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 Lenten week we are reminded to pray as a family.

"If we really want peace for the world, let us start by loving one another within our families." - Mother Theresa of Calcutta

As the Holy Father stated, "in a healthy family we experience some of the fundamental elements of peace: justice and love between brothers and sisters, the role of authority expressed by parents, loving concern for the members who are weaker because of youth, sickness or old age, mutual help in the necessities of life, readiness to accept others and, if necessary, to forgive them. For this reason, the family is the first and indispensable teacher of peace."

Click here for resources to help us on our Lenten Journey.

Please join us at Mass online as we celebrate this holy season and find ways we can be inspired by Jesus's love.(85B/85)

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.


  • A Pastoral Letter from Father Anthony

    Dear Families in Christ,
    We pray that you and your families are blessed with peace and consolation of our Lord. We thank you for shouldering the burden and suffering caused by Covid-19. As we begin the Lenten journey, I want to share a few thoughts with you in this Pastoral Letter. We also wish to update you in this Parish 2020 Financial Report.
  • Lenten Resources
    Please find numerous resources to help us on our Lenten journey by clicking here.
  • Revised Mass Schedule
    Friends, Chinese Mass returns indoors this Sunday Feb 28 at 5pm. Also, for those that are not yet comfortable joining us for Mass indoors, we will now hold the Saturday Vigil Mass at 4pm outdoors, including in-car participation. All Sunday Masses will be held indoors. In-car participation will also be available at the 11am Sunday Mass. Please see the complete Mass Schedule here. We look forward to have you join us.
  • Friday Stations (6:30pm) & Parish Lenten Series (7pm)
    We will have Stations of the Cross each Friday in Lent at 6:30PM. Please also join our Parish Lenten Series in the main church with our Pastor Fr. Anthony Huong Le starting Friday, Feb 19 to Mar 12 at 7PM.
    Attending in-person? Please make a reservation here.
    Attending online? Please click to see our Youtube channel and Friday Stations prayers.


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