Temporary Liturgical Adaptations during the 2017/2018 Flu/Cold Season

The Public Health Officer of Santa Clara County has again requested that we make a number of temporary adaptations to our celebrations of the Eucharist, so as to foster the health of our worshipping communities and also of the wider community.  Given the anticipated increase of the flu throughout the Diocese in upcoming weeks, I […]

Dispensation from Abstinence for The First Day of the Lunar New Year, Feb 16, 2018

I am pleased to inform you that Bishop Patrick J. McGrath has granted a dispensation from the Lenten discipline of abstinence from meat to all the faithful of the Diocese of San Jose who will be observing Friday, February 16, the first day of the Asian New Year. I would ask that word of this […]

Conversion: Following the Call of Christ Bishop Patrick J. McGrath’s 2017 Christmas Message

Spanish December 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters, During Advent, we celebrate the in-breaking of the Lord into human history – anticipating His Coming at the end of time as we reflect upon His Birth long ago. As we approach Christmas, we remain watchful that, while looking to the events of Bethlehem long ago, we may […]

2017 Giám Mục Giáo Mùa Vọng Thông điệp

  English Tháng 12 năm 2017 Anh chị em thân mến, Trong Mùa Vọng, chúng ta mừng mầu nhiệm Chúa đi vào lịch sử nhân loại – trông đợi Chúa đến vào thời sau hết trong khi chúng ta suy niệm về biến cố Giáng Sinh của Ngài thời xưa. Khi Lễ Giáng Sinh gần […]

2017 Mensaje Pre-Navideño del Obispo McGrath

  English   Diciembre de 2017 Queridos hermanos y hermanas, Durante el Adviento, celebramos la venida del Señor en la historia humana – anticipando su venida al final de los tiempos, mientras reflexionamos sobre su Nacimiento hace mucho tiempo. A medida que nos acercamos a la Navidad, seguimos observando que, mientras miramos, los acontecimientos de […]

2017 Christmas Mass Schedule

    The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose wishes you a Blessed Christmas and invites you to Christmas Mass. Please click on the city to find a parish or your parish’s Christmas Mass schedule: Alviso | Campbell | Cupertino | Gilroy | Los Altos | Los Gatos | Milpitas | Morgan Hill | Mountain […]

St. Lawrence Academy – Stratford Announcement

Dear Friends, Before and after the closure of Saint Lawrence Academy in 2016, the Parish and the Diocese pursued numerous options to attempt to utilize the high school facilities within our Catholic School system.  Sadly, we were unsuccessful in these efforts. Once it was clear that we could no longer sustain a Catholic School on […]

Declaración del Obispo de San José, Patrick J. McGrath

Hacemos eco de los sentimientos de los Obispos de California y de los Estados Unidos al expresar nuestra decepción con la decisión de rescindir la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés). Hacemos un llamado al Congreso para aprobar leyes que protejan a estos jóvenes, muchos de los […]

Bishop McGrath Statement on Rescinding of DACA

Spanish September 5, 2017 We echo the sentiments of the Bishops of California and the United States in expressing our disappointment with the decision to rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). We call upon Congress to pass laws that protect these young people, many for whom the United States is the only place they […]