Welcome back! I hope everyone had a safe and blessed summer full of family and fun times? Is it me or does the summer go by faster and faster the older you get? Please slow down … please?
While we were away it has been an exciting time in the Santa Clara Valley and the world. No one will ever forget where they were when the 4.2 earthquake hit (I live about ½ mile away from the epicenter, so I had a good shake). Of course there was news which resonates throughout the Church here at home and around the world with the Supreme Court approving gay marriage nationwide and the California State Senate pulling the assisted suicide bill off the docket because of a lack of votes.
AND … we have a lot to look forward to with a new school year upon us and a visit to the United States by the Holy Father, Pope Francis. That should be an amazing moment in our history. (I still remember St. John Paul II’s visit to Philadelphia, where I was growing up, in 1979). Of course, for Californians especially noteworthy will be the canonization of Blessed Juniperro Serra by the Holy Father. Before we know it will be time for Thanksgiving and Advent and then 2016.
If you are reading this then you have seen the new and improved The Valley Catholic. We said we were going to make some changes and we did. While I would like to take credit for the newspaper and the website redesign, I just lead an amazing team of people who actually did the work. Three cheers to Production Manager Yesenia Cabrera Hall and Communications Specialist BeeJae Visitacion, who put a lot of time and effort into the new look.
This is still a work in progress. We will continue to work on it to make it bigger and better for you. Like with the redesign, we have a new website – tvc.dsj.org. Check it out and let us know what you think.
As always, we want to hear from you about what you think about the redesign, new website and anything else you would like to see in The Valley Catholic. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-983-0228.
Liz Sullivan, Executive Editor