The Valley Catholic January 21, 2020 | Page 2

2 IN THE DIOCESE January 21, 2020 | The Valley Catholic Appointments of Bishop Oscar Cantú JANUARY 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. 18 19 21 23 24 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   Due to this change, The Valley Catholic will not be published for up to three months, while we begin a recruitment process for new leadership.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 leadership. 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 Clara. 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. Visite: 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 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 Bishop Oscar Cantú Census Ambassadors Needed Looking for a way to increase your civic engagement this spring? Become a Li- brary Census Station Ambassador and help ensure your community gets counted. Visit for more information. The Valley Catholic Publisher Bishop Oscar Cantú Executive Editor and Communications Director Liz Sullivan [email protected] Production Manager Yesenia Cabrera Hall [email protected] 1150 N. First Street, Suite 100, San José, CA 95112-4966 (408) 983-0260 PHONE | (408) 983-0295 FAX [email protected] | The Valley Catholic (ISSN 8750-6238) is published for the Diocese of San José, 19 times a year: twice monthly except in August, December, and January (when one issue is published). The Valley Catholic is not published in July. Periodical postage paid at San José, CA and additional mailing offices. The Valley Catholic is dated and mailed to all registered households in the Diocese of San José. 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