Bishop

  • Patrick J. McGrath Retires as Bishop of San Jose

    SAN JOSE, May 1, 2019 – On May 1, 2019 the Holy Father accepted the request to retire of Bishop Patrick J. McGrath after 20 years as Bishop of the Diocese of San Jose. The announcement was made public by the Holy See in Rome. Every Bishop of the Catholic...
  • Easter Message

    “If Jesus has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain” (1 Cor 15:14).  The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the key to the hope promised by God.  God is a God of promises.  God promised Abraham a great nation. ...
  • December 2017 Message

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, During Advent, we celebrate the in-breaking of the Lord into human history – anticipating His Coming at the end of time as we reflect upon His Birth long ago.  As we approach Christmas, we remain watchful that, while looking to the events of Bethlehem long...
  • Catholic Schools Week

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, Our annual Catholic Schools Week celebration gives me the opportunity to write to you about the treasure that our Catholic Schools are in the Diocese of San Jose.   Our schools teach, as this year’s theme tells us, the ways of peace and justice, which...
  • December 2016 Christmas Message

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, The events that we commemorate at Christmas still powerfully resonate with us after more than two thousand years.    ❖ It is the story of a Birth that came about under mysterious and miraculous circumstances.  ❖ It is a tale of hopes and dreams, of...
  • Dear Friends

    During Catholic Schools Week 2016, we are called to be mindful of the desire of Pope Francis that this year be marked as a special Holy Year of Mercy.  In his letter announcing this year, the Holy Father reminded us that Jesus Christ Himself is the face of the...

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