One in a series of Priest Interviews

is with our pastor, Father Tito

 

http://tvc.dsj.org/2018/04/10/priest-interview-father-tito-cartagenas/

 

All are welcome to attend the AL-ANON Family Group meetings that
gather here on Sunday evenings in the Yellow Room off the
Vestibule in our church. Newcomers please arrive by 7pm. The
regular meeting is from 7:30pm-8:30pm. Al-Anon is for those with
family or friends who are problem drinkers. This is a division of
Alcoholics Anonymous. The coordinator on Sunday evenings is Ed B.

2018 ADA APPEAL - GOAL is $70,000

ADA Update          

We have surpassed our parish goal of $70,000. 

Many thanks for your participation in this Appeal. Every gift is valued and respectfully used. It is not too late! Please consider a pledge, payable through December 2018 or a one time gift. Envelopes are on a table in the Vestibule for your convenience. May God continue to bless you and all our wonderful parishioners, and our diocesan faith community, and thank you for continued care and support!

Please remember that any amount over our goal comes back to our parish 100%

If you are unable to financially give, we would still appreciate your pledge card returned. Prayers are most appreciated for the success of this Annual Diocesan Appeal, and can be noted on your pledge card. If you have any questions, please contact our Pastor Fr. Tito, at the Parish Office 408-264-3600 or our ADA Chairman, Richard Pfaff 408-265-7902.

 

2018 ADA PRAYER

Loving God, we thank You for calling us together.

In You, we are one.

Help us to remember that united, we are called to love and to serve one another through the generous sharing of our Time, Talent, and Treasure.

Please bless our efforts and help us to grow as a community of faith.

Give us the grace so we may generously support the Annual Diocesan Appeal and faithfully do the work of Your Church.

Amen.  

 For more information:  https://www.dsj.org/ways-to-give/annual-diocesan-appeal/


 

A Note from our Bishop

February 9, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation for your ongoing support of the Diocese of San Jose.  Without your gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure, the variety of pastoral projects that serve our community here in Santa Clara County and beyond would not be possible.

Each year, we join hands as 54 parishes and missions of the Diocese as one Church to express our faith and to combine our gifts to help build up the Reign of God here in this portion of the Lord's vineyard.  The Annual Diocesan Appeal supports ministries and services to all parishes and the local community.  It also gives parishes the opportunity to raise significant funds by earning rebates over each parish's own parish goal, giving them the ability to better minister to their local communities.

During this past year, we have inaugurated a new Department for Evangelization, which comprises the work that had previously been done by the Office for Pastoral Services.  The focus of the Department is in encounter and accompaniment of the people entrusted to our care and to spreading the Good News, sharing the joy of the Gospel with all.  Your continued support will also further the work of our Offices of Youth and Young Adults, Faith Formation, and aid our Office for Vocations in recruiting and preparing men to serve our local Church as priests for many decades to come.

I am grateful to all who have already given to this year's ADA.  If you have not had a chance to make a gift, I hope that you will view the video below to see how your gift supports your parish and the ministries of the Diocese of San Jose. 

I join with you in looking toward a future that is even brighter as we share the joy of knowing the Lord Jesus and walking together with Him.

Please know that you and your family remain in my daily Mass and prayers.

With every best wish and kind regard, I remain,

Sincerely yours,
Bishop McGrath Signature -png
Patrick J. McGrath
Bishop of San Jose

 

Bishop McGrath Statement on Rescinding of DACA

By Diocese of San Jose on September 5, 2017

We echo the sentiments of the Bishops of California and the United States in expressing our disappointment with the decision to rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).  We call upon Congress to pass laws that protect these young people, many for whom the United States is the only place they have ever known.

We also ask Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform, to fix our broken system and, in so doing, to place the unification of families as a priority.

Working with Catholic Charities, the Diocese of San Jose will continue to offer outreach, support and encouragement to all who are affected by policies and laws that touched so many of our people.

I conclude by quoting today's statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: "As people of faith, we say to DACA youth - regardless of your immigration status, you are children of God and welcome in the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church supports you and will advocate for you."

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath


 

From the Office of the Bishop

From the USCCB website:

USCCB President and Domestic Justice Chairman Call for Prayer and Unity in Response to Deadly Charlottesville Attack

 

August 13, 2017

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, are calling on all people of goodwill to join in prayer and unity today in response to yesterday's violent protest and deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Full statement follows:

 "As we learn more about the horrible events of yesterday, our prayer turns today, on the Lord's Day, to the people of Charlottesville who offered a counter example to the hate marching in the streets. Let us unite ourselves in the spirit of hope offered by the clergy, people of faith, and all people of good will who peacefully defended their city and country. 

We stand against the evil of racism, white supremacy and neo-nazism. We stand with our sisters and brothers united in the sacrifice of Jesus, by which love's victory over every form of evil is assured.  At Mass, let us offer a special prayer of gratitude for the brave souls who sought to protect us from the violent ideology displayed yesterday. Let us especially remember those who lost their lives.  Let us join their witness and stand against every form of oppression."