Bishop Patrick J. McGrath’s Statement on Immigration (Spanish)

No es exagerado decir que la mayoría de los estadounidenses son descendientes de inmigrantes o refugiados. De hecho, muchos de nuestros conciudadanos fueron inmigrantes. La historia de Estados Unidos es una historia de bienvenida y de nueva esperanza. Ya sea para los de Europa, Asia, África, Oriente Medio, o las Américas, esta nación ha sido […]

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath’s Statement on Immigration

It is not an overstatement to say that the majority of Americans are descendants of immigrants or refugees.  Indeed, many of our fellow citizens were once immigrants.  The story of the United States is a tale of welcome and of new hope.  Whether for those from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, or the Americas, […]

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath’s Announcement on Diocese of San Jose Seminarians

As some of you might know, some time ago, I established a commission to study and recommend to me which seminary would best serve our local Church in the preparation of our seminarians for ordination to the priesthood. The commission has recently completed its work. Today, I want to share with you that I have […]

President and Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Stand in Defense of All Faiths in Response to Executive Order on Refugees

“When did we see you a stranger and welcome you?” Matthew 25:38 WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice president of the USCCB, have issued the following joint statement regarding the recent executive order on the new […]

Sister Mary Claude Power, PBVM – First Superintendent of the Diocese of San Jose

Entered eternal life on January 29, 2017, at the Presentation Motherhouse in San Francisco. A native of San Francisco, California, Sister Claude was born on April 27, 1926, and was a Sister of the Presentation for seventy-two years having entered in 1945. She was predeceased by her loving parents, Virginia Boyce and William Power, her […]

Muslim-Catholic Community Event Produces Partnership Between Two Faiths

(SAN JOSE, CA, 01/17/17) Over 750 Muslims and Catholics from the surrounding area gathered at the SABA Islamic Center on Monday, January 16, for a community event of hope and solidarity. Following the event, leaders from the two religious communities have agreed to form a local Muslim-Catholic Council. “Let us commit to move forward together […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe’s McDonnell Hall Named National Historic Landmark

On January 11, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church’s McDonnell Hall was designated as National Historic Landmark by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. The National Historic Landmarks Program recognizes historic properties of exceptional value to the nation and promotes the preservation efforts of federal, state, and local agencies and Native American tribes, as well […]

Season of Hope 2016 Concert Series

“Season of Hope Cathedral Performance Series” …A gift from the heart of San José! Continuing its history of over 200 years of service, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph presents its 21th annual Season of Hope Performance Series. On evenings from December 12th through the 23rd, artists from the Bay Area ranging from, Opera San […]

2016 Mensaje Pre-Navideño del Obispo McGrath

English Diciembre de 2016 Los eventos que celebramos en Navidad todavía resuenan poderosamente entre nosotros después de más de dos mil años. Es la historia de un Nacimiento que surgió bajo circunstancias misteriosas y milagrosas Es una historia de esperanzas y sueños, de promesas dadas y fidelidad callada Se trata de viajes de descubrimiento y […]

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath’s 2016 Christmas Message

Spanish December 2016 Dear Brothers and Sisters, The events that we commemorate at Christmas still powerfully resonate with us after more than two thousand years. It is the story of a Birth that came about under mysterious and miraculous circumstances. It is a tale of hopes and dreams, of promises kept, and of quiet faithfulness. […]