Local Catholic Organizations

Catholic Charismatic Renewal is a Roman Catholic lay ministry that works together to serve the Lord in renewing the grace of Pentecost in the life and mission of the Church. The ministry invites all people to experience the Holy Spirit who opens us to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ and the love of the Father. The Holy Spirit empowers us for personal holiness, renewed Catholic life, and evangelization.

The Catholic Professional and Business Clubs Inc. is a national non-profit organization that serves the diocesan chapters. The San José Catholic Professional and Business Club serve the Catholic workers in the 53 parishes that make up the San José diocese.

Cursillo is a designated “Lay Movement” of the Catholic Church. The emphasis of the Cursillo Movement is to have people experience God’s love and to develop a closer personal relationship with Him, while personally trying to make a positive difference in themselves and the world.

Couples for Christ (CFC) is a movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian family life. The members have committed themselves to the Lord and to one another so that they may grow in maturity as men and women of God and fulfill their primary vocation of raising up families under the lordship of Jesus Christ and for the service of the Kingdom of God.

The National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) was established in 1982 to foster implementation of the Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on People with Disabilities.  Passed unanimously on November 16, 1978, this prophetic document calls for welcome of the now over fourteen million Catholics who are disabled.

Catholic Online gives the largest and broadest population of Catholics worldwide easy access to comprehensive, educational and timely information about Catholicism, and provides a range of easy methods to integrate their faith into their daily lives. Catholic Online provides over five million pages of content including the largest online historical and biblical database about the Catholic Church.

In this age of dramatic change, in sharing with humanity the painful birth of a new civilization that is globalised, interdependent, multicultural and multifaith, the Focolare Movement is committed, together with many other forces which are moving in this direction, to build the unity of the human family enriched by diversity. In less than 60 years of life, the movement has spread worldwide to 182 countries counting more than two million adherents with an outreach, difficult to quantify, of a few million people.