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UPCOMING EVENTS

Men’s Discernment Group
Meets monthly
Please contact the Vocations Office for more information

Retreat Day for Young Adult Women: Calming the Storm
October 21 | Poor Clare Monastery, Los Altos Hills
For women discerning marriage or consecrated life
See Retreat Website

 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Download printable 17-18 Vocations Calendar (updated 9/14/17)

2017

October 21 | Day Retreat for Young Adult Women

November 5-11 | National Vocations Awareness Week

November 17 | 5th Grade Fall Field Trip to St. Patrick’s Seminary
(Please contact the Vocations Office for more information)

2018

February 4, 2018 | World Day for Consecrated Life

February 16-18, 2018 | Discernment Retreat for Men

TBD Spring 2018 | Weekend Retreat for Young Adult Women

TBD Spring 2018 | 5th Grade Spring Field Trip to St. Patrick’s Seminary
(Please contact the Vocations Office for more information)

April 20 – 22, 2018 | 40 Hours Prayer for Vocations
Carmelite Monastery, Santa Clara

April 22, 2018 | World Day of Prayer for Vocations

May TBD | Revs vs Sems Basketball Challenge
SCU Leavey Center

May 19, 2018 | Ordination to the Diaconate
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, San Jose

June 2, 2018 | Ordination to the Priesthood
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, San Jose

July 9-12, 2018 (tentative) | Quo Vadis Retreat (incoming 9th – 12th grade boys)

 


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Do you enjoy hanging out with priest, religious, seminarians, teens, and/or families?  Would you like to help the next generation discover their vocation?

We are in need of volunteers for a wide variety of events throughout the year.  No experience or specific skills required, just a joyful zeal to serve!  Volunteer opportunities include Saints in the City, Faith Formation Conference, REVS vs. SEMS40 Hours Prayer for Vocations, retreats, smaller meetings/events, and more.

If you are interested in volunteering at any of our events, please sign up at http://j.mp/dsjvpray to receive more information.

 


SEMINARIAN UPDATE

ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE | April 22, 2017 

On April 22, 2017, several of our seminarians were ordained to the Diaconate at St. Pius Church in Redwood City.  As transitional deacons, this is one of their final steps before being ordained priests for the Diocese of San Jose.

Photos and Videos from the Mass of Ordination to the Diaconate

ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD | June 3, 2017

On June 3, 2017, Fr. Gabriel Lee and Fr. Khoa Vu were ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of San Jose.

See photos and videos from the Mass of Ordination to the Priesthood

June 20, 2017 Valley Catholic on our newest priests: Valley Catholic 6/20/17

REV. JAE BIN GABRIEL LEE

is the son of Won Hee Lee and Kyung Ryu Choi, and has one younger sister.

Born in South Korea, he immigrated to the United States in junior high school, and converted to the Catholic faith during high school. Deacon Gabriel attended Sierra High School in Santa Clara, San Jose City College, and St. Patrick’s Seminary. His home parish is Holy Korean Martyrs, and he served his Pastoral Year at Sacred Heart Parish in Saratoga.

Now 27 years old, Father Gabriel desires to become a priest “to be able to help people through Sacraments and serve the communities.”

Bishop McGrath has assigned him to begin his priestly ministry at St. Frances Cabrini Church in San Jose.

REV. KHOA DANG VU

is the son of Sim Van Vu and Linda Kim Dang, and is the eldest of five children. He is the nephew of Father Lieu Vu who was ordained for the Diocese in 1991. His parents emigrated from Vietnam through the sponsorship of Holy Family Parish in San Jose.

Father Khoa was born and raised San Jose. He attended Oak Grove High School in San Jose, UC Davis, and St. Patrick’s Seminary. His home parish is Our Lady of La Vang, and he served his Pastoral Year at St. Nicholas and St. Williams in Los Altos.

Now 28 years old, Father Khoa is grateful to his parents, grandparents, siblings, uncles, aunts, cousins, and the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement at Our Lady of La Vang for helping to shape his calling to the priesthood. “My hope and dream is just to be able to do the work of the Lord entrusted to me to the best of my ability. There is nothing more satisfying than working for the Lord in the vineyard. I hope to always do according to God’s will.”

Bishop McGrath has assigned him to begin his priestly ministry at St. Francis of Assisi Church in San Jose.

[Learn more about our DSJ Seminarians]


REVS vs. SEMS

12th ANNUAL REVS vs. SEMS: TBD 2018

Going on its 12th year, REVS vs. SEMS is a fun night for families and friends to cheer on their favorite priests and seminarians in an epic basketball game.

