Adult Formation

Ignite the Fire Within! Adult Confirmation Did you know 45% of Catholic adults are unconfirmed? It’s a whopping 80% for young adult Catholics!Are you one of them? If your answer is “YES” and you’re interested in igniting a fire in your heart and gaining an understanding of your faith, then we have a solution. Get […]

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Do you ever ask yourself… What is the meaning of my life? How can I become a part of something bigger than myself? How can I be a better person? Does God have something to say to me? Come and see as we explore the answers to these and […]

Adaptive Faith Formation (for Children with Special Needs)

Adaptive Faith Formation “You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb.I praise you, because I am wonderfully made;wonderful are your works! My very self you know.” Psalms 139: 13-14. All children are unique and special, and everyone is important to God because God created each one in His own image and […]

Family of Faith

Family of Faith   ST JOSEPH FAMILY OF FAITH MINISTRY Encountering CHRIST as A Family Gather . Learn . Share . Live out Welcome to St. Joseph Family of Faith Ministry “Jesus went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. […]

Staff Autobiographies

Parish Staff Autobiographies   Meet our Staff Msgr. Manuel C. Simas – Pastor Emeritus (in residence) Reprinted from: The Catholic Voice ~ October 18, 2010 ~ VOL. 48, NO. 18 by Kevin Wing Msgr. Manuel Simas first realized he wanted to become a priest while in grammar school. That desire continued to grow during his years at […]

About Us

Contact us We are here for you WHERE TO FIND US OFFICE Address 43148 Mission BoulevardFremont, CA 94539 Phone & Fax      510-656-2364 Fax: 510-656-2438 Email: gmehta@saintjosephmsj.org and shernandez@saintjosephmsj.org Office Hours Monday to Thursday — 9am to 4pmFriday — 9am to 12noonSaturday — 9am to 12noonClosed during lunch— 12noon to 1pm St. Joseph Parish […]

Synod

SYNOD-SYNOPSIS FOR REPORT On March 19, 2022 our parish community participated in the Synod which was opened by the Holy Father Pope Francis on October 10, 2021. The Synod is a process rooted in the history of the Catholic Church and can be interpreted as “walking together” or as “the path along which the people […]

Special Religious Education – SPRED Ministry

Special Religious Education – SPRED Ministry   To integrate people withdevelopmental disabilitiesinto the faith and life of the Church. What is SPRED? SPRED assists parishes in the Diocese of Oakland reach out and integrate children, teens and adults with special needs into the faith and life of the Church through their local parish. Who do […]

Becoming Catholic

  Do you ever ask yourself… What is the meaning of my life? How can I become a part of something bigger than myself? How can I be a better person? Does God have something to say to me? As a Catholic, how can I celebrate the Sacramaent of Confirmation? If you are asking these […]

Ministries

We are proud to have many active caring ministries at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Old Mission San Jose. For further details and to become involved with any of these ministries, please see one of the pages below. Also see this Ministry in Action Guide for information about all our ministries. Adult Confirmation Altar Server Ministry Art and […]