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Mount Saint Joseph

Carmelite Monastery


Christmas - New Years Mass Schedule

December 24th:  7:00AM  Daily Mass

                              7:30PM Caroling

                              8:00PM Christmas Vigil Mass

December 25th:  9:30AM Christmas Mass

December 26th - 28th:  8:00AM Daily Mass

December 29th - 31st:  7:00AM Daily Mass

December 31st: 11:00PM Vigil Mass - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

January 1st:  9:30AM Mass

Confessions by Appointment

Grounds and Chapel open daily from 6AM to 6PM

Vigil For Carmelite Vocations
December 31st

Dear Friends of Mount St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery


Fr. Matthias of the Immaculate Heart, OCD here inviting you all to this year's "Vigil for Carmelite Vocations" to be held on Dec. 31, 2022.  This will be in union with the Nuns, Sisters, OCDS, and friends throughout the OCD, Carmels of the western U.S. (& Uganda!).


Please visit the website below for information & a brief registration.  This year, in addition to the option of praying at home or in community from afar, there will be a live-stream option and the opportunity for those in closer proximity to join us at Mount St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery, San Jose, for the Friars' vigil.


TO PARTICIPATE: Visit the following website for registration & more information:


Date: 12/31/22 (Saturday)

Time: 8:15PM - 11:55PM PST

    8:15PM   Exposition / Silent Adoration

   10:00PM  Holy Rosary / Chaplet of Divine Mercy

   11:00PM  Vigil Mass - Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God

Let's support each other, together calling upon the Master of the Harvest, with the precious and powerful gift of prayer & sacrifice!  Please spread the word!


in Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,

Fr. Matthias of the Immaculate Heart, O.C.D.
Vocation Director

Carmelus Totus Marianus Est

"Mental prayer in my opinion is nothing else than an intimate sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with Him who we know loves us."

Sayings of Carmelite Saints

- Saint Teresa of Jesus


We Carmelite Friars, followers of Saint Teresa of Avila and Saint John of the Cross, live as brothers in community. With Mary as our patroness, we serve Christ and His Church through ministries of prayer, presence, evangelization and pastoral care.

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