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...

Diocesan Pastoral Response for Immigrants facing Expedited Removal

Dear Brother Priests, Deacons and Ministerial Colleagues, Attached is the Diocesan Pastoral Response for our immigrant brothers and sisters who may be facing "expedited removal." Many of you have called asking about what should and can we do to help people facing...

Disposing of Old Holy Oils

Ideally, the Holy Oils given to each parish by the Bishop at the Chrism Mass are completely consumed through their normal use in anointings during the year. The new oil received at the current year's Chrism Mass replaces the oil from the previous year. When there is...

2017 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 2017 Easter Triduum | Holy Thursday - April 13| Good Friday - April...

Special intercession for Good Friday 2017

Each Triduum, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath offers a special intercession to be used during the Good Friday liturgy. This year, he asks that all parishes in the Diocese of San Jose include the following intercession in the Solemn Intercessions for the Celebration of the...

Coordinating a Response and Resources for the Immigrant Community

Greetings from Father Jon Pedigo, Director of Projects for Peace and Justice May the God of Journey and Conversion bless you this Lenten Season. I want to get right to the point: many of our sisters and brothers in the immigrant community are feeling incredibly...

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath’s Statement on Immigration (Spanish)

No es exagerado decir que la mayoría de los estadounidenses son descendientes de inmigrantes o refugiados. De hecho, muchos de nuestros conciudadanos fueron inmigrantes. La historia de Estados Unidos es una historia de bienvenida y de nueva esperanza. Ya sea para los...