Our Mission

Through prayer and service, the St. Joseph family will strive to bring the community together to love, heal, and support one another as the people we are called to be in Christ.

This week's liturgy

Advent

During this holy season of Advent we are all being called on to prepare ourselves to commemorate the first coming of Christ. If we do that each year; if we let the full meaning of Christmas enter into our innermost being, then each year of our lives will be sanctified and a big step will be taken towards our eternal goal. Christmas each year should be a mile-stone on the journey to heaven for every true Christian.

For more thoughts about our Advent journey, click here.

Please join us at Mass as we celebrate this holy season
and find ways we can be inspired by Jesus’s love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mass

Schedule

Sunday Mass:
• 5:30PM Saturday Vigil Mass – Mission Church
• 8AM Mass – Mission Church
• 10AM Mass – Main Church (and Livestream)
• 12PM Mass – Main Church (with Family of Faith)
• 3PM Mass in Vietnamese – Main Church
• 5PM Mass in Chinese – Main Church
• 7PM Youth Mass – Mission Church

Daily Mass (Mon – Sat):
• 8AM in the Mission
• Thursday at 7PM in Vietnamese in the Mission

Christmas Mass (see details)

• Confessions 30 min before many Masses (see details)
• Daily Adoration in the Eucharistic Chapel (Sign up @ Chapel)
• Monthly devotions to Jesus, Mary & Saint Joseph (see details)

Mission gift shop & museum: Wed-Fri 10am-3pm & Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

News

The latest news

Church icon Stress in Your Marriage? The Retrouvaille Ministry is for married couples that feel disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it. This program has... Read more

Church icon Friends, please be aware that scams are unfortunately on the rise again. In particular Fr Anthony's name has been used by scammers for illegitimate requests, usually for money. If you receive a suspicious request, please do not respond. Please... Read more

Church icon Dear Friends,I invite you to embark upon the journey of a lifetime! Whether it’s the first time or a return trip, to walk in the steps of Jesus will be an inspiring experience. See the stories you've read or... Read more

Church icon Treat Your Holiday Guests with a Visit to Old Mission San Jose Museum and Gift Shop. We will be OPEN Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday through Sunday! With family and friends visiting for the Holidays, consider exploring the treasure in our... Read more

Church icon Our original 1809 adobe Convento, the former Padre’s living quarters, is the oldest standing building in Alameda county. And its importance is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places and the California State Historic Landmarks Commission. It is... Read more

Church icon Daily Reflections with Dr. Tim Gray Friends, grow closer to our Lord this Advent season with Dr. Gray as he leads us through the Mass readings every day during the Advent and Christmas season. You can sign up to receive... Read more

Church icon Friends, we want to keep you informed regarding the unwinding process. The status of the To Build Church Unwinding Process funds are as follows: As of  11/30/2022  Repurposed (429 Households/Individuals) Total - $2,873,750.92 Reclaimed (128 Households/Individuals) Total - $827,843.78 For more information about... Read more

Church icon Friends, we would like to share this year's video from Bishop Barber & our ministry teams as they share the work you help support. For additional information and ways to give see https://oakdiocese.org/bishops-ministries-appeal . https://vimeo.com/681545594 Make a donation The 2022 Bishop's Ministries... Read more

Church icon As we approach the end of the year, please consider donating appreciated stocks or shares of mutual funds to St Joseph Parish.  It is easy and tax efficient. Donating publicly traded appreciated stocks or shares of mutual funds to St.... Read more

Events

Upcoming events

Church icon Please join us Saturday December 10 for our 2nd parish clean up day from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please pick an area and sign up by clicking here! Thank you for helping keep our parish beautiful. We hope... Read more
Date icon  December 10, 2022

Church icon Friends, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception is on Thursday, December 8, a Holy Day of Obligation. The following Masses will observe this Holy Day: Vigil Mass on December 7 at 7pm (Mission Church; takes the place of the First... Read more
Date icon  December 8, 2022

