The Upstanders Free Virtual Film Screening with Interactive Q&A

The Upstanders Free Virtual Film Screening with Interactive Q&A: Monday, October 25 at 5:30 pm, for our next Free Virtual Film Screening: THE UPSTANDERS with Interactive Q&A .The Upstander film is about resilience and the power of connection causing us all to examine our behavior, inspiring us to do better, be better, and stand up against victimization and cyber-bullying. Free reservations for this online screening will be available shortly. A faith-filled panel will be live after the film’s screening. We hope you can join us on October 25.

Active Listening

 Andy T. Pham Good listening involves you being attentive to a person’s words. Great listening or active listening requires you being attentive to a person’s emotional state and needs. Active listening goes beyond the words themselves and focuses on the reasoning for...

Elementary Teacher for the 2023- 24 school year, St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School

St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School is seeking a full-time Elementary Teacher for the 2023- 24 school year. St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School is located in Santa Clara, serving 100 students in grades TK– 8th. Interested candidates should review the job description and qualifications below and contact Christine Frea at

Mission: St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School challenges students from diverse backgrounds to grow academically and emotionally within a supportive Catholic community. Our school fosters individuality and active learning, helping children thrive now and in the future.

Position Description:  As a full-time classroom teacher, you will be responsible for the planning, implementation, and assessment of an academic program that follows the Diocesan, California Common Core, and school standards.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a full-time instructor of the curriculum and collaborate with an instructional assistant.
  • Be supportive of a faith-filled Catholic environment in both words and actions.
  • Maintain and demonstrate strong classroom management skills in accordance with the school’s philosophy and classroom rules to support a productive learning environment.
  • Provide instruction for students with diverse learning needs, including accelerated learners, and have a willingness to implement the necessary accommodations in order to help them be successful.
  • Integrate technology into the curriculum regularly to enhance student learning.
  • Cover assigned staff duties, including recess supervision, as well as other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the school administration.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality over student and institutional information.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s is preferred.
  • A valid CA teaching credential is preferred
  • Have a strong work ethic and a passion for Catholic education.

Salary Range: $61,000 – $97,000 per year based on education and experience.

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Christine Frea at

Middle School Social Studies and ELA Teacher – St. Mary School – Gilroy, CA

St. Mary School is looking to hire a full-time middle school English Language Arts/Social Studies teacher for the 2023-2024 school year.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement, monitor, and assess an academic program consistent with Diocesan and local site goals, philosophies, and California Common Core Standards
  • Teach 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Social Studies and 7th Grade ELA.
  • Manage homeroom responsibilities and activities for one middle school class.
  • Strong classroom management skills for students in grades 6-8
  • Excellent technology skills and proficiency in integrating technology into the curriculum regularly to enhance student learning.
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and administration to assess and address student and professional needs.
  • Participate in curricular and extra-curricular school programs, assessment and development activities, student supervision, and meetings.
  • Communicate regularly with parents regarding standards, objectives, and student progress within the instructional program.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Carry out all assigned faculty/staff duties in a professional manner.


 Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A valid CA teaching credential is required; however, if a candidate does not presently have a valid CA teaching credential, he or she will be required to obtain one within a time period prescribed by the Diocese of San Jose.
  • 2-5 years of teaching experience is preferred.
  • An affinity for working with children, especially the understanding of developmental stages within this age group.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and a passion for the formation of young minds, hearts, and spirits;
  • Possess a genuine willingness to grow and to be an active collaborator.
  • Ability to integrate technology into education/curriculum regularly to enhance student learning.


How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to school Principal, Marcee Ervin at

Salary Range: $61,000 – $97,000 per year based on education and experience.



In Memoriam: Maria de Jesus Cantú, mother of Bishop Oscar Cantú

It is with deep sadness that I inform you about the passing of Maria de Jesus Cantú (Durón), mother of Bishop Oscar Cantú, who entered eternal life on Monday, September 18, 2023 in Houston, TX.

Maria de Jesus was born on January 11, 1934, in Villa Aldama, a small town on the outskirts of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She is the third of six siblings, Josefina +, Jose +, Pedro + Alicia + and Mague. She married Ramiro Cantú + and together formed a beautiful family of eight children: Leticia, Ramiro, Luciano, Maria, Oscar, Nancy, Ricardo, and Juan.

Maria de Jesus, who was lovingly called Mary, was a pious woman and devoted to the Virgin of Guadalupe. She dedicated herself to the ministry of the Hispanic community at her parish, Holy Name Church in the near northside of Houston, Texas. Her husband, Ramiro, worked as a machinist. Together, they saw their children grow up and taught them with faith, hard work, and love. Maria led a very active and committed life in her parish, helping everyone who needed it. She and her husband belonged to the Christian Family Movement and celebrated family with great pride.

Maria dedicated her life to her eight children, many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She mentored countless young women who moved into the parish community. Her wisdom inspired anyone who asked her for advice and maintained a healthy sense of humor.

Her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family are infinitely grateful for your prayers and expressions of condolences. May Maria rest in peace with the Lord.

A vigil service will be celebrated Friday, September 22, 6:00 p.m., at Holy Name Catholic Church, Houston, Texas.

The Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m. at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston, Texas (1111 St Joseph Pkwy, Houston, TX 77002)


Con profunda tristeza les informamos sobre el fallecimiento de María de Jesús Cantú (Durón), madre del Obispo Oscar Cantú, quien nació a la vida eterna el Lunes, 18 de Septiembre, 2023 en Houston, TX.

Maria de Jesus nació el 11 de enero de 1934 en Villa Aldama, un pequeño pueblo en las afueras de Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, México. Es la tercera de seis hermanos, Josefina+, Jose+, Maria+, Pedro+ Alicia+ y Mague. Contrajo matrimonio con Ramiro Cantu y formaron una hermosa familia de ocho hijos: Leticia, Ramiro, Luciano, Maria, Oscar, Nancy, Ricardo, y Juan.

Maria de Jesus, a quien cariñosamente le decían Mary, fue una mujer piadosa y devota de la Virgen de Guadalupe. Entregada al ministerio de la comunidad hispana en su parroquia del Santo Nombre (Holy Name Parish) en la ciudad de Houston, TX. Su esposo, Ramiro, trabajaba como operario de maquina haciendo herramienta especial. Juntos vieron crecer a sus hijos y los educaban con fe, disciplina, y amor. Mary llevaba una vida muy activa y comprometida en su parroquia, ayudando a toda persona que lo necesitaba. Maria y Ramiro pertenecían al Movimiento Familiar Cristiano y celebraban con mucho orgullo a la familia.

Maria dedico su vida a sus ocho hijos, muchos nietos y bisnietos. Acompañaba con amistad a las mujeres nuevas en la parroquia, para que se sintieran en casa. Mantenía siempre un buen sentido del humor y con sabias palabras y poemas, inspiraba a todo aquel que le pidiera un consejo.

Sus hijos, nietos, bisnietos y demás familia agradecen infinitamente sus oraciones y muestras de condolencias. Que descanse en Paz la mama Pajarita que feliz vio volar alto a su hermosa descendencia.

¡Descanse en Paz!

La vigilia se celebrara el viernes, 22 septiembre, a las 6:00 p.m., en Holy Name Catholic Church, Houston, Texas.

La Misa de Exequias será celebrada el sábado 23 de septiembre a las 10:00 de la mañana el Co-Catedral del Sagrado Corazón en Houston, Texas (The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart ) 1111 St Joseph Pkwy, Houston, TX 77002.