IN THE DIOCESE
January 21, 2020 | The Valley Catholic
Appointments of Bishop Oscar Cantú
16 Thu, 9:30 a.m., Visit and Mass, St. Nicholas School, Los Altos.
17 Fri, 8:30 a.m., Visit and Mass, St. Justin School, Santa Clara.
And the Honorees are…
Bishop Oscar Cantú poses with the top three finishers in his Annual Christmas
Card contest in his office at the Chancery.
Joining the Bishop are, from left, Megan Kellogg, sixth grader at Resurrection
School who designed the winning Christmas Card; Xcaret Rodriguez Duarte,
fifth grader at Saint Patrick School who finished third and Kailee Lauder, fourth
grader at Saint Mary School, Gilroy who finished second.
From the Bishop
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
It is with sadness that I inform you that Liz Sullivan has decided to step down
from her position as Communications Director and Editor of The Valley Catholic,
effective January 24, 2020.
Due to this change, The Valley Catholic will not be published for up to three
months, while we begin a recruitment process for new leadership.
I am grateful to all of you for your financial support of The Valley Catholic and
want to assure you that we are dedicated to continue producing communications
that carry out our mission of evangelization while informing readers of news,
events, and stories about our Catholic community in the Diocese of San José.
I know you share my deep gratitude to Liz for her service and commitment to
the Diocese over the last five years and that you join me in wishing her success
in her future endeavors.
Meanwhile, I ask for your patience and prayers during this transition in
Yours in Christ,
Thu, 2 & 4 p.m., Internal Office Meetings, Diocesan Office, San José.
Fri, 1:30 & 3 p.m., Internal Office Meetings, Diocesan Office, San José.
Sat, 10 a.m., Vietnamese TET Celebration, St. Maria Goretti Parish, San José.
Sat, 4 p.m., Echoes of Worth, YM retreat, Mission Springs.
Sun, 3 p.m., Mass, YM meeting and Council with Chinese Community, St. Clare Parish, Santa
Tues, Out of Office Meetings.
Thu, 8 a.m., Mass and Visit, St. Elizabeth Seton School, Palo Alto, CA.
Thu, 11:30 a.m., Prayer and Visit, Carmelites of the Infant Jesus Monastery, Santa Clara.
Thu, 2 p.m., Internal Office Meeting, Diocesan Office, San José.
Fri, 9, 10 & 11 a.m., Internal Office Meetings, Diocesan Office, San José
Fri, 1 p.m., Internal Office Meeting, Diocesan Office, San José.
Fri, 5:30 p.m., Walk for Life, Vigil and Mass, St. Dominic Church, San Francisco.
Fri, 8:30 p.m., Men’s Discernment Retreat, St. Lawrence the Martyr Parish, Santa Clara.
Jan 25 - Feb 9
Ad Limina Reports and Visit of Region XI Bishops to the Holy See, Rome, Italy.
FIRE Talk – Raising Teens in the Faith
January 26 @ 10:15 - 11:45 a.m., Sacred Heart Parish, 13716 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga.
Many parents today face the challenge of expressing their Catholic faith to their children
and keeping them active in the Church’s life. Mary Ann Andrade shares from her wealth
of experience as a director of teen faith formation and a parent as to how to help teens
and young adults build the foundation of a life-long faith. For more information, visit
Fe Más Allá del 2000
January 27 @ 6:45 - 9 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 325 Willow Street, San José.
A series of Spanish formation classes for catechists and leaders of parish groups to better un-
derstand their faith – to help teach and lead.
Programa activo durante el año para la formación de catequistas y líderes de los diferentes
grupos parroquiales que deseen un mejor entendimiento de nuestra fe.
Safe Environment Training – ENGLISH ONLY
February 6 @ 7 - 8 p.m., Saint Joseph Parish, 582 Hope Street, Mountain View.
Live training session for Adult Volunteers.
Family and Marriage Ministry Mass
February 13 @ 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Holy Cross Parish, 580 Jackson Street, San José.
The Office of Family Life and Spirituality invites families to a bilingual family and marriage
ministry Mass. For more information, visit www.dsj.org/evangelization/family-life.
Rosary Luncheon and Faith Talk: The Miracle at Hiroshima
February 14 @ 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Santa Maria Hall, 2211 Shamrock Drive, Campbell.
Guadalupe Hope Society presents their second Friday of the Month Rosary Lunch. For more
information, visit https://rosarylunchfebruary14.eventbrite.com.
Bishop Oscar Cantú
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