February 16 to February 18, 2018

Organized by the DSJ Vocations Office (408-983-0155)

Find out if God is calling you to the priesthood. Meet the priests and seminarians of San Jose. Experience their life and get your questions, doubts, concerns answered. Meet other men like you who are discerning. The cost is an open heart and mind.

Requirements: Single Catholic male, 18 years and older, recommended by any priest in our diocese. Come and talk to Fr. Tito here.

This retreat is also normally required for those who are looking to apply to the Diocese of San Jose.

To Sign up please fill out an interest form at http://bit.ly/DSJVRETREATS and we will contact you.


Diocesan Mass and Reception
for the Sanctity of Human Life

February 22 at 7:00 pm
St. Mary of the Immaculate Heart
Los Gatos

Fr. Rick Rodoni will celebrate the semi-annual Mass for the Sanctity of Human Life on Thursday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. 

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception 
Los Gatos, CA 95030

You are warmly invited to join the reception following. You are invited to bring an appetizer or dessert dish to share at the Potluck immediately following the Mass. Dishes are welcome, but not required.  Bring your families and friends as we celebrate LIFE!

40 Days for Life Events

February 14 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

40 Days for Life Spring Campaign runs February 14 to March 25. 40 Days is a peaceful pro-life effort of volunteer pray-ers, committed to protecting women and their unborn children. The campaign consists of Prayer and Fasting, Community Outreach and Peaceful Vigil.


Planned Parenthood, 1691 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 

For more information:  https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/san-jose-east/


Planning a Christian Funeral ~ Presenter is Fr. Chris Bennett, Pastor at St. Christopher Parish

Are you interested in learning more about planning your funeral?  You are welcome to attend this workshop on Wednesday, February 21st from 7:00pm-8:00pm at Holy Family Parish, 4848 Pearl Ave, San Jose, 95136 in the Community Center building to the left of the Parish Office.

Hospitality is at 6:30pm with light refreshments.  RSVP’s are appreciated but not necessary.

650-428-3730 or email cemeteryinfo@dsj.org


Jesus Prayer & the 12 Steps for Spiritual Health

Free Event - Next Session Feb. 25, 2018 ~ St. Lucy Parish, Campbell

How do the 12 Steps found in many Anonymous Rehab Programs affect our Spiritual life? How can we grow into total dependence on God and not a dependence on things of this world? How can healthy detachments lead me to holy union with God?

Fr. Kevin Joyce will explore these questions in comparing the 12 Steps Program with our own spiritual journey.

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Volunteer Training for Detention Ministry

 Feb. 17, 2018   7 - 9pm at The Chancery

Detention Ministry training session for brand new volunteers for the Santa Clara County Correctional Facilities.



Holy Family Post Valentine's Dinner Dance
4848 Pearl Ave., San Jose, CA  95136
Sat. Feb. 17, 2018, 6:30-11:00 PM
Prepaid tickets $35. by February 1st
NO ticket sale at the door. Music by D.J Earl

Save the Date! Free childcare available




Three DSJ Seminarians Move One Step Closer to Priesthood

Newly ordained deacons Reverend Mr. Francis Kalaw, Reverend Mr. Edgar Elamparo and Reverend Mr. Eric Piczon join Diocese of Sacramento Auxiliary Bishop Myron J. Cotta, D.D., and Diocese of San Jose Director of Vocations and Seminarians Father Joe Kim after the Ordination Mass. Photo by Jen Vasquez

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