God Beyond the Grave

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception - Hofmann Center 219 Bean Avenue, Los Gatos,, CA

A retreat day for those grieving the loss of a loved one, recent or long ago. You are invited to a day of reflection encountering the presence of God in your daily life in the midst of grieving. The day will include prayer, reflection, an opportunity to share, if you wish, and a closing mass […]

Moving to a Year-Round RCIA Process

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception - Hofmann Center 219 Bean Avenue, Los Gatos,, CA

Why an ongoing, year-round catechumenate is important to your parish •    What we mean when we say “year-round” •    How to implement an ongoing, year-round process using baby steps •    How to build a team for a year-round catechumenate •    Understanding mystagogy in a year round catechumenate •    What the long-term implications are of moving […]

ECUADOR – Summer 2016 Trip Info Meeting

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception - Hofmann Center 219 Bean Avenue, Los Gatos,, CA

Twice a year, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception (Los Gatos) offers a wonderful opportunity to participate in a 10-day Immersion Trip to the Working Boys Center (WBC) in Ecuador. This summer’s trip, from June 5 – 15, is not yet full. This trip offers a unique opportunity to participate and learn more about the […]

Getting to Know: American Muslims and Their Faith

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception - Hofmann Center 219 Bean Avenue, Los Gatos,, CA

We are delighted to welcome Maha Elgenaidi, Chief Executive Officer Islamic Networks Group (ING), to be with us for this educational opportunity. The presentation will include basic terminology and demographics of Muslims in the United States and the world. Ms. Elgenaida will describe the major beliefs and practices of Islam, including key Muslim holidays, and […]

Having Faith During Difficult Times

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception - Hofmann Center 219 Bean Avenue, Los Gatos,, CA

St. Mary Parish and Catholic Cemeteries present: A Conversation: Jesus is the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE. How has faith helped me find the Way, the Truth and the Life at difficult times in my life experience, know the truth of my own giftedness and that of others, and live life more fully in […]

"DO WHAT MATTERS!" Faith Formation for a New Age

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception - Hofmann Center 219 Bean Avenue, Los Gatos,, CA

A new two-day training experience for church leaders developed by Vibrant Faith Learn: • How are faithful Christian disciples formed today? • What sustains them through a lifetime? • How can parishes make a real difference? This training supports the Evangelization Initiative of the Diocese of San Jose. For: Pastors and Staff, Children's Ministry Team, […]

"DO WHAT MATTERS!" Faith Formation for a New Age

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception - Hofmann Center 219 Bean Avenue, Los Gatos,, CA

A new two-day training experience for church leaders developed by Vibrant Faith Learn: • How are faithful Christian disciples formed today? • What sustains them through a lifetime? • How can parishes make a real difference? This training supports the Evangelization Initiative of the Diocese of San Jose. For: Pastors and Staff, Children's Ministry Team, […]