- March 19, 2011 10:00am
Saint Joseph Cathedral Basilica (View Map)
Please join us for a simple mass celebration of the Diocese of San Jose's 30th Anniversary. Bishop McGrath writes a letter to ask us to join him in thanking God for all that has been and for the promise that the future holds for us. Click on the link below for his letter.
Below is an excerpt from Bishop McGrath's letter:
"These three decades have seen our local Church emerge from a rich history of pastoral service to the people of Santa Clara Valley. My predecessor, Bishop Pierre DuMaine, worked tirelessly to establish a diocesan identity that was faithful to the ministry and vision of the Franciscans, Jesuits, Women Religious, Laity and Diocesan Clergy who ministered here in the centuries after the founding of Mission Santa Clara in 1777 and Saint Joseph Parish in 1803...
....Like you, I do not know what the future – even tomorrow – might bring. I am convinced, however, that, rooted in all that we have already done, we are poised to serve in the many decades still to come. For, if it is truly the Lord’s work that we are doing, let us trust that the Lord will continue to bless us and to bless the work of our hands and our lives."
Look for Valley Catholic Newspaper 30th Anniversary interview with the Bishop regarding his pastoral service with the Diocese and the 30th Anniversary article published on March 15, 2011.