The Upstanders Free Virtual Film Screening with Interactive Q&A

The Upstanders Free Virtual Film Screening with Interactive Q&A: Monday, October 25 at 5:30 pm, for our next Free Virtual Film Screening: THE UPSTANDERS with Interactive Q&A .The Upstander film is about resilience and the power of connection causing us all to examine our behavior, inspiring us to do better, be better, and stand up against victimization and cyber-bullying. Free reservations for this online screening will be available shortly. A faith-filled panel will be live after the film’s screening. We hope you can join us on October 25.

Active Listening

 Andy T. Pham Good listening involves you being attentive to a person’s words. Great listening or active listening requires you being attentive to a person’s emotional state and needs. Active listening goes beyond the words themselves and focuses on the reasoning for...

Safe Environment Training Information

Safe Environment Training Information Clergy, Employees & Adult Volunteers Safe Environment Training is mandatory for diocesan clergy, employees and active volunteers working with youth or vulnerable adults. Training must be renewed every three (3) years by...

40 Years of Celebrating our Diocese of San Jose

Over 400 people gathered on the Feast and Solemnity of Saint Clare to mark another milestone of the 40th Jubilee of the Diocese of San Jose. This fourth Jubilee outdoor mass, held in what Bishop Cantù called the “tent cathedral” of St Clare’s parish, was presided by Bishop Cantù as well as over 40 concelebrants from diocesan parishes and religious communities. The mass was very lively and well organized, with beautiful music. It was an enjoyable liturgy, where many men and women religious, who came representing their communities, as well as their religious Jubilarians, received a spontaneous applause when Bishop Cantù introduced them to the general public.

This fourth Jubilee mass especially honored the contributions made by the many religious communities of men and women present within the Diocese. As Fr Shinseki S.J., the homilist of the celebration, remarked in his reflection: While some religious within the Diocese are cloistered and live lives of prayer and penance, most of the religious present in the diocese are actively engaged in some sort of apostolic activity or ministry, catering to those in need and on the margins of society. He emphasized that religious are called in a particular way to witness material freedom through the evangelical counsels, especially in this diocese, located within Silicon Valley, where luxury and extravagance abound, and where the vow of poverty with its emphasis on sharing, manifests a freedom from material possessions. Similarly, the vow of chastity aims to proclaim freedom from possessive relationships, while the vow of obedience aims at pointing to the freedom of the ego, in a world that exalts and understands freedom as the ability to do what one wants at every moment of life. In the readings, Fr Shinseki recalled the words by Saint Paul “that this freedom is a grace, not of our own doing, but rather a gift from God.” Saint Paul was freed to be, in the words of Saint Clare, a vessel “of God’s compassionate love for others.” Over the past 40 years, hundreds of religious from the many women’s and men’s orders present in the diocese, have been vessels of God’s compassionate love for the people of the Diocese of San José, serving in parishes, convents, schools, hospitals, retreat centers, and social apostolates. They all put their trust in in God’s providence, and we are all called to do the same, especially in this moment where the pandemic is far from over. Fr. Shinseki concluded his homily, reminding us that only a radical trust in God’s providence will enable us to continue forward, come what may, in our “Journeying Together in Hope.”

During the mass Bishop Cantù also honored Catholic Charities for their outstanding service to the people of this Diocese and Santa Clara County. Catholic Charities predates the founding of this Diocese and has been a cornerstone and a lifeline for many families in need, especially during this pandemic. The Franciscan Fathers Friars Minor were also recognized for fifty years of outstanding pastoral service at our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Bishop Cantù thanked them all for their work and presence, which greatly enriched and empowered the people of the parish through their presence, teaching and commitment to social justice.

After the mass, all participants were invited to a light reception in the beautiful backyard of St. Clare’s Parish Residence. People gathered and were invited by St. Clare’s Youth to light refreshments and snacks, provided through the generosity of St. Clare’s parish. It was a wonderful opportunity to mingle and great each other on a late summer evening with ideal temperatures.

These celebration of the 40th Jubilee of the Diocese of San Jose have been a great opportunity to recognize the grace and providence of God as well as to connect and re-connect with one another, as we continue to journey in Hope.

Substitute Teacher

Holy Family School is a Preschool–8th grade school located in San Jose, California. Holy Family
School is a Catholic Community with a commitment to faith development and active engagement in
learning. We provide intentional academic and co-curricular programs, building foundational skills for
ongoing success in high school and beyond. Through our shared values and beliefs, we partner with
families to create an atmosphere of support and acceptance for all students to flourish.

Position Description: We currently have openings for on-call substitute teachers. We are looking for
an energetic, positive, and dedicated team player who truly wants to make a difference in the lives of
students, uphold the mission of the school, and be an active participant of this rewarding ministry of
Catholic education in the Diocese of San Jose.

Candidates must possess:
● A Bachelor’s degree
● A valid CA teaching credential
● Experience in working with elementary school students
● Ability to pass background check & fingerprint clearance and Pediatric CPR/First Certification
(or willingness to be certified.)
● Ability to engage, relate with, and communicate positively, effectively, and patiently with
children, parents and staff.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
● Teach scheduled classes.
● Assumes all duties and responsibilities of the absent teacher including but not limited to:
supervision, enforcing school and classroom rules,
● Follows the teacher’s written lesson plans. Consults with the principal and/or staff to
resolve questions and/or concerns.
● Makes the absent teacher aware of special situations or issues that arose while teaching.
● Upholds school policies and follows administrative procedures.
● Implements effective pupil management procedures.
● Maintains high standards and upholds the student conduct code. Intervenes and/or reports
concerns to an administrator.
● Works cooperatively with staff and parents.
● Incorporates the effective use of available technology.
● Takes precautions to ensure student safety.
● Supervises non-classroom duties when assigned.
● Maintain a positive and professional image consistent with the mission and values of Holy Family School and the Diocese of San Jose

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to the school principal, Vida Covington at For questions, please call 408-978-1355