The 2018 game will be held in May to accomodate schedules for participating dioceses.  Check back for updates Fall 2017! www.dsj.org/basketball

11th ANNUAL REVS vs. SEMS: February 3, 2017

Thank you Immaculate Heart Radio for broadcasting the game and to Nic Scott and Jerry Usher from Vocation Boom! for announcing!  Check out www.dsj.org/basketball for the audio broadcast, photos, and player info.

REVS vs. SEMS 2016: 10 YEARS OF SUCCESS

More than 1,700 fans gathered and saw a thrilling contest that lasted two overtimes before being decided with the Sems winning 46-43 for the 10th Annual Revs Sems Basketball Challenge. All proceeds benefit the seminarian summer formation.
View photos of the game here. Video series here.


 PRAY FOR VOCATIONS!

Would you join us in in praying for young men and women discerning their vocation?  Let us pray for peace, clarity, confidence, trust and faith for these young people.  Our Lord did promise us that if we all agreed on a prayer, it would be granted (Matt 18:19).  Let’s ask “the Master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest” (Matt 9:38).

If you would like to add your name to a list of those who will commit to praying for and with these young men and women, please add your name to j.mp/dsjvpray

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VOCATIONS POSTERS

Keep an eye out for these at your parish:

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2016 English Poster Preview

 



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EVENT ARCHIVE

2017

Jan 27 – 29, 2017 | Discernment Retreat for Men
St. Patrick’s Seminary

February 3 | Revs vs Sems Basketball Challenge
SCU Leavey Center

February 5 | World Day for Consecrated Life

March 17 | Spring 5th Grade Field Trip to Seminary
St. Patrick’s Seminary

April 22, 2017 | Diaconate Ordinations
St. Pius Church, Redwood City

2016 ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE

On May 14, 2016, seminarians Gabriel Lee and Khoa Vu became transitional deacons in one of the final steps they take before being ordained priests for the Diocese of San Jose. They were ordained with Deacon Charles Corbalis, Deacon Ray Gans, Deacon Sunny Offorjebe, and Deacon Greg Ortiz, who are now permanent deacons for the Diocese. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Patrick J. McGrath at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph.

[Read the Valley Catholic’s interview of our deacons here]

View photos of the Diaconate Ordination Mass:
DSJ Vocations Flickr
Jen Vazquez Photography

May 5 – 7, 2017 | 40 Hours Prayer for Vocations
Carmelite Monastery, Santa Clara

May 7, 2017 | World Day of Prayer for Vocations

June 3, 2017 | Priestly Ordinations
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, San Jose

June 26 – 28 | Quo Vadis Retreat (incoming 9th – 12th grade boys)

2016

December 1-3, 2016 | Faith Formation Conference & National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM)

November 21 Discernment Day for Young Adult Women

November 18 | Fall 5th Grade Field Trip to Seminary, St. Patrick’s Seminary

November 10, 2016 | Saints in the City 2016: Banquet and Keynote

November 6-12, 2016National Vocations Awareness Week

October 30, 2016 | Priesthood Sunday

40 Hours for the Lord: Eucharistic Adoration for Vocations

Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 17, 2016
Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26, 2015
Carmelite Monastery, Santa Clara, CA
www.dsj.org/40hours
Photos

5th Grade Field Trips to the Seminary 

Monday, April 11, 2016 | St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park
Photos

Monday, November 9, 2015 | St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park
Photos

Monday, April 20, 2015 | St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park
Read about the “Best Field Trip Ever” in the May 12th, 2015 edition of the Valley Catholic

Revs vs Sems 10th Annual Basketball Challenge

February 19, 2016 | Santa Clara University Leavey Center

Discernment Retreat for Men

January 15-17, 2016 | St. Patrick’s Seminary & University

 

 

2015

Saints in the City

November 5, 2015 |  St. Martin’s, Sunnyvale
Dinner honoring young disciples in the Diocese of San Jose
Listen to testimonies given at the dinner:
Molly Bonini, recipient of the Kecharitomene Award
Mrs. Joan Schenck, recipient of the St. John the Baptist Award

“Diamonds in the Rough: Raising Saints in a Secular Society”

November 5, 2015 |  St. Martin’s, Sunnyvale
Keynote Presentation by Mark Hart, Vice President of LifeTeen International
Listen to Mark Hart’s Presentation: Diamonds in the Rough, Mark Hart

Knowing the Will of GodSpiritual Tools in Discerning Marriage or Consecrated Life for Young Adult Women

November 21, 2015 | Poor Clare Monastery, Los Altos Hills

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