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. Welcome to Adaptive Faith Formation! All children are unique and special, and everyone is important to God because God created each one […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vision

Vision    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. We see a Parish:– Where the Eucharist is the source and summit of all we are and all we do […]

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 […]

Indian Community

Indian Community of St Joseph Catholic Church   INDIAN COMMUNITY Saint Joseph Mission San Jose A land that’s the birthplace of many religions, as well as that embraced many religions, is India! The Apostle Thomas traveled to the land of India to spread the good news of Lord Jesus and spread across the land, especially […]

Parish Master Plan

  In 1997 we celebrated the 200th anniversary of our founding.  The parish had over 2,500 registered families and average Sunday mass attendance of 2,800. The church and hall built in 1965 was not intended to be our permanent church.  Folding chairs were set up on weekends behind the pews to provide additional seating and […]

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 […]