Getting Married at St. Joseph

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!

St. Joseph Parish / Old Mission San Jose in Fremont would like to offer you the best we can, especially some “quality time” in preparation for the step you are about to take with one another and with the Lord. Please see a summary of our new marriage preparation program “Witness to Love” below.

If you would like to arrange to speak with a priest about entering into the sacrament of Matrimony, please contact the Parish Office at (510) 656-2364. You must call at least six months before the date of your marriage. We will not accept calls that come in for a date earlier than the six month period.

In addition, we only have Wedding dates available on Saturdays at either 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM in Old Mission San Jose or 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM in St. Joseph Church (subject to availability). We unfortunately cannot have Weddings on any other dates or times. Congratulations again and we look forward to discussing your special day with you.

Radiate Love ~ Celebrating Marriage and Family

Over the last two years, the National Eucharistic Revival has ushered the Catholic faithful into a greater faith and appreciation for the amazing sacramental gift of our Lord, who draws us to himself through our communion in his Body and Blood. As a practical way to incarnate the grace of the Revival into our families and communities, the bishops of California are dedicating the 2024-2025 pastoral year to helping the Catholic faithful renew and deepen our lived experience of the Sacrament of Marriage – which is modeled on the irrevocable covenantal love of God for his people expressed in the Eucharist.

  • For further thoughts and reflections, please click here.
  • We invite couples all over the globe to invest in their relationships and let that love radiate out to the whole world, starting with National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14, 2024) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024). They are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family.

A Prayer for Marriage

Heavenly Father,
We praise you and thank you for your great gift of the Sacrament of Marriage. Help all married couples witness to its beauty through a life of love, joy, patience, and generous self-giving. Help families to exercise faithfulness and mercy, to be one in heart, mind, and body, accepting children lovingly as gifts from you.

When family life presents challenges or is lacking in peace and understanding, teach us the beauty of forgiveness and bearing one another’s burdens. Strengthen our love so that it endures not only through the triumphs but also through the heartbreaks of married life.

And bless our homes and our families so that others will see your generosity and faithfulness guiding our lives. Deepen our communion at home and with the Church, so that we may radiate love as a living sign of everlasting hope.

We ask these blessings in the name of Jesus, our Lord. Amen.

Marriage Prep Program

Saint Joseph Parish offers a marriage prep program for our parishioners preparing for the sacrament of marriage. This program is offered to all engaged couples, as well as civilly married couples, seeking marriage in the Catholic Church. This preparation empowers engaged couples to build a strong foundation with Jesus Christ at the center of their relationship. Please keep our parish community, engaged couples, married couples and clergy in prayer as we seek to renew and support marriages! For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (510) 656-2364.


For more information about the Retrouvaille Program visit their website:  click here