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 […]

US Bishops Statement on Labor Day

This Labor Day, we find ourselves at a time of kairos, a moment of crisis as well as opportunity. Over the past year, Pope Francis has drawn our attention to problems in the world of work that seek to undermine our understanding of the dignity of the person and threaten the stability of society. The […]

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath’s Statement on Recent Events in Charlottesville, Virginia

Tolerance is one of founding principles of the United States.  It is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, which declared: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  […]

Statement on Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale Update

As you are aware, it was announced on June 30, 2017 that The Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale would not reopen for the 2017-2018 school year due to a significant decline in enrollment. It was the intent of the Diocese at the time of this announcement to maintain the operation of the Toddler and Pre-K programs […]

Father Jon G. Pedigo Appointed to Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Father Jon G. Pedigo Appointed to Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Effective July 1, 2017, Bishop McGrath has appointed Father Jon Pedigo to Catholic Charities of Santa Clara, where he has assumed the role of Director for Advocacy and Community Engagement.  In doing so, Father Pedigo continues his work on behalf of projects for […]

Statement on Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale

It is with great regret that the Diocese of San Jose announces that Catholic Academy of Sunnyvale (CAS) will no longer be operating as an elementary school, K-8, due to insufficient students enrolled. We are deeply sorry for the disruption to our community of families and staff, and most particularly our students. THE PRESCHOOL IS […]

Appointment of Diocesan Chief Development Officer

Spanish MEMORANDUM To:         Clergy, Religious and Lay Leaders From:    Bishop Patrick J. McGrath Re:        Appointment of Diocesan Chief Development Officer Date:     June 28, 2017 I am pleased to announce that Joseph Naylor will join the Diocese of San Jose as the Chief Development Officer (CDO) on July 24, 2017. With Bill Matthews’ […]

U.S. Bishops Chairman Calls Senate to “Reject Changes” to Social Safety Net

June 27, 2017 WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, has provided a more detailed critique of the Senate “discussion draft” health care bill, dubbed the “Better Care Reconciliation Act” (BCRA). “Removing vital coverage for those most in need is not the answer […]