We are pleased to announce the upcoming 40th Anniversary of the Diocese of San Jose, founded on March 18, 1981, the eve of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph. The year long Jubilee celebration will begin on November 28, 2020, and close on November 21, 2021.
The Jubilee celebrates our history and summons us all to carry out the church mission with renewed faith, hope, and charity. Still the youngest diocese in California, our local Church is called to continue “Journeying Together in Hope” in the
midst of uncertainties, “for in hope we were saved” and “hope that sees for itself is not hope” (Romans 8:24).
o Jubilee theme: Journeying Together in Hope
o Jubilee song: Sumus Ecclesia by Gregory Dale Schultz
Jubilee prayer: (In progress)
o Jubilee logo: The road flowing out from the number 40 symbolizes how the past 40 years are just the beginning of our journey.
Major Jubilee Events
o Nov. 28, 2020: Opening Mass, 11:00 am, at Our Lady
of Peace, Santa Clara
o Jan. 27, 2021: Anniversary of the announcement of the Diocese of San Jose establishment
o Mar. 18, 2021: Anniversary Mass
o May 1, 2021: Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker Mass
o Aug. 11, 2021: Feast of Saint
o Nov. 21, 2021: Closing Mass
Anniversary Information Portal
We have created a 40th anniversary webpage – www.dsj.org/40th-anniversary/ - where we will
be collecting and displaying the Diocese history, stories, historical
images, oral history videos,
and upcoming events.
Jubilee Planning Team
Fr. Ritche Bueza, Fr. Hao Dinh (chair), Anabella Estrada, Marie Galetto, Anne Grycz, Sr. Ellen
Hess VDMF, Sr. Sharon McMillan SNDdeN, Fr. Ernesto Orci, Susan Pershon,
Fr. Cuong Phan,
Cynthia Shaw, Caroline Sliney, Sandra Torres, Linda Tully (co-chair).