support of people like you, our families can help make a difference and share the spirit of Christmas - in our little way and allow these children from underprivileged families to be a part of a parish Christmas party. At the same time, our children will experience a part of the Filipino culture and tradition, and celebrate the joy of giving this Christmas season.

Thank you again, and we look forward to your continued support.


Simbang Gabi 2008

The Filipino Community of St. Joseph / Old Mission San José (TFCSJ) hosted our annual Simbang Gabi celebration on Saturday, December 20, 2008 with our traditional dawn mass at 6:00 a.m at the Old Mission Church. A breakfast "salo-salo" will follow immediately after the mass.



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