Docents & Tours

  • Tours Resume on
    April 20, 2022

    After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, on April 20, 2022, the docents will resume giving tours of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph. The docents will be in the cathedral basilica on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to welcome visitors from near and far.From L to R: Seminarian Robert, Rev. Ernesto, and docents, Patricia, and Joyce.

  • Become a Docent


    Dear Parishioners;

         Here is a great opportunity to make new friends and serve the Diocese of San José. Led by Bishop Oscar Cantú and Rev. Ernesto Orci, the Docent Association for the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph offers parishioners an opportunity to make new friends and serve our community.

         Discover the art and the history of our amazing Saint Joseph Church from when it was first established. Learn about the local natives who helped build the first church, the early parishioners who funded the shrines, windows, stations of the cross, etc. and how our traditional church became a cathedral basilica with the modern floor plan we have today. Explore the whole story, become a volunteer guide and meet visitors from all over the world. Join our great team of docent volunteers.

         If you are interested in serving or have questions, please contact the Cathedral Docent Training Program via the contact information below. You can also email [email protected] or call the parish at (408) 283-8100.

    Patricia Graaff
    Phone: (408) 997-0511
  • News

    • May 4
      - Richard Garcia, Docent
      Discover, Learn, and Explore as a Docent
      Led by Bishop Oscar Cantú and Rev. Ernesto Orci, the Docent Association for the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph offers parishioners an opportunity to make new friends and serve our community in the Diocese of San José. Discover, learn, and explore the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph by joining our great team of docent volunteers. Click here if you are interested in serving or have questions.
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    • April 18
      - Maureen Curulla, Docent
      Docents Return to Give Tours, April 20
      After a long hiatus due to the pandemic, on April 20, 2022, the docents will resume giving tours of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph. The docents will be in the Cathedral Basilica on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM to welcome visitors from near and far.
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    • April 13
      - Dominique Garcia, Docent
      Give Tours as a Docent
      Become a Docent at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph! Our docents offer guided tours of our beautiful and inspiring building in downtown San José. Training for new docents begins in July. Click here for information about how to join our team of docents.
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