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Old Mission San Jose
Founded 1797

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History

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.

Fishermen

This week's Gospel comes from Mark, Chapter 1, Verses 14-20 where Jesus said "Repent, fishermen . . .Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." Then they abandoned their nets and followed him.

We usually think repentance means turning from sinfulness toward God. And, indeed, this is the point of the first reading. The gospel, however, suggests another meaning: repentance means to change.

Repentance - the willingness to change our thoughts and ways to those of God - is the foundation for daily Christian discipleship.

Please join us at Mass 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. Please join us for Mass or visit the Mission Museum open daily 10am-5pm (510-657-1797).

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