Church icon St. Joseph School will be hosting a VIRTUAL Open House on December 8th for anyone interested in TK-8th Grade enrollment. Join us and discover why families have chosen SJS for over 60 years! ● Safe & Secure Campus ● Before & After-School Care ● Advanced Classroom Technology ● Accredited Teachers ● Art, Music, Spanish... Read more
Date icon  December 8, 2022

Church icon SAVE THE DATE!  Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7:30 PM (following the 5:30 PM Vigil Mass).  Director of Music MInistries, Ronald E. McKean, presents Carols of Christmastide, our annual Christmas concert held in the Main Church.  All adult and... Read more
Date icon  December 10, 2022

Church icon Friends, The Filipino Community of St. Joseph (TFCSJ) invites you to our annual Simbang Gabi - A Filipino Christmas Celebration.   Rekindle and experience the traditional Filipino Christmas celebration by joining us at the  Simbang Gabi Mass on Saturday, December 17 at 6am, at the Old Mission Church.  If... Read more
Date icon  December 17, 2022

Church icon The Diocese of Oakland invites you to attend the ordination of Mr. Hoa Binh Ha to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate on Saturday, December 17, at 3:00 PM in our Mission Church. Please pray for Mr. Ha as he begins his... Read more
Date icon  December 17, 2022

Church icon Family of Faith's St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Drive is underway. Empty grocery bags were distributed with a short list of needed food items: canned Spam, chili, and soups. Drop off your donations in the St. Vincent de... Read more
Date icon  December 18, 2022

Church icon Join us, starting from December 15th. Las Posadas, a ceremonial reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, celebrates its 40th year at Old Mission San Jose. This year, you may enjoy the tradition via ZOOM, as well as... Read more
Date icon  December 23, 2022

Church icon Friends, please join us for the Christmas Eve Nativity Play on December 24 at the 5:00pm Mass. This is a memorable and beautiful celebration. Members of the Family of Faith Ministry, please check your email to sign-up. There will... Read more
Date icon  December 24, 2022

Church icon Friends, the following schedule will be observed for Masses during Christmas time: Simbang Gabi (Saturday, December 17) 6am Mass Filipino Community will announce more details soon. Vigil of Christmas (Saturday, December 24) 5:00 PM Mass (Church; Family of Faith) 9:00 PM Mass (Mission) Midnight Mass (Mission)... Read more
Date icon  January 2, 2023

Mass

Live-stream

Live-stream Mass is available each Sunday
10am (English), 3pm (Vietnamese), 5pm (Chinese)
Recordings are also at: Youtube.com/SaintJosephParish

Online Worship Aids
These online worship aids are available for the indicated Masses.
Please join us as we sing and pray together.
Song sheet
Thursday Vespers •
Sunday Mass in English  •
Sunday Mass in Vietnamese

Livestream

Next live-stream ~ December 11th
10AM (English)
3PM (Vietnamese)
5PM (Chinese)

In prayer

Pastoral Reflections

We have started a new section of this website dedicated to Reflections from the Staff at Saint Joseph Church. This week, Grace Lichauco reflects on the Advent season.

Receive the Holy Spirit: Those whose sins you forgive are forgiven...

As a messenger, John the Baptist brings the good news of the majestic coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ………….

 

What we're up to

Mission 225th Anniversary Events

Welcome to our year-long commemoration of Mission San Jose’s 225th Anniversary. In 2022 we will pay special tribute to the people whose lives have shaped our rich heritage for nearly 225 years. Many special events are planned. For full details please see Mission225.org

Church icon Join us, starting from December 15th. Las Posadas, a ceremonial reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, celebrates its 40th year at Old Mission San Jose. This year, you may enjoy the tradition via ZOOM, as well as... Read more
Date icon  December 23, 2022

Church icon Our original 1809 adobe Convento, the former Padre’s living quarters, is the oldest standing building in Alameda county. And its importance is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places and the California State Historic Landmarks Commission. It is... Read more
Date icon  December 31, 2022

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