Protecting God’s Children

The Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults is dedicated to the safety, care, and nurturance of our children, youth and vulnerable adults.

Social Ministries

Social Ministry provides education from the Catholic perspective on social issues and service to those who have been negatively affected these issues in the community and around the world. This includes:

  • Advocacy
  • Economic Justice/Poverty
  • Global Solidarity
  • Immigrant Rights
  • Respect Life
  • Restorative Justice
  • Programs and Missions
Cultural Ministries

The focus of Cultural Ministry is to expand the leadership, provide direction and support, as well as give representation to several minority communities within the Diocese of San Jose.

  • Filipino
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hispanic
Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry Division is available to serve, support and be a resource to the parishes of the Diocese of San Jose in their ministry to the youth members of their communities.

Young Adults & Campus Ministry

The Young Adult Ministry supports parishes and local communities in their service to young adults, offers programs and events Diocese-wide for young adults, and links the Diocese to local Campus Ministries.


The Office of the Tribunal oversees the integrity of the Church’s mission and sacramental life and protects the rights of all members of the Church.


Catholic cemeteries are a most treasured means by which we ensure that our deceased loved ones are treated with the dignity that reflects the Church’s personal concern for them.