Office of Communications

The Communications Office promotes and supports the mission of the Church and the work of our Bishop, our parishes, our schools, and chancery departments in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, by using today’s communications tools and technologies inspire and invite people to encounter Jesus and connect with their local parishes and schools.

Media Relations

Interviews and statements to the media on behalf the Diocese of San José, its parishes, and schools can only be issued by the Bishop or Diocesan Communications Director unless they authorize someone else to comment.

Reporters and photographers may cover celebrations of the Mass and diocesan events, but we ask to be notified in advance so that we may assist you and provide proper clearance from the pastor. With proper clearance from both the pastor and the Diocesan Communications Director, photography and videography is permitted inside the church during Mass, but no flash or camera lights please. Photographers and videographers are asked to stay a respectable distance from the altar, and not stand in the space between the sanctuary and the congregation. Finally, we ask that you respect the privacy of individuals receiving Communion.

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The Valley Catholic

In 2021, The Valley Catholic was relaunched as new quarterly print and monthly email publications that would tell the stories of missionary discipleship across our Diocese.

Rather than concentrating on time-dependent news and events, The Valley Catholic Magazine; its newly redesigned online presence,; and its new monthly email newsletter will focus on local multi-lingual feature stories and columns that form, encourage, and equip Catholics to carry out the saving work of Jesus across the Diocese and beyond.

Yet, sharing local Catholic news and events is still important. We will keep you up to date on the latest Catholic news from around the Diocese, across the U.S., and from the Vatican on the homepage of our website, and on our social media accounts.

More than 70,000 people, including lay faithful, clergy, and those who have supported the mission of the Diocese of San José and have contributed to the Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA) in recent years, will receive the print quarterly magazine as a stewardship gift in gratitude for their support. Yet, no ADA dollars were used to create, publish or mail the magazine. Rather, the magazine is funded by a variety of resources, including reader donations, parish subsidies, grants and sponsorships.

Anyone who wishes to receive a print copy of the next issue of The Valley Catholic Magazine is invited to register with their local parish or support the mission of the Diocese by making a gift to the ADA.