Council of Religious


The Council of Religious of the diocese of San Jose consists of men and women religious from different congregations, ethnicities, and ministerial backgrounds. The members of the council all live and minister in the Diocese of San Jose in different capacities.

The Council of Religious acts as an advisory body to the Delegate of Religious and is also a consultative body to the Bishop in matters pertaining the role of religious women and men in the mission of the Diocese.

The council assists in the planning of activities for members of religious institutes as well as to matters related to the retirement fund for religious. They also help organize the yearly Open House of all religious with the Bishop as the Jubilee Celebration for Religious. The council meets periodically, and membership is by appointment.


Sr. Ana Maria Chavolla, MESST
815 S. Daniel Way
San Jose, CA 95128

Mother Maria de la Revelacioń Castañeda, SSVM
2800 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA  95050

Sr. Catherine Dang, LHC
368 Neilson Ct.
San Jose, CA  95111

Sr. Ellen Hess, VDMF
3365 19th St.
San Francisco, CA  94110   

Sr. Donna Maria Moses OP 
St. Simon Convent
1820 Grant Road
Los Altos, CA  94024

Brother Charles Muscat CS
580E Jackson Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Br. Steve O’Neil SM
Marianist Center
22683 Alcalde Road
Cupertino CA 95014-3903

Rev. Mario Prietto, SJ
Bellarmine College Preparatory
960 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA  95126-1215

Rev. Roberto Rodriguez, MM
23000 Cristo Rey Dr.
Los Altos, CA 94024

Sr. Xuan Lan Vu Luu, DHM
3473 Rubion Dr.
San Jose, CA 95148