As we prepare for our Diocesan Synod 2023, Bishop Cantu has asked that all Catholics in the diocese to join in praying for the success of our diocesan synod and for the growth and deepening of the Catholic faith in our diocese.

Our 50th Jubilee of the Diocese of San Jose in 2031 happily coincides with the 500th anniversary of Mary’s appearance and message to St. Juan Diego, which set in motion an unimaginable, unforeseen, dynamic evangelization of the Americas where previously response to the Gospel message had been rather limited. Through her presence, message, and intercession, the Gospel message spread deeply and broadly.

Through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, let us ask the Lord to guide us and to accompany us, to give us renewed strength and determination in facing the challenges ahead as we proclaim and live the Gospel.


The following four pillars, the four marks of the Church, will guide our consultation, discernment and planning process.



To embrace and tangibly demonstrate the unity of our Church across the entire Diocese


Para adoptary demostrar concretamentela unidadde nuestra Iglesia en toda la Diócesis.


Duy trìvàthểhiện khéo léo sựhiệp nhất của Giáo Hội trong cảGiáo phận.



To inspire and form the faithful in becoming disciples of Jesus Christ


Para inspirar y formar a los fieles aque se conviertan en discípulos de Jesucristo.


Đểthúc đẩy vàđào tạo người giáo dân trởthành môn đệChúa Giê-su Ki-tô.



To increase the faithful’s encounter of Santa Clara County’s unique diversity, and to leverage such diversity (ethnic, age, social-economic, etc.) to enrich our local Church


Para aumentar el encuentro de los fieles con la diversidad única del Condado de Santa Clara y aprovechar dicha diversidad (étnico, de edad, socioeconómico, etc.) para enriquecer nuestra Iglesia local.


Đểgia tăng sựhiều biết vàcảm nhận tính cách đa dạng/đa văn hóa của Quận hạt Santa Clara vàdùng tích cách đa dạng/đa văn hóa này (sắc tộc, tuổi tác, hoàn cảnh kinh tếvàxãhội) đểlàm cho Giáo Hội thêm phong phúởđịa phương vàkhắp nơi.



To become primarily outward-looking in order to evangelize individuals, families and our culture.


Para ante todo tener la mirada hacia afuera para evangelizar a las personas, las familias,y a nuestra cultura.


Đểcho các sinh hoạt mục vụcủa chúng ta hướng ra bên ngoài ngõhầu cóthểtruyền báTin mừng cho mọi người vàmọi gia đình cũng nhưmọi sắc dân.



  • Oct 20th: Nearly all 26 schools have completed their consultations sessions and only handful have yet to submit their summary worksheet. 37 of our parishes have completed their consultations sessions. The remaining parishes are in process of completing their session.
  • Oct 6th: All delegates have received their invitation to the general assembly on January 27-29, 2023 at Santa Clara University and are confirming their participation.

Pastoral Letters and Articles

  • Bishop Cantú’s letter on Renewing our Mission as One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church. Download English | Spanish | Vietnamese

Diocesan Synod Novena

Our SYNOD 2023 is centered in the Eucharist, the summit of our Christian prayer. In the Real of Presence of Christ, we are nourished and strengthened as a Church, the Body of Christ, to be ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC, and APOSTOLIC. With this in mind, we invoke the power of the Holy Spirit to guide our diocesan Synod by praying a Novena as one diocese.

Our Diocesan Novena for our Synod will happen on nine consecutive Sundays, the Day of the Lord. It will commence on this Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2022, and conclude on January 29, 2023.

Diocesan Synod Novena - English
Sínodo Diocesano Novena - Español
Diocesan Synod Novena - Vietnamese

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about the synod process and what it means for Catholics in the diocese.

Frequently Asked Questions Diocesan Synod 2023
Diez Preguntas Frecuentes Sobre el Sínodo Diocesano de 2023
Muời Câu Hỏi Thường Được Đặt Ra về Công Nghị năm 2023 của Giáo Phận