With great sadness, we notify you that Bishop Emeritus Patrick Joseph McGrath passed away Sunday, May 7, 2023.
Bishop PJ was loved by so many who knew him and the Diocese was blessed by his ministry as our bishop for 20 years (1999-2019). Let us offer our prayers for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his family and his friends.
Through the intercession of St. Joseph, St. Clare, and all the Saints, may God bless Bishop P.J. with eternal rest from his labors and bless our Diocese of San José with consolation and peace. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
Donations in Bishop McGrath’s memory may be made to the Diocesan Priests’ Retirement Fund, the Lay Leadership Scholarship Fund or the Catholic School Tuition Assistance Fund online at https://www.givecentral.org/PJTribute.
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Most Reverend Patrick J. McGrath
Bishop Emeritus of San José
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