Bishop Cantú invites all Healthcare Professionals to a White Mass in their honor on Dec 6th at 9:00 am at Our Lady of Peace parish. This Mass recognizes the ministry of those across our diocese who protect life and care for the ill and dying, such as physicians, nurses, compassionate care minister, ministers of consolation, chaplains, mental health workers, and all in the medical profession.  To register visit Life, Justice, and Peace web page.



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

o 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 Clare Mass

o Nov. 21, 2021: Closing Mass

Anniversary Information Portal

We have created a 40th anniversary webpage – - 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).


Santa Clara County Influenza (Flu) Vaccine: Every person aged 6 months and older needs the flu vaccine, every year. This is especially true this year, with COVID-19 also circulating widely in Santa Clara County. For more info click here

  • Getting vaccinated for the flu will be even more important this year because the symptoms of the flu and the coronavirus are very similar and the two illnesses could be mistaken for each other if someone has not been vaccinated or tested for the virus.
  • If you have health insurance, you can visit your regular doctor.
  • You can input your zip code into HealthMap Vaccine Finder to find all flu shot locations near you. 
  • The county will offer flu vaccinations for free, regardless of insurance or immigration status, at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through mid-December and at all Santa Clara Valley Medical Center clinics and pharmacies.


Marriage & Family virtual Teaching Series
September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Recurring Event (See all)
You are invited!

This virtual series is hosted by the Office of Family Life & Spirituality and Couples for Christ.

When: Wednesdays (Aug 12 – Dec 30) at 7:00 PM
Where: Diocese of San Jose Family Life Facebook



If you missed the Ordination on September 7th, you can access the video here.


FROM GRIEF TO HEALING: A group for the grieving, who seek consolation after the death of a loved one be the death recent or not.

A six-week series -October 13 to November 17, 2020: Tuesdays at 1:00 pm The gathering will be held on-line via Zoom. Participants must be pre-registered in order to receive the Zoom link. No cost to the participants.

Join other people who are mourning for Scripture, prayer, faith sharing and telling your story. Come and be comforted . . .Please call one of the volunteer facilitators listed below to pre-register:

Kathy Myers: Santa Teresa Catholic Church -(408) 476-1514 or email

Dolores Davis: Holy Family Catholic Church -(408) 365-1148 or email

Trinie Gutierrez: Church of the Transfiguration- (408) 267-4248 or email

Food Distribution

The City of San José has launched an online map of food distribution sites in Santa Clara County to ensure there is food for those in need. Due to changes and the timeliness required to provide accurate information, residents can access up-to-date information regarding food distribution every Monday by using the City’s Food distribution map Call 2-1-1, a 24- hour, multi-lingual service  • Text your zip code to 89821  • Call 800-984-3663, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley’s toll-free hotline  or  • Text GETFOOD to 408-455-5181 to request assistance  from Second Harvest.

Information on the All Ages Meals can be found at:

Please note Spanish, Vietnamese and Traditional Chinese versions are all on the same PDF file. To use Virtual Local Assistance Center for food information, go to: https:// For more information on staying safe, how to get food, and how to help including volunteering and donating, please visit

The Valley Catholic

While the print edition of The Valley Catholic is temporarily suspended, the Diocese invites you to explore other avenues to stay connected and informed: news Online—; Website—; Twitter or Instagram—@DioceseSanJose.