Temporary Liturgical Adaptations during the 2018/2019 Flu/Cold Season

To:                   Priests, Deacons, Pastoral Ministers, Principals, Liturgists and Liturgical Ministers From:              Bishop Patrick J. McGrath Re:                   Temporary Liturgical Adaptations during the 2018/2019 Flu/Cold Season  Date:                December 13, 2018 The Public Health Officer of Santa Clara County has again requested that we make a number of temporary adaptations to our celebrations of the Eucharist, so […]

Christmas Message from Bishop McGrath and Bishop Cantú

Spanish | Vietnamese December 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters, From Christ who was, who is and who is to come, grace light and peace be with you! The coming of the end of the year coincides with our annual observance of Advent and Christmas.  As we look back to a year that in so many […]

Mensaje de Navidad de Nuestros Obispos

 English  | Vietnamese Diciembre de 2018 Queridos hermanos y hermanas. De Cristo que fue, quién es y quién ha de venir, ¡gracia luz y paz estén con ustedes! La llegada del fin de año coincide con nuestra observancia anual de Adviento y Navidad. Al recordar un año que, en muchos sentidos, ha sido terriblemente triste […]

Thông điệp Giáng sinh từ Đức cha McGrath ad Đức cha Cantú

 English  | Spanish Tháng 12 năm 2018 Anh Chị Em thân mến, Nguyện xin ánh sáng, ân sủng và bình an của Chúa Kitô, đấng đã đến, đang đến và sẽ đến, ở cùng anh chị em! Mùa Vọng và Lễ Giáng Sinh hằng năm đến với chúng ta vào dịp cuối năm dương lịch. […]

Statement from the Diocese of San Jose Regarding the Updating of Clergy Abuse List and support for Jesuit West Province Releasing their names

Bishop McGrath, Bishop Cantú, and the Diocese of San Jose commend the Jesuits West Province for releasing the names of Jesuits from their province who have been found credibly accused of sexual abuse of children. Publishing these names fosters healing for victims/survivors and provides additional assurance that no clergy accused of sexual misconduct with children […]

Thanksgiving Message from Bishop McGrath and Bishop Cantú

Dear Friends, As we gather around our Thanksgiving tables, it is our prayer that each and all of us will be able to take some time to reflect upon the blessings that God has bestowed upon us. Thanksgiving also gives us the opportunity to thank you for your commitment as missionary disciples of the Lord […]

Declaración de la Diócesis de San José sobre el tiroteo en la sinagoga de Pittsburgh

El Obispo McGrath, junto con el Obispo Cantú, está profundamente triste por el trágico tiroteo que se produjo el sábado por la mañana en la Sinagoga del Árbol de la Vida en Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, que mató a 11 personas. Citando la declaración del Cardenal Daniel N. DiNardo de Galveston-Houston y el presidente de la Conferencia […]

Statement from the Diocese of San Jose regarding the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Bishop McGrath, along with Bishop Cantύ, is deeply saddened by the tragic shooting Saturday morning at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., which killed 11 people. Citing the statement by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops calling for prayer and action to put an […]

YCP Nov. Executive Speaker Series Statement from the Diocese of San Jose on the Jeff Anderson & Associates Report

It is heart-breaking to see the list of so many who have betrayed and abused innocent children in the horrific ways that are described in the report compiled from public sources and released by Anderson & Associates. The Diocese of San Jose remains resolute in our commitment to provide healing and reconciliation for the victims/survivors. This will allow us to continue the process of restoring trust that has been painfully eroded by […]