Bishop McGrath’s Remark on Archbishop Mitty’s 17 Minute Walkout

From Bishop McGrath on the occasion of the 17-Minute Walkout to Commemorate the Killings In Parkland, FL. Archbishop Mitty High School March 14, 2018 I must begin my brief words by thanking you for this observance and for inviting me to be part of it. There is absolutely no place I would rather be than […]

2018 Easter Triduum Schedule

Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. For they did not yet understand the scripture that he had to rise from the dead. John 20:8-9 2018 Easter Triduum | Holy Thursday – March 29| Good Friday – March 30 | Easter […]

The Time To Act Is Now: Call-In For A Solution for Dreamers

The Catholic Bishops of California fervently appeal to each of you, as the elected Senators and Representatives of our California Congressional delegation:  Please step up now to protect the “Dreamers,” our young sisters and brothers from deportation.  Provide them a path to citizenship.  Maintain existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors. On Monday February 26th […]

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 […]