Holy Family

This week we are reminded when Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for Passover, but lost track of him. After three days they found Jesus in a Temple. In reality, this describes our own Christian living. We look for Jesus when we, like him, seek to be in God’s presence; when we, like him, choose to […]

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 […]

225th Anniversary Liturgy

Dear Friends, I would like to invite you to a set of special liturgies that we have planned to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Founding of Mission San José. We rejoice in the opportunity to give thanks to God for 225 years of abundant blessings and look to the future with joyful hope. Please […]

Dream Garden Project

Saint Joseph Dream Garden   Our new Saint Joseph Dream Garden will be a re-landscaped area between the church and Mission Blvd sidewalk.  Pavers installed to create a large gathering area for parishioners to enjoy under the trees before and after Mass.  New built-in benches for seating and planters will be added, and a low […]

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 […]


Links   Liturgy of the Word Today’s Readings and Psalms Preparing for Sunday Mass. Readings, Prayers, and more Roman Missal – Third edition – Order of the Mass (People’s Parts) Bible gateway Catholic Resources of interest The Diocese of Oakland The Holy See – Vatican A Daily Prayer – Sacred Space Mass times – for […]


The Season of Hope and Expectation Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent (from, “ad-venire” in Latin or “to come to”) is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season that begins on Sunday, November 28, is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to […]

Facility Updates

  May 15, 2022 Caring for Our Trees – Work began last week to remove dead branches from 58 palm trees around the parish campus.  Please avoid areas where tree trimmers are working.  This work was included in this year’s parish operating budget.  The parish has also hired a professional arborist to assess all our […]

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 […]

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 […]