Saint 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. Further details about our history can be found here and additional photographs here.
I know nothing of hatred, intolerance, racism, sexism, bigotry, indoctrination, homophobia and prejudice.
I don't yet understand things like love, compassion, integrity, tolerance, human decency and truth.
For the first and most important formative years of my life all I will know is what you teach me.
Please join us at
Mass online as we celebrate this holy season and find ways we can prepare ourselves through Jesus's love.
Please also click below and join us in song.
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.
Although in-person Mass has been discontinued, we will offer the opportunity to receive
Holy Eucharist from 12PM to 1PM after our 11AM livestream Mass on Sundays.
Communion will be distributed outside the Church and an offering basket will be available.
Please wear a face mask, practice social distancing and
click here to read the instructions for participation.
We hope you will be able to join us!