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. […]

Novena en honor a la Virgen Guadalupe

Martes, 6 de Diciembre San Cipriano – 1133 W. Washington Ave., Sunnyvale, CA Miércoles, 7 de Diciembre Nuestra Señora del Refugio – 2165 Lucretia Ave., San Jose, CA Jueves, 8 de Diciembre Nuestra Señora del Rosario – 3233 Cowper St., Palo Alto, CA Viernes, 9 de Diciembre Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe – 2020 E. San […]

2016 Christmas Mass Schedule

    The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose wishes you a Blessed Christmas and invites you to Christmas Mass. Please click on the city to find a parish or your parish’s Christmas Mass schedule: Alviso | Campbell | Cupertino | Gilroy | Los Altos | Los Gatos | Milpitas | Morgan Hill | Mountain […]

Mensaje Pre-Navideño del Obispo McGrath

English 23 de Noviembre de 2016 Estimados Hermanos y Hermanas, Me dirijo hoy a todos los católicos y personas de buena voluntad, aquí en el condado de Santa Clara.  De manera especial, les escribo a aquellas personas que viven con miedo – miedo de la discriminación, de la deportación, de tener sus familias divididas. Hay […]

Bishop McGrath’s Pre-Christmas Message

Spanish November 23, 2016 Dear Brothers and Sisters, I address myself today to all Catholics and people of good will, here in Santa Clara County.  In a special way, I am writing to those among us who live in fear – fear of discrimination, of deportation, of having their families torn apart. There is a […]

Intercessions and prayer for after the elections 2016

Here are some intercessions and prayers for these days after the election that you can select from and adapt for use in your Sunday and weekday Masses and in your own personal prayers. (Click here to download these prayers as a Word file) Sample intercessions for after the Election Diana Macalintal Let us pray for the […]

California Bishops Express Disappointment in Loss of Prop 62

The following statement was released by Edward “Ned” Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference of Bishops: “Yesterday’s elections were the culmination of a long and contentious election season marked by cynicism and alienation. Nevertheless, California’s voters fulfilled their civic duty and placed their votes.  The democratic process, once again, demonstrates that the will […]