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 […]

Sister-Parish in Ghana

St. Francis Xavier Parish in Wiaga, Ghana     SISTER PARISH TEAM The parish was founded in 1927 by the Missionaries of Africa (also known as the White Fathers). In 2007, the Missionaries of Africa turned the parish over to diocesan priests. It is the third oldest parish in Northern Ghana. Besides the main church, […]

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 […]

Seniors

Resources for Seniors & Homebound Pastoral Care Corner Dear St. Joseph Family, I know you join me in thanking our merciful Creator for our continued survival during the pandemic. Our voices rise as one in praise for God’s mercy and, at the same time, in an urgent plea for the grace to bear wiithout despair […]

Pastoral Care

  Virtually every family will encounter severe and/or prolonged illness of at least one family member at some time. To speak to the growing need for support for St. Joseph parishioners facing these situations, a support team is being formed. Our Ministry of Compassion Volunteers help with a variety of tasks. For example, to stay […]

Eucharistic Ministry

  Ministry is about being involved in your parish community. Here at St. Joseph – Old Mission San Jose, we encourage our parishioners to be in service to each other. Becoming an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EM), is an honor and a privilege to facilitate the encounter between Jesus Christ and his people. Our number […]

Guatemala Sister-Parish

Our Previous Sister Parish in Guatemala A letter from our Sister Parish… (March 14, 2010) We are hopeful that God our Father, Jesus His beloved son, and the Holy Spirit, will fill you and your families with abundant blessings…We need your help and support in prayer because our community in Santa Maria Del Camino is […]

Liturgy Committee

  The Liturgy Committee plans, implements, and evaluates the liturgies (Masses, prayer services) of the seasons of the Church, especially in Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. It also reviews the liturgical procedures in accordance with the General Instructions of the Roman Missal (GIRM) and pastoral considerations. Membership consists of the coordinators of our Altar […]

Mass Schedule

We look forward to having you join us Friends, although COVID-19 restrictions have recently been loosened, please continue to wear a mask inside if you are unvaccinated and follow our health and safety protocol for attending Mass. Please click here for details of how to attend. All Masses are INDOORS in the Main Church or […]