ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL – Patti Calton, Principal As of June 22, 2022, enrollment has declined a bit. Many families have decided to move out of the area and in some cases out of the state. The enrollment continues to be fluid throughout the summer months with prospective families touring and applying. Pre-entry assessments are done […]

Updated Covid-19 Mask Requirements

Effective June 3, 2022, Alameda County has issued a Health Order requiring the use of masks in all indoor public settings, including office workspaces. The mask mandate applies to all individuals regardless of vaccination status in Alameda County, only. Parishes Per a request from the Diocese of Oakland, for the continued health of all parishioners […]

Homily ~ January 1, 2022

Homily ~ January 1, 2022 New Year’s Day – Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God New Year’s Day – Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God (Live-stream Video)(TBD Translation disclaimer) How about all of us saying “happy new year”. It’s beautiful and unifies us. In the new year, we make resolutions. As […]


This week we look at the Corinthian passage about love. This stirring anthem is often heard at weddings, sometimes at wakes, and can bring tears to our eyes. It reminds us to love others as God has loved us. Corinthians 12:31-13:13 Love is patient, love is kind.It is not jealous, it is not pompous,It is […]

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 […]

Test Sandbox Page

Sandbox Page This non-public page is to try things out. Try to leave this heading as-is for others. Weekly Homilies in English and Chinese Following is the Chinese translation on the selected sermons of 10:00 AM English Mass of St. Joseph parish – Old Mission San Jose church in Fremont, CA. For the English speaking viewers, please […]

Parish Facilities Overview

    Mission San Jose was established in 1797 at the site of an active Ohlone settlement.  Click here for more information about the history of our location. Our location and history are a treasure and a constraint.   Our parish property has been characterized as Alameda County’s most important historic site.  The Mission is a […]

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 […]

Family of Faith Ministry Overview

Encountering CHRIST as A Family St. Joseph Parish/Old Mission San Jose FAMILY OF FAITH MINISTRY Encountering CHRIST as A Family WELCOME to St. Joseph Family of Faith Ministry. Families are a central focus of the St. Joseph Family of Faith Ministry. Our program is designed to be a learning experience for both children and their […]

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery Previous Next 2022 APR EASTER 2022 Apr Good Friday 2021 nov Eucharistic Procession 2021 Jun corpus christi 2021 Apr Good Friday Fr Anthony with Bishop Fr_Anthony_Installation-3.jpg 2021 Mar Fr.Anthony Installation Mission Angles above altar. This view shows the cemetery on the left side of the Mission behind a 6 foot wall. The hills […]